2023-2024 Case Western Reserve

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Has anyone received their financial aid packages yet since in a previous email they said it would be released in late March?
Should be this week according to curriculum overview zoom session recently

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Financial aid offer received!
 
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Just withdrew my A - good luck to everyone!!

[I wanted to share my financial aid offer (need-based ~$55k per year, EFC=0) because I feel transparency is very much needed throughout this process (mainly for future SDN lurkers looking to see what schools are offering)]
 
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Just withdrew my A - good luck to everyone!!

[I wanted to share my financial aid offer (need-based ~$55k per year, EFC=0) because I feel transparency is very much needed throughout this process (mainly for future SDN lurkers looking to see what schools are offering)]
Did you have to email the admissions to withdraw? It says the option is on the iApply portal but couldn't find
 
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Just withdrew my A - good luck to everyone!!

[I wanted to share my financial aid offer (need-based ~$55k per year, EFC=0) because I feel transparency is very much needed throughout this process (mainly for future SDN lurkers looking to see what schools are offering)]
Same as Brokenllamas for me (withdraw + scholarship)
 
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Did you have to email the admissions to withdraw? It says the option is on the iApply portal but couldn't find
Nope, did not have to email the admissions! Go to the iApply link for Case Western, then go to "Admissions decision", then go to "Offer response" - you can decline your acceptance there!!

As confirmation, they'll send you an email wishing you luck w/ your future endeavors and they'll give you a survey
 
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For current students/ anyone who knows computers, how strict is the 16GB RAM computer requirement? I recently broke my laptop screen beyond use, and it fits all the other requirements of the policy. I looked at a place nearby, and they said they would fix my screen for $100 so wondering if fixing the screen would save me a ton of money or would I have to buy a new laptop anyways?
 
For current students/ anyone who knows computers, how strict is the 16GB RAM computer requirement? I recently broke my laptop screen beyond use, and it fits all the other requirements of the policy. I looked at a place nearby, and they said they would fix my screen for $100 so wondering if fixing the screen would save me a ton of money or would I have to buy a new laptop anyways?

Don't worry about it at all. If your computer can run Anki and do UWorld, it's good enough for med school lol. Can't remember anything that was really that demanding CPU wise that was necessary in my time here. Complete Anatomy, which we get as a subscription to help us learn anatomy is kind of a beefy app but you don't exactly need it to learn anatomy, and also probably functions fine on less than 16gb of RAM anyway. The lockdown browser app we use for exams also certainly does not have a hard requirement of 16gb of RAM.

That being said, it's always nice to have an efficiency laptop/PC as it will save you a lot of headache and time.
 
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Seeing some A’s withdrawn - best of luck to everyone, wherever you’re headed is lucky to have you! Has Case said anything about WL movement or updates?
 
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I dont think so- I think they want you to tell them if they are your top choice or among your top choices. But I dont think you have to do anything to remain on the WL
so do they want us to send a letter if we want to stay on the AL?
 
Happy to receive this email, it's good to know they are planning to pull from the WL, are genuinely interested in those on the WL, and want to keep open communication.
 
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For those who responded to the waitlist email, did they respond back confirming they got your communication?
 
for those who responded to the email, what did you say? did you write like an entire letter of interest of just a short email saying you're still interested?
 
for those who responded to the email, what did you say? did you write like an entire letter of interest of just a short email saying you're still interested?
I wrote a short email thanking them for their consideration, telling them they were still my top choice and that I would definitely attend if given the opportunity (for context, I'm on the alt list, and this is all true). I also said I'm preparing a paper for publication and assisting my colleagues with theirs and will send a full update letter soon.
 
I wrote a short email thanking them for their consideration, telling them they were still my top choice and that I would definitely attend if given the opportunity (for context, I'm on the alt list, and this is all true). I also said I'm preparing a paper for publication and assisting my colleagues with theirs and will send a full update letter soon.
i did the same, brief blurb about my updates then sent an additional letter summarizing what i accomplished during my gap year. Pubs with DOIs, presentations, mentorship stuff.
 
i did the same, brief blurb about my updates then sent an additional letter summarizing what i accomplished during my gap year. Pubs with DOIs, presentations, mentorship stuff.
I wrote a short email thanking them for their consideration, telling them they were still my top choice and that I would definitely attend if given the opportunity (for context, I'm on the alt list, and this is all true). I also said I'm preparing a paper for publication and assisting my colleagues with theirs and will send a full update letter soon.
thank you friends!
 
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One of my other schools extended their PTE deadline to end of May bc of the FAFSA fiasco, and another sent an email stating that they were willing to be flexible on the deadline since they know a lot of schools are still rolling out aid packages.

Curious to hear from accepted students whether Case has issued any similar statements or extensions since that would likely affect WL movement. As a waitlister I am realllly hoping they are still operating according to schedule haha 🤞🏻
 
One of my other schools extended their PTE deadline to end of May bc of the FAFSA fiasco, and another sent an email stating that they were willing to be flexible on the deadline since they know a lot of schools are still rolling out aid packages.

Curious to hear from accepted students whether Case has issued any similar statements or extensions since that would likely affect WL movement. As a waitlister I am realllly hoping they are still operating according to schedule haha 🤞🏻
my guess is since they sent out an update email and did not mention any sort of delay then the waitlist timeline has probably not been affected.
 
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One of my other schools extended their PTE deadline to end of May bc of the FAFSA fiasco, and another sent an email stating that they were willing to be flexible on the deadline since they know a lot of schools are still rolling out aid packages.

Curious to hear from accepted students whether Case has issued any similar statements or extensions since that would likely affect WL movement. As a waitlister I am realllly hoping they are still operating according to schedule haha 🤞🏻
Cases PTE deadline is the 30th
 
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Does Case ever match financial aid? (I feel like I remember hearing that they don't, but not 100% sure)
 
Just withdrew an A. Stay positive anything can happen! : )
 
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Does Case ever match financial aid? (I feel like I remember hearing that they don't, but not 100% sure)
I asked, and they said no but the worst they can say is no so I recommend reaching out since financial aid is so user specific
 
For those on our alternate list, we have to hold tight right now. We're monitoring our class spots very closely but just can't go there yet. We know many of you are waiting.... so are we. Thank you for your patience. We know this is a stressful time.
 
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Thank you for the update, are you able to clarify if you expect movement at this time? I have seen a few other schools who have delayed waitlist movement indicate that their class is full. Thank you for the open communication it’s so appreciated.
 
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Thank you for the update, are you able to clarify if you expect movement at this time? I have seen a few other schools who have delayed waitlist movement indicate that their class is full. Thank you for the open communication it’s so appreciated.
I really can't. We have a few accepted apps who just got new offers off of waitlists so we need to wait and see what they decide to do. Some have two weeks to make a decision so this is going to drag on a bit. Not unusual though, this is how it goes sometimes, unfortunately.
 
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I really can't. We have a few accepted apps who just got new offers off of waitlists so we need to wait and see what they decide to do. Some have two weeks to make a decision so this is going to drag on a bit. Not unusual though, this is how it goes sometimes, unfortunately.
Understood. Thanks for the response!
 
I withdrew my PTE here recently as I was taken of the WL at another school, hopefully that opens up a slot for somebody!
 
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For those who responded to the waitlist email, did they respond back confirming they got your communication?
Yes, I just replied this afternoon to their alt list update email with a letter of interest/updates and a member of the admissions team replied 20 mins later saying thanks for sending and that they would reach out if they need anything else. Did you also receive a confirmation email?
 
Yes, I just replied this afternoon to their alt list update email with a letter of interest/updates and a member of the admissions team replied 20 mins later saying thanks for sending and that they would reach out if they need anything else. Did you also receive a confirmation email?
I did not but I responded to that last month since Case is my top choice. Might be worth reaching out again.
 
I did not but I responded to that last month since Case is my top choice. Might be worth reaching out again.
I wouldn’t look too much into it. Maybe they were understaffed last month when everyone was replying(?) I had sent one thru the portal like days before that email so I sent one today with more updates/continued interest
 
I wouldn’t look too much into it. Maybe they were understaffed last month when everyone was replying(?) I had sent one thru the portal like days before that email so I sent one today with more updates/continued interest
Yeah I imagine. Especially with the FAFSA stuff. Thanks for letting me know anyways and best of luck :)!!!
 
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I’m so down bad for case 🥲 is waitlist movement slow because they’re almost full or just delayed cuz of fafsa? I’m worried cuz previous years they accepted people before saying they were monitoring their class size closely [emoji24
Many places are delayed due to individual schools extending their PTE. I would not worry about it. I know of people who held onto acceptances longer because schools hadn’t released their financial aid.
 
If I got off the waitlist and I have to make a final decision by a certain date, is that final decision implying commit to enroll?
 
OOS A off the alternate list! The admissions rep specifically mentioned that they appreciated that I kept in touch with two comprehensive update letters (early December and mid-May), so for folks reading this in future cycles, know that it can help you.
 
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