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senior grades in college

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by luv2sd, May 7, 2007.

  1. luv2sd

    luv2sd 2+ Year Member

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    Do medical schools ask for senior grades in college? Especially first semester grades? Or do they only ask for first six semester grades in college?
     
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  3. Robizzle

    Robizzle 1K Member 2+ Year Member

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    Yes they want to see all your grades. If you're applying as a rising senior, they'll ask to see them before you matriculate.
     
  4. ADeadLois

    ADeadLois Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    It depends on when you apply. If you apply during your junior year, then 6 semesters will be reported to AMCAS but schools may ask for your senior year grades with your secondary. Most schools also require a transcript prior to matriculation.
     
  5. bluesTank

    bluesTank Zombie 5+ Year Member

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    Do they take them into consideration before accepting you? What I mean is, do they take them into consideration for accepting you, or for grounds to withdraw an acceptance if they are bad enough?
     
  6. ReachingTruth

    ReachingTruth My Future Rests on Hope 2+ Year Member

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    In some cases, they can rescind your acceptance if the grades are bad enough. If you're not accepted however (entirely possible with the crapshoot that is the application process), they will matter a lot in your waitlist update or reapplication.
     
  7. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    They rarely ask for them before accepting you (I haven't seen it happen but I guess its possible), although if they're good you could voluntarily update to benefit your application.

    And they'd have to be pretty bad to actually have an offer of acceptance rescinded.
     
  8. ADeadLois

    ADeadLois Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Could be both.
     
  9. EBI831

    EBI831 legend in the making 7+ Year Member

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    in my experience unless you apply early and get all your interviews done before first semester grades they probably will have a decision made prior to seeing your grades but will ask for your final transcript prior to matriculation. if you apply later as i did, your interviews will probably be in december/january and by then you'll have to send in your updated transcript (which includes first semester) in a lot of cases (especially baylor, they will not make a decision without it) but as in the earlier situation, you will have to show the school you choose your final transcript prior to matriculation as most admissions decisions are made on the assumption that you will continue the academic performance that got you in the first place throughout your undergrad career.
     

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