2017-2018 Saint Louis University

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2018)' started by Lucca, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Medstudent 32

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    When you say letter are you referring to the financial award page on mySlu site or did you get an email/letter with this info?
     
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  3. r1cketycr1cket

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    I'm referring to the financial award page on mySLU! I didn't get any email.
     
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  4. r1cketycr1cket

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    I know SLU doesn't have a second look day, so is it worth it to travel there and get a tour of the campus / talk to students? Has anyone done it? It's not too much of a commute for me.
     
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    My wife and I are planning a trip early May to go look around at neighborhoods, housing, and the school, etc. I think it’s a good idea!
     
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    When do they start pulling people off the waitlist?
     
  7. JinxADC&MD

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    That's what I did last year before deciding on SLU. It solidified my decision. PM me if you have any Q's
     
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    i heard most OOS get 5 or 10k scholarships. is this true? i only see my loans on the portal rn so just wondering
     
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    OOS and only received loans
     
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    I'm not sure about the truth of the first statement, but I called and asked financial aid about this and they said that if you are getting a scholarship it should be posted in your portal as of early last week.
     
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    Oos and offered $10,000.
     
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  12. r1cketycr1cket

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    In the financial aid packet they gave us at the interview day, it said that those who filled out FAFSA with parent info were eligible for up to 10k scholarship and those who didn't fill out FAFSA with parent info could get up to 5k if that clears up anything
     
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    I also received the scholarship. OOS
     
  14. You're My Boy Blue

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    There is no specific medical student on campus housing. There might be graduate student housing but it would be on/near the undergrad campus which is not connected to the medical campus.
     
  15. Medstudent 32

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    So although I am looking at the 2015-2016 report, SLU had an average of like 190K in debt for its graduates, with the highest average indebtedness from any school being like 240K. Is this just because it’s three years ago? Or how else can I reconcile borrowing 300+ in a couple months for SLU? Is there some way to get through with less debt? Is everyone just out there finding every last 5, 10, 15K scholarship that exists to bring that number down? Just curious to hear from others.
     
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  17. a.little.stitious

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    I know everyone on this thread is currently talking about financial aid, but I thought I'd drop by to share that when I got in my car yesterday, my phone screen had two notifications on it - the first was an email from my undergrad school saying it's never too late for a career change, the second was my navigation app calculating the time it would take for me to get to some liquor store that I had never been to, searched for, or even heard of. So, seems even the universe knows I'm waitlisted, though I did not give in to its coincidental suggestions. Hope everyone else in the same boat is hanging in there!
     
  18. HopefulDoc_27

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    Has anyone heard back from the 2/20 interview group? Thanks!
     
  19. twill132

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    Interviewed late February.
    Called today and was told that my application would be presented to the Committee next week.
    This cycle has been dragging on.
     
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    Interviewed 2/19. Was placed on the alternate list, emailed just a few mins ago
     
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    Just got off the phone with Admissions and they said absolutely no one has been moved off the waitlist and movement will not occur until the April 30th deadline passes the wait continues.... GOOD news is they expect a lot of movement this year !
     
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    Wait does this mean that no one has dropped an acceptance from them and there have been no spots to fill? Or does it mean that even if people have dropped, they just haven't filled those open spots and will not until Traffic Day?

    PS: thanks for calling and giving us this info, it's very much appreciated!
     
  23. AddisonMontgomery

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    I really don’t know but I feel like if people dropped they will give decisions to people who interviewed late March that they really wanted. I interviewed in September and people have been accepted in February and etc. but they will definitely get that wait list moving May 1st
     
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    I think March 6th was the last day for interviews.
     
  25. AddisonMontgomery

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    Hmmm That’s early. Compared to other schools. I guess that’s a good thing though !
     
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    yup, i think that was the last day listed on the interview calendar. better for everyone if is it the last day haha
     
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    This is a really good question.
     
  28. You're My Boy Blue

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    You have to remember that a lot of people are receiving financial support from family to bring loans down - which helps lower the average indebtedness. I would think that the only way to borrow less without other sources of financial support would be scholarships or using money if you worked a job before med school

    Edit: My bad I meant to quote the person who originally posted the question
     
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  29. givemecoffee

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    Withdrew my acceptance today. Good luck to those still waiting!
     
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    +1
     
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    Does this school reject post II? seems like everyone is on the waitlist
     
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    That is true. Everyone is on the waitlist.
     
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    Are you being facetious or is everyone actually put on the alternate instead of outright rejection?
     
  34. Fortheloveof

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    Hmm this doesn't seem right. The alternate list email definitely said they selected competitive applicants for the waitlist and that it's ranked.
     
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    I have heard that it’s ranked, although my email about the waitlist never said anything about ranking. Do anyone know how it’s ranked? Thanks.
     
  36. Pony@swordfish

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    I did not find anyone mentioning rejection post-II on sdn for SLU in the past few years. This unlikely to happen if they do reject people. I am not 100% sure though lol.
     
  37. DamSun

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    Could someone confirm if SLU does post-II rejections?
     
  38. QuarterBose

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    I don’t think it does. But can’t confirm.
     
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    lol someone asks this question every year and no one gives an answer. Its like the amount of licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop..... The world may never know.
     
  40. tekkenman11

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    Every school rejects people. If you don’t get in by the time school starts you we’re rejected.
     
  41. DamSun

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    Thats not an outright rejection, thats being waitlisted.
     
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  42. tekkenman11

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    But that leads to a rejection if you’re not accepted off the waitlist...
     
  43. QuarterBose

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    I think we talking about post II rejections.
     
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    Any interviewees from the last week of Feb get a decision this week?
     
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    I interviewed the last week of Feb and was told my file was presented to the committee on 4/11. She then said it may take 1-2 more weeks for a decision.
     
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    Alternate listed today
     
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    Just got an email asking if I wanted to stay on the alternate list.
     
  48. AddisonMontgomery

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    Just Got the alternate list reconfirmation email. The time is coming !
     
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  49. Hau5MD

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    Do have a friend of a friend who got rejected post interview this cycle.

    Also alt listed.
     
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    Same!
     
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    How do you update info on AMCAS?
     
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    if the contact is the same as before, do i need to do anything?
     

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