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  • HingleMcCringleberry

  • Application cycles: 06/15/2014
  • Demographics: Female, 28
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 04/11/2015
  • Brief Profile: No writing section on the MCAT.

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  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/15/2014

    • Undergraduate college: Top 50
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 128, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.60
    • Science GPA: 3.60

    Summary of Application Experience

    Application tips/mistake I may have made:
    -Plan to take the MCAT well before the cycle to ensure timely AMCAS submission
    -Start early on asking for and receiving your letters of recommendation, these take some time and became quite
    stressful leading up to the submission if you wait as long as I did on some
    -Start the personal statement at least a month or two before the submission date as you'll want many people to read it and to be able to let your ideas stew to perfection for a while
    -Submit letters and transcripts quite early to ensure no delay on application and reduce any stress
    -Turn in the primary application during the first week the application is open
    -PREWRITE SECONDARIES! I spent the month between AMCAS submission and secondary arrival diddle dallying around instead of prewriting some secondaries. Pick out some of the common questions and start prewriting and you will love yourself down the road.

    7/16 - First rejection. Ouch. Oakland rejection was a bit of a jolt, but it's far too early to worry much.

    8/22 - First two IIs to Tulane and USC!! Helps take out some nerves.

    9/30 - Relieved to have finished two interviews. Haven't received an II in over a month, but I'm just focused on the excitement of the upcoming interview results for two top choices.

    10/14 - USC waitlist. Not great after no IIs for over 2 months. Tulane is now my lifeline. Pretty bummed but not quite panicking yet.

    10/24 - First Acceptance and to an amazing school!!! Dreamin!!!

    11/5 - Withdrew from 6 schools. Feels good.

    1/27 - UCSD finally shot me down which stung, but I'm loving Tulane and ready to travel for a few months after the crazy roller coaster.

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Applied, Withdrew

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Application Complete

    University of Miami

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Oakland University
    Creighton University
    George Washington University
    Hofstra University
    University of California, Davis
    New York University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Duke University
    Boston University
    Georgetown University
    University of California, San Diego
    Saint Louis University
    University of California, Irvine
    Tufts University
    Wake Forest University
    Brown University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Rush Medical College
    Temple University
    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Rosalind Franklin University
    University of Arizona
    Loyola University Chicago
    New York Medical College
    Virginia Tech Carilion
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Albany Medical College
    Jefferson Medical College
    Drexel University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Cooper School of Rowan University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Southern California


    Tulane University

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