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Being on multiple waitlists after May 15th in addition to an acceptance?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Goldenhair, May 15, 2007.

  1. Goldenhair

    Goldenhair 2+ Year Member

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    Can we remain on more than one waitlists after May 15th if we have an acceptance?
     
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  3. sagemedecon

    sagemedecon 2+ Year Member

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    Yes as many as you like!
     
  4. gsmithers68

    gsmithers68 2+ Year Member

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    Yes. I'm on 4... ugh.
     
  5. happy snake

    happy snake 2+ Year Member

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    Yes, you can. Just can't have more than 1 acceptance. I'm not sure though if schools will still consider you after May 15th if no decision has been made post-interview.

    I'm waiting on UIC post-interview. One time I called, they told me that they could still make me an offer post May 15th. The second time I called, I was told that I'd automatically be removed from their list of prospective candidates!! Anyone know for sure about this?
     
  6. Shpamme

    Shpamme status pages confuse me. 5+ Year Member

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    apologies in advance for being a total idiot, since this thread seems pretty darn clear already.

    but do the rules change if we turn in a deposit to a particular school? e.g. let's say i'm accepted to school A, and turn in a deposit to school A, but i'm still on the waitlist at B and C.

    does the fact that i turned in a deposit to A preclude me from accepting at B later on, should they accept me sometime this summer?

    (or maybe a deposit was implicit in the the word "acceptance" in the previous posts? i don't know how it works since i just got my first acceptance today).
     
  7. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection Physician Faculty SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    If you are offered a spot from a waitlist, you can accept it and retract your first acceptance, but after May 15 you cannot get the deposit back that you paid to school A. If you do not pay the deposit, school A will not hold your spot. Congrats on your first acceptance.
     
  8. happy snake

    happy snake 2+ Year Member

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    ditto that.
     
  9. Shpamme

    Shpamme status pages confuse me. 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks you guys, both for the clarification and for the congratulations!
     
  10. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    You can stay on the waitlists until the day you attend orientation or classes. Regardless of paying deposits.
     

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