Originally Posted by XSV
I heard they rank all the applicants and say the top 30 get the first interview and then they go down the list from there. Again, this is what I've heard.
Seems like I have replied to this before in another thread. (Search is your friend) For those wondering here is what I remember about the interview process. You are first ranked based on GPA, PCAT, and letters of recommendation. The top 250 applicants receive and interview. There are 5 interview days with 5 interview times with 10 applicants (do the math 5 x 5 x 10 = 250). The interview is scored and thrown in with the other scores. The top 88 or so who have interviewed are offered admission. Those that decline admission open seats for those further down the list. The process continues until the class of 2016 is filled. In some instances it can take all the way until August. If I remember right no one is officially rejected i.e., official letter is sent out. Basically everyone who interviews has a chance for admission. But don't ask me what the ranking/point system is I really can't recall. I think it was something like 10 pts GPA, 10 pts PCAT, 30 points letters of recommendation, 25 pts interview with bonus points for 1. Being from South Texas, 2. advanced degrees (MS or PhD), 3. being a registered technician, etc.
Since they are interviewing in February, I would expect acceptances to be sent about 2 - 3 weeks after the final interview date (Mid-late March). There are no rolling admissions. Once the first group has been accepted, expect other acceptances about every 2 -3 weeks. If you were not one of the first admitted don't worry. I remember our acceptances went out in April and I was not accepted until about mid-May. Dr. Robertson called me personally and it has been a great decision to come down to Kingsville. I know the town is not much to look at, but just remember to do your best and learn while you are here. It is possible to make it through. I was not the best student as an undergrad, but made up for it here and am now interviewing with 5 programs for PGY1 residencies. I hope that clears up a few concerns/questions. Good luck to all those applying.