BeachBlondie

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Let's say, hypothetically (actually this specifically applies to me), I was applying to a school that states it has a 2.8 cutoff for sGPA and cGPA (UNECOM). How rough is this autoscreen?

Because let's also say,
hypothetically (again, totally me) that my stats were, as follows:

cGPA (undergrad): 3.25
sGPA (undergrad): 2.77 (pretty much all B's at Harvard)
gradGPA: 4.0 (same science content as MS-1)
MCAT: 30

Research: 12,000+ hours
Pubs: 20+
EC's: pre-DO society exec, D-1 athlete, shadowing, volunteering, etc.

Is that sGPA going to get me a hard auto-reject, despite the other merits?

You guys: "Oh, silly BeachBlondie! Just apply broadly!"
Me: "Unfortunately for my ability to apply broadly, my husband is likely going to be doing residency in Portland, ME. So, I gotta really work some magic here. And, also, the school is pretty sweet and I'd be really stoked to attend."
 
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I don't have a definite answer to your question, but if you look at your gpa report on AACOMAS you'll see the categories "Undergraduate Science", "Grad Science" and "Overall Science." I'd say your best bet is to call the school (they've been very friendly each time I've been in contact) and ask them which of these categories they use for the prescreen. (I'm attaching a pic so you can see what I'm talking about.)
 

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I don't have a definite answer to your question, but if you look at your gpa report on AACOMAS you'll see the categories "Undergraduate Science", "Grad Science" and "Overall Science." I'd say your best bet is to call the school (they've been very friendly each time I've been in contact) and ask them which of these categories they use for the prescreen. (I'm attaching a pic so you can see what I'm talking about.)
My application is not yet verified, so I'm not sure what that will be. But, I really appreciate the feedback -- I'll call them today!
 
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Just wanted to follow-up for anyone that may have this question for UNECOM in the future:

It looks like their cut-off is in consideration of a combination of ALL grades earned, not just undergraduate. So, the 2.8 cGPA/sGPA criteria is with respect to a combination of any undergraduate, post-bacc, and/or graduate grades.

Still technically in the running, then! *fist pump*
 

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Most DO schools will have human eyeballs on your app, so I'll bet that you can get IIs.


Let's say, hypothetically (actually this specifically applies to me), I was applying to a school that states it has a 2.8 cutoff for sGPA and cGPA (UNECOM). How rough is this autoscreen?

Because let's also say,
hypothetically (again, totally me) that my stats were, as follows:

cGPA (undergrad): 3.25
sGPA (undergrad): 2.77 (pretty much all B's at Harvard)
gradGPA: 4.0 (same science content as MS-1)
MCAT: 30

Research: 12,000+ hours
Pubs: 20+
EC's: pre-DO society exec, D-1 athlete, shadowing, volunteering, etc.

Is that sGPA going to get me a hard auto-reject, despite the other merits?

You guys: "Oh, silly BeachBlondie! Just apply broadly!"
Me: "Unfortunately for my ability to apply broadly, my husband is likely going to be doing residency in Portland, ME. So, I gotta really work some magic here. And, also, the school is pretty sweet and I'd be really stoked to attend."
 
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Most DO schools will have human eyeballs on your app, so I'll bet that you can get IIs.
Thanks, Goro! I've got a lot of interesting nuggets buried in my file; it's just been a problem of coaxing someone into the depths of my submission to see them.

I'll be sure to update the forum on outcome, if for no other reason than to give future neurotic applicants something to obsess over. But, maybe it will help someone.
 
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Let's say, hypothetically (actually this specifically applies to me), I was applying to a school that states it has a 2.8 cutoff for sGPA and cGPA (UNECOM). How rough is this autoscreen?

Because let's also say,
hypothetically (again, totally me) that my stats were, as follows:

cGPA (undergrad): 3.25
sGPA (undergrad): 2.77 (pretty much all B's at Harvard)
gradGPA: 4.0 (same science content as MS-1)
MCAT: 30

Research: 12,000+ hours
Pubs: 20+
EC's: pre-DO society exec, D-1 athlete, shadowing, volunteering, etc.

Is that sGPA going to get me a hard auto-reject, despite the other merits?

You guys: "Oh, silly BeachBlondie! Just apply broadly!"
Me: "Unfortunately for my ability to apply broadly, my husband is likely going to be doing residency in Portland, ME. So, I gotta really work some magic here. And, also, the school is pretty sweet and I'd be really stoked to attend."
You will likely get an II at some schools. Some are strict, is your sGPA I assume with your graduate GPA (science)?
I had a similar graduate GPA, mine was 3.95 and my MCAT was lower than yours. I got IIs.
 
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You will likely get an II at some schools. Some are strict, is your sGPA I assume with your graduate GPA (science)?
I had a similar graduate GPA, mine was 3.95 and my MCAT was lower than yours. I got IIs.
My sGPA is NOT including my graduate grades -- my primary is still processing, so I won't know for a couple of weeks.
 

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My sGPA is NOT including my graduate grades -- my primary is still processing, so I won't know for a couple of weeks.
So you have nothing to worry about when it comes to cut offs above a 2.8 and likely a 3.0 because you have done well and I reckon will boost your sGPA.
 

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My sGPA is NOT including my graduate grades -- my primary is still processing, so I won't know for a couple of weeks.
You should be fine. Give the UNECOM admission office a call, they're really helpful in allaying any concerns you might have.
 
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You should be fine. Give the UNECOM admission office a call, they're really helpful in allaying any concerns you might have.
Ahhhhh, the eminent Mad Jack -- UNECOM authority extraordinaire! Thank you for the advice! I just exchanged some email correspondence with Hannah Austin, and she was great.

...let's say I slip you a 20-spot, think you can toss in the good word for me? ;) (I'm kidding..... maybe)
 
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So you have nothing to worry about when it comes to cut offs above a 2.8 and likely a 3.0 because you have done well and I reckon will boost your sGPA.
Many thanks -- originally, I was unsure if the graduate grades were under consideration. Seems that they are, though! :xf:
 

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Ahhhhh, the eminent Mad Jack -- UNECOM authority extraordinaire! Thank you for the advice! I just exchanged some email correspondence with Hannah Austin, and she was great.

...let's say I slip you a 20-spot, think you can toss in the good word for me? ;) (I'm kidding..... maybe)
How can you be sure the good word of a madman won't do you more harm than good :p

Really though, if you have any questions about UNECOM or whatever, just PM me, I'm happy to help.
 
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How can you be sure the good word of a madman won't do you more harm than good :p

Really though, if you have any questions about UNECOM or whatever, just PM me, I'm happy to help.
What can I say? I like to live dangerously :)

I appreciate the offer of support -- I'll most certainly keep that in mind, and I'll most certainly abuse said privilege. I think I'm going to try to fly out there at the end of September for a tour and you had better BELIEVE that I'll be leaving those 20-spots in your path. "Oops! How'd that get there!?"
 
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Most DO schools will have human eyeballs on your app, so I'll bet that you can get IIs.
I'm crying from this post lolololol


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