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How late is too late?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by FLH1317, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. FLH1317

    FLH1317 5+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    Ok My science GPA is 3.0, and my accumulative GPA is 3.3. I have excellent extracurricular activities, I work a full time job. However I have to retake my MCAT in August because I got a 15 the last time I took them. Therefore I will be receiving my results in September. The big question is: Is September too late for me to be applying? .........Please Help.
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  3. lisasimpson87

    lisasimpson87 5+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    From what I've read on here, if you really really want to apply this year, get AMCAS done and submitted so it's in line to get verified. Then get secondary prompts (I think they'll be posted on here once ppl start getting secondaries) for the schools you're applying to and work on the essays so you can submit them literally as soon as you get the secondaries. It still might hurt a little but I know plenty of people who've gotten in with August MCAT. However, if you're not a quick essay writer (because you'll be studying for the MCAT concurrently, I guess), this might not work...
  4. randomized1df374d41

    randomized1df374d41 2+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2010
  5. se2131

    se2131 7+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    Huh? He's allowed to post without lurking, it's the best way to get responses specific to his situation

    To the OP: If you really are dead-set on applying this year, please be sure to add in DO schools to your list. Your GPA is very low, and the odds of increasing your MCAT score from 15->30+ are slim to say the least. I'd apply to SMP programs for next year just in case, b/c you'll want to prove to med schools that you can handle the material.

    To answer your original question, September is not too late, none of my applications were complete until mid-September. But it doesn't give you the advantage that early apps get

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