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I got an email recently about a background check for admitted applicants. anyone else admitted to NYU get it? I'm curious how long before we need to finish it, as there's quite a bit of info to fill out...
 
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I got an email recently about a background check for admitted applicants. anyone else admitted to NYU get it? I'm curious how long before we need to finish it, as there's quite a bit of info to fill out...
What was the subject line of this email? I don't remember if I've done this yet or not.
 
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What was the subject line of this email? I don't remember if I've done this yet or not.
It was "Background Check Consent Request" from Certiphi
 
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I have to go back and figure out all my residences/dates...moved around too much in my life!
It seems like a lot but I found it only took about 15-20 minutes to finish! Not sure when we have to complete it by though.
 
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Does NYU do internal rankings? I have heard they do but MSAR says they do not rank students.
I found this older post that may (big question mark, lol) help answer: Internal ranking?

Originally, I was going to say that the presence of AOA would more or less imply ranking, but it seems the way NYU does it is on a need-to-know basis (i.e. module performance outside of "P or F" is maintained by the instructor, and an unranked list of the top students in each module is given to the review committee). More on this is here: https://med.nyu.edu/education/md-degree/sites/default/files/alpha-omega-alpha-honor-society.pdf
 
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Also, does anyone have info on when merit scholarhsips will be released? ie beyond full tuitiion? Thanks!
I think that info is shared in the original acceptance call (at least that was the case for me)
 
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Are any accepted people considering other schools over NYU? If so, can you PM me - would like to hear your thoughts.
My guess is that most people considering other schools over NYU are still waiting to hear from other T20 programs. Those expecting full or near most need-based financial aid would not feel the same stickyness of an NYU tuition free offer, and then there will be some trading in free tuition for higher perceived prestige—- all of whom are likely waiting to receive more info from other schools.
 
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Any admitted MSTPs receive any info about the revisit yet? Mainly just trying to figure out if I'm supposed to book my own flight or if they are taking care of it. If nobody's heard I'll just reach out and ask them.
 
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Any admitted MSTPs receive any info about the revisit yet? Mainly just trying to figure out if I'm supposed to book my own flight or if they are taking care of it. If nobody's heard I'll just reach out and ask them.
I have not heard anything
 
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One of the current students I talked to also said our second look would be the 23-25th. Looking forward to meeting everyone :)
Strange that MD revisit is so much later than MSTP. I was hoping they might overlap so I might get to meet the whole class

Also, if anyone else is weighing penn vs nyu vs columbia please reach out- I'm trying to gather some pros/cons for each place and would be happy to talk
 
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I know Dean Rivera said they didn't want LOIs during interview day, but are they receptive to them if you're on the WL?
I believe so. I sent a LOI(interest)/Update when first placed on the waitlist. I believe he only meant not to send it before you were done with interviews and other schools' decisions.
 
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So is mstp revisit cancelled or not? The MD revisit was planned for late april, and mstp for early... I am surprised there has been no communication yet
 
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Very curious and would like to ask those who indicated they are withdrawing from their Acceptance, what is the reason?

1. Did you just like another program better and are willing to pay significantly more?
or
2. Did you just like another program better and cost was about the same or close enough due to Need Based Financial Aide?
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3. Did you just like another program better and cost was about the same or close enough due to need Merit scholarship?
or
4. Other (please tell)

Best of luck.
 
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Very curious and would like to ask those who indicated they are withdrawing from their Acceptance, what is the reason?

1. Did you just like another program better and are willing to pay significantly more?
or
2. Did you just like another program better and cost was about the same or close enough due to Need Based Financial Aide?
or
3. Did you just like another program better and cost was about the same or close enough due to need Merit scholarship?
or
4. Other (please tell)

Best of luck.
I know me and the other poster are both MD/PhD applicants, so cost wasn't really a consideration for me since the programs I am looking at are fully-funded!
 
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After MSTP interview, is the possibility of an MD only acceptance a wash? Wondering for gateway re-application purposes (matriculating as a med student but applying internally again to MSTP)
 

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Hi! Just wanted to clarify re: revisit-- both the MD and the MSTP revisits will be held virtually this year. Keep an eye on your emails for future communications from the programs, and as always feel free to reach out here or email [email protected] with any specific questions!
 
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Does anyone know what the criteria for selection into the 3-year accelerated (guaranteed residency) program are if you decide to opt-in during 1st or 3rd year? Is it the same as if we had applied through AMCAS?
 
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I'm assuming there is no answer to this as of now, but how will the pandemic affect the class entering this upcoming fall, esp those on the 3-year pathway who were intended to start earlier in late July?
 
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I read some people earlier on this thread saying that they received their financial packages in January or February. I have not yet received one, but are we talking about different things?

I received an email that looked like it was going to the whole admitted class which said they will send packages next week. Did the people in January and February get their packages before this group of students, or are they different things?
 
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I read some people earlier on this thread saying that they received their financial packages in January or February. I have not yet received one, but are we talking about different things?

I received an email that looked like it was going to the whole admitted class which said they will send packages next week. Did the people in January and February get their packages before this group of students, or are they different things?
I think certain scholarships were awarded upon admission and sent along with the acceptance email. So, some people were already informed of what their package will contain. But I think perhaps the email from this morning pertains to the comprehensive financial aid packages for everyone..? Maybe, idk just a guess!
 
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Hey! I am currently on the waitlist for NYU SOM and recently learned that NYU takes about 1/5th of the waitlisted students off of the waitlist (source: MSAR, March 2020).

Are there any current students/admissions persons who could potentially shed some light on what the waitlist process looks like? I know that 1/5 is better odds than many places but it also is still not a crazy high acceptance rate.

To be more specific: is there any way for me to know my 'position' on the waitlist? If I am high up on the list, I would most certainly want to maintain my place. If I am, however, in the bottom fifth of 'waitlistees', I would want to have that knowledge so I can move on with my life. I am fortunate to be in a school that I love (albeit will likely be >2x the cost of NYU and not in highly-urban setting) so it would be great to end the emotionally exhausting process of medical school admissions and start looking forward to my current 'intend to enroll' institution.

Feel free to message me or reply if you have any info!
 
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Hey! I am currently on the waitlist for NYU SOM and recently learned that NYU takes about 1/5th of the waitlisted students off of the waitlist (source: MSAR, March 2020).

Are there any current students/admissions persons who could potentially shed some light on what the waitlist process looks like? I know that 1/5 is better odds than many places but it also is still not a crazy high acceptance rate.

To be more specific: is there any way for me to know my 'position' on the waitlist? If I am high up on the list, I would most certainly want to maintain my place. If I am, however, in the bottom fifth of 'waitlistees', I would want to have that knowledge so I can move on with my life. I am fortunate to be in a school that I love (albeit will likely be >2x the cost of NYU and not in highly-urban setting) so it would be great to end the emotionally exhausting process of medical school admissions and start looking forward to my current 'intend to enroll' institution.

Feel free to message me or reply if you have any info!
Bump on this! I'm on the waitlist for the MSTP and would love to know any info about this.
 

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Unfortunately, the admissions office does not provide waitlist status updates, and movement will not begin until after the April 30th deadline. However, I can reassure you that there are many people in my class who were accepted off the waitlist!

If you have COVID-19 related questions, please reach out to Admissions at [email protected] and include your AMCAS ID in the subject line.
 
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What date should LOIs be sent by in order to be read in time for decisions to be made?

Unfortunately, the admissions office does not provide waitlist status updates, and movement will not begin until after the April 30th deadline. However, I can reassure you that there are many people in my class who were accepted off the waitlist!

If you have COVID-19 related questions, please reach out to Admissions at [email protected] and include your AMCAS ID in the subject line.
 
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How late after receiving my NYU Albert information should I expect my financial aid package to come in? Just trying to know what to expect...Thanks!
 
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