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My application is full and ready to go... I have 5 pending prerequisites and am applying to schools that allow pending prerequisites but even though they allow it, do I have any fighting chance of being accepted?

 

I have a good GPA, great GRE, great letters of recommendation, good healthcare experience hours, etc. This seems to be my biggest flaw though... Let me know what you guys think.

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It depends. How many other pre-reqs HAVE you done? If you've only done one pre-req, the committee has nothing to base their decision on. I'm not guessing - this was something mentioned to me by a school when I applied. The more pre-reqs outstanding, the more of a gamble you are to the school even if your other grades are good. Proven excellence in sciences is comforting.

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Another thing to consider is how much the application cost is worth to you. I figure if the 5 prereqs are the only thing that's working against you, but the rest of your application is strong, you could always just try for it & just apply to the schools where you would definitely attend if admitted. Especially if you already have some other prereqs under your belt w/good grades in those classes. If your application's complete, it'd be easy to just pick your favorite schools and just shell out the money to possibly save yourself 1 extra year of waiting.

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