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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. SeminoleVesicle

    SeminoleVesicle MS4 5+ Year Member

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    Same position, don't fret. I bet they have thousands of apps to sift through, especially considering how short the secondary was.
     
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  3. thestrokes14

    thestrokes14 7+ Year Member

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    App complete!
     
  4. RollTide22

    RollTide22 5+ Year Member

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    +1!
     
  5. penguinism

    penguinism 5+ Year Member

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    +2
     
  6. dra13

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  7. penguinism

    penguinism 5+ Year Member

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    I submitted sometime in July but my committee letter wasn't sent in until mid-August.
     
  8. frezz219

    frezz219 5+ Year Member

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    +3, submitted 8/7
     
  9. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    Hmm submitted 8/1...still not marked complete
     
  10. nicemsp

    nicemsp 2+ Year Member

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    Submitted 7/31 still not complete
     
  11. RedSox10

    RedSox10 5+ Year Member

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    Hi all:

    Just curious. How long after being verified by AMCAS and submitting to Penn State did it take to receive your secondary?

    Thanks!
     
  12. house4740

    house4740 2+ Year Member

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    Submitted secondary 7/27, still not complete
     
  13. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    Same here- I was around 7/29 and have not gone complete either. I will likely call them again next week if I have not heard anything.
     
  14. DrJMR

    DrJMR 2+ Year Member

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    Submitted: 8/5
    Complete: 8/17

    We are...
     
  15. IDFsoldierboy

    IDFsoldierboy 2+ Year Member

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    its rather frustrating that many people who submitted after us are being complete definitely giving them until friday and calling first thing monday!
     
  16. hoosier86

    hoosier86 7+ Year Member

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    submitted 8/2. complete email 8/4
     
  17. sector9

    sector9 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    I submitted 8/4 and haven't gone complete either... kind of weird that they don't do it in chronological order (I understand about not following the order for interviews and stuff, but for your initial file review to see if you're complete? It seems like chronological is the way to do it)
     
  18. latony

    latony 2+ Year Member

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    I submitted my LORs to AMCAS (the last piece) on 8/12. Complete 8/17.
     
  19. pache

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    Interview Invite!! Complete 8/25. That was quick!
     
  20. DrMcHindi

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    Congrats Pache! When did you submit?
     
  21. pache

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    Thanks!! :) I submitted 8/13. OOS. Good luck to you and everyone else! :)
     
  22. fizzgig

    fizzgig LudicrousSpeed! 7+ Year Member

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    within the labyrinth...
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    this is a mysterious school, indeed... i submitted 8/3 and am not verified as complete yet... what be goin onnnnnn??
     
  23. penguinism

    penguinism 5+ Year Member

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    I was complete the same day! Fingers are crossed for some love from my state school! :xf:
     
  24. Pennilane

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    same here, submitted 8/2 OOS
    figure Ill give it another week or two then start worrying


     
  25. DrMcHindi

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    If it makes you feel any better, submitted 7/29...
     
  26. mrdude

    mrdude 5+ Year Member

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    interview invite today. oos, complete 8/17
     
  27. IDFsoldierboy

    IDFsoldierboy 2+ Year Member

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    im with u i might be 7/27 even...congratz to those who got invites but it def shows a really screwy school that we havent been marked complete when others are marked complete and even given IIs...like every week I check amcas to make sure the letters are marked down too making me paranoid that im missing something
     
  28. ChrisMiamiU2012

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    interview invite!! OOS, complete on 8/10
     
  29. house4740

    house4740 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Congrats
     
  30. DrRower

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    Agreed. It makes me wonder if professors prioritize resources for "superstar" students the way Admissions seems to be prioritizing the completion of superstar applications.

    Didn't realize it was going to be this way when I applied (on 7/29)!
     
  31. misc14796

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    if it helps... i submitted 7/28... still not complete
    i called the office today and the lady i spoke to said it may take up to 8 weeks to be marked complete....
     
  32. citrusguy2010

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    i think it must be random in terms of completion rates because i submitted 8/2 and was complete 8/17 and i'm DEFINITELY NOT a superstar applicant (ugpa < 3.4)
     
  33. IDFsoldierboy

    IDFsoldierboy 2+ Year Member

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    i wish i could be rude and be like "well why is it taking 8 weeks for some of us but less than a week for others who submitted after us"

    lol
     
  34. midevilrabbi

    midevilrabbi UMiami First Year 2+ Year Member

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    3.79 overall, 3.8 BCMP, 32O, Out of State, submitted secondary 7/29

    My application still says they are not sure if my secondary is complete. Should I worry?
     
  35. IDFsoldierboy

    IDFsoldierboy 2+ Year Member

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    ur not alone buddy I think I submitted mine 7/27...plenty of us here in the same situation...the admissions office says it could take up to 4 weeks...other times they tell people 8...who knows wuts going on...im gonna wait til Tuesday to call since it seems most complete emails go out on fridays
     
  36. midevilrabbi

    midevilrabbi UMiami First Year 2+ Year Member

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    Thank you. 8 secondaries in, 6 to go, and no interviews yet. Starting to sweat.
     
  37. IDFsoldierboy

    IDFsoldierboy 2+ Year Member

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    dont sweat until december or jan...and with ur stats im sure ull get a few in by mid-late sept maybe into october
     
  38. nicemsp

    nicemsp 2+ Year Member

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    Application to this school is turning out to be a crapshoot. Submitted 7/31 and still not complete. If you're lucky you'll be marked complete and have your file looked at :rolleyes:
     
  39. centrigeugle

    centrigeugle less qq, more pew pew 5+ Year Member

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    I'm okay with a crapshoot. These prompts were awesome - it's much harder to make something short and powerful than long and compelling.

    PEW PEW ZING off goes the secondary, bouncing through the intertubez of the interweb.
     
  40. sheep88

    sheep88 5+ Year Member

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    Did they call you?
     
  41. frezz219

    frezz219 5+ Year Member

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    Does anyone know penn state's #interviewed / #accepted data for oos applicants?
     
  42. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    From last year:

    6,125 OOS Applied
    665 OOS Interviewed (10.9%)
    76 OOS in the Entering Class (11.4% from Interviewed)
     
  43. frezz219

    frezz219 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the info Prateek...I see that there were 76 oos matriculants last year, but do you know how many students were accepted?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  44. hyunsoo

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    I <3 Penn State :love:! I would also be interested in knowing how many students are actually accepted (versus the number matriculating). Thanks so much!!!
     
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  45. hyunsoo

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    No, they send you an email

     
  46. blizzah

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    Submitted Aug 4, still not complete.

    Or maybe I am and they neglected to inform me :p
     
  47. liluyuanlove

    liluyuanlove 5+ Year Member

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    Submitted 8/22, still no complete.
     
  48. masterwolfie

    masterwolfie Born to Lurk 7+ Year Member

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    I might be wrong/misremembering, but last year someone said that being marked complete means that your file has been reviewed, so a few weeks might go by between submission and completion.
     
  49. changa7

    changa7 2+ Year Member

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    It may seem random if we are just looking at the date people submitted their secondaries but maybe it will become more clear if we know when they were verified and when their letters were received. Since Penn state doesn't screen secondaries I bet everyone has different dates for these things

    Secondary submitted 7/31
    Letters received by AMCAS 8/2
    Verified 8/16

    Still not marked as complete yet.
     
  50. Quicksilver005

    Quicksilver005 2+ Year Member

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    hmm...I just realized that my application is not complete either. Submitted 8/20, so I am not going to worry about it until like November. Best thing is to chillax and catch some waves before summer is officially over :thumbup:
     
  51. music2doc

    music2doc Student of Mad Doctoring 5+ Year Member

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    Honestly, some do. I've noticed that if you have the relationship and such, a professor will sometimes be willing to place your application at the top of their list of priorities (assuming you approach respectfully and there is a legitimate reason for your last-minute request that needs to be done...well, last minute and stat).
     

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