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Ten Application Cycles Later... (AMA)

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1. What’s more valued, GPA or DAT? Low DAT high GPA vs high GPA low DAT

2. What is the process like after everyone’s interviewed and has left? How is everyone evaluated/talked about/debated and decided who is accepted and who is not?
 
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1. What’s more valued, GPA or DAT? Low DAT high GPA vs high GPA low DAT

2. What is the process like after everyone’s interviewed and has left? How is everyone evaluated/talked about/debated and decided who is accepted and who is not?
Sorry, thread got moved, just saw this!

It's school dependent - the higher ranked schools value DAT more, but there are exceptions (for example UCLA is more DAT over GPA, UCSF is more GPA over DAT).

By the time we interview, the rest of the applications is pretty much equalled and the interview is what matters most!
 
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What do you consider to be the most "stand out" characteristics in an applicant?
Do you think COVID will derail in-person interviews this year?
No single characteristic is important - rather it's a wholistic approach that we take
No - we are going to be interviewing by Fall :)
 
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