Will update with the full profile after the season\'s over with, although if you\'re that curious I have a thread started in the WAMC subforum. Ultimately I decided that my ECs were worth taking the risk of applying with a low verbal score, which is a gamble that I do not recommend and quite frankly I\'ve been kicking myself periodically throughout this cycle for jumping in before all of my ducks are lined up.
If things do not pan out this cycle, I will re-evaluate my study strategy and sit for the MCAT one last time before waving the white flag. It\'s unfortunate that my real score is not reflective of what I had been scoring on all of my practice tests. Fingers crossed.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/03/2011
Undergraduate college: XX
Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
Area of Study: Physical Sciences
Degree Obtained: MS
Area of Study: Premedical Studies
Degree Obtained: Post-Bacc
Total MCAT SCORE: 472
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 1.00
Science GPA: 1.00
Summary of Application Experience
5/5/11: Transcript requests submitted (3).
5/26/11: AMCAS/AACOMAS received all three transcripts.
6/5/11: AMCAS/AACOMAS submitted.
6/9/11: AMCAS verified.
6/13/11: AACOMAS verified.
7/11/11: Letters of recommendation submitted to Interfolio/AMCAS.
I gave myself a ten day turnaround time for each secondary received. This allowed me to do my homework and come up with a legit (I\'m a terrible liar, anyway) reason as to why that school is a perfect fit for me. I\'m also too lazy to update the rest of this application experience section with dates, so click on each individual school for that.
Summary of Experience:
SR: 6/28; SS: 7/3; C: 7/13; R: 9/29 Admissions office was nice and prompt with their reply via email. Perhaps the issue with the pin was a way of screening out potential students lol?
Why can\'t more schools do this instead of the silent rejection? Seriously.
Most laid-back interview ever. Great program and happiest students ever.
It was a really tough decision and hearing students from CA mentioning that they chose CCOM over Western definitely made it harder for me, but being close to my family after being away for five years was enough to tip the scales in WesternU\'s favor. My gut feeling served me well for grad school and I am going to roll with it.