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For me, scholarship information came from Dr. Heinrich in March and I was accepted in October. But from what I've heard the admissions committee seems to make Dean's Scholarship calls (for which everyone who has been accepted is eligible) around March/April before traffic day.

If you've been accepted already there should be financial aid info in the packet of information they sent out. If you haven't heard anything I would definitely contact admissions or the financial aid office for more info on that.
I was accepted (ED) in July, I haven't received information regarding financial aid (or really anything) yet. I also didn't get the interview day packet that I saw some people discussing above; not sure if that's an ED thing or not.
 
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For me, scholarship information came from Dr. Heinrich in March and I was accepted in October. But from what I've heard the admissions committee seems to make Dean's Scholarship calls (for which everyone who has been accepted is eligible) around March/April before traffic day.

If you've been accepted already there should be financial aid info in the packet of information they sent out. If you haven't heard anything I would definitely contact admissions or the financial aid office for more info on that.
thank you! what are the eligibility requirements for the Dean's Scholarship?
 
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I was accepted (ED) in July, I haven't received information regarding financial aid (or really anything) yet. I also didn't get the interview day packet that I saw some people discussing above; not sure if that's an ED thing or not.
I applied ED and also didn't get the packet
 
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I've asked this like 3 times on this site haha but when do we start getting financial aid info, and do we get any type of scholarships? I've been freaking out about if we have to start applying for loans soon. Thanks for the help!!
I received my official offer either in March or April? I don't remember, but you will have time to review before 4-30 which is when you have to actually choose by.
 

minerva109

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thank you! what are the eligibility requirements for the Dean's Scholarship?
There are no specific eligibility requirements. It's a combination of grades and scores (though there's not cutoff point), service, research, etc. Sorry I can't give you more specifics but they really do consider everyone holistically for the dean's scholarship.

If you never got an email or a packet with information about tuition and financial aid definitely reach out to the financial aid office. They're really helpful and can walk you through everything.
 

ph1103

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There are no specific eligibility requirements. It's a combination of grades and scores (though there's not cutoff point), service, research, etc. Sorry I can't give you more specifics but they really do consider everyone holistically for the dean's scholarship.

If you never got an email or a packet with information about tuition and financial aid definitely reach out to the financial aid office. They're really helpful and can walk you through everything.
Do you have to have FAFSA filled out in order to be eligible for the dean's scholarship?
 
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minerva109

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Do you have FAFSA filled out in order to be eligible for the dean's scholarship?
As far as I know, you don't have to. I'm pretty sure I hadn't gotten my act together with FAFSA yet when I got the call that I received a scholarship. But again, definitely talk to either admissions or the financial aid office to get a definitive answer to that since I'm not completely sure.
 
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As far as I know, you don't have to. I'm pretty sure I hadn't gotten my act together with FAFSA yet when I got the call that I received a scholarship. But again, definitely talk to either admissions or the financial aid office to get a definitive answer to that since I'm not completely sure.
Thank you so much for all ur help! Do you know how many people get the scholarship?
 

minerva109

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Thank you so much for all ur help! Do you know how many people get the scholarship?
No problem! You guys can feel free to ask any other questions you want either here or through DM. I'm an M2 and I work a lot with admissions and student interviewing so I can probably answer most questions relating to that stuff.

The number of people who get dean's scholarships might vary from year to year. I know there is at least one scholarship for 25% of tuition, one for 50% and one for 100% of tuition. There are also other scholarships that are offered to people through the humanism department and then tons of others that you can apply for once you start med school. The student affairs office is great about sending out emails about pretty much every scholarship we can apply for.
 
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No problem! You guys can feel free to ask any other questions you want either here or through DM. I'm an M2 and I work a lot with admissions and student interviewing so I can probably answer most questions relating to that stuff.

The number of people who get dean's scholarships might vary from year to year. I know there is at least one scholarship for 25% of tuition, one for 50% and one for 100% of tuition. There are also other scholarships that are offered to people through the humanism department and then tons of others that you can apply for once you start med school. The student affairs office is great about sending out emails about pretty much every scholarship we can apply for.
Do ED applicants get these scholarships too, or are they mainly for RD applicants?
 
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Looks like in May they took few off HPWL.. but not off just waitlist.. Go to last years threads.
 
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I got put on the high priority waitlist last week
do you mean priority waitlist or high priority waitlist? i dont believe there is a High priority waitlist this year (although there is a priority one)
 
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Just put on alternate list. Can anyone paste what the priority email says?
"The NJMS Admissions Committee has reviewed your application. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to offer you an acceptance. You have been placed on our Priority Alternate List. This means that you will be among the first group of students reviewed by the admissions committee should seats become available in the entering class.

Please be advised that our review of the Priority Alternate List does not begin until after the beginning of May 2019. Should an opportunity arise before then we will notify you immediately."
 
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Hey guys, at this point, is interviewing just for the waitlist? And any tips for the interview? It's on tuesday for mee
 

veridisquo23

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What do you guys think of the 3 year accelerated MD program for primary care? It's interesting. I forsee this becoming a more common program at more schools.
 
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Does anyone know if people get in off of the alternate list? I checked last years thread and it seems that people from only the high priority waitlist get in.
 

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Is it acceptable to send a pre-interview letter of interest here? Im IS and have had radio silence ever since I submitted in August.
 

minerva109

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Is it acceptable to send a pre-interview letter of interest here? Im IS and have had radio silence ever since I submitted in August.
Yes! The admissions committee will read them and add them to your file. Obviously no guarantee that it will help but it definitely won't hurt you and may help you get some attention.
 
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are they still sending IIs?
This was asked at the virtual med school fair today and a rep said "We are almost at the end of our screening process. We will continue to screen through the end of February and expect to be done with interviews by end of March."

Still hopeful!
 
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deweystrontium

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What is the difference between the high priority waitlist, priority waitlist, and priority alternate list? I was placed in the priority alternate list just now.
 
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What is the difference between the high priority waitlist, priority waitlist, and priority alternate list? I was placed in the priority alternate list just now.
People were just calling it different things. There’s only a priority alternate and an alternate list. Priority applications are reviewed before the regular alternate list ones are.
 
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Just put on alternate list. Can anyone paste what the priority email says?
The NJMS Admissions Committee has reviewed your application. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to offer you an acceptance. You have been placed on our Priority Alternate List. This means that you will be among the first group of students reviewed by the admissions committee should seats become available in the entering class.

Please be advised that our review of the Priority Alternate List does not begin until after the beginning of May 2019. Should an opportunity arise before then we will notify you immediately. In the meantime, please feel free to send us any updates you would like included in your file via email to: [email protected].
 
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I interviewed here back in mid-October and had not heard a peep from admissions at all. I even reached out 3 times with a letter of intent, and twice reaching out to admissions over X-mas break with them saying that I should get my decision soon...

Fast forward to today, I get and email saying I’m on the priority alternate list...now, let me just say that out of all the schools I interviewed at (8), I thought my NJMS interview went the best...very conversational, connected to the interviewer, and overall great vibe from my interviewer. I also happen to know someone from admissions which may or may not mean anything... anyways, the “choose your medical school tool” went live on February 19, and I selected a school I’ve already been accepted to in the “plan to enroll school” option...now, 3 days later, I “FINALLY” get a decisions of waitlisted from NJMS after almost exactly 4 months of radio silence...this to me is highly suspicious and I’m beginning to wonder that this new AAMC tool is more incriminating than helpful to students...

Anyone else have a similarly suspicious experience with this or any other school?
 

deweystrontium

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I interviewed here back in mid-October and had not heard a peep from admissions at all. I even reached out 3 times with a letter of intent, and twice reaching out to admissions over X-mas break with them saying that I should get my decision soon...

Fast forward to today, I get and email saying I’m on the priority alternate list...now, let me just say that out of all the schools I interviewed at (8), I thought my NJMS interview went the best...very conversational, connected to the interviewer, and overall great vibe from my interviewer. I also happen to know someone from admissions which may or may not mean anything... anyways, the “choose your medical school tool” went live on February 19, and I selected a school I’ve already been accepted to in the “plan to enroll school” option...now, 3 days later, I “FINALLY” get a decisions of waitlisted from NJMS after almost exactly 4 months of radio silence...this to me is highly suspicious and I’m beginning to wonder that this new AAMC tool is more incriminating than helpful to students...

Anyone else have a similarly suspicious experience with this or any other school?
Right now it seems this is n=1, but I too had a great interview experience at NJMS that went pretty much just the way you described. I also sent out an update letter/letter of intent. However, I purposely chose to stay as far away from the AAMC choose your school tool as possible (at least, until it becomes required to pick something) because I feared something like this might happen. Still, I got placed on priority alternate.
 
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Right now it seems this is n=1, but I too had a great interview experience at NJMS that went pretty much just the way you described. I also sent out an update letter/letter of intent. However, I purposely chose to stay as far away from the AAMC choose your school tool as possible (at least, until it becomes required to pick something) because I feared something like this might happen. Still, I got placed on priority alternate.
Interesting...at least this sort of gives me reassurance that perhaps I’m reading too much into this
 
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I interviewed here back in mid-October and had not heard a peep from admissions at all. I even reached out 3 times with a letter of intent, and twice reaching out to admissions over X-mas break with them saying that I should get my decision soon...

Fast forward to today, I get and email saying I’m on the priority alternate list...now, let me just say that out of all the schools I interviewed at (8), I thought my NJMS interview went the best...very conversational, connected to the interviewer, and overall great vibe from my interviewer. I also happen to know someone from admissions which may or may not mean anything... anyways, the “choose your medical school tool” went live on February 19, and I selected a school I’ve already been accepted to in the “plan to enroll school” option...now, 3 days later, I “FINALLY” get a decisions of waitlisted from NJMS after almost exactly 4 months of radio silence...this to me is highly suspicious and I’m beginning to wonder that this new AAMC tool is more incriminating than helpful to students...

Anyone else have a similarly suspicious experience with this or any other school?
No. I selected a school using the AAMC "plan to enroll" tool, and was still accepted to another school afterwards (to one that I didn't think went well interview-wise). I have hopes that the tool is indeed confidential and does not show where you have been accepted/waitlisted/rejected before you officially commit to a program as it did prior to this cycle (this assuming that the admissions committees at different schools are not talking to each other about candidates...). I just believe that the medical school process is simply unpredictable, and we do not know what med schools want until they reveal their cards.
 
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No. I selected a school using the AAMC "plan to enroll" tool, and was still accepted to another school afterwards (to one that I didn't think went well interview-wise). I have hopes that the tool is indeed confidential and does not show where you have been accepted/waitlisted/rejected before you officially commit to a program as it did prior to this cycle (this assuming that the admissions committees at different schools are not talking to each other about candidates...). I just believe that the medical school process is simply unpredictable, and we do not know what med schools want until they reveal their cards.
hmmm, okay. Maybe I'm just a nervous wreck! Thanks for sharing
 

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Any accepted students looking for a roommate for next year? I'm looking at apartments in the Jersey City/Hoboken area. DM me if you're interested.
 

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Is the revisit day meant for students that are undecided amongst their acceptances? Is anyone accepted ED planning on going to the event?
 
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Is the revisit day meant for students that are undecided amongst their acceptances? Is anyone accepted ED planning on going to the event?
Well it's for both students undecided and decided. I guess undecided students can become decided afterwards. I'm planning on going (I was RD though)