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Which schools have automatic cut-offs for GPA and MCAT? I know, I know look it up on each school's website or in the MSAR. ;) It just seems tedious and some schools might not make such cut-offs that obvious. So if you know for sure or have heard something or other please post the schools and their cut-offs.

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The only sort of cutoff i've actually seen in print is for utah. according to their website, GPA<2.5 & MCAT<7 in any subject = REJECTION. then they have number cutoffs where you either automaticall receive an interview (>=3.5 & >=30) or they review your app (all the rest).

http://www.med.utah.edu/som/admissions/process.html

i'm sure many schools operate in a similar fashion, they're just not up front about it.
 

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NYU's website specifically says that you should have above a 3.4 and 10's or higher in all sections of the MCAT.... i don't know how strict that it, but the fact that they said it straight out makes me think that it's moderately important. i'm not applying there, but i thought that i would mention it and let someone else figure out the details.
 

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I personally think that 90% of schools have some sort of a cut off... but they deny it. How else are they going to cut a list of thousands of students down to only a few hundred for interviews? I honestly don't think they have the time or the patience to give ~every~ applicant personal consideration. BUt that's just my guess....
 

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Originally posted by Samoa
Duke has a computer algorithm based on your GPA and MCAT. So no one there even sees your app until you get past the initial screen. Don't know what the numbers are, though.

I heard something like this too for Jefferson. A friend of mine who's dad works there (this is just what he said, and he's not actually on the adcom) they have this formula they crank all the apps through, its (undergrad GPA*10+(MCAT))>some magic number for determing who they will consider for interviews, etc. So, you take a person with a 3.5 and a 27 (62), a person with a 3.4 and a 36 (70), etc. I'd imagine there would be bottom limits placed on it (a person with a 2.8 and a 36 probably shouldn't get the same love as a 3.5 and a 29). But thats all heresay
 
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