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MCAT vs GPA: General Rule

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Lubdub, Mar 23, 2001.

  1. Lubdub

    Lubdub Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    I've noticed a lot of questions about low MCAT, high GPA, high MCAT, low GPA....I followed this general rule:

    Take your cum GPA: 35 +
    Take science GPA : 35 +
    Take MCAT scores : 30 +
    Somwhere around 100 +/- 3
    should land you an interview

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  3. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2000
    Hmmm... I'm not sure if I follow. You mean add 35 points to your GPA? (to fit your formula)
  4. Lubdub

    Lubdub Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Sorry, I should have been clearer.

    I meant, multiply your GPA's by 10.
    So if you have a 3.5 ---> 35
    then add those to your MCAT's.

  5. No magic formula can determine whether or not you'll get an interview. My "magic number" is lower than 100, and I had 2 interviews, and hoping to maybe get a couple more (even though it's late).

    University of Rochester, class of 2001
  6. mvalento

    mvalento Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    chicago, IL
    i don't 'score' under your system is 109 and there are several schools that have denied me interviews...these are not ultra-selective schools, either. do you mean one interview, or at any school, or at some schools?

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