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2011-2012 Virginia Commonwealth University Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2016)' started by DocInProgress, 08.04.07.

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  1. Chemdude

    Chemdude 7+ Year Member

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    I think you could also use that section to explain inconsistent grades (major f-up in one semester).
     
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  3. ilovebabies

    ilovebabies 2+ Year Member

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    What if my grades were pretty consistent? Should I explain a C+ I got in physics?
     
  4. Chemdude

    Chemdude 7+ Year Member

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    No, I don't think one C+ should make a difference. I'm talking about having a high GPA and then getting something like a 3.2 one semester.
     
  5. oaa

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    its good to hear that they work fast considering all the apps they receive
     
  6. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist Chasing Greatness 2+ Year Member

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    Awesome! You'll probably get an invite really soon. As for us with the "may status", I hope it comes soon too!
     
  7. MacNCheesy

    MacNCheesy MD, Class of 2016! 5+ Year Member

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    Hmm I submitted 7/6 and my app status still doesn't say complete. I know everything is in. Anyone else in the same boat?
     
  8. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    What is the 'very interested' status, if you don't mind? :)
     
  9. xATB

    xATB 2+ Year Member

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    The Committee's file review indicates that they are very interested in your candidacy. There is another increase in the applicant pool this year, but we are trying to get all candidates at your priority score interviewed as soon as possible if we have an adequate number of interview slots. Please watch for an e-mail from us regarding a possible interview date.
     
  10. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    Awesome :) Good luck!
     
  11. sam500

    sam500 5+ Year Member

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    Where do you guys see your status?

    I was complete on the 12th and all I can see is that I remain "complete".
     
  12. xATB

    xATB 2+ Year Member

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    That means they haven't reviewed your application and assigned you a priority score/ status yet. I was complete on the 11th and just got mine Friday evening.
     
  13. sam500

    sam500 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks!
    I spoke to soon.
    As soon as I saw your response, I got the MAY status.
    That's hopeful right? :thumbup:
     
  14. ilovebabies

    ilovebabies 2+ Year Member

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    I have the same question...right now I have checked all my bio courses..
     
  15. Slowpoke

    Slowpoke I haz cheezburger 7+ Year Member

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    Recently got this status update:

    The committee's file review indicates that they wish to consider your file over the next several weeks before making a decision about interview. Since they have some reservations about granting an interview, your file will be reviewed again by a small sub-committee before making a final decision. Please continue to check this site to learn when further action has been taken.
     
  16. aSagacious

    aSagacious Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    *Gulp* :xf:
     
  17. Slowpoke

    Slowpoke I haz cheezburger 7+ Year Member

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    well, I suppose it is better than an outright rejection. Lady luck, show me some lovin' :)
     
  18. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    Still only have the complete status since 7/13...
     
  19. latrala2300

    latrala2300 5+ Year Member

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    Same. We're probably such bamfs that they're going to automatically grant acceptances. :smuggrin:
     
  20. xATB

    xATB 2+ Year Member

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    I had the complete status since 7/11 until late last Friday evening. It seems like they just haven't gotten to you yet. I assume you'll be receiving your status in the next couple days.
     
  21. VaBeachGrl007

    VaBeachGrl007 5+ Year Member

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    Lucky! I've been complete since 7.11 and I have yet to hear anything =[
     
  22. PerfectCoat

    PerfectCoat 2+ Year Member

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    If the guys who received the MAY and INTERESTED status don't mind answering, what were your stats (GPA, MCAT)?
     
  23. Gogogirl

    Gogogirl 5+ Year Member

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    My non-science letter was marked as a science letter...I emailed them and no one has replied yet...I am wondering if I should call...I think that affects my status...sigh
     
  24. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    I had a similar problem and e-mailed them to which they replied in 1 week and changed it from non-science --> science
     
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  26. TheBox22

    TheBox22 2+ Year Member

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    Just got my third complete status... went from 'complete, dont request special dates' status, to 'complete, forwarding to admissions committee for further decision", back to "complete, dont request special dates". ??
     
  27. dra13

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    Same here, first had just "complete", then "Your file is complete, and has been forwarded to the Admissions Committee for further decision.", and now it reads "Your M.D. file is now complete. The Admissions Committee will now do a comprehensive review of your application. Once the review is complete, your file will be prioritized....."

    So frustrating, I just really want to go here ha
     
  28. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    Don't you DARE request special dates then!
     
  29. sdsoccer

    sdsoccer 5+ Year Member

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    lol +1

    im getting confused
     
  30. Slowpoke

    Slowpoke I haz cheezburger 7+ Year Member

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    oos, 3.6/31
     
  31. byuhusker

    byuhusker 2+ Year Member

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    Just got this status update.."The committee's file review indicates that they wish to consider your file over the next several weeks before making a decision about interview. Since they have some reservations about granting an interview, your file will be reviewed again by a small sub-committee before making a final decision. Please continue to check this site to learn when further action has been taken." I'm really bummed! I'm really interested in VCU, and I hope this doesn't turn out to be a rejection :(
     
  32. TheBox22

    TheBox22 2+ Year Member

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    :laugh: lol yup, better not!
     
  33. frescoengano

    frescoengano 5+ Year Member

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    ok so for anyone confused about the statuses...I found this from last year's thread...I don't know how legit it is but it makes sense. VCU seems to have 5 priority scores and here they are with the messages:

    Application Status:

    1) "The Committee's file review indicates that they are very interested in your candidacy. There is another increase in the applicant pool this year, but we are trying to get all candidates at your priority score interviewed as soon as possible. Please watch for an e-mail from us regarding a possible interview date."

    2) "The committee's file review indicates that they are interested in your candidacy. However, due to the increase in the applicant pool this year, it is clear we MAY be unable to interview all the candidates at your priority score. If we do find that we are able to grant an interview you will be notified by e-mail."

    3) "The committee's file review indicates that they would like to consider your file further. We are now in the process of scheduling interviews and will continue to do so through February. Unfortunately, the committee indicates interest in far more candidates than we are able to interview. Since we are dependent on the Committee member's schedules for interview spaces, we are unable to predict when or if we will be able to schedule you this year. Please continue to check this site to learn when further action has been taken."

    4) "The committee's file review indicates that they wish to consider your file over the next several weeks before making a decision about interview. Since they have some reservations about granting an interview, your file will be reviewed again by a small sub-committee before making a final decision. Please continue to check this site to learn when further action has been taken."

    5) "REJECTED"

    #1 - you are interviewed
    #2/3 - may be interviewed (still not sure how they are different or which is better)
    #4 - subcommitee message
    #5 - rejection.

    This is what I found...hope it helps
     
  34. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    Now been complete for a week with no status updates..errr...
     
  35. Chemdude

    Chemdude 7+ Year Member

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    Last year I was worried about my file not being reviewed for a while, so I called. They told me that the time it takes to review can vary depending on the person that is responsible for reviewing your file. It seems that your file must have been sent to someone that is busy or likes to really examine files before recommending an interview.
     
  36. PeterPesto

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    Will there be a status update saying my file is complete or will it immediately reflect the above-mentioned status updates? I've been complete for about a week as well, but their office is probably inundated with applications right now.
     
  37. Don15

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    you will get a status saying your file is complete
     
  38. cylondoctor

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    I got #3. 3.7/30 OOS.
     
  39. JediMasterCrumb

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    Just got "may status". Complete 7/15. Oos 30+ and 3.9 :xf:
     
  40. Chemdude

    Chemdude 7+ Year Member

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    btw, just so you guys know, status changes are always made around ~6:10 PM.
     
  41. edge of desire

    edge of desire 2+ Year Member

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    for the ppl who submitted already, can you copy/paste from word directly into the app? Can you preview your app before you actually submit? I'm just paranoid about the potential for no paragraph spacing b/c i ran into that problem already in another school's app :(
     
  42. vickpick

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    yes and yes.
     
  43. edge of desire

    edge of desire 2+ Year Member

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    great thanks vickpick! however, it came out as one paragraph in the preview, but had a note saying "the admissions committee will see it with the correct formatting in the real thing" (not sure I believe this...maybe I should <p> anyway?). Also, what is the general consensus on prereq's-- only list the bare minimum, or list everything that could count? Univ of Vermont, for ex, says specfically "list ONLY 1 year" but VCU doesn't say that so obviously. Does anyone know if they calculate a GPA based off that (so wouldn't it be better to pick and choose your best grades if you have several that fit the requirement?). I guess they have our primary but still...nice to have it all on 1 page.
     
  44. citrusguy2010

    citrusguy2010 2+ Year Member

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    did anyone have trouble getting their essay to fit in there and keep the formatting? i keep copying and pasting it in and when i go to verify my app it's cut off. it's below the 8000 character limit too!
     
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  45. doodle1

    doodle1 5+ Year Member

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    I had this problem as well. Mine was definitely under 8000, maybe 7500 or so and it was cut off. I ended up just removing a little to make sure it fit. Good luck!
     
  46. citrusguy2010

    citrusguy2010 2+ Year Member

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    i figured i'd have to do that. what about the formatting? is there no way to keep paragraphs?
     
  47. doodle1

    doodle1 5+ Year Member

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    I believe they mention the formatting issue on the app. No need to worry :)
     
  48. VaBeachGrl007

    VaBeachGrl007 5+ Year Member

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    Well I just got status #5, rejected. =( Good luck to everyone else!
     
  49. camierz

    camierz 5+ Year Member

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    good luck with the rest of the schools you applied to!
     
  50. myrtle turtle

    myrtle turtle 2+ Year Member

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    So I'm a bit confused about the process for this school. My AMCAS was verified back in mid-June and my secondaries have been rolling in. The problem is, my committee letter hasn't arrived and my school has a "no hassle" policy which means I cannot contact the advisor to inquire when my committee letter will be sent. We are only guaranteed that it will be sent by the end of September. Problem is, according to my VCU status page, my letters have to be there by 9/3! They haven't even been sent to AMCAS yet, and the VCU secondary says it can take 3-4 weeks for letters to post to them. So, I've submitted my secondary and paid my $80, but it's entirely possible that my committee letter won't arrive in time. Does the school not realize that students don't have any control over when committee letters are sent? Am I missing something here? It just seems a bit unreasonable to be rejected for something entirely out of my hands. Does anyone know if they re-consider this sort of decision?
     
  51. hockeyhy

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    I submitted my secondary 6 days ago and still no complete status, how long is it taking them nowadays?
     

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