It’s Possible to Get Accepted Into BS/MD Programs If You Don’t Have Perfect Grades or SAT Scores


Each year, Dr. Paul Lowe, BS/MD Admissions Guru works with four or five clients that don’t have perfect transcripts. They may have a couple B’s and even C’s. Last year, Dr. Lowe worked with five clients whose GPA weighted were below 3.5 and their SATs were below 1500 and they were accepted to BS/MD programs. Here are stats on one client: Female. South Asian descent (Indian American). Texas. GPA: 3.5 weighted. SAT scores: 1420. Result: She was admitted to two BS/MD programs.

So, what happened? How was she selected over other students who had nearly perfect SAT’s, high GPAs and shadowed multiple doctors and lots of community service? In her high school, the valedictorian, salutatorian and top 5 other students were rejected from all BS/MD programs and Ivies and several highly selective universities.

BS/MD programs are not seeking just extraordinary students or superstars. They are seeking students who are going to be great doctors. They are not seeking students who sound like everyone else! They value individuals with desirable characteristics in addition to your goals and achievements.

BS/MD program admissions officers evaluate applications with a fine-tooth comb which means that your entire student profile (freshman year to senior year) is reviewed. They seek to know your originality, cultural competence, deviations from the perceived norm/traditions, self-definition, honesty, attitude and other character attributes. In short, they seek to know who YOU are.


Getting into BS/MD programs, however, is not just about who you are (or what your parents perceive that you should be) but about how you effectively tell your story (conveying your character and narrative). What it all comes down to is how you demonstrate your personal qualities, leadership, and commitment to your community through the application. This takes the form of the collective expression of honest and meaningful personal statements and essays, involved extracurricular activities, and descriptive recommendation letters that help the admissions officers determine whether to accept or reject you.  High-achieving students (and their parents) tend to mistakenly believe that their scores and grades are enough to win admissions to their desired schools.   

While it’s rare for someone with a 3.5 weighted GPA to get into a BS/MD program, it’s not impossible. Dr. Lowe spends weekly Skype sessions in helping his clients develop and demonstrate their personal trademark to admissions officers. While the odds are against you with a weak academic profile, over the years. Dr. Lowe has helped many students with poor GPA’s/grades and low SAT scores get into BS/MD programs.


By having continuous Weekly Skype/Zoom sessions directly with Dr. Paul Lowe, brainstorming ideas, developing admissions strategies, essay review, and mock interview sessions to develop amazing student profiles, our clients stand out and are accepted into Ivy League and highly selective colleges/universities and BS/MD programs


Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs. As a result of his continuous clients’ acceptances into BS/MD programs, his clients have considered him: BS/MD Admissions Guru.

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team ONLY work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is highly competitive and thus desire help from an admissions expert. They appreciate the value and investment in paying for expert advice consisting of a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.