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  • awildcat

  • Application cycles: 08/16/2012
  • Demographics: Female, 28, South Asian
  • Home state: Arizona
  • Last Active: 07/09/2013

// Applications //

Application Cycle One: 08/16/2012

  • Undergraduate college: University of Arizona
  • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
  • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
  • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 132  
  • Overall GPA: 4.00
  • Science GPA: 4.00

Summary of Application Experience

I think I got pretty lucky, considering how late I turned in all my applications, and I think that my stats otherwise helped me get interviews. [example: I finished the Ohio State secondary the night it was due, but ended up getting in anyway, probably at least partly because of luck]. It all worked out in the end, but I would definitely advise people to apply much earlier than I did.
Also, I started with a list of about 40 schools that I kept trying to narrow down, but another piece of advice would be to not worry about that when completing the AMCAS app and just apply to as many schools as you want, since you never know which secondaries will be easier to complete, etc, and that first step is the cheapest ($34/school) anyway. [example: I had both UCSD and UCSF on my list of possibles, but decided that as an OOS student, I'd only apply to one cali school to not waste money. Should have just applied to both, and then figured out that UCSF secondary was easier than UCSD and then just applied to UCSF.]
Another side effect of procrastinating on applications and turning in secondaries late: almost all my interviews were within a two week time span, meaning six interviews, six cities, 10k+ miles traveled in less than two weeks. It was insane. The one plus side to this was that I was never out of practice for interviews. But stressful, especially when you're still in school.

Applied, Rejected

University of Washington

Application Complete, Rejected

University of California, San Diego
Columbia University
Stanford University
Oregon Health & Science University
University of Southern California
Temple University

Attended Interview, Rejected

Harvard University

Attended Interview, Waitlisted

Washington University in St. Louis

Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

Baylor College

Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

University of Arizona - Phoenix

Accepted off Waitlist

Northwestern University

Accepted

University of Arizona
Ohio State University

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