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2011-2012 Penn State Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2017)' started by Sammich117, May 22, 2011.

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  1. Gambler 101

    Gambler 101 5+ Year Member

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    I'm still waiting as well. When I interviewed, they said they'd try to let everyone know before May 15. It'll be interesting to see if they'll keep that deadline.
     
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  3. shivakamini

    shivakamini MS-IV 2+ Year Member

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    There is a 2016 FB group that has some MSI, MSII in it (http://www.facebook.com/groups/358581254169533/427141553980169/?notif_t=group_activity). Nothing is more official than Facebook Official...

    There is a bus that drives around here. I have no idea where it goes, or what the schedule is. There isn't a grocery in walking distance from On-campus housing or Briarcrest. Most people here have cars, but there are a few that don't. Make friends quickly!

    In all seriousness when the time gets closer, your MSII "big" will probably be able to help you the first week or so. A lot of us will be willing to help out the first years get settled in.
     
  4. BlueTree

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    Does anyone know when the first day of classes is? I have scoured their website and can't find the information. Is there a calendar somewhere?
     
  5. Chem Hopeful

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    Hey all, I just joined so I can contribute to information out there for other applicants. I was originally on the "Hold" list for interviews. I interviewed March 23rd, and yesterday my parents received notice that I have been put on the "Hold List."

    So, it's possible to be put on hold for interviews and still get an invitation to interview. I'm hoping my chances are just as good at getting an acceptance letter, but time will tell.

    Best of luck to everyone!
     
  6. ARE83

    ARE83 2+ Year Member

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    Mandatory orientation begins July 30. Actual classes begin the following Monday. Here's the link to the orientation website.

    http://med.psu.edu/web/md/home/accepted/orientation
     
  7. BlueTree

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    Hmmm... I previously visited that website but didn't see any academic calendar past orientation. Thanks anyhow! :)
     
  8. ARE83

    ARE83 2+ Year Member

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    I've not found an academic calendar on their site, which is frustrating, but I called a couple weeks ago to confirm. Classes always start the Monday following orientation.
     
  9. KnifeofIce

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    Got a letter a couple of days ago that I'm on the "Hold List". Hoping to hear good news soon!
     
  10. Velour Fog

    Velour Fog 5+ Year Member

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    Anybody get financial aid awards yet?
     
  11. Huskies88

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    ditto. :xf: GL to all!
     
  12. StephBee

    StephBee 5+ Year Member

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    I got my letter a while back but wasn't granted any sort of aid...
     
  13. annabanana1690

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    Does anyone know how to withdraw from Penn State? Should I just send an email? I loved the school but ultimately got a better financial aid package at a program closer to home. I hope my withdrawing helps out one of you!
     
  14. Ismet

    Ismet PGY-fun! SDN Administrator 5+ Year Member

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    I was wondering this too. I wasn't sure if I just don't send in the deposit and I'm automatically withdrawn or if I have to formally withdraw. What address would I email?
     
  15. annabanana1690

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    Definitely a bummer :(. I wish I had gotten better aid at penn state! Good luck StephBee penn state was awesome!
     
  16. breakdancerj

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    Does anyone know anything about waitlist movement at Penn State? I would imagine that there is a lot of movement from the hold list in the next few weeks with the whole May 15th deadline, but would appreciate anyone's insight who may know more specific information.
     
  17. Gambler 101

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    it looks like we're on the same wait lists. I have no idea about either.
     
  18. pmanwani

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    Is anyone still waiting to hear back post interview? I interviewed 3/30 and haven't heard anything yet! Crossing my fingers and praying! :)
     
  19. Pichuhunny

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    I will be one happy Pichu if I get off the waitlist. XD
     
  20. breakdancerj

    breakdancerj 5+ Year Member

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    Here and Albany? haha I just wish this whole process wasn't such a mystical black box. I have an acceptance that I am grateful for, but I hate still feeling like I don't really know for sure where I will end up. I just wonder how much of a long shot these wait lists will be because I am ready to finally feel fully committed to a school and move forward. Penn State would be ideal for a lot of logistical reasons. Good luck!
     
  21. tantacles

    tantacles Lifetime Donor SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

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    You pretty much just gave all of the specific information we're going to get. If you want more, check last year's thread. The same goes for Albany.
     
  22. KnifeofIce

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    I wish I had even one acceptance to count on.
     
  23. Gambler 101

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    +1
     
  24. pmanwani

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    If you don't mind me asking, when did you guys interview? Hope everything works out! :)
     
  25. Gambler 101

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    I had the last interview day, april 4th
     
  26. KnifeofIce

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    I interviewed on 3/26. I'm on 3 waitlists including Hershey and it's the pits, let me tell you. Trying to keep positive though! :xf:
     
  27. pmanwani

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    I feel ya!!!! But yes let's stay positive :). The office of admissions emailed me back saying that my decision got sent out earlier this week so any day now...
     
  28. 123Cookie123

    123Cookie123 5+ Year Member

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    Do people get rejected post-interview or is everyone essentially put on the hold list? Still waiting...
     
  29. pmanwani

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    I don't know the answer to that but I'm waiting to hear back too! When did you interview? I interviewed 3/30. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for the best for all of us! :)
     
  30. Chem Hopeful

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    At first I was bummed about the hold list, but seeing that people are declining acceptance, I feel a bit more optimistic. :) Good luck everyone!
     
  31. Velour Fog

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    To those of you that received your financial aid statements--

    Did they come via email or snail-mail? And is there any way to check them online?
     
  32. ARE83

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    They came snail mail. I don't think there's a way to check online. If you're concerned you missed something, I'd just call the financial aid office. The woman who runs the office seemed very helpful at Second Look Day.
     
  33. crazy12

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    i just withdrawed..so hopefully itll be someone's first acceptance!
     
  34. Huskies88

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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: Thank you!
     
  35. tantacles

    tantacles Lifetime Donor SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

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    I'm withdrawing from the hold list, and I wish all of you luck.
     
  36. BlueTree

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    Does PSU have anything to help people find roommates?
     
  37. r0bbaa

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    Does anyone know any details on how wait list movement works? I got a vague answer from my phone conversation with admissions. From my understanding the admissions committee meets again to re-evaluate people on the waitlist for acceptances if there are any openings. Also, I was told that acceptances off the wailist were by phone.
     
  38. Gambler 101

    Gambler 101 5+ Year Member

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    And wait list = post interview hold?
     
  39. r0bbaa

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    Yup. Sorry for the confusion :D. hold list = wait list in my mind.
     
  40. Huskies88

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    Any WL movement recently?? Looking at last year's thread, Penn State should start pulling post-interview hold applicants off the WL very soon!
     
  41. r0bbaa

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    Does anyone know if there even are any open spots for people to get off the hold/wait list?
     
  42. Chem Hopeful

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    Hey everyone, I found out some information today.

    Yesterday, I left a voicemail with one of the people involved in one of the graduate programs at Penn State, and I had mentioned that I was on the Hold List. This morning, he called me back, and he was surprised that we hadn't been notified about this year's situation. It turns out that instead of the typical one-third of people who accept the original acceptances sent out by the school, one-half of them did. Given that, they are way over the number of students they expected to have in the coming class.

    I just wanted to pass this along to all of you. It's a bummer, to be sure, but at least now we know! I'll be competing for the Class of 2013 now, but good luck to the rest of you!
     
  43. Pichuhunny

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    -.- If this is true...epic face palm!!! & unhappy Pichu.
     
  44. Gambler 101

    Gambler 101 5+ Year Member

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    Well that bites the big one. The least they could do is send us an update.
     
  45. r0bbaa

    r0bbaa 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks for information. Has anyone called admissions to confirm this?
     
  46. Pichuhunny

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    T-T Waaaaahhhh!!! We'll see what happens...
     
  47. charlestaft258

    charlestaft258 2+ Year Member

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    Doesn't that just mean that there will be less seats available? They way you put it, makes it seem like there are little to no seats remaining for those that are waitlisted. Instead of 2/3 seats filled via wait/hold list, it is now 1/2... or am I missing something?
     

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