Re-applicant, low GPA. Graduated from school with grade deflation and hoping that will be factored in review. Great new MCAT score helps compensate for low GPA. Received masters.
Took MCAT on July 25th, received better than expected score! >32
Nearly all secondaries sent in were completed within two weeks of receiving invite (Except NJMS)
Played waiting game with recent release of new MCAT score.
Interviewed at University of Illinois at Chicago campus. 01/27/2015: Interviewed at Tulane University School of Medicine
U of I kept my decision status as deferred on my application until the end of March. 03/05/2015: Waitlisted at TUSOM
05/08/2015: Offered acceptance at TUSOM and accepted.
Mid/End of March: U of I called with an acceptance offer at the Peoria or Rockford campus (my top choice of campus was Chicago). Explained that I had accepted the offer from Tulane, and politely declined.
08/01/2015: Began classes at Tulane University School of Medicine
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/30/2014
Undergraduate college: Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences