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Mcatatonia

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Hi i'm an int'l student in electrical engr., my gpa is 3.6 and just got back my mcat score, it wasn't as I had expected, 9v 9p 10b and an L!! in writing :mad: .. english is a second language for me but i didn't expect an L since I did ok in the prep course tests, it seems that I missed one of the required parts
what do you guys think of my chances of getting accepted ? I'm planning to retake the mcat in august, do you think it's a good idea ? also my school's elect engr program ranks in the top 10 in the US, will the adcoms consider this in their decision ? will they even bother checking ?

btw are there any other int's students in this forum ?

Any suggestion would be appreciated ! Thanks !! :)
 

WISC-ite

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I think you have a good shot. I would apply and if you think you could do better on your number scores then take it again.

As far as the L goes, the writing sample doesn't matter. It is so subjective and admission com. know that. I know someone will argue, but if you get high numbers the written section is ignored.

good luck
 

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THANK GOD! another international student to talk to.
I'm studying a BEng in Electronic Engineering and MEdical Engineering in England.

I'm desperate to do medicine, and it has to be done in the states.

How are you going about it? i have a thousand questions:
1. how will you fund it (the fees are extautionate for intl's).
2. did you have to take the GRE or do a post-bac?
3. how old are you?
4. how lond did you prepare 4 the MCAT, what books did you use?

i'm sure there's more i want to ask, i just can't think right now.

Cheers!
 

UCLA2000

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I honestly wouldn't retake it. As an international student you can definately use the english as a second language to your advantage.

Just my 2 cents...
 

Mcatatonia

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•••quote:•••Originally posted by wannabe101:
•THANK GOD! another international student to talk to.
I'm studying a BEng in Electronic Engineering and MEdical Engineering in England.

I'm desperate to do medicine, and it has to be done in the states.

How are you going about it? i have a thousand questions:
1. how will you fund it (the fees are extautionate for intl's).
2. did you have to take the GRE or do a post-bac?
3. how old are you?
4. how lond did you prepare 4 the MCAT, what books did you use?

i'm sure there's more i want to ask, i just can't think right now.

Cheers!•••••Hi
here are the answers
1. my parents are paying for me
2. no you don't have to take gre, just mcat
3. i'm 21
4. i studied for about 2 months prior to the test
i hope it helps
 
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