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2013-2014 Stanford University Waitlist Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2016)' started by oceanmist, 05.15.14.

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  1. oceanmist

    oceanmist 2+ Year Member

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    Best of luck to all who have decided to remain on the waitlist at Stanford! Hopefully through this thread we can update each other or share relevant information pertaining to waitlist movement.
     
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  3. eatprayloverun

    eatprayloverun 2+ Year Member

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    has anyone called the office to see if they expect to use their wait list this year?
     
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  4. oceanmist

    oceanmist 2+ Year Member

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    Hey guys I got the call this morning from Garcia! I just wanted to let you all know that they seem to be working through from the earliest interview days


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  5. Amygdarya

    Amygdarya 7+ Year Member

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    You mean you got accepted? Major congrats!
     
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  6. Runican

    Runican 2+ Year Member

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    Congratulationssss!
     
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  7. eatprayloverun

    eatprayloverun 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats!!! Do you mind my asking when you interviewed? Did Dean Garcia tell you how long you have to accept?
     
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  8. oceanmist

    oceanmist 2+ Year Member

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    I interviewed in October and I have about a week to decide!


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  9. dancer150

    dancer150 2+ Year Member

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
     
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  10. eatprayloverun

    eatprayloverun 2+ Year Member

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    Let us know what you end up deciding!! ;) Congrats again!
     
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  11. regeneration

    regeneration 2+ Year Member

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    I got into the MD program as well yesterday morning!! Interviewed in Jan.
     
  12. 4705928

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    Congrats! You must be in the top of the waiting list! Did you update them? By email or call? Did they reply your email? Thx.
     
  13. oceanmist

    oceanmist 2+ Year Member

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    I did send an update back in December and they responded about two weeks later confirming receipt of my update


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  14. 4705928

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    Thanks, good to know.
     
  15. dancer150

    dancer150 2+ Year Member

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    That's good to know, thanks. I sent one last week but never got a reply.
     
  16. oceanmist

    oceanmist 2+ Year Member

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    Someone else messaged me with the same issue. I wouldn't worry about it at all as this is the busiest time for them. Before my interview I was emailing them for confirming etc and they never responded to those either.


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  17. 7495108

    7495108 2+ Year Member

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    Congratulations on the recent acceptees! I posted this in the regular thread, but I'm wondering if anyone sent in a pure "letter of interest" post-interview? Their website only says that updates are acceptable. For those of you who did send in updates, did you only write about things that you didn't mention during the interview?
     
  18. dancer150

    dancer150 2+ Year Member

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    I wrote an update letter and an intent letter as one, and I updated them on mostly awards, thesis, and research publications/presentations since my interview date (I just graduated yesterday so I filled them in on the rush of stuff towards the end of senior year)
     
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  19. Runican

    Runican 2+ Year Member

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    Hey guys! I was accepted off of Stanford's waitlist yesterday!!!!!!!!!

    I will definitely be matriculating!!!!

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  20. oceanmist

    oceanmist 2+ Year Member

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    Did you get a good financial aid award package?


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  21. Runican

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    I actually haven't heard from financial aid yet. In the acceptance letter they said to call them about the SUNetID, which I did, but I had to leave a message and I haven't gotten a response. How long did it take you?
     
  22. java64

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    Congrats! Did you get a phone call as well or just the letter?
     
  23. Runican

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    I got the phone call yesterday evening, and I was emailed the letter today.
     
  24. Snickerdoodles

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    Congrats!!!! When did you interview?
     
  25. Runican

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    I interviewed in December :)
     
  26. eatprayloverun

    eatprayloverun 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats!!!!
     
  27. eatprayloverun

    eatprayloverun 2+ Year Member

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    Did you decide to matriculate at Stanford??
     
  28. oceanmist

    oceanmist 2+ Year Member

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    I did!


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  29. dancer150

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    Just out of curiosity, did everybody's Waitlist letter state that they would know when the admission season ends in June? Mine did, but I interviewed at the end of March, so I was just wondering if some letters from earlier in the interview season said May.
     
  30. Trayshawn

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    Yea, mine did too and I interviewed late last year.

    Question though, were we supposed to respond to the WL letter?
     
  31. dancer150

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    I never did. I think they assume that they just maintain their own WL. We would have gotten an interview link with like "yes maintain spot" or "no withdraw" if it had been a response kind of thing I think.
     
  32. Trayshawn

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    Cool because I want to withdraw but I don't know how hahah. Their admissions office doesn't respond to anything lol. Oh well.
     
  33. tzak

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    Any updates?
     
  34. nemo123

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    Gyngyn said they started accepting people again this week.
     
  35. dancer150

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    I would really like this wait to be over and have a final answer now haha
     
  36. nemo123

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    I don't think it is, since I still haven't gotten any post-interview correspondence yet...
     
  37. eatprayloverun

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    Wow... Were you part of the May interview group? I would suggest calling the office again... Maybe Arturo can give you an update about when you'll hear back. The last time I called (about 2 weeks ago), he did not say that the class was officially full, only that the wait list had been "activated." Part of me is hanging on to a small bit of hope, but, like @dancer150, I also want a definitive answer so I can move on and officially give up the dream.
     
  38. dancer150

    dancer150 2+ Year Member

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    I have to find a place to live if Stanford gives the final no, which means a lease...I don't want to bug Arturo, but at this point I want to at least know a deadline!
     
  39. nemo123

    nemo123 5+ Year Member

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    No, I was part of the February group... I called a couple weeks ago, and he said that my app was still under consideration. -_-
     
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  40. eatprayloverun

    eatprayloverun 2+ Year Member

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    I think Gwen Stefani said it best... "This s*** is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S" :banana::boom:
     
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  41. dancer150

    dancer150 2+ Year Member

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    When you called Arturo, did you just leave a voicemail and he called you back? Or did someone pick up the line?
     
  42. nemo123

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    For some reason, the only time someone picks up the phone is around 11 AM PST. That's when I call.
     
  43. dancer150

    dancer150 2+ Year Member

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    Hmm, thanks for the tip! I tried it a few times yesterday but then just gave up cause no one picked up and left a voicemail haha
     
  44. nemo123

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    Lol, there's only about a 10-15 minute window when someone picks up. Maybe since it's June, part of the office might be on vacation now?
     
  45. eatprayloverun

    eatprayloverun 2+ Year Member

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    Another tip... I've only had success getting through when I select the option for applicants with a last name in the first half of the alphabet (i think you press "1" for this). When I've selected the option for applicants with a last name in the second half, the call either goes straight to voicemail or gets disconnected...
     

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