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BS DO minimum requirements

GoalToDrGoalToDr Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
I am a high school senior and I am planning to apply to BS DO 7 or 8 programs. When I recalculated my weighted gpa with core subjects only its about 3.4/4. And my sat is 1480. Now that I am not meeting the minimum requirement with respect to GPA, will I not be considered? I do have good ECs. Can someone help answer this?

Replies to: BS DO minimum requirements

  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 31,409 Senior Member
    It's highly unlikely.
    These programs are competitive among students who meet the minima.
    If there are 10 places and 120 applicants, if 40 don't meet one of the minimum requirements they're easy to cut right off the bat, and the 80 remaining, qualified candidates battle it out of the 10 places. Even among those the overwhelming majority will not get in.
    Focus on colleges with their own DO schools (some are easy to get into like LMU Tennessee or NovaSoutheastern in Florida) and supportive pre health programs (like Earlham, Juniata).
  • GoalToDrGoalToDr Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Thank you. I will surely be applying to NOva and Juniata. LMU Tennessee - do they have a bs/do program? Can you confirm?
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 31,409 Senior Member
    They don't but they have a DO school and attending undergrad there helps . it's in the middle if nowhere though .
  • GoalToDrGoalToDr Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Got it. Thank you.
  • raclutraclut Registered User Posts: 3,180 Senior Member
    Have you ever shadowed a DO? Do you know the difference between MD and DO?
  • GoalToDrGoalToDr Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Yes. I am Shadowing a DO currently.
  • raclutraclut Registered User Posts: 3,180 Senior Member
    3.4 is too low to be competitive.
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