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So, how exactly do you write an appeal? What in the world do you say? I am thinking about "i know my MCAT score makes me look like a dumb a**, but really, i'm not".
Seriously, anyone have any suggestions?
 

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i don't think it's appropriate to appeal unless:

your stats are above their averages, and you have excellent ec's/experiences and lor's. personally i would only appeal a rejection if my stats were well above their averages.
 
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Sorry perseverant, there is really no excuse for a bad mcat score as long as u can retake, so if thats the basis for ur appeal, let it go. :(
 

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especially if you didn't get an interview, I don't think an appeal would do much good.
 

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Don't appeal.

You have nothing to gain by it; unless there are truly significant extenuating circumstances, appealing only produces grimaces and chuckles for the admissions committee.

Move on, and focus your efforts on one of the other 125+ American medical schools.

Good luck,

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Yea go ahead write an appeal. Take your time to put together a beautifully written essay. This isn't a court system! If they're rejected you and you actually take the time to write a letter, they automatically sent a "we're sorry...." letter. Don't waste your time. :D And then they warn all the other medical schools that you're an idiot.
 

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If you want to plant a big red flag in the middle of the admissions committee the next time you apply, you should do it.

"Stupidity is the only universal capital crime"
 

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just let it go man.
its strictly business. you've got plenty of other schools and they've got other applicants.
do you still have the letter?
BURN IT!!
it's surprisingly therapeutic.
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Originally posted by lola
i don't think it's appropriate to appeal unless:

your stats are above their averages, and you have excellent ec's/experiences and lor's. personally i would only appeal a rejection if my stats were well above their averages.
I agree. You have to have grounds for the appeal, or you'll get laughed at.
 

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Was it pre-secondary? If so, you're probably SOL.

If it was post secondary, I think it depends on whether you think there's important things the admissions committee still doesn't know about you. If their secondary was just a money grab with no essays, it might be worth your time to draft a letter higlighting some of your strengths/experiences that didn't make it into your personal statement and explain why you think they're a good match for you and why you're a good match for them. If their secondary had pretty extensive essays... :(