2017-2018 Seton Hall - Hackensack Meridian

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    There appear to be no secondary prompts.

    Good luck to everyone applying!
     
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    Genuinely excited about this school
     
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    Primary submitted! Excited as well.
     
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    Free tuition for inaugural class?
     
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    It appears there is NO SECONDARY - they are going straight from the primary to IIs, and school would start in July.
     
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    Primary submitted! Good luck to everyone applying!
     
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    30% discount. NOTE: The discount is not automatically offered - to get it, you have to complete the FAFSA app.
     
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    What about updates? Im missing a lot from my primary that I can send supplementary

    EDIT: Saw this on their page "Applicants for admission to Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University are required to complete both the American Medical College Application Service application and a SOM Secondary Application."

    So I assume this means there will be a secondary. Who knows.
     
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    I didn't see any mention of updates on their website, but check it out and see what you think! If there's an email address for you to send it to, I'd go for it.
     
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    Ok, I didn't see that. They have an Admissions Process and Procedures page (Admissions Process and Procedures - Seton Hall University) that doesn't mention a secondary, and says that a completed application consists of the primary + LORs.

    Maybe they were considering a secondary but decided against it, given how late it is in the cycle?

    If anyone gets a secondary, please post! lol
     
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    Sent an application in yesterday! LM 66

    Really hoping this one works out for me. Geographically and mission-wise, this school would be a slam dunk for me if I can get in.
     
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    Submitted today! Hoping to hear good things!
     
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    I know right? I saw their mission to increase LGBT curriculum and i was like COUNT ME IN FAM. Also the location on the east coast is right up my alley.
     
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    Does anyone know what traditionally are the average stats are for an inaugrial class at any new school?


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    Damn that's rough for a new school
     
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    why does everyone expect a new school to hand out free tuition like its a requirement? With how competitive the application process is and how difficult the accreditation process is, there is no shortage of excellent applicants. Not to mention, Seton Hall and Hackensack are both premier names with a school in a premier geographical location. I know i would choose this school over a number of other schools without hesitation.
     
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    LM 71 submitted yesterday! Hope they skip the secondaries to shave off time lol
     
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    Not applying but following - sounds like a potentially great opportunity!
     
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    Also tossed in a primary. The curriculum sounds pretty sweet here/I haven't been accepted yet
     
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    It is hard to say, can't really compare CNU to Hofstra
     
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    Definitely not a requirement, most new schools do it to poach away strong students from established schools - since most applicants would not choose to go to a new school without more incentive

    Agree to disagree
     
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    Also bear in mind that the primary deadline is May 15 (according to AMCAS) and they are hoping to seat a class of 55 by July. They would have to interview ~300 people to seat a class that large in a very short span of time. Not having a secondary in this case makes sense. I would think there's a lot of interview days and a (relative to a normal timeline) high chance of being interviewed if you submit here. Buckle in for a very wild ride.
     
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    Cooper opened recently, pretty decent comparison, they had a lower overall MCAT, but the GPA was solid.
     
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    I've already booked a flight per week between now and May 15. ;)
     
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    Does anyone know the maximum number of letter of recommendations we can send to this school?
     
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    They ask for three and didn't give a range, so I just sent three.
     
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    Personally suprised they didn’t offer a steeper discount since they will still be more expensive than RWJ, NJMS, and cooper after the discount.

    Still applied nonetheless!
     
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    I'm sure the adcoms on this site will understand how monumental a task it will be to seat a class of 55 by July. @Goro @LizzyM
     
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    Why do u think it will be hard. Most people with just DO acceptances will jump to apply here. Don’t you think?
     
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    There are a lot of competitive candidates in the Tri-State area. The interview season will be a bitch on the Faculty. But if they can pull off interviewing 3x/week at 10 people/day...in ten weeks that's 300 people. They'll probably accept ~150 of those for the Class of 55.

    With no secondaries, I'm guessing they're going to do a LOT of screening by MCAT and GPA + service ECs.
     
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    Do they need to fill the class by April 30th?
     
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    Haven't a clue. The wise @Med Ed is very tuned into LCME requirements; I'd love to hear his input.
     
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    No secondary so I wonder how we will know we're under consideration.
     
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    I wonder if my 507 mcat stands a chance. Ive got a solid GPA and good ECs. Cheers to being neurotic for another 3 months


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    I doubt they will have any issue getting 55 highly qualified students from just the northeast, let alone the entire nation.
     
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    How do we submit the primary? I added the school on AMCAS but I didn't have to pay the $39 for adding. Is that okay?
     
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    Sounds like you skipped the step where you "reconfirm" your application. You definitely need to pay the $39.
     
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    Ah man. Okay. I think I'm gonna skip then. But this school really sounds promising! 1.5 preclinical, large elite hospital. Surely will overtake NJMS soon in that region.
     
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    Right? So many qualified applicants still in the hunt.
     
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    Did anyone find mention of in state preference?
     
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    Is this school making federal loans available to students, or is it like the new California one that requires private loans
     
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    Is it confirmed that there is no secondary? One part of their site says there is while another says all you need is AMCAS+LORs. Is it worth just sending my gap year updates? Got some major updates that include activities not on my primary.
     
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    Do you think the stats for the inaugural class at SHU will be similar to California Northshore's first class? or is northshore an anomaly.
     
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    Has this been confirmed from the school?
     
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    What were they at California?
     
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    of the four that opened during this cycle, two are in high density areas on the coasts, one in the middle but with highly specialized admissons criteria, and the other at a well known institution in the south....all situations will attract top applicants based on stats, but that does not mean they fit the goal of the program.
     
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    This means we would need to complete the FAFSA prior to matriculating to get the discount, correct? Not before applying.
     
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