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Hiiiii! I'm a female from Miami, age 22, first time traditional applicant for the class of 2026. Planning on applying to Colorado State, Washington State, University of Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, Tufts Uni, Upenn, UGA, and University of Tennessee. I am planning on going into wildlife rehabilitation and working in behavioral research. My gpa is on the lower side and I am scared I will not get into any school first round. Any advice on fixing my application and which schools I have a better chance of getting in to?


Cumulative GPA: 3.40
science GPA: unsure
last 45: 3.75

Any degrees achieved

Double major in Environmental Science and Interdisciplinary studies
(pre-reqs all completed)

GRE results: test in june

Veterinary Experience:

- Work at a small animal/ exotic vet hospital 3 times a week as the receptionist, got to learn about different medications and treatments.
- Shadow vets on days off (1500+ hours)
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Animal Experience:
- Volunteered at a farm (2000+ hours)
- Volunteer for wildlife rehabilitation organization (1000 hours)
- Waiting to hear back from an internship at a zoo
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Research Experience:
-None :(

At the farm we conducted a mini research having to do with parasites in the goat's fecal but nothing from my university

Awards/scholarships:
-Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar
- The Dream. US Scholar
-Deans List (1 Semester)

Extracurriculars:
- None
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Employment:
- Worked as a manager at an ice cream company for 3 years
- Currently working as a receptionist at a vet hospital
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Getting letter of recommendations from vet, office manager, farmer I volunteered for, and trying to get one from a professor.

Thank you!
 
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MixedAnimals77

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Here is WSU interview tiers https://dvm.vetmed.wsu.edu/admissions/academic-criteria
They like to see everything so you say no extracurriculars-do you like to read or hike, do art or ski? All of those types of things count as far as WSU is concerned.
I would think about cancelling the GRE if you won't loose money unless one of your programs requires it. Most schools have moved away from it
 

battie

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Colorado State, Washington State, University of Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, Tufts Uni, Upenn, UGA, and University of Tennessee
Of your school list, CSU, WSU, OSU, NCState, and UGA can be incredibly competitive for OOS students. I would double check how your stats fit with their averages as per the AAVMC public data and potentially add other schools to your list.
 
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