1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, be sure to check out How To Get Into Dental School, our free downloadable PDF with step-by-step details for dental school applicants!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dismiss Notice
  4. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Hey Texans—join us for a DFW meetup! Click here to learn more.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

Call or wait for letter???

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by mcshow2, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. mcshow2

    mcshow2 Senior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student
    I am not sure if there had been other posts like this one, but it is NOV 30 and I don't really have the patience to look.

    My question is this, are you guys going to wait a couple days for letters of acceptence (or denial), or are you going to call your top schools on dec 1?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. SunnyDay

    SunnyDay Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    I would try to be patient and not call if I were you. Another few days is not a lot of time.
     
  4. mcshow2

    mcshow2 Senior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student
    Good point. Easier said than done for me,

    a few days= a few years!!!!!!!!!! :scared:
     
  5. puncho

    puncho Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2004
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    1
    I think I read in some other thread that they only mail it to your permanent address??

    I really wanna call them :\
     
  6. polarnut

    polarnut Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    2
    i say you call and then wait for the letter. makes the waiting so much easier.
     
  7. adr12

    adr12 Senior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student
    I will wait for a letter. If I don't get one, there's no reason to bug the people that might decide whether or not I will be admitted later in the cycle. Patience is a virtue...
     
  8. howui3

    howui3 1K Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,151
    Likes Received:
    1
    I think most schools tell you (on the recorded message or when they talk to you) that they cannot tell you the status of your application (if you got in or not) over the phone.
     
  9. gatorchc27

    gatorchc27 Linda
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    From what I've picked up, Louisville emails everyone at midnight. UPitt told us that they call everyone on the 1st. That's all I know about specific schools. I know it's not much, but it's something. Otherwise, I plan on waiting a week and then calling.
     
  10. WDforty

    WDforty Hmm...
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student
    I think it depends on the school. For instance, Buffalo's website should update at midnight with each applicants status. And Indiana and Nova told their interviewees to call on or after the first if you didn't want to wait for a letter. Good Luck :luck: :luck:
     
  11. Sprgrover

    Sprgrover Pulped out Moderator
    Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    4,037
    Likes Received:
    3
    Go ahead and call. It's not like you'll be the first to do so (it's the nature of the beast, afterall) and, besides, you have waited long enough. :thumbup:
     
  12. cowsgomoo

    cowsgomoo Senior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Messages:
    684
    Likes Received:
    0
    So Nova said they don't mind the call?
     
  13. ASU-devil

    ASU-devil Senior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    they said they prefer you not call when I checked with them.
     
  14. BallDontLie

    BallDontLie Senior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    This is what we were told at Columbia. Dr. McManus said its because they have no way to know for sure if they are really in fact talking to you, and not somebody else.
     
  15. r0entgen

    r0entgen Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    427
    Likes Received:
    1
    what does that mean? can't you verifiy information on your application (such as your SSN)? i mean, this is how we talk to credit card companies about our accounts right?...
     
  16. bkwash

    bkwash Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2005
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student
    hey...just relax...it's time for a SEXY PARTY!
     
  17. La Miraflorina

    La Miraflorina Dental Diva
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student
    I vaguely remember Dr. McManus saying something about calling or not calling.... I'm glad you wrote that because I was prepared to call them up tomorrow!

    Can anyone tell me about Nova or Maryland? I'm dying to find out and I'd planned on calling all 3 schools tomorrow :oops:

    Good Luck everyone :luck:
     

Share This Page