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- Mar 18, '10 by nucleusambiguousYes, I have some good advice. I just got accepted to the Hopkins accelerated program for this coming year . I had a rough start in college, and my GPA was 3.56. Obviously not a bad GPA, but certainly not good enough to get into Hopkins on. I was a psych major with a cognitive neuroscience specialization. I know you said you are a bio major. If you are not with a lab, get with one IMMEDIATELY. I put in two years in my cog neuro lab which helped me get some great letters of recommendation and even authorship and acknowledgments in publications. I know that that is what got me in (I was originally waitlisted). Since Hopkins is a research institution, my strong background with the research process definitely worked in my favor. I wish you the best, if you need any advice on getting a lab position (if you are not in a lab already), let me know. Work extremely hard in the time that you have left in school, apply for every academic award (even if it seems like a long shot -lots of university libraries have annual contests for undergrad research papers, etc), submit projects for presentation (even if you think it is a long shot), extracurriculars, etc because the Hopkins app requires that you send a CV, and you cannot have an empty CV. . .
- Apr 2, '10 by GoalsInTransitionI was also accepted for this year's accelerated class.
AlthoughI had a good GPA, it was from a "no-name" university, and I wasn't sure about my chances. Some things I did were:
*emphasize my research background (I agree with the previous poster in that regard)
*have a well-defined goal in mind (my clinical interest is in HIV research in developing nations)
*submit GRE scores (if your total is 1200 or higher, it can't hurt)
*have great letters of recommendation from people who really know you and have immense faith in your abilities-- this last one was probably my saving grace. :-)
Good luck to you!
StacyLast edit by GoalsInTransition on Apr 2, '10 : Reason: grammar/spelling