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SAT/ACT FOR U OF CHICAGO

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by moo, Jul 18, 2001.

  1. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Just FYI, I emailed U of Chicago regarding the SAT/ACT scores, and the reply was:

    The ACT and SAT scores are very important to the Committee, but you have a
    choose[sic] if you want to put them on the application.
     
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  3. Carleton College kid

    Carleton College kid Member 7+ Year Member

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    We can choose??? Something is wrong here. I don't like this.
     
  4. sandflea

    sandflea Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    the penn state secondary asks for these test scores too. geez, i never thought i'd have to drag them out again once i got into college!
     
  5. Smoke This

    Smoke This Sweet cuppin' cakes! 10+ Year Member

    Who wrote that, Don Corleone? ..."Yous guys have a choose[sic] if you want to list your SATs. Does yous want to do that?"

    Aw what the heck, I'll just give them what they want.
     
  6. md2be06

    md2be06 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    hey sandflea, when did you receive the penn state secondary? I'm applying there as well and was wondering how time consuming their secondary application is. Is it just basic info or a lot of essays? Thanks!
     
  7. sandflea

    sandflea Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    PSU's secondary is extremely basic. just a bunch of yes/no questions pertaining to whether or not you've applied to PSU before, SAT/ACT scores, and a question asking 'why PSU', with a 50-word limit for your answer. and it's $55. i received it yesterday (wednesday) and finished it off in about 10 minutes. definitely the type of secondary i like best! :D
     
  8. md2be06

    md2be06 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks sandflea, glad to hear that it's not too time consuming! Anyone know what's up with all these schools asking for SAT/ACT scores? How much do they factor into the equation? Are they trying to perfect the correlation between these standardized tests scores and the USMLE? Does a higher SAT/ACT make up for a slightly lower MCAT?
     
  9. Atlas

    Atlas Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    How much do you think they use ACT scores in making decisions? I did horrible on my ACTs (23), but I've improved my test taking abilities and have been doing well on MCAT practice exams. Can my ACT score hurt my application to the point where they say "Nope, you screwed yourself back in high school!". I thought medical schools didn't care about your high school crendentials?! Admissions is getting crazier and crazier! What are they gonna look at next?! My grade school transcripts?! :mad:
     
  10. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    I don't know, but I'm hoping these SAT/ACT scores are not going to be weighing in much. I mean, they aren't even asking you to send official score reports to them, so how much weight can you put to that? I can just lie and say I got a 1600 on the SAT and nobody would know...
     
  11. Pre-Med Psycho

    Pre-Med Psycho Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm just wondering...you all keep saying you can lie on the application about your boards and noone would know...but...doesn't the school you're graduating from know? what prevents a med school from calling up a certain college and saying send me the names and scores for all your students applying here? or what is the standardized test score for so and so? This doesn't seem that unlikely....also, I think they know some of the applicants will lie, so...this is just one more way for you to screw up...because if you lie...they might tell other schools so and so lied...blah blah blah..who wants a lieing doctor?? :rolleyes: :D
     
  12. jcd311

    jcd311 Member 7+ Year Member

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    When I applied to PSU last year, I was wondering the same thing. Why did they need my SAT scores? So... I sent them. I think that PSU only uses them if they have 2 equally qualified candidates. My SAT scores apparently weren't as good as someone in admissions thought they should be (There was a note in my file that my SAT scores could be an issue. I didn't think they were all that bad), but they didn't prevent me from getting in.
     
  13. Benji Courtney

    Benji Courtney Member 10+ Year Member

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    I posted a question on a thread about ACT but noone ever answered: Have any of you that scored in the 20's (I made a 27) on the ACT done well(30+) on the MCAT? All the premedical community seems to have made 30's on ACT when they took it!!!
     
  14. DrMakes

    DrMakes Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Sure, it is quite possible. I did it myself. Like I've said in another thread -- do not sweat these scores. They are likely not influential in an admissions decision!
     
  15. Barton

    Barton Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I got a 29 on the ACT (twice!) and I got a 35 on the MCAT. Of course, I never, ever studied for the ACT abd I studied for 3 months for the MCAT.
     

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