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    What are my chances?

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    Hey Guys

    I was wondering if I could be invited for an interview with a 2.4 cGPA, 2.3sGPA, and 26 (9s on the sciences and 8 on VR) on the MCAT.
    I have reasons for the low GPA that I can explain, but have good ECs with 2 years of research and good recommendations.
    Graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors in Science from a top public institution.

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    More than likely, you will have a Carib school accept you. It depends on whether or not you are willing to go. Some schools might ask you complete a post bacc program, such as the MERP program at Ross. Bottom line, yes, some school would accept you. I found that you can contact any of the ADCOMs, provide your specific details, and they will give you an honest opinion whether or not it's worth applying to that school. For example, I knew that my MCAT score was too low for AUC. I contacted them and they informed me NOT to apply because I would have little likelihood of gaining acceptance. Nevertheless, my application to UMHS, MUA and several other schools would have better chance of gaining acceptance with my parameters.

    It's the Caribbean.... someone will accept you and take your money, they gladly do that.

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    Thank You Sysyphas for your response. If you don't mind, I want to ask you a few more questions if you have time.
    Do you think with my particular parameters, I would have any chance for an interview (not necessarily an acceptance) with MUA?
    Do you think I am better off going to a school that offers those post-bacc programs you are talking about?
    I honestly wouldn't mind doing those type of programs but MUA unfortunately doesn't offer one. It has the pre-med program which is two semesters long.
    It wouldn't make sense for me to repeat pre-med when my fair share of D's and F's were in Math classes and advanced chemistry classes like P-Chem, especially when I have taken and done well in upper level Bio classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asinine89 View Post
    Thank You Sysyphas for your response. If you don't mind, I want to ask you a few more questions if you have time.
    Do you think with my particular parameters, I would have any chance for an interview (not necessarily an acceptance) with MUA?
    Do you think I am better off going to a school that offers those post-bacc programs you are talking about?
    I honestly wouldn't mind doing those type of programs but MUA unfortunately doesn't offer one. It has the pre-med program which is two semesters long.
    It wouldn't make sense for me to repeat pre-med when my fair share of D's and F's were in Math classes and advanced chemistry classes like P-Chem, especially when I have taken and done well in upper level Bio classes.
    The Carib MD schools have a good track record of accepting students within those parameters you mentioned. Unfortunately, you still have to sell yourself and explain why you got those low grades. In my experience, most Pre-med students are not going to gain acceptance in US schools with D's and F's, unless there is good reason AND you repeated the grades to prove your academic worth.

    If you don't care where you go, apply to any of the schools in the Carib and go there. But, keep in mind you will have to work harder than ever to prove you can hang with medical school. Just because a school accepts you in the Carib, doesn't mean you will finish the program.

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    MUA requires MCAT but do they care about what score you get? or is it just there so they can put MCAT scores in their file.
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    It's not that they don't care about the MCAT score, but they take it into consideration with your overall application, interview, etc.

    I know students getting interviews with sub-20 scores and others with mid-20 scores getting no interviews.

    My best suggestion is to call the ADCOM you are looking at and give them your numbers. They will give you an honest answer whether or not you have a chance.

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    But why does MUA website say '"MCAT required before matriculation" rather than saying "MCAT is required for admission"
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOPEMDOne View Post
    i have a very very very bad mcat scores (below 10 combined all 3 sections). i have very close to 2.9 gpa and lots of volunteer/shadowing experinces, lots of good recomendation letteres. Do i have a chance at MUA with these stats?
    Do you have all of the pre-requisite courses? It's worth a shot to apply. Worse case scenario they will recommend the premed program for you which is an extra 2 semesters and well worth it.

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    I have all pre-reqs plus a bachlor's degree. Plus high level bio classes like Antomy and physiology.
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