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It means they will be looking at your application as a whole (DAT + GPA + EC's), everything together, instead of just making decisions based on one part of your app.
Let's say you had a low GPA but a high DAT, they would be looked at together, instead of you being automatically waitlisted/rejected due to a low GPA. In your interview, everything about you would be taken into account.
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It means they will be looking at your application as a whole (DAT + GPA + EC's), everything together, instead of just making decisions based on one part of your app.
Let's say you had a low GPA but a high DAT, they would be looked at together, instead of you being automatically waitlisted/rejected due to a low GPA. In your interview, everything about you would be taken into account.
Hope this makes sense :)
I thought this is what every school does? Is there another style of interview schools tend to do?
 
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I think they just mean they want to get to know you as a person beyond academics. So, yeah, it'll probably be like every other interview.
 

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I thought this is what every school does? Is there another style of interview schools tend to do?
Every school is allegedly "holistic" apart from Howard/Meharry where they lean towards URM, and state schools who obviously prefer in state versus out of state applicants
 

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Every school is allegedly "holistic" apart from Howard/Meharry where they lean towards URM, and state schools who obviously prefer in state versus out of state applicants
You'd think, but some schools really do take applicants with lower numbers so long as they have something to offer. It's more than a quantitative rack-n-stack.
Holistic review really does exist. How much schools really mean it is a totally different story though.
 
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You'd think, but some schools really do take applicants with lower numbers so long as they have something to offer. It's more than a quantitative rack-n-stack.
Holistic review really does exist. How much schools really mean it is a totally different story though.
Completely agree with this.

And I think it's a great thing to have a holistic review process. My class has people from military backgrounds, people from industry (non-dental), people from dental hygiene backgrounds, people straight out of college, and more. Schmoob is right on the target - it's not simply a rack n stack.
 
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Nope not every school does that. Some schools have a closed file interview style where the interviewer only knows your name
Dang. Never knew they do that!! So then what's the purpose of the interviewer

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Dang. Never knew they do that!! So then what's the purpose of the interviewer

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The purpose of that is they interview everyone with a clean slate, with no preconceived notions. They don't know if you're a 4.0/27AA or a 3.0/18AA. They provide their feedback solely on the interview alone.
 
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The purpose of that is they interview everyone with a clean slate, with no preconceived notions. They don't know if you're a 4.0/27AA or a 3.0/18AA. They provide their feedback solely on the interview alone.
Oh ok. That's pretty awesome!!


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