Quote from Kat_Walk
Anybody else interested in or applying to the AE MSN program at UT-Austin for summer of 2013? I'd love to start a group discussion to help each other with questions and concerns people might have.
Kat_Walk I saw that you asked for advice on the 2012 forum. Some quick stats for me..
I had over a 3.8 gpa for my undergrad....but they only counted upper division so that lowered it to a 3.5 something.
I had almost a 4.0 in prereqs...one B at the time of application.
My GRE was 1190.
I had about 100 hours of volunteering at a hospital.
I really tried to write a good essay and discuss how this was really what I wanted to do.
The program is getting more and more competitive though, so unfortunately I don't think my stats guaranteed my admission. It was really close this year, so I think I was lucky that I made it.
My advice is, write a GOOD essay that the admissions committee will like and respond to..maybe even relate to.....keep your prereqs up as much as possible. Study hard for the GRE, get as much volunteer experience or healthcare work in as possible, and keep your fingers crossed. Oh and, I tried to get good recommendations. 2 were volunteer supervisors, and the third was a liberal arts professor who I knew well, and I thought she would attest to my abilities more than any science professors I've had.
Hope that helps a little.