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Have I passed penn state's pre-screening?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by youngjock, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. youngjock

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    I got an email from penn state asking me to fill out the secondary online form.

    For all of those who have got a "hold for interview" letter from penn state, did you have to fill out the secondary letter?

    I am just wondering if I have already passed their first screening? :confused:
     
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  3. sorry, to my knowledge PSU does NOT screen for secondaries. unless Penn State is totally different now than when I applied, you will receive notification that your application is complete about 2-3 weeks post secondary, and an interview invitation or "hold for interview" 1-2 weeks after that notification.
     
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    yep....Katie is correct.
     
  5. unicorn1

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    I filled out the penn state secondary about a month
    ago...and was told my file is complete a couple weeks
    later. Yesterday, I got the "hold for interview" letter.
     
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    I had my LOR's sent to Penn State on Nov. 5, and they still haven't been "received." Has anyone else stuck in the backlog for their secondary materials?
     
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    Penn State is slow when it comes to processing LOR's, at least mine. It took them more than month to finally tell me they have all the letters I indicated on the secondary. And they apparently are quite backlogged with letters.
     
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    Does anyone know if the "hold for possible interview" letter goes out to everyone who completes the secondary application?
     
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    Nope, as far as I remember, they do reject post-secondary/pre-interview.
     
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    Try doing a search for "hold" or Penn State for "hold for interview" or whatever. My memory of last year was that anyone who was on hold for interview EVENTUALLY got a rejection letter many many many months later (April?). I interviewed there, and then got on "hold" for acceptance -- and never heard after that.

    I do feel like I remember reading about someone who applied back two years ago (2000-2001) who maybe was on hold for an interview, but got an invitation in November -- I think that was the only one...

    Penn State seems to be really increasing in popularity! I really loved it when I went to interview. Too bad that I didn't get in :( (although it made my life easier that I didn't have to decided if I would live in cow country far from my boyfriend!)

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!
     
  11. youngjock

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    i sent an email to penn state a while ago. they told me that the applicant may be invited for an interview, or held for interview or rejected.

    but from what i read here, lots of people get "hold for interview" letters.
     
  12. NO, a "hold for interview" notice is not given to all candidates post-secondary. from what I know, about 10-15% out-of-state and 25-30% of in-state applicants are invited to interview directly post-secondary, and there is a post-interview acceptance rate of 50% (including waitlist acceptances during the summer). I got an interview invite a little over 2 weeks post-secondary, interviewed 2 weeks after that (was supposed to interview a month after but there was a cancellation), and was put on Hold (essentially a waitlist) 6 weeks post-interview. Never got accepted but ended up at another school. usually a pre-interview hold becomes a rejection in April. PSU is not generally known for taking into consideration any letters or additional materials you may send them b/c they have a LOT of applicants. hope that helps.
     

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