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  • DickDiver11

  • Application cycles: 08/29/2016
  • Demographics: Female, 30, Caucasian
  • Home state: Arizona
  • Last Active: 05/20/2017

// Applications //

Application Cycle One: 08/29/2016

  • Undergraduate college: Ivy League
  • Undergraduate Area of study: History/Humanities
  • 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

I went into this application cycle knowing that I had a decent GPA coming out of a "top" college (~3.8), and very strong extracurriculars and work experience. However, for personal reasons, I had to delay the MCAT until September 2016. I was on the fence about whether to even apply this cycle (2016-2017), but decided to go for it because (1) YOLO and (2) I'm already on my second gap year, and am ready to move on with my life and start med school. I submitted my primary application in August 2016. I took the MCAT in September, and got the equivalent of a 34. I was so exhausted from studying for the MCAT (while working long hours) that I didn't get my secondaries in until October/November. I knew by that point that I was really, really late, so I decided to only apply to a handful of non-rolling schools that I actually wanted to go to -- Cornell, Penn, Yale and Columbia -- knowing that there was a decent chance I wouldn't get in anywhere and would have to reapply in 2017-2018. (Financial aid was never really a consideration, because my parents make too much for me to qualify, and my state school is only marginally cheaper than private schools.)

Application Complete, Rejected

University of Pennsylvania
Yale University

Attended Interview, Rejected

Cornell University

Attended Interview, Waitlisted

Columbia University

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