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  • DirkN

  • Application cycles: 05/31/2014
  • Demographics: Male, 29, Caucasian
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 05/30/2015
  • Brief Profile: All the stats posted are accurate. I had a few red flags on my application, such as receiving a few W's along the way, and having low grades during my freshman and sophomore year overall (<3.3).

    I also had a dramatic upward trend in my last two years of school. During my junior year and senior year, I received a straight 4.0 every semester.

    My main point is, don't get discouraged if you don't succeed in school at first. For some people, it takes time and maturity before they can actually fulfill their potential. Despite my limitations, I would say that overall I had a very successful application cycle, including acceptance to 2 of my dream schools.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 05/31/2014

    • Undergraduate college: Top 25 University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 522
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.66
    • Science GPA: 3.63

    Summary of Application Experience

    Still deciding between USC and UT Southwestern. Will update once I've made my decision!

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, Los Angeles
    Indiana University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Columbia University
    Cornell University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    New York University
    SUNY Downstate
    Texas Tech University
    Tulane University
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, San Diego
    University of Arizona

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Loma Linda University
    New York Medical College
    University of Miami
    University of Oklahoma

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    University of Texas, Galveston

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of Texas, Southwestern

    Accepted

    University of Southern California
    Baylor College
    Texas A & M University
    Texas Tech University, El Paso
    University of Colorado
    University of Illinois
    University of Texas, Houston

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