What is this rumor I keep hearing of NYU dropping students. They matriculate ~260 students and then 125 foriegn grads. come in the 2nd year. How come only ~230 actually graduated last year???? Where did all the rest of the students go???
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Originally posted by Doggie
I think part of the reason they are dropped is because they have to compete grade-wise with advanced standing students.........it's kinda like a grad student taking an intro bio course in uncergrad.
Originally posted by politicallyRite
don't blame the school. you control your own destiny. they can only do so much. come on, fail 3 classes and can't get pass the remediation, you should seriously consider other professions.
Originally posted by ItsGavinC
They shouldn't admit students who can't muster the grades nor stamina to succeed. After all, that is why there are grade cutoffs as well as DAT cutoffs at most schools.
Originally posted by UBTom
In addition, Advanced Standing students do NOT enter the program until after 2nd year-- Freshmen and sophomores have NO ONE competing against them but themselves.
Originally posted by Apoptosis
Actually, at NYU the AP students come in at the begining of the second year. It makes a lot more difficult to be the best in the class. It seems a little unfair to compete with AP students who have scored 85% and above on NBDE I (required for entry) and a little strange why advanced placement students must take pathology and micro all over again when they have already passed part I. I guess that's a good question to ask faculty when you go for an interview (i'm sure it has something to do with money, but they will never say that..haha but it would be nice to hear what kind of excuse they give)
It's definitely a challenge for the 4 year students but the bright side of it is that the four year students are on a different ranking. So you compete with your fellow 4 year classmates in terms of class rankings, OKU selection, etc.
Just thought I'd clear it up, otherwise UBTom and the rest are right on the money.
Also, as a second year at NYU I notice at times the students who were here last year but not this year. It defintely keeps me on my toes and makes me realize that I control my own fate. I guess you can call it motivation or fear or whatever. Just do you work and you'll be fine, this really shouldn't be an issue for anyone who knows when to study and when to party.
Originally posted by sxr71
I heard that they want to switch to seperate curves for AP and Regular students, is that true?
Originally posted by Apoptosis
Yeah, we wanted to. Personally, I think it won't make any difference at all. Dean Speilman (student affairs) assured us that there is no remarkable difference in separate curves.
The reason why this is even brought up is that 4 year students are required to take the "kaplan" board review classes while advanced standing, as they have already have finished part I don't have to take it and will have more time to study, blah blah, etc.