You may apply at any time during the application cycle- you do not need to wait until your final transcript is ready. Many college seniors apply during or after the fall term. If admitted, Bennington would require the final transcript when it is released.
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Hi, thanks for the question. It really is up to you- if you decide to submit scores they will be considered so if you feel it will add to your application in some way then include it. If you don’t feel it is representative of your test-taking or academic ability feel free to submit your application without it.
The financial aid office is very helpful in guiding incoming students in the loan process. Here’s an excerpt from the FAQ’s at Bennington’s website:
“Students typically fund the postbac year through a combination of federal Stafford and private alternative loans. Parents of dependent students may borrow a federal PLUS loan. For more information about loans, please visit the loans pages or contact the Office of Financial Aid.”
And here’s a link to more financial aid information- additionally, all applicants are considered for a merit-based institutional grant.
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Hi, thanks for your question. First of all, nothing substitutes for hard work of the post bac students here. It’s essential to apply yourself and perform well to demonstrate your aptitude and dedication to science. Having said that, the professors here are incredibly accessible, which plays a huge role in our ability to learn subjects thoroughly, and also in a fairly short amount of time (cramming all pre-med requirements into a single year is no easy feat). Also, due to the extremely small class sizes (fewer than 20 students in each), our professors really get to know us, which helps in the process of writing accurate and specific letters of recommendation. Another helpful aspect is that the program approaches science education in such a way that we constantly read and analyze real-world journal articles. The ability to read and pick out important aspects of a text about an unfamiliar subject is a critical skill for performing well on the MCAT. Finally, the Field Work Term enables students to spend up to 2 months working in a healthcare-related field, which, personally, really helped me become more comfortable using medical terminology and working with medical professionals, which will be beneficial during the application process. I hope this provides a helpful picture of the unique program here at Bennington! ~Katie ‘13
Hi- Bennington’s program has a June start and is one year. The deadline to apply for 2013 has passed but if you are interested in applying for next year and have questions, head over to the website for more info- some prereqs are okay but it depends on what they are and when they were taken.
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