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  1. owlsandturtles

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    I hate this
     
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    :arghh:
     
  3. whaling.around

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    i'm so glad i'm not the only one who feels this deeply affected and in agony
     
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    Well, for some perspective, you could be in the same shoes as the many of us that have not heard a peep about an interview invite :cool:
     
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    Anyone heard anything yet?
     
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    Not yet
     
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    Chilling in agony.
     
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  8. owlsandturtles

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    I called again... so they do work until Friday. Only 3.5 more days of torture!
     
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  9. road-to-MD-123

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    did they say we would definitely know by then tho?


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    So they aren’t posting anymore until Friday?
     
  11. Ilovepuppies2

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    Anyone deferred on Oct 15th from an August interview have a decision yet??
     
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    Is anyone else imagining some poor minimum wage intern using two fingers to type out each interviewee's complete name and contact information into some sort of portal manager that crashes every 30 seconds?

    Because that's the only way I can possibly envision it taking this long to "manually enter" decisions :laugh:
     
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  13. Ilovepuppies2

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    Was there confirmation that all decisions would be posted Friday the latest or is this just speculation?
     
  14. Ilovepuppies2

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    Have you received any info since this deferred decision? What does your portal say?
     
  15. owlsandturtles

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    She just said that they are trying to get everything in by Friday but they have "no idea" about what day most of the decisions will be posted, and to just keep checking the portal and email.
     
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  16. Ilovepuppies2

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    did they say if the date you find out has anything to do with acceptance/deferral? It seems like only one person found out on the actual day they told us and were accepted... hoping this doesn't mean everyone who is accepted heard already
     
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  17. MedLkid

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    just wondering if anyone else got any decision since last Friday? it seems like the individual decision comes out as soon as they manually enter in. I don't think they would spent 3 whole days to get one decision out.
     
  18. Tatg0822

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    No decision received yet. But I interviewed around that time and also got the deferred email.
     
  19. PapaMuntz

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    **Everything below is pure speculation**

    I'm also not buying that it would take this long to enter electronic decisions. My theory is that because UIC can't see other acceptances due to new AAMC rules, they're releasing decisions more strategically to avoid overadmitting (which they said happened last year) or placing too many kids on waitlist.

    So my totally unfounded guess is they're offering highly ranked applicants admissions first, seeing how many pay deposit in a timely fashion, and using that to gauge possible numbers for this cycle.

    Could be way off, just venting and trying to demystify the process. This doesn't explain why they'd tell everyone 12/14, but either way I'm not holding my breath for a decision this week.

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    I think this theory is correct. On interview day they mentioned that they were oversubscribed last year, and that forecasting would be even more difficult for them given the AAMC rules.
     
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    I just don't understand why they feel the need to lie.

    Like, they made the decision to switch off rolling admissions this year for exactly that reason (overfilling their seats).

    Supposedly, they've been planning to conservatively fill their class since September. A handful of decisions do seem to have gone out on Friday, but I'm simply not buying that it's a significant number based on there only being one person notified on here and no-one I know IRL.

    They either changed the plan at the last minute to only notify a handful of applicants at this point or have run into technical problems at the last minute.
     
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  22. BasedKahuna

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    Would this indicate that the ~80% post-Interview acceptance rate they waved around for a lot of interview days is going to come down this cycle?
     
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    Also just tossing in my two cents as a current employee here at UIC, none of this is surprising lol UIC is notorious for taking a long time for anything. If youre accepted and become a member of the school get comfortable with this culture
     
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  24. PapaMuntz

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    This question was asked directly at my mid-October interview day. Admissions Director was a bit hesitant to answer but basically said post-II should remain roughly the same, but it would take people longer to hear back than in previous years. So I suppose in that regard they've stayed true to their word.

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  25. mmgrit35

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    I think all we can do is speculate. My speculation is that a) that 80+% is misleading to begin with, since it presumably includes ED, linkage applicants, and those accepted off the waitlist (unless I'm mistaken), and b) UIC seems to have had a historically "poor" rate of admissions to matriculants, so how will doing non-rolling affect that? The stats they showed us is that they accepted some 600 students for 300 seats. 300 people walked away for better offers. Since this year UIC is telling students so late, maybe a lot of those high stats applicants will have already withdrawn?
     
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  26. premedlevel99

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    Regardless of all of this, It’s unlikely that only one SDN user has been accepted since Friday
     
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    Does this school accept updates?
     
  28. tnhop94

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    Do you guys know when UIC sends out pre-II rejections?
     
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    Has anyone heard back?
     
  30. OBGYN in the making

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    Nope
     
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    Dead silence. Been checking the portal regularly and the admission status still shows "Your application has been forwarded to the admissions committee."
     
  32. HausEmDee

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    I emailed them a few weeks after my interview!
     
  33. M0recowbell

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    So I just called the office of admissions and the person I spoke to told me that they had sent out all the acceptances already. She then asked me if my portal had updated and after hearing that it had not, she told me to email the office. I think that was just her way of trying to not have to be the one to tell me the bad news. The thing is it blows my mind that most of us on here have not been accepted, it seems kind of odd.
     
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  34. PursuingHappy

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    MSTP acceptance today.
     
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    YIKES if this is true. I am trying not to get my hopes up, but this is getting extremely discouraging. I feel like the office will be annoyed if we all email at once.
     
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    Highly doubt this is true at all. Stay patient.
     
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    are portals supposed to change regardless of accept/reject? I'm perplexed.
     
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    Yeeeah cowbell's first & only comment on SDN, bit suspect to me. Stay strong y'all.

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    :( Portal still not updated. Was so in love with this school and city.
     
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    Just called the office regarding this and she said it was not at all true and we will hear by the end of the day on Friday.
     
  41. M0recowbell

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    Literally made my account to let you guys know after lurking a bit. I hope the guy who posted above me is right cause I'm waiting on an acceptance too
     
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  42. iamstressed

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    Whewww. Thank you for calling!!
     
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    Bless you for clearing this up! I emailed the admissions office to clarify but knowing this makes me feel better.
     
  44. HausEmDee

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    Can confirm. Just got off the phone as well.
     
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    Same. I actually just made an account so I could share this, but you guys beat me to it.

    In addition, I asked specifically if the majority of acceptances would be going out on Friday and the secretary confirmed
     
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    why would someone maliciously lie like this?
     
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  47. M0recowbell

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    Sorry guys, that's genuinely what the staffer told me. Didn't mean to freak you guys out. Glad there's still a chance for us.
     
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    II a few days ago. Complete late in the cycle!
     
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    Hey guys! I interviewed here in mid-October and I've been lurking on here without an account for a hot minute. I damn near had a heart attack and a half when I read Cowbell's message and for whatever reason I calmed myself down by making an account on here lol. I just wanted to give a huge thank you to everyone in this chat for being so positive and informative the past few weeks, it's been one of the only things keeping me sane. Everyone here is the realest homie and if we've made it this far there's no doubt we can make it through the next 48 hours!
     
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    II just now! Surprised to get one so late after I submitted! OOS, Complete 7/30, LM 72
     

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