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Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by Lucca, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. goatmed

    goatmed A good man, and thorough

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    As someone who was frantically checking the portal last year, I have an educated guess of what the changes mean for those also freaking out about it.
    I noticed the changes on Tuesdays (which seemed to be when acceptance calls were made, if I remember correctly) in an older browser (one of the readily downloadable old versions of Firefox. I don't know if it's more readily seen by Safari on Macs, but I never noticed it in my up-to-date Firefox or Chrome versions for Windows 10).

    I also first noticed the error about three months before I was accepted (in November, and I was accepted in February.) I don't think this means I was already accepted 3 months before they bothered to call, I think it means they opened my file multiple times (which means it's not a guarantee of acceptance, just a guarantee that they looked at you.) I also know of someone who saw the same glitches using a similar alternative browser and never got accepted. I could be wrong though.

    But either way I wouldn't sweat over whether some glitch does or doesn't come up at a given time. It's a bit like reading tea leaves, and if my n=1 carries any weight, it certainly won't make you any less anxious whatever the glitch status is.

    Good luck to all!
     
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    What error is this? When I open my Baylor portal I, for some reason, see the supplemental application again, as if I have to fill it out like the first time.

    I've already interviewed here so am just waiting till mid-November for any news, but am curious as to what this error is!
     
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  3. Twelvehens24

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    What portal?
     
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  4. Jormungandr

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    That is exactly what I did! For anyone else who stumbles upon this with the same question, it was the 102 Metro bus and it was only $1.25 to take me to the downtown transit center. From there you can Uber / Lyft wherever
     
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  5. DeCzar

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    The place where you submit the seconday application.
     
  6. goatmed

    goatmed A good man, and thorough

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    No, it's one of those webpage error messages. I forgot the details of what it looked like, but it's obvious once you see it, not like a minor glitch. Like an error retrieving the account requested or something of that sort.
     
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    Sorry to keep beating the dead horse of this thing but what page are you talking about? The file completion page or the secondary application page? I attached pics of my views but nothing seems out of place
    I have a spectacularly normal view on both the file completion check and the secondary application. Hopefully it means nothing haha.
     

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    Have you interviewed?
     
  9. Jormungandr

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    Yep!
     
  10. premed1234567891011

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    The file completion/status check page is the one where (in the past) the error message showed up.
     
  11. inacrowdofthousands

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    Is baylor still giving out interviews? Still holding out hope!:xf:
     
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    Me too
     
  13. goatmed

    goatmed A good man, and thorough

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    The file completion/status check. If you really, really, really wanna look for it, try logging in on Tuesday mornings. Again, it's not a specific indicator of your chances (i.e. you can never catch the error and still be accepted)
     
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    Just interviewed today and they said they interview into February. So I imagine they’re still sending out invites!
     
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  15. elaiho96

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    I interviewed in early August and yesterday afternoon I received my acceptance call!
     
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    Congrats!! You must’ve been one of the first 20-30 acceptances. They told us the admissions committee was meeting yesterday and would meet once a month going forward, and would tentatively send out 20-30 acceptances every 2-3 weeks or so. But they said not to quote them on it.
     
  17. KD6-3.7

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    Congrats! Did you interview for a special program? I thought the first interview was 8/24, and Baylor doesn’t send anything before TMDSAS prematch besides Early Decision
     
  18. Twelvehens24

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    they told my group not to expect anything until week of thanksgiving at least lol
     
  19. dodolol21

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    Yeah, 8/24 was the first interview day I thought too, at least that's what they said IIRC

    EDIT: also has anyone noticed the infamous application portal error?
     
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    I applied through EDP!
     
  21. premed1234567891011

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    Welcome to Baylor!
     
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  22. premedcat19

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    Do they usually call the first round of acceptances on the first day of TMDSAS prematch?
     
  23. Asdfghjkl123456789q

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    Previous threads have shown that they call, but the first have been on Tuesdays
     
  24. wysdoc

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    Last year it was about a week later. Why share the spotlight with the other schools?
     
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  25. saltysnack

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    I have nothing to add towards the acceptance discussion, but thought you all may find it interesting to know that I (OOS, LM 77) received an II in early October but ended up withdrawing from consideration for various reasons. So have faith other OOS people, there's definitely a chance for you! :)
     
  26. CarpeDiem1993

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    Very very unexpected at this late stage. Got an interview today, the available date was January 4th. Have already been accepted to 3 other schools and assumed I was finished with all interviews. Definitely pumped!
     
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  27. inacrowdofthousands

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    Are you planning to go on this interview? Congrats on your three acceptances
     
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    Hi, does anyone know if baylor allows updates and if they do, do they allow updates via email or some other way. Thanks in advance!!!
     
  29. boundlesscorpuscle

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    I also received an interview invite today for 1/4; complete 10/13. Super pumped about this school!
     
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  30. CarpeDiem1993

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    Thanks. Yes, I am definitely planning on going. Although I don't feel overly confident in my chances of admission given how late in the cycle my interview is and my LM haha. But excited to interview nonetheless!
     
  31. sarahishappy123

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    Baylor doesn't accept many students until they have interviewed everyone! So your chances are still good :) Especially if you are in state?
     
  32. bb2k19

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    Hey y'all is this the infamous error message? I only get it if I check on Safari, and didn't get it earlier today. I heard it means they've changed your application status or if they've viewed it recently or something. Can anyone confirm?
     

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    nothing on my side, can we please not feed this neuroticism this year, I think there's enough evidence from prior years threads with people who got the error, didn't hear anything, and people who didn't see any changes and got accepted.
     
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  34. treesnm3s

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    Accepted via phone! TX resident
     
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    when did you interview? and when did you get the call?
     
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  36. treesnm3s

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    Early September and about an hour ago.

    Edit: Also, I was told I'd get the email next week because of the holiday.
     
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    Did you apply through any particular program or just general MD admission? Congratulations!!

    Anyone else heard back? Seems pretty odd that so far there's only one post in this thread.
     
  38. treesnm3s

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    Thanks! Regular MD admission.
     
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  39. premedcat19

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    Just curious... has your check status portal updated saying that you're accepted?
     
  40. treesnm3s

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    Nope, portal hasn't changed.

    Just be patient y'all (easy for me to say, I know). I don't know why they'd call me and no one else, but don't let the neurosis take over. There are a million and one factors in this process.
     
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    HOLY MOLY CONGRATS
     
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    Accepted an hour ago via phone!! TX resident as well
     
  43. UACMUBCM

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    Just accepted today via phone! OOS and interviewed 9/21
     
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    Congrats! you guys mind sharing stats?
     
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    any October interviewers heard
     
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    My LizzyM was 79!
     
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    Accepted this afternoon via phone call! I AM SHOOK!
     
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    When did you interview??
     
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    Interviewed Oct. 12th!
     
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    Accepted today, interviewed late August regular MD. So stoked!
     

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