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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by vixen, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. vixen

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    Oct 17, 2000
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    So I've been working on my personal statement, and then I start thinking about my FIRST personal statement when I applied (in 2000)...

    After my sophomore year in college, before I transferred, I took a semester off because I was headed down the wrong track, etc and also because by the time I realized I wanted to leave, it was too late to transfer somewhere else...(I ended up visiting family in australia for awhile, then came back and worked full time then transferred for the spring semester).

    It didn't affect my graduation date (because of summer classes and college credit from high school)...so I'm wondering, do I need to explain that time in my personal statement, or can I write about my original topic?

    I'm worried that if I stick to my original topic, they'll be wondering where the explanation is for the semester off... :confused:
  2. Beagle

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    Jul 16, 2001
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    Maybe if you talk about that situation in the essay, you can also tie in that it helped you to mature and now you are a stronger candidate. It can also explain some grades that you did not like. If your essay is too many words, than don't add it in. I don't think it will be a big issue that you did not talk about that one semester.
    If you don't tell them about the situation, I'm sure it will come up in the interview. So either way they probably want to know what happened.
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