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  • pfanatic8190

  • Application cycles: 07/10/2013
  • Demographics: Female, 28, Caucasian
  • Home state: Pennsylvania
  • Last Active: 02/28/2014
  • Brief Profile: Will update exact statistics when the cycle finishes to preserve anonymity.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/10/2013

    • Undergraduate college: Top 35 Private College
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 1.00
    • Science GPA: 1.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    **~~***~~~***~~~***~~~***~~~***~~~***~~~***~~~***EXPENSES***~~~***~~~***~~~***~~~***~~~***~~~***~~~***~~**
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    MCAT REVIEW BOOKS: $364 for TBR and $210 for a Mix of Others, and $130 for Prep Class Materials = $704

    This was a bad idea on my part because I ended up getting almost all books people recommended but only ended up using less than half of them -_- I suggest people get only one set of company books and really focus on that because now I'm having trouble selling mine.

    PREP CLASS (Pay As You Go So Didn't Attend All sessions): $420

    I was running out of money so by the end of the course I only attended sessions where they had topics I needed help on.

    AAMC PRACTICE EXAMS: $245

    Seriously though, why are these practice exams so expensive?

    ACTUAL MCAT: $290

    I ended up postponing my MCAT so yeah...

    PRIMARY APPLICATION FEES: $390

    I am applying as a disadvantaged applicant so that saved me a lot of money since I didn't have to pay for any secondaries out of pocket. This was the reason I didn't complete a secondary for Maryland because it was the only school on the list which didn't accept the fee waiver.

    ATTIRE: $150

    I actually got a good deal on my suit and shoes! The blouse was pretty expensive though.

    LODGING: $125 + $96 + $52 = $273

    3 hotel/motel costs so far and have more on the way so this will keep increasing.

    TOTAL: $2472, so far. Why is this application process so damn expensive. I hope to get an acceptance soon =[ I don't think I can afford to go through these expenses for another cycle. *Sigh* Hoping for the best!

    Applied

    University of Maryland

    Applied, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School

    Application Complete

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Rochester
    Cooper School of Rowan University
    Boston University
    Cornell University
    New York University
    Columbia University
    Brown University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    New York Medical College
    George Washington University
    SUNY Buffalo
    Wright State University
    Drexel University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Temple University

    Invited for Interview

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    University of Vermont
    Albany Medical College
    SUNY Upstate
    Pennsylvania State University

    Attended Interview

    SUNY Stony Brook
    Hofstra University

    Accepted

    SUNY Downstate
    The Commonwealth Medical College
    Dartmouth College

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