respectedmadman

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I submitted in late July but my application status says I’m still awaiting subcommittee review. I’m assuming it’s going to be a rejection at this point, but is anyone else in the same boat?
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I submitted in late July but my application status says I’m still awaiting subcommittee review. I’m assuming it’s going to be a rejection at this point, but is anyone else in the same boat?
It’s not a great sign at this point in the cycle
 
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anotherpremedlurker

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Dec 18, 2018
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My status is now file review complete, I am guessing this occurred within the past 3 days since I check my portals almost every day (yes I am neurotic). Submitted mid-July. What does this mean so late into the cycle?

EDIT: combed through this thread, earlier posts suggest this is a limbo state and likely a bad sign. Oh well...
 

JanetSnakehole

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Aaaaannnnd lo and behold, less than 24 hours after posting about being in limbo at VCU, I now receive a status update that my file is complete.

Beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice.
 
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My status is now file review complete, I am guessing this occurred within the past 3 days since I check my portals almost every day (yes I am neurotic). Submitted mid-July. What does this mean so late into the cycle?

EDIT: combed through this thread, earlier posts suggest this is a limbo state and likely a bad sign. Oh well...
File review complete is not limbo. It means your file has a number score And you could receive a II, but there most likely aren’t many left except for those that are to replace withdrawn ones

thats being realistic but it’s not over until it’s over! More II will be sentout as others withdraw so there’s always a chance
 

anotherpremedlurker

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File review complete is not limbo. It means your file has a number score And you could receive a II, but there most likely aren’t many left except for those that are to replace withdrawn ones

thats being realistic but it’s not over until it’s over! More II will be sentout as others withdraw so there’s always a chance
Ah thank you so much for clarifying!
 
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+1 to the file review complete! Although I didn't even receive an email so maybe this was a recent change? o_O
Last year the majority didn’t receive emails. This year it’s seems 50/50 I didn’t for example. So who knows.
 
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Pre II R just now
 
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For those that have interviewed, does anyone remember who we are supposed to send 3+ month updates to? I can’t find the sheet I wrote it down on and don’t want to send it to the wrong person!
 
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For those that have interviewed, does anyone remember who we are supposed to send 3+ month updates to? I can’t find the sheet I wrote it down on and don’t want to send it to the wrong person!
Just the main admissions email.
 
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I interviewed in October but I don't quite remember what they said about updates. Do they only want updates of new activities that you have been involved for 3+ months? Or can you update them about any new, significant activity?
 
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I interviewed in October but I don't quite remember what they said about updates. Do they only want updates of new activities that you have been involved for 3+ months? Or can you update them about any new, significant activity?
At this point you have been voted on and you have received your score. Realistically VCU is not big on updates. A new activity of 3 months is significant but if we are being honest at this point its not really going to change anything. What happens is essentially Dr. Whitehurst-Cook will take your update and paste it into the notes on your file, but it will not change the score that you received. Your score essentially determines everything.
 
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ppushpak

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Anyone who has been accepted may request to join the FB Group, please only join if you have received an acceptance

EDIT: Please send a picture of your acceptance to one of the admins of the group (I am one, but pick whomever)

 
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DocKoozmin

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So I just got the status update to complete lol (submitted July). It says that if I receive an interview, I will get an update on my portal. Do I have to keep checking the portal, or will they also email/call me?
 
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So I just got the status update to complete lol (submitted July). It says that if I receive an interview, I will get an update on my portal. Do I have to keep checking the portal, or will they also email/call me?
If you get a II your portal will change and you will get an email.
 
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Is it normal for it to state under "File review complete" the stuff about caspr? I sent it to VCU but that reminder at the bottom that states they require it makes me feel like they didn't receive it or something. Does everyone have that?
 
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Is it normal for it to state under "File review complete" the stuff about caspr? I sent it to VCU but that reminder at the bottom that states they require it makes me feel like they didn't receive it or something. Does everyone have that?
That’s just a generic thing that can pop up on your portal. Just a generic reminder — no indication. Of your specific status.
 

jpvn2015

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Has anyone come up with a good way of viewing the portal on a mobile device? Mine will not work on my iPhone.
 
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Has anyone come up with a good way of viewing the portal on a mobile device? Mine will not work on my iPhone.
Yes you have to request desktop site on safari.
 
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jpvn2015

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I interviewed this past week but didn’t get any update to my portal today. On the interview day they said they would get to ours on Monday. Should I be worried or am I just being neurotic? Lol
 
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I interviewed this past week but didn’t get any update to my portal today. On the interview day they said they would get to ours on Monday. Should I be worried or am I just being neurotic? Lol
You’re being neurotic — patience it’s not always updated the day of. You were voted on today but they might wait a couple days to put it in.
 
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Has anyone heard anything regarding scholarships/aid? I've tried searching in the thread but it seems my searcher is non-functional (sorry in advance y'all).
 
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Has anyone heard anything regarding scholarships/aid? I've tried searching in the thread but it seems my searcher is non-functional (sorry in advance y'all).
it aint great here (public school)
 

HappEness

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I understand that there is no second look for most accepted VCU students. When is the best time I should visit to learn more about the school and meet current students?
 

Trexx109029

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May 2, 2017
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I am interviewing tomorrow and was wondering if I am likely to get a decision for Feb 1st.

Also any tips or tricks for the MMI? I'm pretty nervous about the structure.
 

Davidfromcali

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I am interviewing tomorrow and was wondering if I am likely to get a decision for Feb 1st.

Also any tips or tricks for the MMI? I'm pretty nervous about the structure.
Yoo this mmi is super chill and very, very well done. I would not stress about it. If anything, just read up on the general structure of mmi and some common questions through the internet. Yeah you can hear on feb 1 since you’ll get scored before.
 

ppushpak

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there have been talks to get an official second look going - unsure if it will happen this year though
 
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HappEness

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Oh, I would definitely attend if VCU does host an official second look this year!
 

jpvn2015

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On hold for possible acceptance....one step away (just like last year lol)
 
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