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does anyone have any suggestions on what to do if we are on the waitlist here and this is our number one choice but a different school has a commit to enroll deadline by may???
 
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does anyone have any suggestions on what to do if we are on the waitlist here and this is our number one choice but a different school has a commit to enroll deadline by may???
Tell them that. Just say "hey you are my top choice but I have to commit to my current acceptance by may x. I would drop my acceptance and WLs if given a spot and I do not want to miss the opportunity to join DUCOM this fall" or something like that
 

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I mean this really sounds like personal problems for that student. She hates Philly? That doesn’t mean you have to hate it lmao. Most people love the city. Claustrophobic? The campus isn’t the newest, shiniest building for sure...but show me a med school that isn’t in one or two buildings? That doesn’t really make any sense.

Also my interview lasted closer to 40 minutes and was the most friendly and positive of my interviews this cycle so YMMV.
Lol almost every school I interviewed at you were confined to a single building for the med school. Hating Philly is obviously a personal problem. Wow hahah

I felt the same way after my interview years ago. My interviewer found me during orientation and congratulated me for being there, so it was definitely memorable for him. It felt really nice.
 
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Accepted yesterday! Interviewed 3/7. Now I’m faced with the tough decision to choose DO in home state or MD on the other side of the country. Would love to hear from someone debating on the same thing. I am leaning more towards Drexel since there seems to be more opportunities as an MD. I also agree with everyone who felt the genuine, friendly, and supportive vibes at Drexel. I also loved Philly and Philly cheesesteaks lol... good luck to everyone still waiting to hear back!!
 
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anyone on hold for continued reevaluation? What is the likelihood of getting an interview if I'm still on this? Also, are we allowed to send in updates/new transcripts if we filled the 3 spaces on the app itself already?
 
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anyone on hold for continued reevaluation? What is the likelihood of getting an interview if I'm still on this? Also, are we allowed to send in updates/new transcripts if we filled the 3 spaces on the app itself already?
I’d email them the new transcripts if you filled up the space. Also I think they are done with interviews because I was told that last day for committee meeting is this coming Thursday. Anyone who knows more, feel free to quote me wrong
 

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I’d email them the new transcripts if you filled up the space. Also I think they are done with interviews because I was told that last day for committee meeting is this coming Thursday. Anyone who knows more, feel free to quote me wrong
Last interview day offering was last week
 

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ok way to go Drexel! they totally screwed me over. They are not EVEN CONSIDERING me for need based financial aid, because i did not put my parents on FAFSA... and they told me that unless i add them they will not consider me next year either.... MY PARENTS ARE IN RUSSIA!!! I am a 33 year old immigrant.... WTF?????
 

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well, you know, this made this a VERY VERY VERY easy decision. I am not comfortable attending the school that is so rigid and selfish about their policies, with administrative staff who would not even TRY to help me solve this problem. I am grateful that i saw this NOW, versus after matriculation.
I am gladly dropping my acceptance! Good luck, everyone.
 
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ok way to go Drexel! they totally screwed me over. They are not EVEN CONSIDERING me for need based financial aid, because i did not put my parents on FAFSA... and they told me that unless i add them they will not consider me next year either.... MY PARENTS ARE IN RUSSIA!!! I am a 33 year old immigrant.... WTF?????
did you have more luck with your other schools? i was under the impression that all health professional schools required you to include parent information in the fafsa regardless of circumstance.
 
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well, you know, this made this a VERY VERY VERY easy decision. I am not comfortable attending the school that is so rigid and selfish about their policies, with administrative staff who would not even TRY to help me solve this problem. I am grateful that i saw this NOW, versus after matriculation.
I am gladly dropping my acceptance! Good luck, everyone.
I am sorry you had difficulty, however I am pretty sure those are strict rules set by FAFSA, and not DUCOM. Those rules have been in effect for me since I filled out my first FAFSA for college, and apply to every student at every school in the US. It’s possible this will be the requirement at the other schools you have been accepted to as well.

It would be unfortunate for you give up your acceptance only to get the exact same answer at the other schools. This is not a decision to make instantaneously before checking with other schools.

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well, you know, this made this a VERY VERY VERY easy decision. I am not comfortable attending the school that is so rigid and selfish about their policies, with administrative staff who would not even TRY to help me solve this problem. I am grateful that i saw this NOW, versus after matriculation.
I am gladly dropping my acceptance! Good luck, everyone.
This is far from Drexel specific. Dartmouth told me the exact same thing. If it was based solely on student income, nobody would get need-based aid because no student can pay for their own tuition (without a trust fund). That is why it is done that way. AMCAS does this with FAP, too.

I am 28 and married, I still report my parent’s stuff. Get no need-based anything either way.

Best of luck wherever you go.
 

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did you have more luck with your other schools? i was under the impression that all health professional schools required you to include parent information in the fafsa regardless of circumstance.
I don’t know of any school that doesn’t. We’re all poor on our own. It is the fairest way to go about it since many students have parental contribution regardless of their age.
 
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ok way to go Drexel! they totally screwed me over. They are not EVEN CONSIDERING me for need based financial aid, because i did not put my parents on FAFSA... and they told me that unless i add them they will not consider me next year either.... MY PARENTS ARE IN RUSSIA!!! I am a 33 year old immigrant.... WTF?????
I'm just curious how you found out they're not considering you for need-based aid?

Also, every school I have had to submit FAFSA to has requested parental info.
 
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I'm just curious how you found out they're not considering you for need-based aid?

Also, every school I have had to submit FAFSA to has requested parental info.
I would imagine they sent an email that says, "You didn't include parental info, if you don't add it we will be unable to consider you for need-based aid."
 
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I'm just curious how you found out they're not considering you for need-based aid?

Also, every school I have had to submit FAFSA to has requested parental info.
Not every school ask for it. Wayne state specifically told us not to put parental information but if we already did, it was okay too (I’m not an international student nor do my parent live outside of U.S tho). I only added parental info because of schools like Drexel which requires it. Different schools have different criteria of how need based scholarship is determine. For instance Wayne state looks at %pell grants during college and amount of loans taken during undergrad.
 
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I am sorry you had difficulty, however I am pretty sure those are strict rules set by FAFSA, and not DUCOM. Those rules have been in effect for me since I filled out my first FAFSA for college, and apply to every student at every school in the US. It’s possible this will be the requirement at the other schools you have been accepted to as well.

It would be unfortunate for you give up your acceptance only to get the exact same answer at the other schools. This is not a decision to make instantaneously before checking with other schools.

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Actually that depends on the school . ETSU, for example doesn’t require parental information . At all .
 

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I'm just curious how you found out they're not considering you for need-based aid?

Also, every school I have had to submit FAFSA to has requested parental info.
They send me an email . And not all schools require it . Drexel is the only school I was accepted to that does .
 

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I don’t know of any school that doesn’t. We’re all poor on our own. It is the fairest way to go about it since many students have parental contribution regardless of their age.
ETSU doesn’t .
 

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I am student here who regularly gets emails from admissions asking for student interviewers.
Can I pm you about the school? I didnt have a completely negative experience but it was too positive either...
 
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I'll be honest, I have been so apprehensive about leaving my home state for the first time and then starting something as significant as med school and in a big city much less.... but Drexel felt so much like home to me. The curriculum feels right for me and the students numerically perform above the national average. And then I vibed so hard with the diversity of this school, and the Diversity/Equity/Inclusion faculty are frickin' awesome humans. The staff and faculty truly appear to care a lot about the success and well-being of the students. I clicked incredibly well with pretty much everyone I met, to include faculty, current students, and future classmates. The students I talked with were so energetic and down-to-earth, and their responses were so organic and real that I knew that were telling it to me straight when they said they love the school. Then the social afterward was a lot of fun!

The only downside to the weekend was that the bookstore is closed on the weekends and we couldn't buy any gear.

Obviously, take all of this is with a grain of salt as I'm not a current student, but those are the feels I got!
I second everything you said. Super chill vibes and am very encouraged by the supportive noncompetitive atmosphere between students.

Also was hoping to cop some Drexel swag lol
Yeah, it seemed like they missed a big money-making opportunity by not having the bookstore open. I was also hoping to get some gear
 
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I felt the same way after my interview years ago. My interviewer found me during orientation and congratulated me for being there, so it was definitely memorable for him. It felt really nice.
This was my experience too at ASD this weekend! I was walking and talking to several future classmates, and my interviewer stopped and congratulated me by name. It was very nice and personable, which was my impression overall for the day too.
 
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If tomorrow is supposedly the last day the admissions committee meets to discuss applicants, when do you supposed people who interviewed at the beginning of April will hear back?
 
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If tomorrow is supposedly the last day the admissions committee meets to discuss applicants, when do you supposed people who interviewed at the beginning of April will hear back?
after the last scheduled meeting i was told that they hold weekly meetings to review the remaining people in the pool and they will keep doing that each week until the class is filled. My guess is that at this point everyone is put in the same pool and you get ranked and the top ranking spots will be offered acceptances and they just keep that line rolling.

I interviewed late-mid March and i know someone who interviewed early March just got an acceptance. So i'd guess if you were a good candidate for them then perhaps in less than a month, but i'm just spitballin
 
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We are not required to select “plan to enroll” through AMCAS by April 30th correct? I believe it is only required to make a selection through the Drexel portal.
 
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We are not required to select “plan to enroll” through AMCAS by April 30th correct? I believe it is only required to make a selection through the Drexel portal.
My understanding is that you do need to choose "Plan to Enroll" via the new AMCAS traffic rules but you don't have to change it to "Commit to Enroll". Keeping yourself on "Plan to Enroll" doesn't affect your standing on any waitlists but choosing "Commit to Enroll" will jeopardize those spots. Please, anyone, correct me if I'm wrong...

Hope that helps!
 
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My understanding is that you do need to choose "Plan to Enroll" via the new AMCAS traffic rules but you don't have to change it to "Commit to Enroll". Keeping yourself on "Plan to Enroll" doesn't affect your standing on any waitlists but choosing "Commit to Enroll" will jeopardize those spots. Please, anyone, correct me if I'm wrong...

Hope that helps!
Do not believe that is the case, see image below. I believe commit to enroll is the only deadline....
 

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My understanding is that you do need to choose "Plan to Enroll" via the new AMCAS traffic rules but you don't have to change it to "Commit to Enroll". Keeping yourself on "Plan to Enroll" doesn't affect your standing on any waitlists but choosing "Commit to Enroll" will jeopardize those spots. Please, anyone, correct me if I'm wrong...

Hope that helps!
There is a PowerPoint slide in the portal that says you need to change your status in the Drexel portal but doesn’t say AMCAS. Earlier someone called to ask and I think admissions said the same thing. BUT you can still only hold 1 acceptance on the 30th
 
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JUST TO REAFFIRM!!!!
The “plan to enroll” through AMCAS by April 30th is not required correct? I believe it is only required to make a selection through the Drexel portal and that there is only that commit to enroll deadline on July 15th I believe.
 
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Interviewed end of March and no, this was the first I had heard from Drexel since the interview!
Would you be able to tell us your stats and the date of your interview by any chance?
I interviewed on March 20 and I'm thinking about going to get a job so I just want to gauge where I"m at right now
 
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