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Well if you look in the waitlist support thread waitlists are moving slowly across the board. So either there’s gonna be a late boom, or that’s just the way it’s gonna be this year.
 
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Does VCU withdraw you from waitlist if you commit to another school
I saw this on the WL thread. Schools will know that you have hit CTE. They automatically get an update that you have selected CTE. Depending on their policy, they may contact you to confirm your decision then remove you from their waitlist. I would call into the office sometime to confirm prior to committing just to be on the safe side. Some schools only have suggestions, others enforce strict policies.
 
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Can an accepted student confirm the CTE date for VCU is July 8th? Sorry to keep bringing this up lol, just the last time I asked, I just got that @medicdoc123 thought it was July 8th but there weren't more confident answers after that. VCU's also isn't listed in the SDN deadline thread.
 
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Well the class is full, and someone is taken off every time someone withdraws-- so I think its difficult for anyone to anticipate exactly how much movement is left-- especially in this difficult year.
Did they say anything as to how many individuals were on the WL still?
 
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Well the class is full, and someone is taken off every time someone withdraws-- so I think its difficult for anyone to anticipate exactly how much movement is left-- especially in this difficult year.
Perhaps there is a typical number/rough estimate of how much more WL movement should happen this cycle. We would love to hear this. Yes, the traffic rules are different this year (they seem to just be guidelines), but maybe WL movement is somewhat similar to previous years for VCU. Who knows
 
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Has anyone called the admissions office and asked about waitlist movement, whether most students have already CTE'D, etc.? I'm not sure if VCU would disclose this information but EVMS basically told me IS waitlist movement is done and there has been only one acceptance off their IS waitlist in the past few weeks. They did say their CTE deadline is three weeks before their orientation but that they are not sure whether or not there would be a greater influx of movement then. They continued to tell me there probably wouldn't be, unless the other state schools had their own movement.

I also called Marshall to ask about their OOS waitlist and the staff there was extremely helpful, letting me know almost all of their OOS students were already specifically CTE'D.

I'm a little scared to call VCU because it's truly my top choice and I don't want to bother them.

In all, it seems like this year the most likely outcome with admissions across the country is the worst one we predicted for the students: most students who were lucky enough to get an acceptance were only accepted to one school and waitlisted at others, and as CTE deadlines approach, they end up having to commit to schools that are not their top choice while they do not get off their waitlists at their higher choices. Overall, less movement, more students going to schools that aren't their top choice.
 
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Has anyone called the admissions office and asked about waitlist movement, whether most students have already CTE'D, etc.? I'm not sure if VCU would disclose this information but EVMS basically told me IS waitlist movement is done and there has been only one acceptance off their IS waitlist in the past few weeks. They did say their CTE deadline is three weeks before their orientation but that they are not sure whether or not there would be a greater influx of movement then. They continued to tell me there probably wouldn't be, unless the other state schools had their own movement.

I also called Marshall to ask about their OOS waitlist and the staff there was extremely helpful, letting me know almost all of their OOS students were already specifically CTE'D.

I'm a little scared to call VCU because it's truly my top choice and I don't want to bother them.

In all, it seems like this year the most likely outcome with admissions across the country is the worst one we predicted for the students: most students who were lucky enough to get an acceptance were only accepted to one school and waitlisted at others, and as CTE deadlines approach, they end up having to commit to schools that are not their top choice while they do not get off their waitlists at their higher choices. Overall, less movement, more students going to schools that aren't their top choice.
I would call but I am also way too nervous about their response
 

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Has anyone called the admissions office and asked about waitlist movement, whether most students have already CTE'D, etc.? I'm not sure if VCU would disclose this information but EVMS basically told me IS waitlist movement is done and there has been only one acceptance off their IS waitlist in the past few weeks. They did say their CTE deadline is three weeks before their orientation but that they are not sure whether or not there would be a greater influx of movement then. They continued to tell me there probably wouldn't be, unless the other state schools had their own movement.

I also called Marshall to ask about their OOS waitlist and the staff there was extremely helpful, letting me know almost all of their OOS students were already specifically CTE'D.

I'm a little scared to call VCU because it's truly my top choice and I don't want to bother them.

In all, it seems like this year the most likely outcome with admissions across the country is the worst one we predicted for the students: most students who were lucky enough to get an acceptance were only accepted to one school and waitlisted at others, and as CTE deadlines approach, they end up having to commit to schools that are not their top choice while they do not get off their waitlists at their higher choices. Overall, less movement, more students going to schools that aren't their top choice.
I haven't called, but I haven't given up hope yet either. I peruse the waitlist support thread frequently and there still seems to be movement periodically across the country. I'm sure each school is marginally different, but I'm holding out hope for VCU. Keep your chin up as best you can and best of luck!
 

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I called them and spoke with admissions and one of the Deans in charge. Not much IS waitlist movement so far and they seem pretty surprised themselves. They said they have no idea how it's going to be like this year...they think everyone is just waiting until the deadline to drop any seats, if that will even happen. Tbh, what they said and what evms told me were similar :( vcu is my top choice too so this is disheartening to hear.
 
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I called them and spoke with admissions and one of the Deans in charge. Not much IS waitlist movement so far and they seem pretty surprised themselves. They said they have no idea how it's going to be like this year...they think everyone is just waiting until the deadline to drop any seats, if that will even happen. Tbh, what they said and what evms told me were similar :( vcu is my top choice too so this is disheartening to hear.
Was it Dr. Whitehurst-Cook or Dr. Baker whom you spoke to, if not, I feel like it could have been a generic answer thats given to all applicants that call in inquiring just to cover some safe ground. After calling a quite a few schools, I found most of them gave this same "generic" response and didn't reveal much info about what the future holds.
 

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Was it Dr. Whitehurst-Cook or Dr. Baker whom you spoke to, if not, I feel like it could have been a generic answer thats given to all applicants that call in inquiring just to cover some safe ground. After calling a quite a few schools, I found most of them gave this same "generic" response and didn't reveal much info about what the future holds.
Yes, it was one of them. However, I couldn't get any info on how many have CTE'd etc. But apparently, the IS and OOS waitlists combined have about 250-300 people on it according to one of the admissions representatives.
 
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I called them and spoke with admissions and one of the Deans in charge. Not much IS waitlist movement so far and they seem pretty surprised themselves. They said they have no idea how it's going to be like this year...they think everyone is just waiting until the deadline to drop any seats, if that will even happen. Tbh, what they said and what evms told me were similar :( vcu is my top choice too so this is disheartening to hear.
Thank you very much for calling!

Did they mention anything rlse about the OOS waitlist (you may have not asked about this, so maybe not)
 
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Does anyone know what VCU's plans are for someone that has CTE'd elsewhere? Do they plan on leaving them on the WL or are they automatically removed? I know this year it's up to the discretion of the school.
 
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Congrats to you! would you please share stats, over-under represented status etc. ...trying to make sense of all this ....maybe that is my mistake!
Hope you have a great 4 years!
3.74 GPA 507 MCAT. I actually retook my MCAT for EVMS and I get the new score next week, not that it matters now. ORS Female. I will say I have a lot of really unique experiences that I think helped my chances. If anyone would want to know more about that I can discuss it more. Honestly, even being accepted it still doesn't make sense to me.
 
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Does anyone know when the last most possible date is for when VCU will accept students? some have said roll call and others have said till right before white coat.
 
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Could VCU be skipping over WL ppl who already got in elsewhere at this point? I want to go to VCU, but I also have another acceptance. When I talked to them, they said my low MCAT score (509) is the major reason why I'm WL'ed. However, clearly people with lower MCATs are getting in...I feel discriminated against because of my other acceptance, even tho I heavily prefer VCU :(
 
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Could VCU be skipping over WL ppl who already got in elsewhere at this point? I want to go to VCU, but I also have another acceptance. When I talked to them, they said my low MCAT score (509) is the major reason why I'm WL'ed. However, clearly people with lower MCATs are getting in...I feel discriminated against because of my other acceptance, even tho I heavily prefer VCU :(
They give feedback while you're on the WL?! They told me I couldn't get any until the cycle was over??

Also, I doubt your other acceptance matters. Schools are blind (for the first year this year) to the other school(s) you're accepted to.
 
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Could VCU be skipping over WL ppl who already got in elsewhere at this point? I want to go to VCU, but I also have another acceptance. When I talked to them, they said my low MCAT score (509) is the major reason why I'm WL'ed. However, clearly people with lower MCATs are getting in...I feel discriminated against because of my other acceptance, even tho I heavily prefer VCU :(
Have you CTE'd at the accepted school? Or was it a recent acceptance?
 
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They give feedback while you're on the WL?! They told me I couldn't get any until the cycle was over??

Also, I doubt your other acceptance matters. Schools are blind (for the first year this year) to the other school(s) you're accepted to.
So mine might have been a special case since I had a meeting with them anyway for another reason. But yeah, usually they don't give feedback until after the cycle like the other schools.

And also, they are not blind to acceptances :( I mean, they can't tell where you got in, but they can tell if you PTE elsewhere (which then informs them you got in someplace).
 
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Have you CTE'd at the accepted school? Or was it a recent acceptance?
I didn't CTE anywhere. I only selected plan to enroll at the accepted school because it was a requirement by them. VCU is my top choice and I've been following up with them to let them know that. I'm curious if it could be the acceptance I'm holding which is working against me when it comes to getting off of VCU's WL. I don't think my MCAT can be the only reason like they told me, since the above poster got in with a 507. I also have good experiences.
 
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I didn't CTE anywhere. I only selected plan to enroll at the accepted school because it was a requirement by them. VCU is my top choice and I've been following up with them to let them know that. I'm curious if it could be the acceptance I'm holding which is working against me when it comes to getting off of VCU's WL. I don't think my MCAT can be the only reason like they told me, since the above poster got in with a 507. I also have good experiences.
You could try contacting VCU around your school's CTE deadline (if there is one) and reinforcing your interest as kind of a last hail mary attempt.

I personally think at this point VCU is not looking heavily into numbers (MCAT / GPA). They probably are trying to match the demographics of the students that declined their acceptance (OOS vs. IS, Sex, Race). I don't think the IS WL is moving quite as fast as the OOS WL.