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randomibduderandomibdude Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
I am considering applying for the Ba/MD and for scholarships.

1) Will my scholarship chances be affected by which major/program I apply for?

2) Will I only be considered for the ba/md when I apply, or will I also be considered on equal terms in, for example, the biological science pool?

Basically, will I lose anything on applying for the ba/md?

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  • randomibduderandomibdude Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
  • randomibduderandomibdude Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
  • alamemomalamemom Registered User Posts: 6,384 Senior Member
    I am sorry you are not receiving answers. The Bacc/MD program is fairly specialized, and students familiar with it do not seem to be checking in right now - they are probably busy with classes.

    No, you will not be at a disadvantage in terms of admission to the university. Each year many Bacc/MD applicants who are not invited to interview for the Bacc/MD program are admitted to the university.

    You may find more information on the Multiple Degrees forum: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/multiple-degree-programs/542555-official-usc-baccalaureate-md-thread.html?highlight=usc

    Good luck!
  • randomibduderandomibdude Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    Thank you for your kind answer!

    I have seen a lot of your post on CC throughout this fall, and although I know you've got your facts right, I hope you don't get insulted when I ask for some kind of source? I looked through the Bacc/MD thread and I read how some got their undergraduate acceptances seperately from the Bacc/MD, so I assume it's a reasonable conclusion to make though. As I make two different applications, I assume they are considered independently of each other. Is it the same for the merit scholarship application, i.e. am I considered independently my application to Bacc/MDt?

  • alamemomalamemom Registered User Posts: 6,384 Senior Member
    :) I consider applicants who ask for sources to be the most sensible of all applicants.

    Unfortunately the only sources I can offer on this are unofficial: the Bacc/MD thread has many posts from applicants not invited to interview for Bacc/MD but who were admitted to USC (some with scholarships) in the Jan/Feb wave, as well as others who did not hear about admission until March (and were admitted). Also search the USC forum for "New Applicant Toolkit." There are accepted student stats threads linked there that have posts (most in Jan/Feb) from Bacc/MD applicants - some interviewed for the program, some not.

    Intuitively, remember that students who apply to these combined programs are some of the most accomplished in the nation, so certainly they would be excellent candidates for admission even if not selected for the 30 spots at USC (yes, there are only 30 spots :) ).

    It would be great if you would give USC a call to ask this question of them and then come bnack here and tell us what they say - that would be much more useful to ease the minds of those applying to the program than my anecdotes.

    Good luck!
  • randomibduderandomibdude Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    From the Bacc/MD FAQ (Page Not Found > USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

    If I apply to the Baccalaureate/MD program, but am not admitted, will I still be considered for admission to the regular undergraduate program?

    The Baccalaureate/MD application is supplemental to the USC general application. This means you must apply to BOTH the Baccalaureate/MD program and USC at the same time. It is possible for you to be admitted into USC but not be admitted into the Baccalaureate/MD program. However, you cannot be admitted into the Baccalaureate/MD program without also being admitted into USC.

    The faq link wasn't working for a while, so I just saw it.

    Thanks once again for your kind responses alamemom
  • Evanescence1234Evanescence1234 Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    Does anyone know if they will also see your Part II application to USC? Thanks!
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