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Also called. Absolutely nothing. "These is no final decision on your app right now." "Am I on the waitlist?" "I don't know." "Is there a waitlist?" "Can't say." "Are decisions still coming out?" "There may be a few decisions still being given out." "What should I do now?" "Keep checking your portal."
Call me overdramatic/petty, but I think all of us who matriculate need to make some sort of case to the dean that the way admissions was handled this year wasn't/isn't okay.
 
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Also called. Absolutely nothing. "These is no final decision on your app right now." "Am I on the waitlist?" "I don't know." "Is there a waitlist?" "Can't say." "Are decisions still coming out?" "There may be a few decisions still being given out." "What should I do now?" "Keep checking your portal."
very frustrating wow
 

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Call me overdramatic/petty, but I think all of us who matriculate need to make some sort of case to the dean that the way admissions was handled this year wasn't/isn't okay.
Applicants applied thinking admissions was rolling, which changed mid-way through the interview season.
Applicants are bombarded with drastically differing numbers for cost of attendance.
Applicants were told decision dates, but those dates were not adhered to. Some applicants received decisions more than 6 months after the date they were told they'd get one by.
When decision dates were moved back, applicants were not told.
Admissions only meets every 3 weeks.
Applicants who were deferred did not receive portal updates.
Some acceptances come out between admissions meetings?
Did they really lose some of our interview files?
No email updates after the interview were sent.
No email about the waitlist (is there a waitlist) was sent, even as the website says all applicants will be waitlisted after April 30.
Calling admissions yields no information, as the people who pick up are not privy to any information.
 

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I called today - they said that if we haven't heard anything yet, then we are most likely on the waitlist, and that the waitlist is supposed to be officially released July 1st. Other than that, she just said to keep showing interest (send updates) and checking the portal.
 
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What do you mean by released? As in told if we are on a waitlist or last day to be accepted
I called today - they said that if we haven't heard anything yet, then we are most likely on the waitlist, and that the waitlist is supposed to be officially released July 1st. Other than that, she just said to keep showing interest (send updates) and checking the portal.
 

areyoumydaddy

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I called today - they said that if we haven't heard anything yet, then we are most likely on the waitlist, and that the waitlist is supposed to be officially released July 1st. Other than that, she just said to keep showing interest (send updates) and checking the portal.
"Most likely" Do they do ANYTHING at these meetings?
 

owlsandturtles

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What do you mean by released? As in told if we are on a waitlist or last day to be accepted
I think she meant that July 1st is the day that we will officially be notified that we are on the WL.
 

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For those who were recently accepted, any updates from longitudinal programs?
I applied to UMED shortly after being interviewed. I was accepted last week and emailed and asked about interviewing for the UMED program and was told it was full.
 
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If this explanation helps anybody, here’s what I think is going on: upon being accepted everyone is required at this point to either withdraw, choose PTE, or choose CTE. UIC has everyone on a ranked list and is checking that the total of PTE + CTE = 300 at any given point. If it goes lower, they’ll accept more so that it’s at 300 again.
 
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owlsandturtles

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If this explanation helps anybody, here’s what I think is going on: upon being accepted everyone is required at this point to either withdraw, choose PTE, or choose CTE. UIC has everyone on a ranked list and is checking that the total of PTE + CTE = 300 at any given point. If it goes lower, they’ll accept more so that it’s at 300 again.

As for why July 1st is the official waitlist, that’s the CTE deadline for the school.
What's PTE and CTE?
 
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UIC has everyone on a ranked list and is checking that the total of PTE + CTE = 300 at any given point. If it goes lower, they’ll accept more so that it’s at 300 again.
My feeling is that although they have a ranked list, people's ranks will still be changing based on updates and new decisions until July 1.
Or else, it really makes no sense for them to tell us to continue to send updates and show interests.
On the other hand, nothing really made sense in this whole UIC admission process though.
 
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My feeling is that although they have a ranked list, people's ranks will still be changing based on updates and new decisions until July 1.
Or else, it really makes no sense for them to tell us to continue to send updates and show interests.
On the other hand, nothing really made sense in this whole UIC admission process though.
I agree, same goes for any school
 
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My feeling is that although they have a ranked list, people's ranks will still be changing based on updates and new decisions until July 1.
Or else, it really makes no sense for them to tell us to continue to send updates and show interests.
On the other hand, nothing really made sense in this whole UIC admission process though.
Though if the last committee meeting was the 16th, seems odd that rankings would be adjusted.
 

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Just withdrew my acceptance from UIC. For anyone wondering, it could be worth sending an appeal letter if you would like to change your campus placement. I sent mine earlier in January and it was approved a couple of weeks ago (Peoria to Chicago). Good luck to everyone still waiting!
 
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Can anyone confirm what the out of state tuition is for all four years? I’ve read slightly different things from different sources. It almost seems like it might be more expensive than some private schools.
 
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Can anyone confirm what the out of state tuition is for all four years? I’ve read slightly different things from different sources. It almost seems like it might be more expensive than some private schools.
Without scholarship it’s north of $90k per year and might even be $100k with fees. Definitely more than a private school, or most any other school in the country for that matter
 
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Can anyone confirm what the out of state tuition is for all four years? I’ve read slightly different things from different sources. It almost seems like it might be more expensive than some private schools.
It's toxic
 
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Just withdrew my acceptance from UIC. For anyone wondering, it could be worth sending an appeal letter if you would like to change your campus placement. I sent mine earlier in January and it was approved a couple of weeks ago (Peoria to Chicago). Good luck to everyone still waiting!
If you don’t mind me asking, what type of info did you include in your appeal? I can also PM you!
 
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Where did everyone get the July 1 deadline for CTE? When I had called and asked about this a few weeks ago the person on the phone couldn't provide a date for the deadline, essentially making it seem like there wasn't one. I realize all the materials are due July 1 (immunizations, background check, transcripts, etc) so is that where this date is coming from?
 
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Where did everyone get the July 1 deadline for CTE? When I had called and asked about this a few weeks ago the person on the phone couldn't provide a date for the deadline, essentially making it seem like there wasn't one. I realize all the materials are due July 1 (immunizations, background check, transcripts, etc) so is that where this date is coming from?
I think I misspoke with that date, must have gotten it confused with all the other deadlines. I have edited my previous comment.
 
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I think I misspoke with that date, must have gotten it confused with all the other deadlines. I have edited my previous comment.
No worries! Honestly, you could be correct and they are just not communicating it very well. It seemed odd to me that they wouldn't have any deadline. I'll probably call sometime soon and ask again just to be sure.
 

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If you don’t mind me asking, what type of info did you include in your appeal? I can also PM you!
I cited a lot of experience with working in urban neighborhoods similar to Chicago. I also expressed interest for the UMED program, but eventually got waitlisted for that lol. My entire application screamed working with inner-city populations, so going to school in Chicago was a big factor for me.
 
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Has anybody who was admitted after April 30 successfully appealed their campus placement? I’m wondering if it’s worth submitting at this point since spots at all campuses are few unless someone drops....
 
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If you take a gap year out of state, does that put you at risk for becoming an out of state applicant if you were listed as in-state when you were applying?
 

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What kind of budget are people looking at for housing? I’m looking around the Chicago campus and things are rather expensive. Do people live alone? Seems almost impossible given the COL in Chicago. Can any current students chime in on living strategies/where people tend to live/how living somewhere further yet cheaper might impact ability to get to mandatory things on campus?
 
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For all of you that are still painfully staring at the "Your application has been forwarded to the admissions committee" line, I just had an extremely pleasant conversation with the admission office over the phone, and here are some information for us wretched souls:

1. The class is currently full as you all know.
2. If you're seeing the "Your application has been forwarded to the admissions committee" line it means you're on waitlist!
3. The waitlist obviously is RANKED, and they will automatically send acceptances according to the rank if anyone withdraw.
4. And since the waitlist is RANKED, it is apparently meaningless to send any updates to them at all.
5. The waitlist status will not be public. And since the first day of class in July 1, that is when the waitlist will end? (I couldn't quite understand what the person on the phone is talking about this part)
6. What should we do? Burn in eternal fire and check your portal every five minutes, like you've been doing for the past several months.

I'm personally pretty surprised to learn that they have a ranked waitlist. This is definitely not what I heard when I called and asked two weeks ago. Back then I was told that any activity updates were welcomed, and I even got a e-mail response from director Leila after I sent my update that encouraged me to send further updates.
But I guess this is what it is. I'm gonna finalize my AMCAS application for next year now.
 
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For all of you that are still painfully staring at the "Your application has been forwarded to the admissions committee" line, I just had an extremely pleasant conversation with the admission office over the phone, and here are some information for us wretched souls:

1. The class is currently full as you all know.
2. If you're seeing the "Your application has been forwarded to the admissions committee" line it means you're on waitlist!
3. The waitlist obviously is RANKED, and they will automatically send acceptances according to the rank if anyone withdraw.
4. And since the waitlist is RANKED, it is apparently meaningless to send any updates to them at all.
5. The waitlist status will not be public. And since the first day of class in July 1, that is when the waitlist will end? (I couldn't quite understand what the person on the phone is talking about this part)
6. What should we do? Burn in eternal fire and check your portal every five minutes, like you've been doing for the past several months.

I'm personally pretty surprised to learn that they have a ranked waitlist. This is definitely not what I heard when I called and asked two weeks ago. Back then I was told that any activity updates were welcomed, and I even got a e-mail response from director Leila after I sent my update that encouraged me to send further updates.
But I guess this is what it is. I'm gonna finalize my AMCAS application for next year now.
Dang! So the class is full. Does that mean the class is full from people committing to enroll or from those who were accepted and anticipate to enroll? When is the deadline for commit to enroll and do you think there will be some movement happening after said deadline?
 
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Dang! So the class is full. Does that mean the class is full from people committing to enroll or from those who were accepted and anticipate to enroll? When is the deadline for commit to enroll and do you think there will be some movement happening after said deadline?
Based on the information from above, I believe the deadline for committing to enroll is also July 1 (?), so after that date the wait list won't mean a thing at all.
Before that date there might still be movements (i.e. accepted students withdrawing to enroll in another school), but it is totally your call to take it optimistically or pessimistically.
At least this is what I believe the person from the admission office meant.
 
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areyoumydaddy

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5. The waitlist status will not be public. And since the first day of class in July 1, that is when the waitlist will end? (I couldn't quite understand what the person on the phone is talking about this part)
Orientation begins August 5th so that can't be right.
 
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Hey all, I'm back here again with some more information for people in the "Your application has been forwarded to the admissions committee" bucket just like me. I just had an extremely pleasant conversation directly with Director Leila, and this is what I learned from her:

1. The class is full and for the past few days there haven't been any student that withdrew.
2. Activity updates ARE STILL WELCOMED. People's rank on the waitlist can still change according to their updates.
3. Decisions are still made by the committee once available seats pop up.
4. The admission office won't provide information on the rank for their waitlist because they don't want students to be misled on their chances to get into the program.

I know some information above sound somewhat different from what I posted yesterday based on my conversation with the person from the admission office. I believe the information here is more accountable since they come directly from Director Leila.
I'm posting this because I don't want someone to give up because of my post yesterday, so please don't blame me for the inconsistent information.
You know, you gonna expect some surprise every time you call the admission office.
 
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The heck? She told me two weeks ago that they would consider campus appeals as seats opened.
Before I was switched to the Chicago campus for UMED yesterday, Leila told me that as new seats open up, the priority is to fill those spots with people off the waitlist.
 
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Before I was switched to the Chicago campus for UMED yesterday, Leila told me that as new seats open up, the priority is to fill those spots with people off the waitlist.
UGHHHHHHHHHHH, that is so frustrating. Were you accepted off the waitlist for UMED? Did you have to specially ask them to consider your application for UMED? I applied, but hadn't yet been accepted to UICOM when I did and by the time I was accepted they were saying UMED was full.
 
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UGHHHHHHHHHHH, that is so frustrating. Were you accepted off the waitlist for UMED? Did you have to specially ask them to consider your application for UMED? I applied, but hadn't yet been accepted to UICOM when I did and by the time I was accepted they were saying UMED was full.
I was accepted by UICOM May 6. I immediately emailed the UMED director about interviewing for a spot. At first I was told the program was full, then I was invited to interview cause I guess a spot opened up. Four of us interviewed for the opening and I was accepted to the program last week. My campus placement officially changed yesterday!
 
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I was accepted to UMED two weeks ago and I just got an email from Leila saying that the Chicago campus is full, but that she’d keep me updated on my assignment... I’m not sure what to think in this case since the UMED program is in Chicago so all seminars, community partnerships, etc are there. It doesn’t seem like I could fully participate in the program if I’m not there. Has this happened to anybody else in a longitudinal program lol?

I guess I just assumed that a number of spots in Chicago were reserved for UMED, so I’m actually shocked to hear this from Leila.
 
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I was accepted to UMED two weeks ago and I just got an email from Leila saying that the Chicago campus is full, but that she’d keep me updated on my assignment... I’m not sure what to think in this case since the UMED program is in Chicago so all seminars, community partnerships, etc are there. It doesn’t seem like I could fully participate in the program if I’m not there. Has this happened to anybody else in a longitudinal program lol?

I guess I just assumed that a number of spots in Chicago were reserved for UMED, so I’m actually shocked to hear this from Leila.
wow, what an incompetent admissions committee! I don’t know what else to say but maybe email Dr. Michel?
 
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wow, what an incompetent admissions committee! I don’t know what else to say but maybe email Dr. Michel?
Like, this literally means that someone dropped a spot in UMED/Chicago, admissions filled the open Chicago spot with a new acceptance, and then were like, "Oppsies, we forgot that UMED was gonna fill that spot again"? Right?
 
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