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Harvard Secondary Question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by WISC-ite, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. WISC-ite

    WISC-ite Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 26, 2001
    Left Coast
    So, what do they mean by this:

    Although there is no application cutoff in terms of grad point average or MCAT scores, academic excellence is expected. The mean GPA of the students selected for admissions is 3.8, with a range that is broader. Similarly, the MCAT scores of the matriculants most commonly are in teh double digits with a range that includes scores in keeping withthe national average. We do take into consideration the level of courses taken when considering academic performance. In addition, a successful matriculant will have substantice out-of-classroom experience indicating humanitarian concerns, leadership potential, and an aptitiude for working with people.

    Does this mean: If you don't have golden genitals don't bother!
    Or does it mean: Heads up, be prepared for a quick rejection.
    Or does it mean: Don't waste your valuble money or our valuble time unless you really think you gotta shot.

    I have heard that the Harvard rejection letter is really brutal. It says something to the affect of not only didn't you get in this year, but nothing you do can change our decision in future application cycles.

    Any advice would be great. I am an above average applicant, but without golden genitals.

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  3. jot


    i would strongly suggest that you do nothing to make your own genitals golden - due mainly to the extreme heat of molten metal. i have no idea how others have managed this feat. just apply - and treat it like giving $75 to a bratty little cousin that you expect no returns from. if you do - you'll be surprised ... if not, screw 'em. ;)

  4. WISC-ite

    WISC-ite Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 26, 2001
    Left Coast
    lol, that was a good reply Jot. I think I am going to take that advice to the word. Thanks....... now time to write the brat a check.
  5. Dr. Dodger Dog

    Dr. Dodger Dog 7+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    haha... golden genitals... that would be quite a sight eh?
  6. jot


    a goldmember if you will? so - that retarded character can get into harvard? damn, i feel slighted.;)
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2002
    would be? yes, I guess so. I'm cool with my diamond ones, though..
  8. DarkChild

    DarkChild Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    New York
    personally - I think my large brass pair has real character
  9. dr kevin40

    dr kevin40 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2002
  10. longhorn

    longhorn Banned Banned

    Jun 24, 2002
    You only think you own em hunny:)
  11. Adcadet

    Adcadet Long way from Gate 27 10+ Year Member

    I applied to Haaaavad two years ago. The invitation to complete a secondary was the same as this years. The rejection letter, just for the curious, is as follows:

    {Harvard letterheaad}

    Dear Mr. Adcadet:

    With sincere regret, I must report that the Committee on Admissions has completed its selection of the class entering in September 2001 and has not been able to offer you a place.

    We were most grateful to have received applications from so many students like you with excellent intellectual and personal qualities. This year, over 5.000 students applied for the 165 places in the first year class at Harvard Medical School. With so many more talented and highly qualified candidates than we could admit or even interview, the Committee on Admissions faced a very difficult task.

    Although you may be disappointed, my personal wish for you is that you find the fulfillment studying medicine at another fine medical school.

    We thank you for applying to Harvard, and we send you our very best wishes for a successful career.

    Jules L. Dienstag, M.D.
    {rabbit urine stain}
  12. dr kevin40

    dr kevin40 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2002
    that rejection letter doesn' t sound harsh at all

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