application cycle

  1. hopeful_vet2026


    Gonna go ahead and make this for the upcoming cycle! Good luck everyone!
  2. C

    Help With Diversity Essay

    Unfortunately, I did not make the smart decision of pre-writing my diversity essay. I have received a couple of secondaries and am beginning to work on them now. My app isn't verified yet though, so I'm hoping to really nail down my diversity essay before they start flooding in. One idea I had...
  3. Y

    Was I screwed over by AMCAS?

    As this application cycle is coming closer to an end, I can’t help but reflect on what went wrong for me this cycle. There’s something that happened during this cycle that made me want to consult the SDN community on whether you guys think it could have possibly affected my chances a lot or not...
  4. aspiring-dentist101

    Importance of GPA/Acceptance chances?)

    I've been wanting to post about this for a very long time. I have been busy with family, interviews, work, etc. So I haven’t been able to post on sdn. I have decided to post it now for the sake of future applicants. This is intended for future applicants and most importantly for those that did...
  5. mdfaithful

    Update letter - Worthwhile or not?

    Hi everyone and good luck to everyone else in this year's application cycle! I have applied to many schools this cycle and have completed the application relatively early (ranging from mid-July to mid-August). I have not heard many of these schools back. No holds, no rejections, no anything. The...
  6. darude

    Is Interviewing Early in the Cycle Considered a Good Sign?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows if it is generally considered a good sign if you are interviewing at a school early in their cycle? I know dental school is rolling and your personal interview is obviously a big factor, but since decisions don't come until December is their any advantage or...
  7. evasive fish

    Apply this cycle or wait until next year?

    Edited for privacy.
  8. L

    MD To apply now or later

    Hello I recently graduate from the University of Georgia with a 3.66 GPA and am debating applying this cycle. I am studying for the MCAT now and taking it early August. I have my letters of recommendation, a years worth of lab experience, volunteer hours (clinical and nonclinical), but only...
  9. P

    Advice desperately needed about the MCAT/Application cycle!

    I am looking for help on deciding what my best path would be, and my family and friends are sick of hearing me go back and forth- I need a fresh set of eyes/ears. I am a 22 year old premed who just graduated from the University at Buffalo. I am a non traditional student in the sense that my...
  10. K

    Anyone applying the 2019 cycle?

    Just wanting to know if anyone else is currently applying, or has already applied, and when you guys have taken/plan to take the DAT? I am submitting my app this weekend, but the DAT is July 27. I know I’m not early, but I’m also hoping I’m not the latest since it won’t technically be complete...
  11. M

    Apply this year or next?

    So, I probably sound like every other pre-med student on this site but each of us have different backgrounds and college experiences so I'd just like someone else's opinion too. I am a fifth year biology senior looking to graduate in the fall with a current GPA around 3.67 overall and a 3.4...
  12. M

    MCAT and Application deadline help

    MCAT deadline timeline
  13. J

    2017-2018 OU College of Medicine Application Cycle

    Hello everyone! I have been scouring forums from past years, trying to get an understanding of OU's timeline for interview offers and other application dates. I thought I would start a thread where people can discuss their information and personal experience from this application cycle (for...
  14. F

    How to choose between two PT schools?

    Hi, everyone! First of all, good luck to everyone applying this cycle!! For all of us re-applicants, this year is our year! In the spirit of the application season, I just wanted to throw out a question a lot of us may be struggling with: how do you choose between two DPT programs? In my...
  15. dentaldiva27

    Should I reschedule my DAT?

    Hi, I currently am signed up to take the DAT on July 20th however this past weekend I broke my ankle and have to get surgery now. Prior to this, I had been working 40 hour weeks and shadowing for 6 hours a week and haven't truly gotten to study as effectively as I should have. I have most of...
  16. A

    Orgo at Community College

    What schools should I NOT apply to if I took organic chem 1 and 2 with labs over the summer at a community college (A in 1, C in 2)? What schools are strictly against science courses at a CC? Just trying to narrow down my list before this application cycle begins in a few days. Thanks in advance.
  17. S

    Advice on Reapplication, Doing MD now, was MSTP applicant before

    Hello SDNers, Background: I've decided to apply MD this cycle, was MSTP in the past. Was waitlisted for WUSTL, Baylor, URochester, Emory, and UIC, but didn't get in previous cycle. I'm a little relieved though because I finished a masters during that application cycle and didn't see myself...
  18. kmillz

    Dental School: 2018 Application Cycle

    Hi everyone! I've been looking for a thread like this for the upcoming application cycle specifically, and haven't found it anywhere. So I figured I'd start one myself :) I'm relatively new to SDN besides the occasional stalking for other pre-dents who are starting to freak out about this...
  19. P

    USC School of Pharmacy - Class of 2021 (Fall 2017 applicants) - Official Thread

    Go to: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/usc-school-of-pharmacy-class-of-2021-fall-2017-applicants-official-thread.1228783/
  20. A

    Traveling During Application Cycle

    I really want to take 1-2 months to visit Europe upon graduation at the end of April. So I would be abroad May and June 2017 most likely. Has anyone applied while they were abroad? Assuming I stay in hostels with internet access, I don't see why this would be a problem...but if anyone has had...
  21. LindaAccepted

    Medical Applying to Medical School Late in the Application Cycle

    If you are submitting your application in August or later, this can be considered applying late in the application cycle. Often there are other circumstances that are influencing your decision to apply late –waiting on an MCAT score or deciding late in the process to apply in the current cycle...
  22. I

    Quitting research during application cycle

  23. P

    Need input on my Master's options!!

    Hi guys, I'm looking to earn my master's degree this fall. I have a few options I'll list in a non-ranked order. Mercer University - MS Preclinical Sciences (1 year) University San Francisco - Professional Science Master's in Biotech (2 year) Nova Southeastern University - MS Marine Bio (2...
  24. N

    When is too late for applying for fall 2017

    When I planned my application process and mcat scores, I did not realize there was a thing as too late. After all with most school deadlines in October, I assumed I would have as equal chances as any other applicant no matter when I applied. I am in my application process right now, but I'm...
  25. Alienman52

    ***The Official 2016-2017 Osteopathic Underdawgs***

    Hi all, I've noticed that there are plenty of threads from around 2011+ with people listing their stats as underdogs with respective acceptances, interviews, time of verification, etc. I was wondering if someone had made a thread like this for the 2016-2017 application cycle, as those previous...
  26. Fallenfromgrace

    Dental schools that calculate GPA w/ grade replacement

    I know that ADEA AADSAS takes all grades into account for their GPA calculation, but the official calculation page also says that "Many college/universities count only the 'new' grade in the repeated course(s) in GPA computation" in case you've repeated a course. Does anyone have a list or know...
  27. BunnyMan17

    To wait or not to wait?

    So.... I got some good school suggestions from those prowling the corridors of SDN but a few days ago someone suggested I wait until my first summer class is over to send in AACOMAS primary applications... The first Summer class ends June 25.. Only 4 days after my MCAT scores come out. I don't...
  28. nasturtium

    Should I Even Apply This Cycle?

    Please don't judge me. I can't seem to find a science professor that will write me a LOR. One responded that he wouldn't because of my lab grade (ouch). Another hasn't responded. I have two Cs, so those professors are out. I'm having a weird epiphany like, maybe I am not prepared to apply...
  29. ArteryStudyPainting

    Simple Question Regarding Timeline

    Hello, I was "shopping" around and could not get a concise answer to my own timeline question. See below: Background: I am a molecular Biology Pre-medical who is going into their senior year (class of 2017). I have a 3.972 GPA, have completed successful research having to do with...
  30. confidentandgood

    Taking a gap year... when to apply?

    Edit: problem solved!
  31. K

    Wait for Spring Grades or Nah?

    Hi everyone, I'm in a dilemma. I want my spring grades to count, but I have also heard that applying as early as possible would be extremely advantageous. I am on the quarter system and and will most likely have spring grades come out in late June before I can send out my transcript. I have a...
  32. optimisticallypassingorgo

    Possibility of animosity towards religion/race?

    I'm a female Muslim arab (though I am blonde/white and don't "look" it). When I have applied for jobs/positions in the past I try to not draw attention to my religion or race. My name is foreign, but you wouldn't be able to tell its an arab name. However, in my PS I have written about the...
  33. W

    Bad Biochem grade last semester before applying

  34. eeeeagle!!

    In a pickle/Need some advice!

  35. I

    Prospective DO Applicant PLEASE HELP!!!

    Hello there, I just recieved my scores for the January MCAT, and I would like to see whether my application is at all competitive or acceptance worth for either Nova Southeastern University DO School, or LECOM DO school, both in Florida. Honors Biomedical Science Major My Overall GPA is: 3.83...
  36. oblongataforreal

    Post-bac after submitting the primary application? Pros and Cons!

    Hello everyone, My background: In early 2014, I was a junior when I took the MCAT and got an average 27 with a 6 on verbal, which bombed my score. I didn't apply to any school till 2016 application, last year. Although my resume is filled with research, clinical work, leadership and EMT stuff...
  37. P

    Submitted Podiatry App, Am i Too late?

    Hello, New to the forum... I recently decided on podiatry as a career option. I just completed my 2o hours of podiatry schadowing. I graduated from a competitive ivy league school. Currently taking a gap year working at a big pharma company. My stats are as follows: Sci gpa: 3.40 Non-sci: 3.62...
  38. B

    Medical Schools that I can apply to now?

    Hello everyone, I am a bit worried about my chances in getting into medical school this cycle, since I am getting alot of rejections and no interviews yet. I applied to ~35 schools Are there any medical schools that I can apply to right now? I am a bit down about this entire application...
  39. B

    Does this schedule sound impossible?

    I'm taking summer classes to catch up on all the courses I need to get done on time. I have a shadowing/internship opportunity for a dentist in a city other than the one I am going to college at, and I was going to take these courses at a easier 4 year university, since my school is pretty...
  40. B

    Should I wait to apply next cycle? Help!

    Hey friends pls help I committed to wanting to go to dental school last year, my sophomore year of college (a little late, I know) . I have finished most of the courses and will be almost done by the end of this summer if I take summer school. My friends are advising me to apply next cycle...