Admissions Guidelines For The Admissions

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The ratings of the admissions committee embraced the interviewer’s summary, the overall undergraduate GPA, the GPA in Science courses, the score of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities and other bibliographical data is taken in to account to satisfy the admissions program. In 1973, the admissions committee was composed of 5 members that rated each candidate. The perfect “benchmark” score was 500 which mean a rating of 100 of all 5 members of the committee. In 1974, another member was added to admissions committee making it 6 members of the committee, therefore, making a perfect score of 600. It was to the discretion of the Chairman for placing names in waiting list but not necessarily on strict numerical order. But he did not add Bakke in either the 1973 and the 1974 waiting list. Some changes were also made in both 1973 and 1974 admissions application form. In 1973, the application form candidates were asked to indicate if they wished to be considered ‘economically and/or educational disadvantaged’ applicants. This was due to a special admissions program that consisted of a separate committee and was only for applicants of minority backgrounds. In 1974, the application form added another question if the applicants wanted to be considered as members of a minority groups. Which to the Medical School minorities were ‘Blacks, Mexican-Americans, Asians and American Indians’ if they choose to fill out that part of the
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