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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by VancouverDoc2b, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. VancouverDoc2b

    VancouverDoc2b TheApprentice
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    Hey guys Im just wondering if you can put me at ease.

    I found out that Ive been waitlisted at BU :thumbdown: Now I hear a lot of people saying that they go deep into the waitlist, but talking to BU Staff theyre giving me conflicting info. So whats the deal?? Are they just hiding the fact? She said last year, they didnt even use the waitlist. So Im confused.

    Plus, how do they use the waitlist?? I talked to one lady at BU, she said they rank by science GPA, and another lady said that they just pluck them outta the waitlist, based on ease of entering the class (ie, if financial aid is set, how far they live, how easy moving will be etc.). So how do they do it??

    If theres anyone whose been taken off waitlist at BU, or anywhere else for that matter, any info would be awesome. Thanks guys! :thumbup:
     
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  3. claudiadent

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    Did you get waitlisted at any other school?
     
  4. Radioheadblue

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    I'm not sure how they pick from the waitlist. But people on here say that they go deep into their waitlist because the school gets no respect on here. People think that BU and NYU are a last resort which isn't true. Keep calling and let them know that you're really interested and if it is true that they pluck them, then you should definately be one of the ones picked.
     
  5. VancouverDoc2b

    VancouverDoc2b TheApprentice
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    Claudia,

    I sent in my apps really late (late Feb), and so NYU got my stats late. They just got my DAT grades last week. Damn CDA people, I hate depending on others. So I hoping to hear from them soon. But not waitlisted anywhere else....u??
     
  6. hopefulgirl

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    That's true, last year they didn't use the waitlist. I gave them my DAT score late March (Canadian DAT) and they said that the class was full. But every year is different. Keep in touch with them and let them know that you really want to go there.
     
  7. VancouverDoc2b

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    Thanks guys for ur advice.

    I think Ive basically done everything I could think of. I emailed Dr. Polins AND Dr. Shaw to reiterate my interest in BU etc etc. Hopefully it works!
     
  8. koogrl

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    Hey Vancouver,
    When did you interview and when did you get waitlisted? I interviewed last MOnday of March and still haven't heard from them. Getting kind of worried. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  9. Dentin068

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    I interviewed in December at BU and got in mid-January.


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  10. VancouverDoc2b

    VancouverDoc2b TheApprentice
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    Koogrl,

    I interviewd on April 5th. I havent received my letter yet but I called in and they told me. I dont think they usually tell over the phone, but she did tell me. good luck in hearing from them!
     
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    Good luck, I really hope to see you there!

    I interview in early Feb and I found out that I got in the next day via a phone call from Dr. Shaw..


    Gatorfan.
     
  12. VancouverDoc2b

    VancouverDoc2b TheApprentice
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    Gatorfan...u gonna have to be a new fan now man...something else gonna have to take the place of Gator...ur gonna be a bostonian man...hahah..

    Dude...didnt u get scholarship??? You musta knocked the socks off Dr Shaw for her to phone you personally to go to BU. Right on man. Congrats. Thats Awesome!

    Im hoping I get off the list. I really liked BU. Theres so much bashing of BU on this site but I dont know why. People are friendly, its not that much more expensive, Boston is nice. Oh well. I know I wanna go there. Lets see what happens. Hopefully Ill see you there Gatorboy...and all else going to BU.

    Later,

    Vishal
     

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