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# OOP chance

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Hi all,

Just looking at the next cycle and last year's stats, and I saw that the OOP stats are really high compared to the stated minimums.

I was wondering if anyone had an idea of what the chances are for being OOP with the following:

AGPA: 4.18

MCAT: 520

~3 publications

Low SES

I'm guessing I'm going to need to do well on the Casper?

Thanks very much.

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You need a z score of 3 on Casper maybe greater. Your scores are converted to z scores. The average applicant for oop has about 520 mcat and 4.3 Agpa. So your z score is 0 for mcat and negative for agpa. It’s probably  -1. The z score of interviews applicants is about 1 for each category. You multiply your z score the weighting for that component. Casper is normally distributed. Good luck!!

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12 hours ago, Xbox Skully said:

You need a z score of 3 on Casper maybe greater. Your scores are converted to z scores. The average applicant for oop has about 520 mcat and 4.3 Agpa. So your z score is 0 for mcat and negative for agpa. It’s probably  -1. The z score of interviews applicants is about 1 for each category. You multiply your z score the weighting for that component. Casper is normally distributed. Good luck!!

Thanks!!

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I wonder how the ses multiplyer works for negative z scores?

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Also, your mcat z score gets multiplied by .5, casper by .3 and gpa by .2. It looks like from previous years that if you have an overall z score of + 1 or more gives you and interview.

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My hunch tells my every 4 points above 520 is a z score point. So 528 gives you a z

score of 2. If multiply by .5 it becomes 1 which is enough for an interview.... assuming that your other 2 components aren’t negative.

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(20% AGPA + 50% MCAT® + 30% CASPer®) X (rural coefficient if >0) X (academic co-efficient if >0) X (socioeconomic and cultural diversity co-efficient if >0)

How much does it hurt you to have 0 rural attributes?

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A max rural score gives you a 1.1 multiplyer. So you would need a z

score of .91 instead of 1 to get an interview. So you could score .5 points lower on the mcat probably.

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Thanks very much @Xbox Skully that really helps give me a better idea how the score works.

So going by the calculation and given that you need an overall score of 1:

1 = 0.2 * -1(AGPA) + 0.5 * 0 (MCAT) + 0.3 (x)

x=4

So need a CASPER z-score of 4. Yikes! I'm about as low-SES as they come, but that may not be enough to mitigate a low GPA if it's similar to the max rural score. Still, good to know what to expect.

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Once the stats for this year are released we will have a better understanding of how Casper affected this. Those with a Casper score of -1.5 don’t go to a file review.

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Does anyone know if professional doctorate degrees count towards the agpa?

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On 7/23/2019 at 7:17 PM, Xbox Skully said:

Does anyone know if professional doctorate degrees count towards the agpa?

Nope, only undergraduate level courses count towards the AGPA.

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