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What's the best option

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Supernatural17, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Supernatural17

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    Quick question everyone

    I plan on taking 3 summer classes during the summer of 2016 and I have two options and I am having trouble choosing one:

    Option 1: Next cycle I can apply and have everything in on or before June 1st, so by Day 1 (June 1). My GPA would be: sGPA- 3.4, cGPA- 3.5 and 510 MCAT. And then update AACOMAS and the schools during the update period which I believe would be Sept-Oct and my GPA would be boosted to sGPA- 3.61, cGPA- 3.61

    Option 2: my other option is wait until I finish the 3 summer classes and apply mid July (July 15ish) with my GPA being: sGPA- 3.61, cGPA- 3.61.

    Not too sure what the best option so if anyone can suggest and help me I would appreciate it.

    Thank You
     
  2. asdf123g

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    Option 1

    EDIT: what goro says
     
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    I don't think it will matter. a +/- .2 GPA will not make or break you with that GPA and MCAT score.
     
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    That's a good jump in your GPA but 3.5 is already competitive so I say go for option one and apply broadly on day one.
     
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    If I were you I would go option 2. Can you apply June 1 to a throw a way school to get verified, then update aacomas when new grades come in and submit to your schools?
     
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    Supernatural17

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    I would have to wait until September/October to update. Thanks for the answers everyone. I am leaning towards option 2 because I've been on SDN for awhile and noticed that applicants should apply with their best possible application and so I think it is beneficial for me to do the same. I'm super excited to apply to med school in less than a year. I wish everyone good luck with this application cycle. Once again thanks for the answers everyone.
     
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