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  • daenerys

  • Application cycles: 06/03/2014
  • Demographics: Female, 27, Caucasian
  • Home state: District of Columbia
  • Last Active: 04/29/2015
  • Brief Profile: My actual home state is on the East Coast.

    Actual MCAT is between 37-40. All MCAT subsections are within a point of 13.
    Actual GPA (both overall and science) is between 3.91-3.94.

    Keeping things vague until after the cycle is over. If you have any questions, feel free to message me.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/03/2014

    • Undergraduate college: Top 25
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 130, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 3.92
    • Science GPA: 3.93

    Summary of Application Experience

    Timeline of Process:
    January:
    -began studying for the MCAT casually (mostly review)
    March:
    -began studying for the MCAT rigorously (taking practice exams, lots of verbal practice passages, etc.)
    -began writing personal statement
    April:
    -asked for letters
    -took MCAT
    May
    -completed personal statement and AMCAS
    -received MCAT scores
    -finalized school list
    June
    -started pre-writing secondary essays
    PLEASE NOT THAT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING DATES ARE +/- ONE DAY OF THE ACTUAL DATE
    4th: submitted primary
    11: primary verified
    29: UMichigan secondary submitted
    July
    1: UChicago secondary submitted
    2: UVA secondary submitted, WUSTL secondary submitted
    3: Emory secondary submitted, Baylor secondary submitted
    5: UPenn secondary submitted, Vanderbilt secondary submitted
    6: 1st interview received, VCU secondary submitted, Columbia secondary submitted
    8: UPitt secondary submitted
    11: 2nd interview received, Duke secondary submitted
    13: NYU secondary submitted, Harvard secondary submitted
    16: Mt. Sinai secondary submitted
    20: 3rd interview received
    22: Yale secondary submitted
    27: 4th interview received
    28: 5th interview received
    August:
    3: Northwestern secondary submitted
    4: 6th interview received
    5: I'm excited to say that after receiving my 6th interview offer, I'm withdrawing my application to CWRU. I'm burnt out, have already had plenty of success with where I've already applied, and am calling it quits on the application part of the process. Now it's just a waiting game!
    7: 7th interview received
    10: 8th interview received
    15: 9th interview received
    21: 1st interview attended; 10th interview received
    29: 2nd interview attended
    September:
    4: 11th interview received; 12th interview received
    8: 3rd interview attended
    15: 4th interview attended
    19: 5th interview attended
    29: 6th interview attended
    October
    6: 7th interview attended
    7: 8th interview attended
    10: 9th interview attended
    16th: 10th interview attended, FIRST ACCEPTANCE
    20th: 11th interview attended
    November
    5: 13th interview received
    24: 12th interview attended
    December
    8: 13th interview attended
    11: Second acceptance
    16: 3rd and 4th acceptances
    25: 5th acceptance (Merry Christmas)
    January
    8: 6th acceptance
    30: Pitt rejection
    February
    12: Columbia rejection
    16: Michigan rejection

    Costs:
    MCAT registration, study materials, etc ($400)
    interfolio account + delivery ($26)
    MSAR subscription ($25)
    Primary applications ($808)
    Secondary applications - UMich ($85), UChicago ($85), WUSTL ($80), UVA ($80), Emory ($120), Baylor ($100), UPenn ($80), Vandy ($50), VCU ($80), Columbia ($100), Pitt ($85), UVA ($85), NYU ($100), Harvard ($100), Mt. Sinai ($110), Yale ($95), Northwestern ($95) = $1530
    Interview costs (suit, flights, trains, gas, etc.) - $1791
    total: $4580

    Applied, Withdrew

    Case Western Reserve University

    Application Complete

    Yale University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Michigan
    Columbia University
    Harvard University

    Attended Interview

    University of Chicago
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Pittsburgh

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Baylor College
    Duke University
    Northwestern University

    Accepted

    Washington University in St. Louis
    University of Virginia
    Emory University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Vanderbilt University
    New York University

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