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Too little, too late?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by killinsound, May 13, 2007.

  1. killinsound

    killinsound Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 30, 2006
    Sorry about this post ahead of time, because I do realize there are many of them out there.

    I did subpar my first two years of college due to family issues, no motivation (i changed majors 2 times and interned in respective fields, one of them being electrical engineering). However, since then, I've been getting straight A's - A+'s.

    Currently my GPA is 3.45, but by the end of this quarter hopefully i can get it up to 3.5. My mcat is a 36S. My EC's are average (volunteering at a hospital, research) , and I am from california.

    My (estimated) BCPM gpa is around 3.75 - 3.8.

    I know my cumulative GPA of around 3.5 is going to be a little bit on the low side, but will my upward trend/BCPM/MCAT score help overcome this enough to apply and hopefully get interviews at CA schools? What "levels" of OOS schools should I be looking to apply to?
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  3. crazy_cavalier

    crazy_cavalier T3-Weighted 7+ Year Member

    I'm convinced that EE is the hardest possible undergrad major...

    Your BCPM and MCAT are fantastic :thumbup:
    I would be very hard pressed to pass you off as a case of "too little too late". You will be a competitive candidate with the numbers you currently have. That said, it's not all numbers... but at least you can relax that yours are pretty darn good.
  4. Meatwad

    Meatwad Reformed 7+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Seriously, to major in EE AFTER a really bad start, and to be able to raise your gpa up to 3.5 is quite a feat; agree with above poster.
  5. killinsound

    killinsound Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 30, 2006
    *takes away from marvelous feat* no no no, i started WITH EE, then decided after a couple internships that it wasnt for me, so then i switched. that caused my gpa to go up. haha

    also, thanks to crazy cavaliar aka blood ninja.
  6. Cirrus83

    Cirrus83 Too old for this 10+ Year Member

    May 31, 2006
    Apply fairly broadly anyway, but you shouldn't do too terribly. Just make sure you submit your apps early. I say to apply broadly because if you limit yourself to a certain tier of school things might turn out kinda badly and I'm sure you don't really want to reapply.

    I had similar stats and I only got interviews from my state schools (although I applied pretty late so that's something to consider).

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