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Will schools begin to interview me if I meet their requirements(even if retaking mcat

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by arana, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. arana

    arana Member 7+ Year Member

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    I plan to submit my application in by the end of June, but I'm planning to retake the mcat in august. Does anybody know if schools will interview me if I meet their minimum requirements now, or do they automatically wait until the august mcat scores arrive in octber before they interview? MCAT now is 33Q. :confused: :confused:
     
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  3. Mutterkuchen

    Mutterkuchen Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    This is a joke, right?
     
  4. arana

    arana Member 7+ Year Member

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    A joke? why do you say that?
     
  5. DrBravesgirl

    DrBravesgirl Surgeon for a year 7+ Year Member

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    Because that's an awesome MCAT score! Why are you retaking--I'd be shrieking with joy! Congratulations! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  6. arana

    arana Member 7+ Year Member

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    I just think I can do better, because I did not do too hot in one section. Does anyone who applied last year with a decent mcat/ high GPA who retook in aug. get interviews even without august results in?
     
  7. Soda pop

    Soda pop Member 7+ Year Member

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    Arana...
    Great thread! I am in the similar situation!
    *BUMP*
     
  8. freakazoid

    freakazoid Guy Friend Extraordinaire 7+ Year Member

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    me too, yo! lemme know!!
     
  9. SolidGold

    SolidGold Florida winters are the best! 10+ Year Member

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    I plan on retaking it too, I would like to know this as well.
     
  10. Mcatatonia

    Mcatatonia Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    yeah does anyone know ? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
  11. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by arana:
    <strong>I plan to submit my application in by the end of June, but I'm planning to retake the mcat in august. Does anybody know if schools will interview me if I meet their minimum requirements now, or do they automatically wait until the august mcat scores arrive in octber before they interview? MCAT now is 33Q. :confused: :confused: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I think you are making the right decision to retake the MAT. I feel that you can bust out a 42 in August. However from the sound of your post you will need this high score as your GPA seems weak. Is it a 3.0? Upon retake if you get anything below a 38 consider a DO school.
     
  12. imtiaz

    imtiaz i cant translate stupid Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by arana:
    <strong>I plan to submit my application in by the end of June, but I'm planning to retake the mcat in august. Does anybody know if schools will interview me if I meet their minimum requirements now, or do they automatically wait until the august mcat scores arrive in octber before they interview? MCAT now is 33Q. :confused: :confused: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">they will wait to make a decision to interview you if your numbers arent past their interview invitation cutoff point. as most schools use solely numbers to interview applicants, with a 33Q you are above the cutoff at most US alopathic schools. however, some schools use a GPA + MCAT formula to get a composite score, which then is used to invite candidates. so if your gpa is strong then you will get the interview invite. (why are you retaking with a 33Q anyway?!). anyhow, after the interview, when your august scores arrive (if youre not already in by then) they will be looked at for an acceptance/rejection/waitlist decision most probably. good luck!
     
  13. Bikini Princess

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by jack786:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by arana:
    <strong>MCAT now is 33Q. :confused: :confused: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I think you are making the right decision to retake the MAT. I feel that you can bust out a 42 in August. However from the sound of your post you will need this high score as your GPA seems weak. Is it a 3.0? Upon retake if you get anything below a 38 consider a DO school.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Either the above poster is being facetious, or is being malicious. An MCAT score of 33Q is above average at almost all programs. If you scored &lt;7 in one section, and you know you can do better, go for it! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  14. imtiaz

    imtiaz i cant translate stupid Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Bikini Princess:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by jack786:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by arana:
    <strong>MCAT now is 33Q. :confused: :confused: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I think you are making the right decision to retake the MAT. I feel that you can bust out a 42 in August. However from the sound of your post you will need this high score as your GPA seems weak. Is it a 3.0? Upon retake if you get anything below a 38 consider a DO school.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Either the above poster is being facetious, or is being malicious. An MCAT score of 33Q is above average at almost all programs. If you scored &lt;7 in one section, and you know you can do better, go for it! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">he's a troll. ignore.
     
  15. Anath

    Anath Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Hmmm... this is a bit different from what we were told last year. Unless things have changed between last year and this year, which I dont' really think it has, this is what happens:

    Most adcoms will hold off on evaluating your application if they see that you are retaking the MCATs. They will wait until your scores come in. This is partly why they say "not" to take the August MCAT if you're worried about rolling admissions b/c the committees aren't going to evaluate you until those 2nd set of scores come in.

    However, the schools will have your files, so have your pre-med committee send in the LOR now. Get that out the way.
     
  16. savoy

    savoy Member 7+ Year Member

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    dra. foxy just started a thread that directly addresses this issue. there are a few people that have already replied saying that interview invites are extended without aug scores. there's more to an application than an mcat score: i had two interview invites before my aug scores came back and my april scores were awful! i think it says something about the schools too, if they are taking the time to look at the whole application... :)
     
  17. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    I spoke with the Dean of USF after I was rejected and asked him this question. He said they they review files if a pevious mcat score is in and an interview could be offered, but he said he can't speak for other schools.
     

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