|By Best219 (Best219) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 11:52 am: Edit|
Hello everyone, I will be a senior in high school this up in coming school year.But I have a 80.5882 grade point average and I really would like to get into a pre-med school. I will be taking my SAT's and ACT's in September. The reason why my GPA is so low is because my freshman year was horrible I did not take school seriously like I do now. My counselor and principle said they could write me recommendatios about how I made a dramatic change from my freshman year to my senior year. I believe I went from a 59% average my freshman year, to a 91% average and making honor roll every time my junior year. I know have to do more volunteering and more sports, the only ecs i have is boxing, and track and field all through out my senior year I plan on volunteering at hospitals. I have not have time for ecs because I have been working all through me school years for the most part, but my senior year I am going to try to do alot of clubs and ecs. I really would like to go to pre-med school.What are some pre-med schools you think is a guarantee i'll get in to? What pre-med schools should I send applications into? Anyone please help me. Thank you for your time.
Do you think I can get into any of these colleges.
Morehouse, Hartwick, Goucher, Washington and jefferson, Mcdaniel, Loma Linda, oxford, and Life University. What other schools should I apply to?
|By Sareen_Eng (Sareen_Eng) on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 02:38 pm: Edit|
I don't know anything about the schools you listed, but you definitely do not have to do pre-med as a major in your undergraduate education (which is what I think you're considering doing). You can do any major you want (sciences, humanities, business, almost ANYTHING) and still go on to med school as long as you take the required pre-med courses (which is usually 1 year each of bio, organic chem, inorganic chem, physics, math, and writing). For example, I'll be doing a double major in biomedical engineering and psychology at Washington University in St. Louis (a good pre-med school that DOESN'T offer pre-med as a major) and am still planning to go onto med school later.
With that in mind, don't consider if the university offers pre-med as a major when deciding which schools to send applications to. Do a major in a field that you are actually interested in and apply to the schools that are good in that area.
Sorry I can't give you an idea on your chances to those colleges you listed though.
|By Alicia129 (Alicia129) on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 05:36 pm: Edit|
If you're asking about Oxford in the UK, I'm sorry to say, but you have a very slim chance of making it into their pre-medicine course
|By Iamqueena (Iamqueena) on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 08:12 pm: Edit|
their is no such thing as a pre-med major. you major in something else but follow a pre-med track. oxford in england? I'm sorry but you probably won't make it.
|By Crayola11 (Crayola11) on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 08:57 pm: Edit|
I don't think he means Oxford in England...
|By Sareen_Eng (Sareen_Eng) on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 11:00 pm: Edit|
They do have pre-med majors at some schools (I know that Georgetown does for example)
|By Dadofsam (Dadofsam) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 05:46 pm: Edit|
Best219: one piece of advice: don't spend time this coming year joining clubs and adding to your ECs; that will not impress any admissions officers, who know that you are doing it primarily to look good on paper.
Instead, invest your time in keeping up your GPA and continuing your present activities and, if necessary, studying for SATs. Also, you will need time to work on the college applications and essays.
Sareen Eng is correct about pre-med majors. In addition to that advice - admission to medical school is heavily dependent on getting a very good GPA in college, so choose a school where you will be challenged but can shine in academics.
I'm also not able to give reccomendations on these schools, but there are others here who can.
For advice on these colleges, post a more specific question either here or on the parents' board.
|By Axeps2 (Axeps2) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 05:26 pm: Edit|
you have about a .0998977977 chance of getting into oxford, sorry
|By Sybbie719 (Sybbie719) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 06:12 pm: Edit|
He may be talking about Oxford College, a two-year undergraduate division on the original campus of Emory in Oxford, Ga.
(depending on how his SAT scores are maybe a good fir and will give you a great level of support)
First of all, congratulations on overcoming and turning things around. Keep up the good work!! Dadofsam has given you excellent advice ,focus on your school work by taking the most rigerous curriculum your school is offering and continuing to do well. Since you have not provided any SAT scores we cannot offer you any better information. As DadofSam stated use your time studying. Purchase the 10 real SAT's from the College Board to familiarize yourself with the test and there is a review book by Gruber (which explains the answers and has a very extensive math along with an equally extenive vocabulary list and in my opinion it is one of the best prep bools I have seen) that I suggest you pruchase for prep. Try to allcoate 2 hours a day over the summer, and you will see how it helps.
All the best to you
The schools you selected have the follwoing SAT ranges:
Goucher : 1060-1290
hartwick : 1030 -1230
Wahington & Jefferson 1000-1210
Oxford(@ Emory) 1070-1280
|By Chrisy (Chrisy) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 01:26 am: Edit|
do not list premed as intended major on your application. no one does that. it's suicide. morehouse is great, it'll definitely help you get into a top med school. also check out:
lawrence u, beloit c, and whitman c.
|By Chrisy (Chrisy) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 01:39 am: Edit|
hartwick is also good. you should be proud of all your achievements. your perseverance will definitely help you through medical school. good luck.
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