It's 9/21 and I have had only one II out of 28 schools applied to.

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That makes two of us. At least we're in good company
 
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Still have another 4 to 6 weeks for the rest of the II to go out.
 

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Please hold me :(
OP: you only need one...

Even if all 28 places gave you an invite, you can only choose one in the end. For now, just gear up and do the best you can for this coming interview. I will admit I was in your boat this entire summer and made a post in August about this but I got two IIs on the 1st week of September. Keep on truckin'...

Luck to you.
 

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lol, I'm not even talking about that reason. Try "your mcat is too low". I'm all about self-improvement, but when the rejection is due to something clearly printed on my primary application, there's no reason to have me fly across the country.

I'm all for schools doing super thorough screening for interviews because it makes stuff like this more liable to be caught, and the costs of being rejected are lower especially when a portion (definitely not all) of interviews can boil down to who you're paired with, their disposition that particular day, and innate biases. It only gets more subjective with each additional layer of screening you pass and the costs become higher.
You were told your MCAT was the reason you were rejected post-interview? That's definitely frustrating... do you think they might have meant that it was too low for someone who got your interview score? That would make a whole lot more sense. Interviews are extremely subjective there's no getting around that aspect.
 
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PM me. I'd rather not derail the thread, I have more experiences to share.

Actually I'll PM you.
I thought interview + essays + LORs become more important post-interview? It seems like every school so far I've interviewed at say "if you've made it to this point in the process for us, we've already determined you're academically capable at our institution"...or is that not true?
 

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I really hope some more of the schools I applied to show me some love D:
 

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It's been almost 4 weeks on my first batch of secondaries now! ;<
gg. most of us have been sitting around since mid july banging our heads against the wall

Seriously? Four weeks and you're worried? I've been complete at most of the 22 schools I applied to for two months now and I only have one II.
case is a hella good interview. you should be proud of that one.
 

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gg. most of us have been sitting around since mid july banging our heads against the wall



case is a hella good interview. you should be proud of that one.
Oh I am! It's my top choice so I'm really happy. But if it doesn't work out, I'm screwed.
 

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Oh I am! It's my top choice so I'm really happy. But if it doesn't work out, I'm screwed.
It's about fit. Usually the schools that interview you are schools that fit with your application. They won't interview you if they didn't think you were a good fit. So I'm not surprised that it's your top choice, and I think you'll knock it out of the park. : )
 

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It's about fit. Usually the schools that interview you are schools that fit with your application. They won't interview you if they didn't think you were a good fit. So I'm not surprised that it's your top choice, and I think you'll knock it out of the park. : )
Yeah, you're right, I definitely think Case is a great fit for me. I would be so happy to go there, if I got accepted here I'd probably accept the offer the second I could. Just paranoid that I won't get accepted and I'll be stuck reapplying :(
 

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I have.... 3 holds, 3 rejections, and 3 interviews. lol. But those 3 came a month and a half ago and were within a day of each other.
You don't want anyone to "hold" you. Pretty sure a hold is tantamount to a rejection.
Anyway, as gonnif said, things should pick up from now until mid-November. Remember, this part is NOT in your control anymore. Do not waste your time and energy focusing on the unchangeable. You have 27 more opportunities ahead of you! Also, I spoke to a medical student yesterday who said that she had zero acceptances, 1 waitlist....and got accepted two months before classes started. Anything can happen.
 

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Is it bad if me to read stress threads so I can feel less worried about my exams? Lol