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Does Albany award scholarships to first years?
I emailed financial aid about this and they were kind of vague but said that "inter-institution scholarships" were given 3rd and 4th year and are only need based. It didn't seem like they gave any merit aid. So if you filled out the financial aid form and wrote those 3 essays they don't really apply until 3rd year.
 
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Did anyone else receive their financial aid package and were a bit underwhelmed by the lack of awards/grants lol.
 
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What was the difference between WL and UC? I know one is more specific than the other. I’m UC 02/07 as well
I don’t think anyone gets WL. There’s just UC at first which is not the same as WL. They lower the “bar” for UC every so often and chunks of people will get accepted. So it moves more than a typical WL
 

unester

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I was also wondering. Their website says that they interview into April, but I'm unsure if they're still sending invites. If anyone has not received an invite and is no longer interested in attending Albany, please help those of still waiting to hear back by withdrawing yourself from consideration. It means a lot to us!
 
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TurtleyReady4Med

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Did anyone else receive their financial aid package and were a bit underwhelmed by the lack of awards/grants lol.
Hi I work in financial aid. Only 3-4 out of the 140 students in the class get grants there first year. Almost the entire class is taking out loans. I came from 75% aid at my undergrad to 0% first year here. Then as you go through the institution you can gain more grants for need based aid. My financial aid has increased second year and third year. There are no merit grants from inside the school. Anyone can qualify for work study if wanted to lower some of the burden.
I was also wondering. Their website says that they interview into April, but I'm unsure if they're still sending invites. If anyone has not received an invite and is no longer interested in attending Albany, please help those of still waiting to hear back by withdrawing yourself from consideration. It means a lot to us!
We are still sending out interviews but there are 4 interview dates left so we are headed towards the end.
 
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Hi I work in financial aid. Only 3-4 out of the 140 students in the class get grants there first year. Almost the entire class is taking out loans. I came from 75% aid at my undergrad to 0% first year here. Then as you go through the institution you can gain more grants for need based aid. My financial aid has increased second year and third year. There are no merit grants from inside the school. Anyone can qualify for work study if wanted to lower some of the burden.

We are still sending out interviews but there are 4 interview dates left so we are headed towards the end.
How do those 3-4 students get chosen for the grants? Is this the same as the scholarships ?
 
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They are based on need and also to promote URM access.
Are they selected or do those people have to fill out an app? Is any merit required behind it also like a minimum GPA, etc?
 

TurtleyReady4Med

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Are they selected or do those people have to fill out an app? Is any merit required behind it also like a minimum GPA, etc?
First year scholarships are selected based on your applications for medical school. They do not have a minimum gpa or academic standards.
 

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i just got this email.......
my plane ticket $$ T_T

Good Evening,

We want to inform all applicants that Albany Medical College has instated a college-wide policy cancelling your interview due to the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19.

We will be offering the option of an alternative remote interview to those who are still interested. For those still interested in interviewing, please let us know by replying to this e-mail no later than Tuesday, March 10th at 12 PM EST.

We again want to assure you that this will not negatively impact your chances of admission should you choose a remote interview. We do sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but this is being done for the safety of everyone involved.


Best,


Office of Admissions
 

anotherpremedlurker

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i just got this email.......
my plane ticket $$ T_T

Good Evening,

We want to inform all applicants that Albany Medical College has instated a college-wide policy cancelling your interview due to the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19.

We will be offering the option of an alternative remote interview to those who are still interested. For those still interested in interviewing, please let us know by replying to this e-mail no later than Tuesday, March 10th at 12 PM EST.

We again want to assure you that this will not negatively impact your chances of admission should you choose a remote interview. We do sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but this is being done for the safety of everyone involved.


Best,


Office of Admissions
whoa that's crazy! also sorry that you already had to drop that $ on a plane ticket...
 

Kela_23

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my plane ticket $$ T_T

Good Evening,

We want to inform all applicants that Albany Medical College has instated a college-wide policy cancelling your interview due to the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19.

We will be offering the option of an alternative remote interview to those who are still interested. For those still interested in interviewing, please let us know by replying to this e-mail no later than Tuesday, March 10th at 12 PM EST.

We again want to assure you that this will not negatively impact your chances of admission should you choose a remote interview. We do sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but this is being done for the safety of everyone involved.


Best,


Office of Admissions
+1 had same email. Call the airlines that you booked with. Most major airlines will be refunding tickets due to the coronavirus. I'm just glad I got this email before I got on the plane..
 

oregonian19

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i just got this email.......
my plane ticket $$ T_T

Good Evening,

We want to inform all applicants that Albany Medical College has instated a college-wide policy cancelling your interview due to the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19.

We will be offering the option of an alternative remote interview to those who are still interested. For those still interested in interviewing, please let us know by replying to this e-mail no later than Tuesday, March 10th at 12 PM EST.

We again want to assure you that this will not negatively impact your chances of admission should you choose a remote interview. We do sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but this is being done for the safety of everyone involved.


Best,


Office of Admissions
When was your interview scheduled for? So sorry to hear that, though.....
 
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Bruh I just lost $700 on non-refundable airline and hotel costs lol
 
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oregonian19

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it was 3/12.....
Southwest wont refund because of the virus, but i have the money in "travel funds" for a year
Yikes. I thought everyone loves Southwest. Guess they lost some brownie points from you.
 
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lol... that's one way to do it
jahahahah or call your credit card to dispute it. most credit cards have travel insurance allotted for the year.
 

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AMC sent a similar (and very strange) email to all staff about a 30-day moratorium on all domestic and international travel, followed by something about conferences. Nobody is sure if it applies to everyone or if it was meant for just school or hospital-related travel. They’re getting pretty serious about this covid-19 thing so I’m not surprised they also halted interviews.
 
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oregonian19

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What's the dress code for the remote interview? Am I suiting up still?
I would assume business formal from the waist up only! lol

But in all seriousness, I would dress as though you are going in person. Also be sure to make your surroundings bright and clean. The remote interview kind of sucks, but its also nice because it is much easier to mentally prepare yourself for the setting and situation since you can more accurately practice beforehand!
 
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Have they given any details for the remote interview yet?
 
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I would assume business formal from the waist up only! lol

But in all seriousness, I would dress as though you are going in person. Also be sure to make your surroundings bright and clean. The remote interview kind of sucks, but its also nice because it is much easier to mentally prepare yourself for the setting and situation since you can more accurately practice beforehand!
 
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What do you mean by online programming?
I think many schools are having online "versions" of second look, like opportunities to speak with faculty, info about the school, something to replace the fact that we cant go in person.
 
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I think many schools are having online "versions" of second look, like opportunities to speak with faculty, info about the school, something to replace the fact that we cant go in person.
Or not replace but at least supplement.
 

microbionerd

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Does anyone know if the admissions committee is still meeting throughout this coronavirus stuff? Still waiting to hear back post in-person interview
 
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