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how does UCLA adcom work?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jmejia1, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member

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    it seems like they were the ones to drag thier ass much more than any California school. does anyone know how thier process work?

    I don't know how davis chose to give secondaries, but I heard that one member of the adcom got a certain number of secondaries and a certain percentage of those were granted interviews. then to gain admission, applicants had thier application go through two commitees before they were granted an acceptance.

    anyone know how UCLA functions? i'm actually still waiting post-interview (I had one of those later interviews).
     
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  3. Dr. Don

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    hey joe, I'm not really sure how UCLA admissions works, but a friend of mine just got in!!! He had to wait approximately 10 weeks post interview to receive the good news! I believe his numbers were GPA 3.3-3.4 MCAT 25 (V9, P7, B9) and he is a URM...EC's and LOR are solid....I'm sure you'll receive some good news man, keep us posted,
     
  4. They sit down and try to figure out what techniques they can use to make this process the most painful for applicants... and then they execute those techniques with absolute precision.

    1) have people in the Admissions Office who wont tell applicants anything tangible and get so annoyed by phone calls that it makes the applicant feel terrible for calling. Why? Because we can.

    2) After receiving the student's primary application, wait 6 months before sending them a secondary. Why? Because we can.

    3a) If the applicant was never worthy of an interview, within 24 hours of receiving their secondary and money, reject them. Why? Because we can.

    3b) If they are worthy of an interview, have it in late April or May so that the student feels that he has a very little chance of getting in. Why? Because we can.

    4) After the interview, wait as long as possible to reply to make the student suffer for no reason.
    Why? Because we can.

    5) And finally, remember, our school is very highly regarded by students because of its location, cost, and US News ranking, so we never have to be nice or courteous.... actually.....the opposite attitude makes the student feel very unwanted. Why? Because we can.
     
  5. Patiently Waiting

    Patiently Waiting Senior Member

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    Me, you've echoed my sentiment about the whole thing.
     
  6. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008

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    <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
    I laugh now, but I'm sure I'll be crying in a year waiting for them to send me a secondary. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    Mr.D insipidus maximus

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    hey joe, I'm not really sure how UCLA admissions works, but a friend of mine just got in!!! He had to wait approximately 10 weeks post interview to receive the good news! I believe his numbers were GPA 3.3-3.4 MCAT 25 (V9, P7, B9) and he is a URM...EC's and LOR are solid....I'm sure you'll receive some good news man, keep us posted, - Don

    Don, was he offered a straight acceptance or did he get off the waitlist?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by aesculapian:
    <strong>hey joe, I'm not really sure how UCLA admissions works, but a friend of mine just got in!!! He had to wait approximately 10 weeks post interview to receive the good news! I believe his numbers were GPA 3.3-3.4 MCAT 25 (V9, P7, B9) and he is a URM...EC's and LOR are solid....I'm sure you'll receive some good news man, keep us posted, - Don

    Don, was he offered a straight acceptance or did he get off the waitlist?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">AESCULIPIAN MY BOY GOT A STRAIGHT OUT ACCEPTANCE!!!!
     
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    I have a good friend who is starting her 4th year at UCLA med. She is african-american and went to a function for accepted URM's a few weeks ago. From what she said, UCLA had accepted very few URMs this year, particularly African-Americans. She said it was really shocking.
    I am sure this is a consideration when taking people off the waitlist, as it is one of UCLA's goals to maintain diversity (of many different categories) at its school.
     
  10. Ceez

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by encee:
    <strong>I have a good friend who is starting her 4th year at UCLA med. She is african-american and went to a function for accepted URM's a few weeks ago. From what she said, UCLA had accepted very few URMs this year, particularly African-Americans. She said it was really shocking.
    I am sure this is a consideration when taking people off the waitlist, as it is one of UCLA's goals to maintain diversity (of many different categories) at its school.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i'm curious about the whole diversity thing. didn't the UC system ban racial preferences a while back?
     
  11. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ceez:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by encee:
    <strong>I have a good friend who is starting her 4th year at UCLA med. She is african-american and went to a function for accepted URM's a few weeks ago. From what she said, UCLA had accepted very few URMs this year, particularly African-Americans. She said it was really shocking.
    I am sure this is a consideration when taking people off the waitlist, as it is one of UCLA's goals to maintain diversity (of many different categories) at its school.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i'm curious about the whole diversity thing. didn't the UC system ban racial preferences a while back?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That's a myth.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jalbrekt:
    <strong>That's a myth.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">why do you say that?
     
  13. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jalbrekt:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ceez:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by encee:
    <strong>I have a good friend who is starting her 4th year at UCLA med. She is african-american and went to a function for accepted URM's a few weeks ago. From what she said, UCLA had accepted very few URMs this year, particularly African-Americans. She said it was really shocking.
    I am sure this is a consideration when taking people off the waitlist, as it is one of UCLA's goals to maintain diversity (of many different categories) at its school.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i'm curious about the whole diversity thing. didn't the UC system ban racial preferences a while back?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That's a myth.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yea, I'm curious too: why you say that?
     

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