2023-2024 Waitlist Support Thread

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going to frame it when it is all said and done
Maybe could have added TouroCOM (especially Montana campus), OCOM, DUQCOM, and some other really new ones. You still may get accepted though! Rooting for you!

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^^ yea definitely Touro Montana - they didn't fill their seats last year when they opened with plenty of seats left empty and this year again they still haven't filled all their seats I've heard
 
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Anyone else struggling with the unending silence from schools? I wish we didn’t have FAFSA delays this year cuz it’s really changed the normal course of WL movement :/
 
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Anyone else struggling with the unending silence from schools? I wish we didn’t have FAFSA delays this year cuz it’s really changed the normal course of WL movement :/
I feel like my brain is going to eat itself alive lol.
 
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Got the call yesterday. Heard back from 1 of 4… Hang in there! It’s still happening!
 
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So many people are getting into my WL school and it’s like damn how far down am I 💀. I wish they rejected people they didn’t want or did a HPWL or something
 
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woo submitted my reapp! ngl my new personal statement was prob the best piece I've ever put out so even if I don't get off my WLs i have a good feeling about next year!
 
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Do you think submitting a waitlist update letter could change your rank on a ranked waitlist?
 
I am so defeated rn that I can't get myself to reapply. This will be my 4th time reapplying but I think it's time to call it quits. 1st time finally getting my mcat score to 500 after a few retakes, and first time ever getting on the waitlist to not just 1 but 2 MD schools. Still, I feel so lost. I feel like this whole process has ruined and robbed me of 4 years that I could've used for other careers... Can't see myself doing anything else but if I don't hear good news from atleast 1 of these schools soon, I really don't know what I'll do
 
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I am so defeated rn that I can't get myself to reapply. This will be my 4th time reapplying but I think it's time to call it quits. 1st time finally getting my mcat score to 500 after a few retakes, and first time ever getting on the waitlist to not just 1 but 2 MD schools. Still, I feel so lost. I feel like this whole process has ruined and robbed me of 4 years that I could've used for other careers... Can't see myself doing anything else but if I don't hear good news from atleast 1 of these schools soon, I really don't know what I'll do
i know right, im happy hearing everyone getting accepted from my school, but i also feel so defeated as well. its so unsettling trying to restudy and reapply for the mcat

what have we not done? have we not worked hard? have we not shown we are capable of being great medical students?
 
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I am so defeated rn that I can't get myself to reapply. This will be my 4th time reapplying but I think it's time to call it quits. 1st time finally getting my mcat score to 500 after a few retakes, and first time ever getting on the waitlist to not just 1 but 2 MD schools. Still, I feel so lost. I feel like this whole process has ruined and robbed me of 4 years that I could've used for other careers... Can't see myself doing anything else but if I don't hear good news from atleast 1 of these schools soon, I really don't know what I'll do
Ugh, this process is so challenging. Have you applied to DO or gotten a mentor? Hang in there.
 
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Just got "deferred decision" from my only MD interview. How much longer am I going to wait for a WL or acceptance decision? It's already June!!!
:( At least I have a DO acceptance to Rowan.... this sucks.
 
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OMG CRYING THROWING UP AT WORK JUST GOT ACCEPTED OFF OF THE WAITLIST!!!!!!!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂
 
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Congrats man!! You deserve it—what did I tell you
thank you so much! I can't believe it! all of this was worth it! Don't lost hope there is still time for everyone. LOL i have to change all of my plans immediately!!!!! good Luck to all!
 
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Congratulations future Doctor!!!
thank you so much! I can't believe it! all of this was worth it! Don't lost hope there is still time for everyone. LOL i have to change all of my plans immediately!!!!! good Luck to all!
 
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Just got "deferred decision" from my only MD interview. How much longer am I going to wait for a WL or acceptance decision? It's already June!!!
:( At least I have a DO acceptance to Rowan.... this sucks.
I feel your pain, atleast you thought to apply DO also, I didnt and its KILLING me rn
 
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I feel your pain, atleast you thought to apply DO also, I didnt and its KILLING me rn
im so sorry :( i think we're deferred at the same school. it's SO HARD being selected to interview from 16,000 applicants, and then.... just not getting to move on to being accepted. it's like missing one question on the test and getting a B+. i genuinely dont know where I went wrong :cryi:
 
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im so sorry :( i think we're deferred at the same school. it's SO HARD being selected to interview from 16,000 applicants, and then.... just not getting to move on to being accepted. it's like missing one question on the test and getting a B+. i genuinely dont know where I went wrong :cryi:
same. I had 3 IIs and end up with a post-ii r, a WL, and a deferral, and i wish i knew exactly where i made my mistakes:(
 
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On two WL for in state DO programs. Really thought I would be getting off at least one of them but it’s June and I need to move to Florida soon. I’m so saddd :/
 
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On two WL for in state DO programs. Really thought I would be getting off at least one of them but it’s June and I need to move to Florida soon. I’m so saddd :/
call admissions if you haven't yet called (or even if you've already called before!), find out if their WLs are ranked and just re-express your interest, you never know...
 
On two WL for in state DO programs. Really thought I would be getting off at least one of them but it’s June and I need to move to Florida soon. I’m so saddd :/
I am moving to Florida as well! as of today!. My head is spinning, the adrenaline is wearing off. First med school acceptance. Have 35 days to move down there. I just accepted a financial aid offer at another institution today. :rofl: what happens if the othertwo schools thatI am waitlisted at accept me? (they are closer/in-state/cheaper?
 
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:rofl: what happens if the othertwo schools thatI am waitlisted at accept me? (they are closer/in-state/cheaper?
If you are accepted to an MD school, and are just PTE, you may remain on waitlists. If you are CTE, you must withdraw from MD waitlists.
I don't know the rules for DO schools.
 
If you are accepted to an MD school, and are just PTE, you may remain on waitlists. If you are CTE, you must withdraw from MD waitlists.
I don't know the rules for DO schools.
neither do i but I will find out ha
 
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FYI My A call was labeled as scam likely, so answer everything. You probably already knew this!
 
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call admissions if you haven't yet called (or even if you've already called before!), find out if their WLs are ranked and just re-express your interest, you never know...
I emailed and called. One of them is ranked but not disclosed. I’m debating just flat out telling I need to move soon and to please tell me if there’s any hope
 
I know I asked this before, but I just wanted to make sure and I’m nervous about making a mistake. I got accepted to a DO school and classes start in July, if I accept my financial aid package and later get into my waitlisted MD school and switch. Will I need to pay off two loans?
 
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I know I asked this before, but I just wanted to make sure and I’m nervous about making a mistake. I got accepted to a DO school and classes start in July, if I accept my financial aid package and later get into my waitlisted MD school and switch. Will I need to pay off two loans?
No, because when you withdraw from one school and enroll in another, the schools' financial aid offices have to notify the Dept. of Education accordingly.
 
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I was a former MS student at that same school and have heard of other former-MS students getting off WL at the very last-minute. Don't want to make the cross-country drive to the other school accepted at just to turn around and go back....
 
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GUYS I DID IT I GOT THE A😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
 
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I was a former MS student at that same school and have heard of other former-MS students getting off WL at the very last-minute. Don't want to make the cross-country drive to the other school accepted at just to turn around and go back....
which school??
 
How are people navigating moving forward logistically with the school you PTE while being on waitlists that you would accept over the current school? I want to start looking at apartments and sign a lease as I would have to move for the current school but I don’t want to be stuck in a lease and break the contract if I get off a WL at another school …
 
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How are people navigating moving forward logistically with the school you PTE while being on waitlists that you would accept over the current school? I want to start looking at apartments and sign a lease as I would have to move for the current school but I don’t want to be stuck in a lease and break the contract if I get off a WL at another school …

Personally waiting for a unit to be available but will sign the lease when I can. If I get off the waitlist God willing then I’ll just break it. school starts in for me in less than 6 weeks and ideally I want to move in a month.
 
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How are people navigating moving forward logistically with the school you PTE while being on waitlists that you would accept over the current school? I want to start looking at apartments and sign a lease as I would have to move for the current school but I don’t want to be stuck in a lease and break the contract if I get off a WL at another school …
Signed a lease and was up front about the (slim) possibility of breaking it given waitlist movement. The landlord had housed med students before and was cool about it. I payed first and last month of rent and a security deposit, so if I break the lease I lose that money.

It’s been good for me mentally to start taking concrete steps for my PTE school. Moving forward is helping with the disappointment about other schools not working out.
 
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Do you think submitting a waitlist update letter could change your rank on a ranked waitlist?
just pushing this along - does anyone know the answer to this? (got placed lower half instead of upper half). My only waitlist at my in-state school
 
My top choice WL just sent out a memo indicating they are now officially full.😭 My dream of staying in California is done and I am trying my best to not be sad and just be grateful for my current OOS A. It was a fun dream while it lasted. Wishing you all the best in the upcoming weeks and that you all get the A of your dreams. This thread has been so great.
 
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My top choice WL just sent out a memo indicating they are now officially full.😭 My dream of staying in California is done and I am trying my best to not be sad and just be grateful for my current OOS A. It was a fun dream while it lasted. Wishing you all the best in the upcoming weeks and that you all get the A of your dreams. This thread has been so great.
I accepted the fact this will be me this upcoming week. Regardless, congratulations on your OOS A! Maybe that OOS school is meant to be
 
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My top choice WL just sent out a memo indicating they are now officially full.😭 My dream of staying in California is done and I am trying my best to not be sad and just be grateful for my current OOS A. It was a fun dream while it lasted. Wishing you all the best in the upcoming weeks and that you all get the A of your dreams. This thread has been so great.
You’re going to do great. New adventures are out there in new places. Good luck!
 
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Does anyone feel like they were the only person that the school didn’t accept off their WL? C’mon man lol
 
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I am so defeated rn that I can't get myself to reapply. This will be my 4th time reapplying but I think it's time to call it quits. 1st time finally getting my mcat score to 500 after a few retakes, and first time ever getting on the waitlist to not just 1 but 2 MD schools. Still, I feel so lost. I feel like this whole process has ruined and robbed me of 4 years that I could've used for other careers... Can't see myself doing anything else but if I don't hear good news from atleast 1 of these schools soon, I really don't know what I'll do
TBH I think it’s time to consider something else. Have you thought about PA school?
 
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Just got "deferred decision" from my only MD interview. How much longer am I going to wait for a WL or acceptance decision? It's already June!!!
:( At least I have a DO acceptance to Rowan.... this sucks.
Rowan is a great school take it!
 
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I am so defeated rn that I can't get myself to reapply. This will be my 4th time reapplying but I think it's time to call it quits. 1st time finally getting my mcat score to 500 after a few retakes, and first time ever getting on the waitlist to not just 1 but 2 MD schools. Still, I feel so lost. I feel like this whole process has ruined and robbed me of 4 years that I could've used for other careers... Can't see myself doing anything else but if I don't hear good news from atleast 1 of these schools soon, I really don't know what I'll do
I know it sucks but if it's something your truly want to do then don't give up! I know several doctors who took 4-5 times to get in, it only takes one. Something that has kept me going is a quote by Rosevelt that states "comparison is the thief of all joy"... so try and keep your head up (I know easier said then done, I feel the same way currently)
 
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Not getting off my WL and can’t find a decent place to live where I got accepted. This sucks
 
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