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Anyone have info on either of Temple's 2 postbac programs? Info on SDN is pretty light re: this school. Thx.
I'm not sure about the strictness of the 1200 SAT score, but I do know if you've taken the mcat already you can use that instead of the SATThe website says that you need at least a 1200 SAT to get in. Does anyone know of anyone who has gotten in with a sub-1200 score? How strict are they with this requirement?
The problem will be that BCMS and other similar career-changer post-bacs are looking for people who *have* been out in the world for a while, and are switching to medicine. Would it be possible to simply knock out all of the pre-requisites at your current school (instead of graduating early) so that you don't have to apply to a new program?I'm applying to Temple this year as well. Is there anyone on here who has been successful in their BCMS admissions? I have well over their stated requirements, but as a senior in college who is graduating a year early, I am grossly lacking in the "life experiences" that so many programs stress. Any information about Temple would be appreciated - especially from younger applicants!
Supposedly both... but those are more guidelines for the applicant and not like they won't read your app if you have a 3.2. There are a couple people here with slightly less in one area, but they seem to compensate for it in another area (like standardized test scores, experience, or background etc). Don't overthink it. I mean, be honest and put your best foot forward.... make a compelling, persuasive argument as to why you should be an MD.Just applied to the program and was reading up on the brochure where it states that the minimum undergrad GPA is a 3.3, now is that science of over all?
Are you a student at Temple? I'm curious because I actually called the admissions office last week, and the lady on the phone told me that the applications are rolling. I'm not sure if they have changed it from previous years or if the lady made a mistake...It does take a while. They wait until the end of the cycle to see all (or at least most) of the applications before they send interview invites. If you get an invite, it means they want you and as long as you don't show up and act like a total bizzaro they will accept you.
If you think there is a problem with your app being complete, I would def call and ask them to confirm. The people that work in the office are super nice and accommodating, so I don't think they would be annoyed.
To give an idea for the ACMS program-- I knew people that applied in January and didn't hear back with an invite until May. I also know people who applied in May and heard back a week later. As long as you aren't rejected, then you're okay!
Sorry, you're right...my post wasn't clear. It is rolling, but I was trying to emphasize that they are stingy with sending out invites so early in the cycle. Lots of people I know who did the prog that applied early didn't hear back for months and were accepted no problem.Are you a student at Temple? I'm curious because I actually called the admissions office last week, and the lady on the phone told me that the applications are rolling. I'm not sure if they have changed it from previous years or if the lady made a mistake...
Yea, thats also what I gathered from last year. It seems like they don't even bother going through ACMS applications until they're completely done with BCMS. It looks like it will be mid-April before ACMS applicants start to hear anything since apparently there will likely be another BCMS interview date at the end of March or beginning of April.and before i get blasted by someone in the *know*, i am just speculating. just had to throw it out there.