Albert Einstein acceptances anyone?

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  1. jam128

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    Hey SDN!

    I am desperately waiting to hear back form Albert Einstein, my med school of choice. I interviewed almost four months ago, and I haven't heard back from anyone. I called and they said they're still interviewing heavily. What's up with that? Shouldn't the schools be trying to wrap up there interviewing so we can start working on financial aid? Is anyone else having this problem with Einstein, or any other school? Is there anything I can do to move the process along?

    Thanks,

    Jenny
     
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    They are still interviewing heavily?

    I don't think that's a legitimate excuse for making you wait for more than 4 months. :confused: It should take 6-8 weeks, right?

    Did you ask when you can expect to hear back from them?
     
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    You're right!!! When I interviewed, they told me eight weeks. IT's been about four months!!! The admissions people there aren't very friendly, and every time I call to ask for the status of my application, they tell me that they haven't made a decision yet, and that I will be notified by mail. I haven't called often, because I don't want to nag them, but I think this is getting ridiculous. I should have heard something. I fear they've dropped my file behind someone's desk and it's been like permanently lost. Next time I call, should I ask to speak with an admissions officer?
     
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    it's definitely longer than usual... try to talk with Lorraine Longo or Norreen Kerrigan... they are both really friendly and willing to help.

    if they tell you that no decision has been made yet, maybe you should write a letter of intent... since Einstein is your first choice.

    good luck, and let us know what happens!
     
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    Jenny,

    the person who has the smack down on einstein is dr.kermit (many can attest to that)...however, b/c she is vacationing..i'll take an intuitive stab at explaining why you might be waiting so long.

    einstein sent out atleast 180 acceptances back in january. they are planning on interviewing into may (atleast). i think they may be waiting to see how many of those 180 will actually hang on to their acceptances before they mail out a bunch more. i wouldn't worry. they wind up accepting a lot more than the matriculating number of students (something around 550). i would be really surprised if they have even sent out half of their total acceptances at this point.

    as far as financial aid forms go. i was one of the 180 and i just got my forms about two weeks ago. housing applications don't go down until juner or something like that.

    i think 4 months is a really long time, but if they are telling you it is 'normal' (you should ask) then i would trust them. it seems aecom is very efficient in deciding the first 180, but after that they seem to relax a little bit.

    i wish you the best of luck, and i also recommend talking to miss kerrigan.

    souljah
     
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    I feel like they are going to lose a lot of qualified applicants by waiting so long and continuing to interview. I just interviewed there a few weeks ago so I won't hear from them for awhile. I definitely will have to consider the acceptance (if offered) carefully, if it comes after May 15 when I start to have to pay for a different school.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions and encouragement. i talked to my premed advisor and she said probably if they were going to reject me they would have done it by now. They're just probably waiting to see if they'll accept or waitlist me, so i should just hang on until May 15th. She also suggested writing a letter of interest instead of calling them so much, because the calling isn't helping. They like to see everything in writing.

    Thanks again

    jenny :rolleyes:
     
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    Hey Jenny,

    Maybe you could write a letter of intent instead of a letter of interest if you know Einstein is your first choice... (basically telling them you would attend if accepted)...

    btw, have you been accepted to any other NY schools? did they ask you that during your interview? (schools love it when you tell them they are your first choice! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> )

    good luck, and do let us know how it goes!!!
     
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    Jenny, I sent you a PM.
     
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    I do not have a pre-med advisor so maybe someone could help me out. When should one sent a letter of intent/interest? Should you wait until you get waitlisted or before the board meets to decide your fate? Just interested b/c Einstein is my first choice. I appreciate all the help.
    Droopy :)
     
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    HEY YUNFAT,

    Yeah, I've been accepted to UMDNJ, waitlisted at NYU and a couple of others. I told them at the interview of my acceptance to UMDNJ.

    I'm definitely going to write them a letter of intent. Droopy, I recommend you do the same.
     
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    Hey Jenny,
    do you prefer NYU or Einstein? cuz once you send the letter of intent, you are gonna have to withdraw from NYU's waitlist if you get in... so, if you are still thinking about it, it's better to just stick with a letter of interest...

    Droopy, if Einstein is your first choice for sure, just send that letter in ASAP. The earlier the better... it would be great if it's on the table as they are making the decision!

    Good luck to both...
    and let us know how it turns out!
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Droopy:
    <strong>I do not have a pre-med advisor so maybe someone could help me out. When should one sent a letter of intent/interest? Should you wait until you get waitlisted or before the board meets to decide your fate? Just interested b/c Einstein is my first choice. I appreciate all the help.
    Droopy :) </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hey Droopy,

    You can write a letter of intent shortly after your interview or after you are waitlisted. I personally would write one before a decision is made. I say this because if you write one before a decision is made, you are really showing them that they are your number one choice. However, I would only write a letter like this to the school that truly is my first choice. You could wait to write one after you are waitlisted, but what if you don't get waitlisted?? Atleast if you write it before a decision has been made, you'll know that they are aware of your strong interest in coming. You can't write a letter once you are rejected, so waiting for a waitlist is a bit of a gamble (if it is your number one choice).
    So my friend, I'd write a very sincere letter that is humble and compelling.

    Jenny..I was also waitlisted at NYU and applied to UMDNJ-RWJ (will hear a response shortly). Out of those three, I liked AECOM the best. I really liked the curriculum, the housing, and the clinical exposure. I'm really excited about the possibility of going to AECOM. I'm waiting to hear back from UCSF, if that doesn't turn out favorably, I'll be in the Bronx.

    Droopy and Jam...I am pulling for you <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    Souljah,

    It seems as though you and I are in the same boat. I work at NYU, and though i was waitlisted here, I have a pretty good chance of getting accepted. I also like RWJ, but AECOM is the one for me I think. They do have a great curriculum and there residences are AWESOME! That stuff really matters to me. NYU residences are the worst ever!! RWJ is a good school too with a nice reputation, but I'm not really feeling New Jersey. But don't completely take my word for it. I'm slightly biased. I'm from the Bronx, and my fiancee lives ten minutes away from AECOM, so I want to go there for personal reasons as well. But I'm not sure I want to withdraw my name from the NYU list. THANKS YUNFAT for the info!! Maybe I'll just write a letter of strong interest.

    Tell me what you like most about AECOM?

    DROOPY--Write that letter now and ask them to put it directly into your file.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the help. I'm going to write the letter of intent today.

    Droopy :)
     
  18. megaman

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by jam128:
    <strong>
    They do have a great curriculum and there residences are AWESOME! That stuff really matters to me. NYU residences are the worst ever!! ...

    Tell me what you like most about AECOM?
    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hey Jam,

    just wondering why you think Einstein's residencies are better than NYU's... i thought people were saying that NYU had a better reputation than Einstein (USNews rankings?)... is that true? what do you not like about NYU? Your opinions on both schools and your take on why Einstein is better would be greatly appreciated!

    thanks!!!

    megaman
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by megaman:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by jam128:
    <strong>
    They do have a great curriculum and there residences are AWESOME! That stuff really matters to me. NYU residences are the worst ever!! ...

    Tell me what you like most about AECOM?
    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hey Jam,

    just wondering why you think Einstein's residencies are better than NYU's... i thought people were saying that NYU had a better reputation than Einstein (USNews rankings?)... is that true? what do you not like about NYU? Your opinions on both schools and your take on why Einstein is better would be greatly appreciated!

    thanks!!!

    megaman</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I thought he/she meant housing??
     
  20. Dr. Kermit

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by souljah1:
    <strong>Jenny,

    the person who has the smack down on einstein is dr.kermit (many can attest to that)...however, b/c she is vacationing..i'll take an intuitive stab at explaining why you might be waiting so long.

    einstein sent out atleast 180 acceptances back in january. they are planning on interviewing into may (atleast). i think they may be waiting to see how many of those 180 will actually hang on to their acceptances before they mail out a bunch more. i wouldn't worry. they wind up accepting a lot more than the matriculating number of students (something around 550). i would be really surprised if they have even sent out half of their total acceptances at this point.

    as far as financial aid forms go. i was one of the 180 and i just got my forms about two weeks ago. housing applications don't go down until juner or something like that.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Kermit is back. Sunburnt and aching, but alive and well :) Ahh, three days in the sun! Anyway, Jams, 4 months is a bit long to wait. I think if you interviewed before January 15th, the wait was only 4 months max! I interviewed in the beginning of October and I heard on the 16th of January.

    After Janurary, things take a little longer because Einstein waits to see who responds within the two week deadline. Also, there are a lot of Jewish holidays in the Spring (random ones where the school closes down.) So, after your interview your interviewer writes a review of his/her time with you. That letter is then picked up by someone in admissions. Your file will then go to the committee. (Prior to going to committee, your GPA, school, and MCAT have undergone some sort of numerical scoring. I'm not sure exactly how it's done but they weigh your GPA, your undergrad, and MCAT scores and give you some score.) If the committee find your numerical score and interview favorable, they'll accept you. If you're borderline, they go back to the interviewer and ask for a more thorough review and may or may not reinterview you. You may also end up waitlisted.

    They are interviewing until early June and like souljah said, they are accept ~500 students for 180 spots.

    Good luck with everything :)
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Dr. Kermit:
     
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    Hey everyone,

    thanks for the comments. They are truly appreciated.

    First to MEGAMAN AND LEG. Every student lives in a beautiful, cheap apartments. The apartments are huge and new. Let me tell you, I've visited alot of schools, and I tell you that AECOM students live the highlife as far as lifestyle is concerned. The neighborhood is quiet, yet they're only a short bus ride from Midtown. I liked it alot. I was talking about the residences befor when I was saying that the school was AWESOME. And it is not far from NYU on US NEWS ranking. Don't underestimate it.

    I suppose I am in the borderline group then since it has taken them so long to get back to me. I must admit that my GPA is 3.0ish and my MCAT wasn't above 30. They've probably put me off to the side until they interview more people. Even so FOUR MONTHS is still too long! I'm certainly going to send them the letter.

    DR. KERMIT....
    Thanks for the info. Should I call and speak to noreen kerrigan? Maybe she should be informed of my situation. However, the flip side is with my GPA and MCAT I don't have much to bargain with.

    Hey everyone, I'm going away for about three days. Be back Monday. SO have a great weekend, and I'll be chatting with you guys when I get back.

    Jenny
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by souljah1:
    <strong>See, noone drops AECOM knowledge like Dr.Kermit. :) Just 3 days in the sun? Thought you'd be relaxing a bit longer than that!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hehe, yeah, I only took a week off of work, so I was in the Caribbean for 4 lovely days. I'm taking a breather tomorrow and then it's off to see the boy for our three year :) Don't worry though, it was so expensive down there, I'm glad to be home!

    Okay, now back to AE. I don't think it would hurt you to call the office and try to talk to Ms. Kerrigan and also send a letter. I suggest something in writing only so you can have it added to your file.

    I think it's great that you got to the interview phase. AE really looks at the "whole" picture and they have someone from the ADCOM read through all their applicant's file before a decision for an interview is made. So, the fact that you did get an interview is a positive sign and hopefully, they are just waiting for additional info :)

    Have a great vacation. I know I had a good one!
     
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    Dr. Kermit, we missed you here on this thread! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> Where'd you go for vacation?

    speaking of housing, does anybody know how much rent is for an apartment (studio) close to campus? (Jenny, since you are from da Bronx, maybe you can shed some light on this when you return? :) ) I know Einstein has great dorm/apartments, but I was really hoping to not have roommates/apartmentmates again! (Lorraine had told me that Einstein-owned studio apartments were not really available to 1st and 2nd years...unless you are married)

    I know it's not a big deal to share an apartment, but after four years of college, i really want my own space!!! :D

    I think that is one of the big pluses of Einstein... that there is affordable housing outside of the dorms... (unlike schools in NYC)

    thanks for any info you guys might have!
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by yunfat:
    [QB]Dr. Kermit, we missed you here on this thread! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> Where'd you go for vacation?

    speaking of housing, does anybody know how much rent is for an apartment (studio) close to campus? (Jenny, since you are from da Bronx, maybe you can shed some light on this when you return? :) ) I know Einstein has great dorm/apartments, but I was really hoping to not have roommates/apartmentmates again! [QB]</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I was in the Bahamas w/my parents :) Yeah, I know I mooched one last vacation off of them, but they're older and totally cool, so it's no big deal.

    I'm not sure of the off-campus housing situation around Einstein only because it seemed like a lot of middle-class, single family homes. I am neither middle class nor have outside income, so I won't be buying a house! I'm sure there have to be studios around and if they're affordable, maybe I'll look into that aspect.

    Now guys, I really think those I've met on SDN have been awesome, but after my whacky roommate freshmen year, I'm skeptical of living with people <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> (I'm a very understanding, compassionate and patient individual but at 18 I wasn't ready for a bulimic, pathological liar, cleptomaniac, spoiled rotten as the only girl in her family Iraqi! It was a little too much for innocent little Asian girl :) ) Also, I think most of you seem to be older males with long term girlfriends and I've got a boy!

    Yunfat and souljah, I'm touched that I was missed <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    Well since I live in the Bronx, I figured that I may be of some help. You can find studio/1 bedroom apartments in a private home for ~650 a month (this includes g&e). If you look hard, you could also find something in the 550-600 range (still including g&e-but keep in mind that not all homeowners include the two in the rent, however many do). If you guys are looking for an apt in the Bronx, I highly recommend using the Penny Pincher (it is free and it is delivered to the local homes around here, but you could probably get a copy if you call them-they are located on East Tremont Avenue 10465). Good luck apt hunting if any of you wind up doing so :) .
     
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    jam128
    I PM'd you...but as souljah stated...Dr. K is our fearless leader in the Einstein info. arena.
    droopy, jam128 and rockaway have a new catagory:
    Accepted? no
    Rejected? no
    Waitlisted? no
    WDWDWTG (What Do We Do With These Guys)
     
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    jam128
    I PM'd you...but as souljah stated...Dr. K is our fearless leader in the Einstein info. arena.
    droopy, jam128 and rockaway have a new catagory:
    Accepted? no
    Rejected? no
    Waitlisted? no
    WDWDWTG (What Do We Do With These Guys)
     
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    HEY EVERYONE, I'M BACK!

    First, my little trip was cool. Just went to North Carolina for a couple of days. It was a nice getaway.

    Ok, I have alot to respond to.

    First,as far as housing goes, DAISYGIRL, is right in her estimates of rent in the bronx. The school is located in the midst of a nice middle clss neighborhoos. Lots of private houses wher you could easily f rent a basement or first floor apt. that is livable. I totally feel you DR. KERMIT as fas as wanting to live on your own. I have a FIANCEE, who, like I said, lives ten minutes away from Albert Einstein. I'd love to have a place of my own, and those studio apts. are probably scarce for 1st years. However, when I toured AE we looked at a three-bedroom apt. The bedrooms were HUGE, about twice the size of a typical dorm room. This one room had a king size bed, two huge dressers, a couch, desk, and a television entertainment system. It was like his own little world. Granted all the rooms aren't that size, but I think most are nice. Now that I think about it though, I met get an apt. off campus so when I get married (probably in the third or fourth year) I'd already have a permanent place to live.

    DR. KERMIT (OR ANYONE)-DO YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE FURNITURE FOR AE APTS?

    I SENT THEM A STRONG LETTER OF INTEREST YESTERDAY, by fax, saying that AECOM was my first choice so far. and asked that it be put directly into my file. I happened to catch a nice lady from the office on the phone, and when I told her I had been waiting four month, she almost flipped! She checked my app and told me there was a strong chance I'd come up for review this week. (The ADCOM meets every Wednesday).

    TO ROCKAWAY---Thanks for the PM
    ACCEPTED? --UMDNJ-RWJ
    REJECTED?--Columbia, Cornell, Albany, Buffalo, Albany
    WAITLISTED? --NYU, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Syracuse
    WAITING TO HEAR FROM? Albert Einstein, NYMC, SUNY Stonybrook
    SOON TO INTERVIEW AT? SUNY Downstate

    Ok, thanks everyone for being helpful!! You guys re great. Write back
     
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    has anyone gotten accepted lately?

    or should we all expect not to hear back until May 15?
     
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    Hey Jenny,

    welcome back! glad you had fun over the weekend...

    with regards to your question about furniture, i don't think the Einstein apartments are furnished... from what i remember, everyone had different chairs/desks/beds... anyone else remember seeing that?

    oh jenny, i also had a quick question for you regarding the NYU dorms... I know you said they were horrible, but were they just small? don't med students there get their own rooms as well, or do they literally have a "room"mate? I've heard a lot about how cramped and horrible NYU med dorms are... just wondering what that is all about...

    lastly, glad to hear you finally got through to somebody nice in the admin... it's a good thing your letter got there in time for their decision making... good luck, and please do let us know when you hear from them! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    Here is an update for those of you who are waiting to hear from AECOM.
    I wrote to my interviewer today basically asking how long I should wait.
    He said decisions are made every wednesday, but the past two weeks there were no meetings
    because of the Holidays.

    So I guess everyone should wait for two more weeks than expected?
     
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    yunfat you're right - apts come unfurnished. I called the housing office and they said that they place 2 students into a one-bedroom apt and 3 students into a 2-bedroom apt. I was like, where does the extra person sleep and the woman said that one has to erect a wall in the middle of the living room. Anyone heard of this???
     
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    yes, E'01, when i was there, they told us about the "wall" thing... but from what i remember, they do it for you, and it really is a wall, not some lame screen.

    the one i visited, you couldn't really tell it was an added wall... it just makes a one-br apartment into a two-br by sectioning out part of the living room... their apartments are so large that they can do this and still make the place look normal and comfy... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    yes, overall, the housing is (from what i've been told by other SDNers) the nicest among all the NY med schools...
     
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    The 'wall thing' isn't so bad at all, in fact..you mightn't even know that the three bedroom apt was originally two. The housing at Einstein is sweet. You will have roomates, but you also have a fairly large room to your self. You can shut the door, peer out the window and have some time for yourself. The kitchens are pretty nice as well. When I interviewed in December my tour guide (a first or second year) showed us his apartment. It was a two bedroom place and was a really nice size. His room was dialed in. Ethernet, really nice view (well, as good as a bronx view gets) out of a large set of windows, nice size closet, and in very good shape.

    I've never seen Mt. Sinai's or Cornell's housing. I've seen NYU's and Columbia's. AECOM has much better housing than NYU (dorms). The towers at Columbia are somewhat comparable to AECOM housing (but smaller and a lot more expensive). I've heard some compliments being given to both Cornell and Sinai (about housing), but I've also heard that Einstein has the best in the city (size, cost, condition, etc).
     
  36. Dr. Kermit

    Dr. Kermit Senior Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by E'01:
    <strong>yunfat you're right - apts come unfurnished. I called the housing office and they said that they place 2 students into a one-bedroom apt and 3 students into a 2-bedroom apt. I was like, where does the extra person sleep and the woman said that one has to erect a wall in the middle of the living room. Anyone heard of this???</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I was at Einstein twice. The first time, I saw a one bedroom that had been converted to a two bedroom. The "wall" is in fact a legitimate wall. (A couple of my friends did this in undergrad and the process is the same at AE.) You pay a carpenter, hired through the school, to erect a wall for $500. The room is part of the living room and there is no closet, except the one in the entry way. I also saw a two bedroom converted to a three bedroom. The only difference b/w the 2 and 3 bedrooms was the remaining size of the living room. The two bedrooms had a room large enough for two lounge chairs and a coffee table. The three bedrooms had enough space for a couch, tv, and end tables.

    Overall, I thought the dorms were really nice and although I'm not thrilled about having a roommate or two, I'd much rather be sharing a palatial apartment than a cramped one in Manhattan. Also, my friends who are first years at Columbia and NYU, respectively, were asked to sign medical waivers that if in the future they developed complications due to lead based paint, they would not sue the schools!
     
  37. Droopy

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    hey!
    i just got the acceptance letter today from einstein. i am pumped!!
    does anyone know how large the studio apts are (i'm married). i'm coming from a 2 br/2 ba place and need to put some things in storage and need to gage how much stuff i can bring.
    talk to you later!
    droopy
     
  38. Legend

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    Congratulations !!!

    I knew you were going to make it ! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    So happy for you !!
     
  39. MiamiMarmot

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    Hey Einstein Hopefuls,

    I have an interview at Albert Einstein next week, and I have two questions.

    (1) Could I *possibly* be given an immediate acceptance, or are they placing people who interview now directly on the waitlist?

    (2) How long do you think they'll take to get back to me after my interview?

    Thanks,

    Marmot
     
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    I'm in, but i'll be moving closer to home for school. That aside, the housing at AECOM is awesome! Very spacious, good amenities and right next to the school. Roommates are kind of "luck of the draw"- you either love them or hate 'em. Pray <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> --Trek
     
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    The weirdest thing just happened! I called Einstein April 11th to check on my status and I was told that my app had not yet gone to the committee and that it would be at least 8-10 weeks post-interview before I got any news (I interviewed mid-Feb). Well, today I received a rejection letter dated April 12th. Could this possibly be a mistake? The rejection letter was very similar in form and content to those I've received at schools NOT offering an interview, but I have yet to receive such a general "form" letter from a school where I've actually interviewed. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. :confused:
     
  42. souljah1

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by barb:
    <strong>The weirdest thing just happened! I called Einstein April 11th to check on my status and I was told that my app had not yet gone to the committee and that it would be at least 8-10 weeks post-interview before I got any news (I interviewed mid-Feb). Well, today I received a rejection letter dated April 12th. Could this possibly be a mistake? The rejection letter was very similar in form and content to those I've received at schools NOT offering an interview, but I have yet to receive such a general "form" letter from a school where I've actually interviewed. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. :confused: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Barb, sounds pretty strange. i would call and ask them if it is 'for real' or if it is a 'mistake'. I'd tell them the same thing you posted (about calling the day before and what you were told). I hope that they just made a mistake, and I wish you the best of luck.
     
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    The studio is 23' by 20' if I remember correctly. Within that is a kitchen (around 8' by 7') and a bathroom (I don't remember the dimensions). the main room is in a sort of L shape and has a big window.

    -Chemman :)
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by barb:
    <strong>The weirdest thing just happened! I called Einstein April 11th to check on my status and I was told that my app had not yet gone to the committee and that it would be at least 8-10 weeks post-interview before I got any news (I interviewed mid-Feb). Well, today I received a rejection letter dated April 12th. Could this possibly be a mistake? The rejection letter was very similar in form and content to those I've received at schools NOT offering an interview, but I have yet to receive such a general "form" letter from a school where I've actually interviewed. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. :confused: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I thought AECOM made decisions only on Wednesdays?

    April 12 = Friday.
     
  45. barb

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Legi:
    [QBI thought AECOM made decisions only on Wednesdays?

    April 12 = Friday.[/QB]</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That's what makes it so perplexing. I called Thursday and they said that not only had my app NOT gone to the committee yet, it would be several weeks before I would hear anything. Then the very next day they wrote my rejection letter. WTH!
     
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    are the dorms air conditioned?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by barb:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Legi:
    [QBI thought AECOM made decisions only on Wednesdays?

    April 12 = Friday.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That's what makes it so perplexing. I called Thursday and they said that not only had my app NOT gone to the committee yet, it would be several weeks before I would hear anything. Then the very next day they wrote my rejection letter. WTH![/QB]</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">weird...
    But, I know that they didn't make any decisions for two weeks due to holidays so possibly they had a meeting on Friday or something.

    If I were you, I would call them up and ask what happened.
     
  48. jam128

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    Hello once again!
    I just wanted to update everyone n what happened with Albert Einstein since I heard from them last week. Well, after 16 WEEKS of waiting for an answer, they didn't outright reject me. An administrator named Lorraine Mango, said they wanted me to go to the Univ. of Buffalo to take science courses for a year. As long as I maintained a B average throughout the whole year, that they would automatically accept me in the following year. I had never heard of such a thing, and I wasn't liking the idea the moment she told me. I can't put off med school for another year, without a guarantee that I'd get in. She said this program was for special applicants or something, but as it turned out I wasn't eligible for the program because according to the rules in order to be in this program you had to not have any acceptances from any med school. I have an acceptance from UMDNJ-RWJ (they knew that already because I told them that in my letter of interests). Anyway, Kerrigan said she couldn't make any exceptions, and completing this program was the only way I could go to Einstein. So essentially they had to reject me.

    I'm not terribly upset, because they put me in a real bad position that I didn't appreciate. Granted, my grades are not the best (I got a C in orgo), but their school is not worth jumping through hoops for.

    I have an interview at Downstate on Wednesday. I'm waitlisted at two school and waiting to hear from three. I don't think I'm in bad shape, but I didn't like what they did to me. Be cautious if a school takes too long getting back to you.

    CONGRATS to everyone who got in!!
    Thanks for all of your help.
     
  49. Droopy

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by MiamiMarmot:
    <strong>Hey Einstein Hopefuls,

    I have an interview at Albert Einstein next week, and I have two questions.

    (1) Could I *possibly* be given an immediate acceptance, or are they placing people who interview now directly on the waitlist?

    (2) How long do you think they'll take to get back to me after my interview?

    Thanks,

    Marmot</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Marmot,
    It is possible to be given an acceptance without going directly to the waitlist first. It takes 8-10 weeks to hear back from them.
    Droopy
     
  50. souljah1

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Droopy:
    <strong>hey!
    i just got the acceptance letter today from einstein. i am pumped!!
    does anyone know how large the studio apts are (i'm married). i'm coming from a 2 br/2 ba place and need to put some things in storage and need to gage how much stuff i can bring.
    talk to you later!
    droopy</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Droopy, congrats my man!! I was pulling for you! Hey, I wonder if that letter of intent made the difference? Did you ever send it? It would have had time to arrive, read, and decided upon. If you sent it, it might have really shown them that you are serious about aecom. Anyway, regardless...you are stoked and that is great! As time goes on, I'm getting more and more excited to start medical school. If UCSF doesn't give me the go, I'm all about Albert-ville. PM me if you head up for a revisit or somethingl. I live in NYC and would be more than happy to help you if I can. I bet your wife if proud!! Ready to live in da bronx?
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  51. Droopy

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    Souljah,
    Thanks for congrats. i'll be doing an informal visit to AECOM. i pm'ed you the info.
    Droopy
     

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