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Hi I have a quick question ( sorry for hijacking your thread idk how to make one myself :/) if a applicant only has 1 year of significant upward trend but manages to pull off a c3.73 as a gpa when applying are the chances dead because there isn't 2 years of strong academic work? I have over 36 hours of A's and a valid reason for a bad couple of years ( diagnosed with a chronic illness ) and unique and substantial EC 's

Thanks and sorry for the thread interruption !
 

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A cumulative 3.7 is great, don't sweat it. Upward trend of any sort with that gpa is good. Don't worry.
 

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Yes, a 3.73 is a 3.73


Your standards for 2 years of bad grades is different than what everybody else's is if you still have a 3.73 despite only one year of A's and those two years of "bad" grades.
 
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Oh ok because I was told by my pre-med advisor that medical schools prefer students that show consistency and I should go get my masters first. smh Oh a lawper, i said that because I hijacked someone else thread before figuring out how to make on myself.
 
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Oh and thank you everyone. I am a URM female and was told that most schools in texas pick from their elite ( 3.9 + ) pool of URM and I would be at the lower end. But thanks for the reassurance. I have a 3.65 science gpa if that matters. Anyone else involved with the matriculation process want to add anything?

Once again i REALLY appreciate this everyone.
 

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Oh ok because I was told by my pre-med advisor that medical schools prefer students that show consistency and I should go get my masters first. smh Oh a lawper, i said that because I hijacked someone else thread before figuring out how to make on myself.
Step 1. Slap your pre-med advisor in the face
Step 2. Get into med school with a strong GPA
Step 3. Encourage others to repeat Steps 1-2
 

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Oh and thank you everyone. I am a URM female and was told that most schools in texas pick from their elite ( 3.9 + ) pool of URM and I would be at the lower end. But thanks for the reassurance. I have a 3.65 science gpa if that matters. Anyone else involved with the matriculation process want to add anything?

Once again i REALLY appreciate this everyone.
Your GPA combined with URM status will make you very competitive for many many schools.
 
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Oh and thank you everyone. I am a URM female and was told that most schools in texas pick from their elite ( 3.9 + ) pool of URM and I would be at the lower end. But thanks for the reassurance. I have a 3.65 science gpa if that matters. Anyone else involved with the matriculation process want to add anything?

Once again i REALLY appreciate this everyone.
:rofl: Being a URM literally never counts against you. Don't worry. What they were saying by that is that borderline URMs probably don't get in in Texas- people with, say, a 3.3/28 that would get in pretty much in any other state. But your stats, so long as you get a decent MCAT, will be more than competitive enough to get in as an in-state Texan. Also, your advisor is quite possibly at the lower end of the bell curve as it pertains to intelligence, pay them no mind.
 
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Oh great :) thanks. And my ( only) MCAT score was a 514 so roughly a 33 or even 34. I guess i was worrying for nothing. This site does that to me sometimes lol even though I just discovered it a few months ago.
 

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Oh great :) thanks. And my ( only) MCAT score was a 514 so roughly a 33 or even 34. I guess i was worrying for nothing. This site does that to me sometimes lol even though I just discovered it a few months ago.
Hey SDN just saved you from your insane advisor that thought a 3.7+ 514 URM applicant has to do a SMP
 
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Oh great :) thanks. And my ( only) MCAT score was a 514 so roughly a 33 or even 34. I guess i was worrying for nothing. This site does that to me sometimes lol even though I just discovered it a few months ago.
You are a viable candidate for a large number of prestigious OOS medical schools beyond Texas. Think top 20.
 

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Yet even more evidence that most pre-med advisors have the brains of a flea!
 
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I have 1 semester of 2.0?
Another year of some low GPA (2.7-3.3)?

Everyone goes through rough times, you'll be ok if your cGPA and sGPA is 3.7+