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Im just wondering how important the MCAT is in the Ireland admissions process. Im from Canada (Alberta), I have a 3.92 GPA, and I currently work as an ICU nurse. I have applied through the Atlantic Bridge program, however, I will not be writing MCAT unitl April 2009. I suppose Im wondering if Irish schools provide acceptance with condition of MCAT scores, or if I will be sitting on the to be seen list, until my scores come through in May/June??

If anyone out there has been in my shoes, ie-writing the MCAT late in the application process I would be rather appreciative to hear how this affected you.


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Try contacting AB and asking, but there have been people who have taken the MCAT later who have received acceptance. There are still schools which do not weigh the MCAT as heavily as others (ie. Trinity) and rely more on the well-roundedness of the application.


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I wrote an April MCAT and was waitlisted at two AB schools (UCD and UCC), mainly because pretty well all the spots were filled from applicants who applied "on time". Nevertheless, I got into UCC off the waitlist in August, presumably because someone didn't matriculate. Yes, they were "waiting" for my MCAT scores. Not a recommended path, based on the numbers, but possible nonethless as I can attest.
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