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:
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.
Summary of Experience:
I was frustrated by the people in the admissions office and their inability to answer my questions. Not to mention that it was almost impossible to contact them because they do not post any contact information on their admissions website.