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by johnisles2011
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Premed Forum
Topic: University GPA + CC GPA?
Replies: 2
Views: 1882

Re: University GPA + CC GPA?

I believe it will be cumulative. Still, though, i think it'll raise some red flags to adcoms when they see that you were able to have a very high gpa when the difficulty of the work was low, but your gpa plummeted when the difficulty of the work picked up. As a general rule for people who went cc-> ...
by johnisles2011
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Premed Forum
Topic: Does it matter what undergraduate college you go to?
Replies: 4
Views: 3586

Re: Does it matter what undergraduate college you go to?

Like CaribMD said (basically), if you have great scores and gpa, you'll be fine. You also need to get solid ECs (shadowing, clinical experience, research if you can, and volunteering) and write good application essays and get good LORs. You don't have to have a perfect application, but you want to h...
by johnisles2011
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Premed Forum
Topic: Does it matter what undergraduate college you go to?
Replies: 4
Views: 3586

Re: Does it matter what undergraduate college you go to?

Undergraduate college prestige likely does play a role in MD admissions. It's an unfortunate fact. That said, nobody frowns on people who go for state schools, especially since the motivation is often financial. It's what you do there that will be important. Unless you are accepted to a very prestig...
by johnisles2011
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Premed Forum
Topic: Need Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

Re: Need Help

Don't lose hope. You can definitely get in. My buddy who writes the blog below had a 3.5 and he has an acceptance and a ton of interviews. The key is going to be doing well on the MCAT. That can really help make a lower gpa look less bad. Besides, a 3.4 wouldn't be a disaster. You would still have a...
by johnisles2011
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Premed Forum
Topic: Bio or Microbiology
Replies: 2
Views: 1949

Re: Bio or Microbiology

What major your choose legitimately doesn't matter in the admissions process. Take whichever your heart calls to more. Take a look at the full list of required classes and decide which one is more suited to what you want to do.

Good luck with the decision and your applications