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Lowest GPA getting into med school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by walrus, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. walrus

    walrus Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 14, 2002
    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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  3. agent

    agent agent, RN 7+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    Near Chicago
    i wouldnt know what schools besides Finch ;)

    but ive read stories of ppl with 3.3's and 3.2's
  4. 8744

    8744 Guest

    Dec 7, 2001
    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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  5. dpark74

    dpark74 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    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, 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.:)
  6. ocean11

    ocean11 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 23, 2002
    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.....
  7. FutureM.D.

    FutureM.D. Psychology major 7+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2002
    Then go build huts in Africa!! Come on everybody!:laugh:
  8. Ryo-Ohki

    Ryo-Ohki 7+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    I think they would prefer houses
  9. TroutBum

    TroutBum Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2002
    Denver, CO
    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.
  10. MedSpouse

    MedSpouse New Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    At 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
  11. Street Philosopher

    Street Philosopher freebird 10+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2000
    ann arbor
    i think the word you're looking for is "over-confident"
  12. 14457

    14457 Guest

    Jun 25, 2002
    lol , yeah, let's all go!:clap:

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