Everywhere I've applied, I've been waitlisted. One place specifically has waitlisted me three times and eventually denied me. Only two have requested information beyond grades.
Currently I have a 3.6 GPA for prerequisites and by the end of the semester it should be bumped up to around a 3.7. It may be a little lower or higher depending on what the school considers prereqs. I have volunteered as staff support, with patient interaction for over 250 hours. I am a licensed EMT. I have references from pretty credible medical people in the area.
Why don't more schools take things outside of grades into account? Or a better question, why don't the schools who do ask for other information seriously consider me? I simply cannot get past the waitlist. I can't even get into the community college that I'm getting my associates from.
It bothers me because if I had applied directly after high school, I could have easily gotten in pretty much anywhere. I see some pretty stupid people getting accepted and it makes me wonder why I can't. I'm not trying to sound cocky, just frustrated.
Feel like they hate men or something. Oh Illinois.