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I'm just curious. I see all these people with 3.8's and 3.9's on this board. But what are some of the low GPA's that you know about for people getting into med schools? I know MCATs make up for low GPA's, but I'm curious to just hear about some low GPA success stories.

Which schools are more lenient about accepting people with low GPA's?
 
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2.89...but I really "aced" the pre-med requirements in post-bacc when I decided to go to medical school. And I did "all right" on the MCAT with a 29.

Most of my low GPA was a result of bad grades early in my educational career.

I applied to LSU New Orleans and LSU Shreveport and was accepted to both.
 
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I know from websites that GPA ranges are fairly wide. U of Chicago: 2.85-4.0 Also, in the latest 2003-2004 AAMC MSAR, it has a great graph representing # appl., #accept, #rej for individual MCAT section scores, overall score, cum GPA, science GPA, age,...you name it, the book reports it.

One very interesting fact I gathered from the book, OVERALL MCAT scores ranged from 5 (not joking!) to 42 (no one received a perfect score), Low GPA of below a 2.5, and other neat stuff.

Take what you want from this info.:)
 

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One of my really good friends is applying with a 2.1 GPA yeah, science and cumulative... really sucks eh? but she's one of the most confident women I have ever met! she is actually hoping to make it into the carribbean and is applying to Howard too....
I told her to apply to Spartan... apparently it's the easiest in the carribean (I think.. not sure) someone told me you just need a grade 10 education?!?!? *&^t!

anyvayzzzzz I've heard of people getting in with a 3.0, but they built huts in Africa or did something REALLY impressive.....
 

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Just a clarification: 42 may have been the highest score possible on the MCAT some years. Verbal has been scored as 13-15 as the highest mark for a couple of years and I think sometimes 14 is the highest on the other two categories, it all just depends on the distribution for that particular year. I think for the August test the highest score was 43-45. If I'm mistaken on this someone please correct me.
 

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At www.ApplyToMedSchool.com they have a database that has the minimum accepted GPA for several of the schools. Most schools do not publish their minimum GPA or MCAT
 

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Originally posted by ocean11
One of my really good friends is applying with a 2.1 GPA yeah, science and cumulative... really sucks eh? but she's one of the most confident women I have ever met!

i think the word you're looking for is "over-confident"
 
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