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Hopkins Alternate List and Accepted?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DrJ2B, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. DrJ2B

    DrJ2B Senior Member
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    Hey all!


    I just found out that I am on the alternate list at Hopkins which will get no further consideration in April. Does anyone know if this is basically a rejection or do I have a very very very slim chance to get considered if I show continued interest? Does anyone know of anyone who has been accepted off the alternate list? I am trying to gauge my options. I want complete closure even if it is going to crush me. I hope to have a shot at Hopkins, but if I do not have a shot, please tell me straight up. :( Thanks everyone!
     
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    sweetie - that's the same letter I got. I think you're destined to end up at UPenn after all. :oops:
     
  4. DrJ2B

    DrJ2B Senior Member
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    I do not think any school wants me. I am going to start going in reapplication mode! :(
     
  5. jlee9531

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    just gonna have to wait it out bro...
    sure you may start to think about reapplications...but you are on waitlists and the process isnt over yet...you can more closely assess your status in June...and hopefully by that time a school will take you off a waitlist man...

    "...don't you worry we'll all float on all right..." MM
     
  6. Elizabeth1028

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    Hey DRJ2B, I'm on the alternate list as well. I think the alternate list is good - my letter said that my application is still active and that they would be determining rankings on the list at the end of April. I think that unless it says you're on the low-tiered list, you still have a shot. If it is the low-tiered list, then I don't really know what your chances are. I'm sorry you didn't hear better news - I was rooting for you! :( PM me if you want to compare letters or discuss further. Best of luck with everything - remember, it ain't over 'til it's over! You're on waitlists and you definitely still have a chance at places. Try to stay positive (although I know, easier said than done). :)
     
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    Wait, you got interviewed @JH, but you didn't accepted anywhere else? :confused:
     
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    I have a friend in the EXACT same situation. He got waitlisted (or rejected) from many top schools, waitlisted at plenty of mid tier schools and even got waitlisted at his state school (which was his last choice anyway).
     
  9. klooless

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    I'm sorry to hear that. :( But since the letter expressly says you are on the list that will not be further considered, you should just accept it at face value, and place your energies elsewhere for the time being. There is always light at the end of the tunnel though! As I believe you are on other waitlists that actually have some chance of moving (namely Penn). So I would not go into reapplication mode just yet (if I were in your shoes), because all doors have not yet been closed.
     
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    but he got in somewhere, right?
     
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    OK! Edited!
     
  12. Brickhouse

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    And how! Right on Tezzie! :D
     
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    BrickHouse i edited my reply. :)

    Now edit your quote silly :p.

    Btw to the OP : I know of people who got in from the waitlist in Hopkins in previous years. Don't sweat it. You will get in somewhere!
     
  14. DrJ2B

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    Hey Elizabeth!

    Thanks for the support. I am on the low-tiered list. It specifically states I will no longer be considered. I am going to try to stay positive but it is very hard. I do not even have any acceptances. I should have applied to my state schools even though I do not want to stay in NY. I guess that is a mistake I will not make if I have to reapply.
     
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    I'm on the low-tiered list also. I called in to see if I had any chance at all to climb up the list due to a misplaced letter of rec that they never received and the lady flat-out said that I was rejected even if I had that sent ASAP. The low-tier list is a rejection. I hate it when they put up your hopes and just shoot it down in 1 phone call. That lady was rude!
     
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    Hey darkcity!

    Thank you so much for the sobering truth. This process is so hard. I am still happy to have even interviewed at such a phenomenal school. Congrats to everyone who was accepted and the best of luck to those still in the game! I hope you all get in! :clap:
     
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    hey sorry to hear about the bad news. Can someone please tell me why there is a lower tier alternate list and not just reject the people? It sounds silly to me.
     

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