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Safe time to apply for D.O. schools?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by chocposit, May 21, 2014.

  1. Got it answered, thanks ~
    Last edited: May 23, 2014
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  3. Indianarn

    Indianarn 2+ Year Member

    Jun 30, 2013
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    With the GPA that low, it would be hard to get in, to be honest with you. If I was you, I would be thinking for re-taking some of the classes that lowered my GPA and trying to boost it up, specially the science classes. Good luck
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  4. radian313

    radian313 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    If your cGPA is around a 3.4-3.5 by then, and your MCAT is atleast a 26-27, then yes its 50/50, but you failed to mention if these are repeats or first time pre-reqs?

    But eitherway, I cant imagine a couple of classes during the summer can raise your GPA by that much, what pre reqs are they, remember you also have to study for the MCAT....

    Honestly I cant disagree with the previous poster, that if your bordering on your cGPA and sGPA, you may just want to take a gap year....I am applying in the same cycle, and to be competitive you need atleast a cGPA of 3.4, sGPA 3.2, only then does an MCAT help you get through if your GPAs are flirting around those numbers, a subpar GPA cant be overcome by an avg. MCAT based on my understanding.....

    As far as time is concerned, you can apply early, have all your stuff in, to get the ball rolling, but without an MCAT theyre not going to loot at your application. Anything before August is early, August to September/October is normal......and anything after that is getting late...

    Ive read for every month you are late after August, start add one point to your MCAT total (i.e. 26 avg, 27=September, 28=October...etc), just to give you a gauge....because people applying late are usually taking their MCAT late or repeating the MCAT to get a higher score....
  5. Goro

    Goro Faculty 7+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Somewhere west of St. Louis
    It's a longer cycle; you have until December, really.

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