That's exactly what I did too. I improved my MCAT by 5 points with an improvement in each section and raised it to respectability. I've also been working full-time doing research for a year in addition to a little volunteer work here and there. I have a very high GPA and a mediocre but acceptable MCAT score so perhaps I barely made their cut off and received a secondary. The fact that I'm an Illinois resident may have something to do with it as well although I remember reading somewhere that NW doesn't officially give preference to in-state students.Originally posted by uclachris
I applied in 2000. NW sent me a secondary. I am now reapplying, I got rejected today... After what? Only improving my MCATs and working and volunteering for an entire year at a hospital. Strange, eh?
No. Dust yourself off and keep your head held high.Originally posted by uclachris
I suspect that their cutoffs have raised in an attempt to boost the school's ranking. My undergrad GPA was not that good (in terms of Pre-Meds); but my grad GPA was almost 3.9... I guess a Ph.D. doesn't fix a less than stellar undergrad GPA. It must not show that someone is interested in bettering themselves or challenging their intellectual boundries. So there must a formula for screening... C'est la vie, c'est la guerre.
Now, is it worth it to petition?