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  • Re: ***Official Thread for BSMD Applicants 2018***

    @ppst, hmm, tough question since we did not face the situation, the kid had 5s in all the 4 A.P.s she had by end of junior year, so we reported all (BCM and Micro Economics). So not sure what the ideal thing to do would be. But taking an AP course does not mean the AP exam has to be necessarily taken right? Some kids may simply want to do the AP course(s) to boost their weighted GPAs. So guess it may be ok to leave out the scores you are not happy with or not directly relevant to the intended major of study. But again, that is a guess.

    Separately on a visit to RPI, the kid asked the admissions counselor what matters more, the school grade on the AP course or the score on the exam itself (since they have some pretty tough grading teachers in their school, sort of grade deflated school if you will). The counselor opined that the grade received in the school is more important since that shows the track record of the entire year and not how one performed in a 3 hour window of exam on a particular day. Also, I believe they have decent idea of easy grading vs. grade deflated and profiles of high schools in a given region.
  • Re: *** BS/MD Results For Class of 2017 ***

    Here they are:

    GPA at time of applying: 3.83 (UW); 4.26 (W)
    Class Rank: N/A

    ACT 1 sitting: 35(.25)
    Subscores: Math 36, English 36, Reading 33, Science 36

    SAT: Not taken

    SAT Subject Tests:
    Chemistry: 800
    Math 2: 790

    AP’s at time of application ( 5 on all AP exams):

    Calculus BC

    Senior AP's expecting 5s on all of them as well:

    Physics C Mechanics
    Physics C E&M

    College courses at community college:
    College Composition

    Teacher Recs: (Hopefully) Excellent

    State: NJ
    Gender: F
    Ethnicity: Asian Indian American
    Hooks: None

    Major ECs:

    - National Honor Society Executive Committee

    Community Service:
    - Multiple since freshman year
    - President's gold medallion

    Medically related activities:
    - Shadowed gastroenterologist in junior and senior years

    - Worked with a cognitive scientist at Johns Hopkins during summer of junior year and presented a paper at the conclusion (not published)

    - Volunteer at Liberty Science center for 2 years.

    - Learned classical Indian dance for 10+ years and graduated (Arangetram)

    - Marching band, flutist and member of the 4 time state champion school team
    - Performed at SuperBowl and Disney World

    DECISION: Boston University Accelerated Liberal Arts Medical program

    Scholarship / Aid: None