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holy crap that is amazing, congrats to you all accepted today!
Congrats!! Did any of you submit updates or get additional recommendation letters?
Interviewed in February. Submitted one combined update letter / letter of intent about a month after my interview outlining why I think I'm a good fit for SSOM, what I am currently doing, declaring that I would intend to matriculate should I be offered a seat (if you do this, make sure you only do it for one school and be truthful), and talking a little bit about the stuff that I will continue doing in the future (manuscript resubmission, etc.)
 
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Congrats!! Did any of you submit updates or get additional recommendation letters?
I updated A LOT.

First i sent in my update letter in Nov about my new research position.
Then i got an interview in Feb.
Then i sent thank you emails to follow up (obvi)
mid march I sent in 3 more Letters of Rec because i think they limit you in your primary to what, 6? So i submitted (thru AMCAS) the other 3 I had
Then I sent another update letter on a poster presentation I did that month + new training and projects I'm now handling with my research team
Then I had my post bacc advisor send in ANOTHER LOR to emphasize how much of a good fit i was for Stritch
In april my current PI (so brand new LOR they haven't received before) sent in a LOR for me emailed directly to their admissions account
I think also in end of march/beginning of april i sent in a letter of intent

then after i got waitlisted in May i just kind of sat on it because i ran out of stuff to send hahahaha :playful:
 
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I updated A LOT.

First i sent in my update letter in Nov about my new research position.
Then i got an interview in Feb.
Then i sent thank you emails to follow up (obvi)
mid march I sent in 3 more Letters of Rec because i think they limit you in your primary to what, 6? So i submitted (thru AMCAS) the other 3 I had
Then I sent another update letter on a poster presentation I did that month + new training and projects I'm now handling with my research team
Then I had my post bacc advisor send in ANOTHER LOR to emphasize how much of a good fit i was for Stritch
In april my current PI (so brand new LOR they haven't received before) sent in a LOR for me emailed directly to their admissions account
I think also in end of march/beginning of april i sent in a letter of intent

then after i got waitlisted in May i just kind of sat on it because i ran out of stuff to send hahahaha :playful:
Squeaky wheel gets the grease! :claps:
But at the same time it's good you stopped because too much can quickly become... well, too much... and rub people the wrong way.
 
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I interviewed in October and have sent three updates since then, including a letter of intent.
 
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Squeaky wheel gets the grease! :claps:
But at the same time it's good you stopped because too much can quickly become... well, too much... and rub people the wrong way.
Yeah! normally i would be more cautious but Dean Nabers had always been in constant email contact with me, insisting that I keep sending updates!
 
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can someone add me to the accepted FB page? i requested last week but i dont know if anybody actually checks it
 
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Sooo has anyone figured out what to do with that translucent, plastic, circular LUC SSOM thingy that came with the acceptance letter, pin, and immunization reminder? I peeled off the opaque part and didn't find that side to be sticky either
 
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Sooo has anyone figured out what to do with that translucent, plastic, circular LUC SSOM thingy that came with the acceptance letter, pin, and immunization reminder? I peeled off the opaque part and didn't find that side to be sticky either
They're for the car window! They'll stick to glass
 
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They're for the car window! They'll stick to glass
That’s what I thought, but I guess my adhesive dried by the time I got it! Hahaha. Thanks for confirming I’m not (completely) losing my mind.
 
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For current students, how is the health insurance provided by the school? Do they just use their parent’s health insurance? Or for those who can’t be on their parent’s what do they do? Thanks.
 
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For current students, how is the health insurance provided by the school? Do they just use their parent’s health insurance? Or for those who can’t be on their parent’s what do they do? Thanks.
From Locus:
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Loyola Student Health Insurance

Loyola University Chicago's Board of Trustees requires that all undergraduate students enrolled for 12 or more credit hours and all graduate and professional students enrolled for 8 or more credit hours and all Stritch School of Medicine students (or registered for thesis or dissertation supervision) at the start of the Fall or Spring semester have individual health care insurance.

If the student meets the enrollment criteria above, their LOCUS account will be billed automatically for Loyola's Student Health Insurance. If the student is covered under a parent's medical insurance plan, or has an individual health insurance policy in place, a waiver must be submitted to opt out of Loyola's student health insurance to avoid unwanted charges on the tuition bill. The deadline for waiving out of the Health Care Plan for Students for Fall 2019 is 10/01/2019.

Purchase Coverage
To purchase student or dependent health care coverage directly (if you do not meet the eligibility requirements above), please visit United Healthcare Student Resources.
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Unfortunately, I turn 26 before the New Year; thus, I can no longer be under my parents health insurance (though I could do COBRA) for relatively cheap. However, I'm going to opt for the student insurance because I don't think my insurer's coverage is very good (if even present) in the Maywood/Chicago area.

Hope that helps
 
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As the admissions season comes to a close we are finalizing seats in our upcoming class. Please confirm your seat by agreeing to the terms below. Please note that if you are unable to agree to these terms and confirm your seat by [June 7] your offer of admission will be withdrawn in order to extend it to another candidate. If there are exigent circumstances whereby you cannot execute this agreement at this time, please reach out to us ASAP. Thank you.


did anyone get this e-mail? why is this? I thought the CTE deadline was july 1st for loyola?
 
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As the admissions season comes to a close we are finalizing seats in our upcoming class. Please confirm your seat by agreeing to the terms below. Please note that if you are unable to agree to these terms and confirm your seat by [June 7] your offer of admission will be withdrawn in order to extend it to another candidate. If there are exigent circumstances whereby you cannot execute this agreement at this time, please reach out to us ASAP. Thank you.


did anyone get this e-mail? why is this? I thought the CTE deadline was july 1st for loyola?
Same here- so confused. Anyone have thoughts?
I'm also going to call the admissions office on Mon June 3 when they're open-
 
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From Locus:
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Loyola Student Health Insurance

Loyola University Chicago's Board of Trustees requires that all undergraduate students enrolled for 12 or more credit hours and all graduate and professional students enrolled for 8 or more credit hours and all Stritch School of Medicine students (or registered for thesis or dissertation supervision) at the start of the Fall or Spring semester have individual health care insurance.

If the student meets the enrollment criteria above, their LOCUS account will be billed automatically for Loyola's Student Health Insurance. If the student is covered under a parent's medical insurance plan, or has an individual health insurance policy in place, a waiver must be submitted to opt out of Loyola's student health insurance to avoid unwanted charges on the tuition bill. The deadline for waiving out of the Health Care Plan for Students for Fall 2019 is 10/01/2019.

Purchase Coverage
To purchase student or dependent health care coverage directly (if you do not meet the eligibility requirements above), please visit United Healthcare Student Resources.
_____________________________________________________________

Unfortunately, I turn 26 before the New Year; thus, I can no longer be under my parents health insurance (though I could do COBRA) for relatively cheap. However, I'm going to opt for the student insurance because I don't think my insurer's coverage is very good (if even present) in the Maywood/Chicago area.

Hope that helps
does anyone know where to find the details on what the student health insurance includes? what deductible rates are, in/out of network?
 
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For those of you who were confused on the CTE deadline, I believe they had actually changed it to June 1st, and if you hadn't by then, you would receive a notification that tells you to do it by June 7th. If you log into the lumc vault website, there's a bit more info. Apparently the change was due to the slow process from AMCAS.
 
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Is anyone else having trouble logging into the castle branch where we are supposed to upload out immunizations? I made an account, paid the 35 bucks, and every time I log in it says "No account found. Please try again."

Also for the mental health course we also have to pay for, are these online courses and we pick a date or these are physical classes we attend at loyola?

Thanks guys,

Trying to get all these reqs done.
 
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Is anyone else having trouble logging into the castle branch where we are supposed to upload out immunizations? I made an account, paid the 35 bucks, and every time I log in it says "No account found. Please try again."

Also for the mental health course we also have to pay for, are these online courses and we pick a date or these are physical classes we attend at loyola?

Thanks guys,

Trying to get all these reqs done.
no idea about the CB, but I think the mental health course is in person attendance
 

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Does anyone else still have negative reports on some of their titers and need boosters? I have to wait another month after getting a booster shot, so that'll be after the July 1st deadline to have everything completed. I'm hoping this is a common occurrence and I won't face any problems with matriculating because of this
 
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I got a booster on 5/31 for two of mine and know I’ll be cutting it close for the July 1st deadline, so I’m curious too...if anything know that you’re not alone!
 
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I reached out about the immunizations. I had to get a couple series again. They said that as long as you are working towards the requirement you are totally fine. I will not get my last immunization until September.
I was also wondering if the mental health training is online or in person?
Are you able to accept your grad plus loans on the LOCUS portal? I have everything in and can't accept the grad plus loans yet.
 
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No idea about the date, but I also had trouble accepting the grad PLUS loans, not sure how that works
I got an email on April 3 from the Financial Aid office that gave instructions for taking out the Grad PLUS loans. I was able to apply for and take out these loans by going to studentloans.gov and completing the application then taking the training course and agreeing to the master promissory note. The email said you can contact the FAO at 708-216-3227 with questions.
 
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Does anyone else still have negative reports on some of their titers and need boosters? I have to wait another month after getting a booster shot, so that'll be after the July 1st deadline to have everything completed. I'm hoping this is a common occurrence and I won't face any problems with matriculating because of this
I got a booster on 5/31 for two of mine and know I’ll be cutting it close for the July 1st deadline, so I’m curious too...if anything know that you’re not alone!
I called their student health services and I'm in the same situation, except i haven't even gotten my booster yet.

They said to email [email protected] telling them the situation and you should be good. The student life person also said that there are students that need a full HepB series, and in that case they just want to see you're in the process of getting that done (since it takes so long).
 

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I reached out about the immunizations. I had to get a couple series again. They said that as long as you are working towards the requirement you are totally fine. I will not get my last immunization until September.
I was also wondering if the mental health training is online or in person?
Are you able to accept your grad plus loans on the LOCUS portal? I have everything in and can't accept the grad plus loans yet.
mental health first aid was in person last year but we had the option to take the class earlier if we wanted to, so check when it's offered in your city, you might be able to do it prior (it might be more expensive though)