35-50 schools is insane. You'll burn yourself out doing secondaries.I appreciate the feedback. I'm planning to apply to 35-40 MD schools (depending if I get secondaries from schools that screen) and ~5 DO Schools. I'm complete at 26 schools and hoping to finish my labor day.
Do schools care if you take online courses? I have taken a few postbacc courses through UCLA extension and to my knowledge online courses do not show up on the UCLA ext as being online. It would be very convenient for me to do so. I would be able to tack on about 6 extra As onto my transcript.
35-50 schools is insane. You'll burn yourself out doing secondaries.
Your state schools
Any DO school except the four on my Bad Boy list.
Pre-reqs should not be taken online. You'll need to check MSAR on what each school's policy is.
I'm already applying this cycle but wanted to get some feedback in case I strike out. How can I best improve my chances for next cycle. I have a 3.3c and 3.18 sgpa with a 525. I have a strong upward trend (3.6+) in last 70 credit hours. Should I start applying to SMPs or take more post bacc classes. I work 40 hours a week and volunteer 10 hours each week so it would be tough to take more than 1 or 2 postbacc classes.
That's a good list. Keep in mind LECOM has a dress and lecture attendance code. Consider TUNCOM, Western-OR or PacNWI greatly appreciate your feedback. You and the other adcom members of this forum have been incredibly helpful throughout this process. I have decided to limit my secondaries and will only be adding BU, NYU Miami and Duke (already complete at all other schools that you listed) based on your feedback and plan on having them complete by labor day.
For DO schools where do you think a CA native interested in potentially going into psych or a more competitive specialty would be happy?
Tentative DO list:
Based on the feedback in this thread I will probably just take 1-2 postbacc classes and work on improving my ECs. SMPs are far too expensive for me.