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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by yerp, Jul 9, 2001.

  1. yerp

    yerp New Member

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    I have my app all filled out and ready to go and wanted some last minute advice.
    I have a 3.83 GPA, a 32Q MCAT (11 verbal), plenty of ec's and therefore, I'm fairly certain I can get into Robert Wood Johnson UMDNJ here in my home state. I want to apply early, however, but one thing is keeping me from going ahead with it:
    I had a W (in some stupid general ed. class) freshman year. It's seriously the only problem I can see with my records (I haven't had anything below an A- in 2 years and never got lower than a B).

    Will this keep me from getting in early? Should I just apply regular? I really want to go to RWJ as I have been to all my other choices and din't think it was worth it to go into that much debt.

    Any help is most appreciated. Thanx in advance!
     
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  3. fishtolive

    fishtolive Senior Member

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    hey--another jersey person...i wanna go RWJ early too..i'm waiting on my advisors email back..i have about the same numbers as you (almost to the second decimal) and the ame MCATs and i thought i could do it early..now i'm doubting it...oh no, i shouldn't have read your post!
    seriously though...i doubt a little W freshman year will affect you with your record.
    are you going to college in state cuz this is pretty uncanny? let me know what you do and good luck!
     
  4. lilycat

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    I applied regular decision to all my schools, but I had one or two W's on my transcript, and it didn't seem to be a problem. What are the rules regarding early decision -- if they don't accept you for that, do you just get held over for the regular pool? If that's the case, I would go ahead and apply early.
     
  5. fishtolive

    fishtolive Senior Member

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    hey yerp--i did it...i applied to rwj early decision just now--the app went off without a hitch and maybe i'll see you there next year!!!!!!wooohoooo!
     
  6. Col_4:14

    Col_4:14 Senior Member

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    yerp, don't sweat a W from your freshman year. I had several :eek:
     
  7. girl8

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    REALLY don't think 1 W will hurt you.
    My pre-med advisor told me that only
    if you have a string of W's, do med
    schools start to get a little
    suspicious. Definitely apply early
    and good luck!
     
  8. MoeDaMan

    MoeDaMan Senior Member

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    one W?

    SHEESH, I know a person with 5 C's who got into standford. What would you rather have 5 C's or a W? :D

    if I were you, I'd send my application aSAP....believe me, worrying about it is not going to make the W go away :rolleyes:

    BEST OF LUCK!!!! hope you get into your school
     

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