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Waiving the MCAT?

digbajidigbaji Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
edited February 2007 in High School Student Topics
Is there any accelerated medical programs waiving the MCAT that accepts students with a SAT score of 1050(CR 510, Maths550) AP Bio 5 and SAT II 680 (Bio)?
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Replies to: Waiving the MCAT?

  • Aspen DAspen D Registered User Posts: 1,485 Senior Member
    your SAT score does not meet hte min cutt off for the progs I believe
  • TangyTartTangyTart Registered User Posts: 530 Member
    Yeah you will probaby have to get the SAT score up, in your back posts you mention you have a low g.p.a. that could be another concern.
  • underoath89underoath89 Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
    Usually you have to be in the top 10% of your graduating class, have an ACT score of 28 + (don't know about SAT) and some minor stuff.
  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike Registered User Posts: 11,964 Senior Member
    Put it this way: the MCAT is a very hard test.

    But the kind of students who can be admitted to programs like these are the students who do not NEED to waive it.

    In other words, you can only be admitted to such a program if you can prove that you're the sort of student who won't need it.
  • JohnC613JohnC613 Registered User Posts: 1,580 Senior Member
    these BS/MD PPSP programs are highly competitive
  • wobudongwobudong Registered User Posts: 407 Member
    The MCAT is a test of basic scientific knowledge and writing ability on the level that should be achieved by mastery of first and second year college courses. Most of the programs that waive the MCAT's require very high achievement on the SAT and SAT 2 science tests, e.g., physics, as evidence that an applicant already has reached a level commensurate with an MCAT score that is substantially above average. Many also do not play the composite score game but consider only scores from a single sitting. Realistically, to be competitive your math and verbal scores (the SAT 1writing component is not considered reliable and does not carry much weight) at a single sitting should be at least 1400. For a program associated with a top med school, you are likely to need 1500 to be competitive.
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