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  • grott

  • Application cycles: 06/27/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 31, Hispanic
  • Home state: Florida
  • Last Active: 03/30/2012
  • Brief Profile: UG Degree: Physics
    Research Experience: Two summers of undergraduate research fellowships
    Clinical Experience: One summer as a pharmacy technician and one preceptorship
    Volunteer Experience: One year as a special-ed teacher in Honduras
    Counseling Experience: Two years as an RA
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/27/2011

    • Undergraduate college: California Institute of Technology
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.33
    • Science GPA: 3.29

    Summary of Application Experience

    So I was well behind the curve when it came to timeliness. I took my MCAT for the first time in mid-June. By the time I got the scores it was mid-July and I wasn\'t happy with my score. So I signed up to retake them in early September and thus my application was not complete until November. That\'s three whole months behind anyone who is top of their $#!t. This was a huge disadvantage and as a result I got rejected by schools that even considered to be safety schools. It came down to Cornell and Yale because they don\'t have rolling admissions and UIC because they have a lot of seats to fill.
    All I have to say is \"Thank god for Yale!!!\"
    The morale of the story is APPLY EARLY.

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of Washington
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Columbia University
    George Washington University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Northwestern University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Stanford University
    University of Miami
    University of Chicago
    University of Florida
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of California, San Diego

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Cornell University

    Accepted

    University of Illinois
    Yale University

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