Application season has started up again, and the first applications are typically due as early as November 1st.
One of the questions asked often is, should I apply, even though my SAT/GPA/etc is a bit low.
My answer is either one of the two:
1) if you meet the minimum criteria that the program states you must meet, then go for it!
2) if you are below the historical average (in terms of GPA/SATs) the program typically accepts, and the program does not have a minimum requirement, then it depends.
If you know you want to pursue a career in medicine, I'd apply. Not only would I apply for the direct BS/MD programs, but I'd apply to some regular programs that are strong in Pre-medical education, or any school you've been dreaming to attend.
The reason is, you don't lose anything in applying (except some money and some time). It's better to try and be rejected than to not try and to never know if you would've made it. The reward of potentially getting accepted into these programs (as such, into medical school!!!) is a big deal! Apply apply apply!!!
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