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  • lrkoehle

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, 35, Caucasian
  • Home state: Arizona
  • Last Active: 07/13/2011   -   Latest Activity
  • Brief Profile: GPA was significantly affected by a C, B, and B in high school dual enrollment community college credits for math classes. Otherwise, my GPA is almost all A\'s. My AO GPA is above 3.9, actually all of my GPA\'s excluding high school are above 3.9. Moral of the story, don\'t take dual enrollment in high school and do poorly (stupid high school).

    My extracurriculars include a lot of the normal stuff (volunteer work, shadowing, premed club, research, etc.). I also have been a TA for a year and a half. I also did humanitarian work in Africa establishing a solar cooker project, which then resulted in my being the founding member of a non-profit group doing \"fun stuff\" in Africa. Trust me, its cool and you should be jealous... :)

    More detailed profile information will be added later with all my information given at the end of this cycle.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: Arizona State University
    • Institution: Primary Major: Biochemistry (B.S.)
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: Second Major: Psychology (B.S.)
    • Area of Study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 132, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.82
    • Science GPA: 3.78

    Summary of Application Experience

    Costs: At some point I will check my bank statements and add it all up, but let\'s just say a lot for now
    $1799 - Kaplan Course
    $210 - MCAT
    $25 - Various Transcripts
    $400ish - Trip to visit Mayo (5-29)
    $470 - Primary application to AMCAS
    $65 - WashU secondary fee
    $100 - Mayo Fee Request
    $85 - Pitt Secondary Fee
    $60 - Iowa fee
    $100 - SLU fee
    $56 - Wisconsin fee
    $95 - Brown fee
    $55 - Wake Forest fee
    $85 - Case Western fee
    $100 - University of Arizona fee
    $154 - flight to Pitt (one-way)
    $0 - flight from Pitt to MSP to home (frequent flier miles)


    Timeline (for timeline by school scroll down):
    05/20/08 - Started my Kaplan prep class
    08/05/08 - Took MCAT, I predict about a 13PS, 10VR, 11BS based on practice exams
    09/09/08 - Scores released! They usually come out a day early, but not for me, they came out as scheduled. 35 makes me very happy, even though BS should have been better.
    04/13/09 - Started crafting personal statement (first draft sucks)
    05/05/09 - Started filling out AMCAS (still need activities, transcripts, and PS)
    05/07/09 - Transcript request from MCC
    05/12/09 - MCC transcript received
    05/15/09 - Rio Salado transcript requested
    05/17/09 - Arizona State transcript requested
    05/26/09 - last two transcripts received
    06/02/09 - submitted application
    06/08/09 - AMCAS complete
    06/15/09 - Started WashU secondary
    06/17/09 - Submitted WashU secondary (now AMCAS needs to send my primary to them)
    06/26/09 - Mayo Fee Request
    06/29/09 - Pitt Secondary Received
    06/29/09 - \'Complete\' status at WashU
    07/02/09 - Submitted Pitt secondary (just after midnight)
    07/02/09 - Mayo LOR request! In my email minutes after submitting Pitt Secondary
    07/08/09 - Brown Secondary Received
    07/08/09 - Wisconsin Secondary Received
    07/08/09 - Iowa Secondary Received
    07/09/09 - SLU secondary received
    07/09/09 - SLU secondary complete
    07/10/09 - Iowa Secondary Complete
    07/11/09 - Wisconsin Secondary complete
    07/16/09 - Case Western Secondary receieved
    07/17/09 - Mayo interview invite!!! I absolutely cannot believe I actually have an interview at Mayo. Just making it this far makes me really happy.
    07/18/09 - Pitt interview invite!!! The Saturday morning right after my Mayo invite. What a wonderful couple of hours.
    07/20/09 - Brown secondary submitted (finally!)
    07/22/09 - Wake Forest secondary received
    07/23/09 - Wake Forest secondary submitted
    07/24/09 - UofA secondary received
    07/25/09 - Case Western secondary submitted
    07/27/09 - UofA secondary submitted
    07/27/09 - Complete at Case Western
    07/28/09 - UofA fee paid
    08/05/09 - Case Western interview invite!
    08/21/09 - U of A interview invites for both campuses
    09/09/09 - interviewed at Pitt
    09/11/09 - interviewed at Mayo
    09/14/09 - interviewed at UA-Phoenix
    09/20/09 - Rejected from Wisconsin
    09/24/09 - Iowa interview invite!
    10/05/09 - interviewed at Case Western
    10/20/09 - Hold status at Mayo
    10/21/09 - Hold status at Case Western
    10/23/09 - interview at Iowa
    10/27/09 - interview at UA-Tucson
    11/04/09 - Waitlisted at Pitt
    11/18/09 - SLU interview invite
    12/01/09 - Iowa acceptance!!!
    12/01/09 - Withdrawing from WashU, Brown, and Minnesota
    12/04/09 - UA-Phoenix acceptance!!!
    12/04/09 - UA-Tucson acceptance!!! What a great week!
    12/09/09 - Withdrew from UA-Phoenix: had 2 weeks to decide between Tucson and Phoenix, I made my decision
    12/16/09 - Withdrawing from Wake Forest - Don\'t know why I didn\'t do this earlier, but I am officially out of money now
    01/04/10 - Accepted to SLU!!! First of the new year. C\'mon other schools keep \'em coming!
    01/21/10 - Declined offer of acceptance from SLU
    01/26/10 - Declined offer of admission to Iowa
    03/01/10 - Rejected from Mayo


    Brown University:
    07/08/09 - Secondary Received
    07/20/09 - Secondary Submitted (I found it challenging)
    12/01/09 - Withdrew

    Case Western:
    07/16/09 - Secondary Received
    07/25/09 - secondary submitted (I took my time doing this one)
    07/27/09 - Complete status
    08/05/09 - interview invite
    10/05/09 - interview
    10/21/09 - hold status

    Mayo Medical School:
    06/26/09 - Fee Request (received and paid)
    07/02/09 - LOR Request
    07/09/09 - Complete (LORs confirmed received)
    07/17/09 - Mayo interview invite!!! I absolutely cannot believe I actually have an interview at Mayo. Just making it this far makes me really happy.
    09/11/09 - Interview
    10/20/09 - hold status
    03/01/10 - rejected after waiting FOREVER

    Saint Louis University:
    07/09/09 - SLU secondary received
    07/09/09 - SLU secondary complete (2 hour turn around!)
    11/20/09 - SLU interview invite (yes, OVER 4 months of waiting)
    12/14/09 - SLU interview
    01/04/10 - Accepted! First of the new year!
    01/21/10 - Withdrew

    University of Arizona:
    07/24/09 - Secondary received
    07/27/09 - Secondary submitted
    07/28/09 - fee mailed in
    08/21/09 - interview invites
    09/14/09 - Phoenix campus interview
    10/27/09 - Tucson campus interview
    12/04/09 - Accepted to Phoenix!!!!
    12/04/09 - Accepted to Tucson 45 minutes after Phoenix!!!
    12/09/09 - Withdrew from Phoenix

    University of Iowa:
    07/08/09 - Secondary Received
    07/08/09 - Fee paid
    07/10/09 - Secondary Complete (about 48 hour turn around)
    09/24/09 - interview invite!
    12/01/09 - ACCEPTED!!! First one!
    01/26/10 - withdrew

    University of Minnesota (Twin Cities):
    08/18/09 - Secondary received
    12/01/09 - Withdrawing

    University of Pittsburgh:
    06/29/09 - Secondary Received
    07/02/09 - Secondary Submitted (less than 48 hour turn around)
    07/18/09 - Interview invite!!! The Saturday morning right after my Mayo invite. What a wonderful couple of hours.
    09/09/09 - Interview
    11/04/09 - Waitlisted...damn

    University of Wisconsin:
    07/08/09 - Secondary Received
    07/11/09 - Wisconsin Secondary complete
    09/20/09 - Rejected

    Wake Forest:
    07/22/09 - Secondary received
    07/23/09 - Secondary submitted
    08/??/09 - complete
    12/16/09 - Withdrawing - I am out of money after my interview at SLU

    Washington University in St. Louis:
    06/15/09 - Secondary Received (actually it became available this day)
    06/17/09 - Secondary Submitted and fee paid
    06/29/09 - Complete
    12/01/09 - Withdrawing

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Wisconsin

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Brown University
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Wake Forest University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Pittsburgh
    Case Western Reserve University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School

    Accepted

    University of Arizona
    Saint Louis University
    University of Iowa
    University of Arizona - Phoenix

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