rileydog

LSU SVM Class of 2014 :)
Jan 20, 2010
222
1
0
Baton Rouge, LA
Status
Veterinary Student
Now that this app cycle is wrapping up, I thought we could recognize the best and the worst parts of applying to vet school.


Purrs :)

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
Growls :(

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
 

Willowhand

KSU Class of 2014
10+ Year Member
Mar 24, 2009
391
1
0
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs :)

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
Growls :(

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
 

BlacKAT33

UPenn c/o 2014!! :)
Jul 1, 2009
2,381
4
0
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs :D
  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
Growls :mad:
  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
 

StartingoverVet

Flight Instructor for hire
Lifetime Donor
7+ Year Member
Feb 17, 2010
23,439
7,913
181
Neither here nor there.
Status
Non-Student
Purrs :D
  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)

Growls :mad:
  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
 

DVMDream

Don't disturb the snowflakes
7+ Year Member
Jul 15, 2009
38,297
25,459
181
The Dragon School
Status
Veterinarian
Purrs :D
  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
Growls :mad:
  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
 

HandD42

ISU CVM C/O 2014
10+ Year Member
Nov 12, 2008
391
0
0
Iowa
Status
Veterinary Student
Okay trying to fix formating

Purrs
Support of SDNers
UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
Acceptance letters!!
Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
celebration for interviews and acceptances
seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot
The reload button (for SDN)
Phone call acceptances (Penn)
Amazing people willing to write LORs.
E-mail.
Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
Waitlists (better than rejections).
Iowa state's extreme friendliness
Support from my coworkers and boss
Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"

Growls
Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the "class of 2014" to all interviewees (followed by a hasty "just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
Snow, and rain, and cold.
Busy signals for 7 days.
Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
Getting rejected from your IS
Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
 

BlacKAT33

UPenn c/o 2014!! :)
Jul 1, 2009
2,381
4
0
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
 

heylodeb

Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Intern
7+ Year Member
Oct 22, 2009
1,698
97
171
CA
Status
Veterinarian
Mines a little specific, but I think a lot of us who live near our IS schools and got rejected feel the SAME way!

Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
 

zeebra44

Frito feet!
10+ Year Member
Apr 13, 2008
550
2
0
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream" <-- Keep him
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment!
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the "class of 2014" to all interviewees (followed by a hasty "just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • ETS mailing copies of your GRE scores to the wrong place
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS tuition (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
 
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katryn

UTCVM c/o 2014!!!!
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Apr 2, 2009
1,174
373
181
Knoxville, TN
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment!
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
 

HopefulAg

Texas A&M CVM c/o 2014!
10+ Year Member
Dec 18, 2007
2,378
18
251
Status
Veterinarian
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment!
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the "class of 2014" to all interviewees (followed by a hasty "just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
 

lalzi22

The OSU CVM c/o 2014!!
Nov 10, 2009
623
11
0
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment!
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
  • Having my boyfriend take me out to a FABULOUS dinner after I got my acceptance
  • Shopping for my new apartment
  • Shopping for a new kitten for my new apartment (kidding about the shopping part)
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
  • Gaining 5 pounds from stress eating
  • Having to fly around the middle of the country in a glorified tin can they have the nerve to call a plane
 
Jan 14, 2010
397
0
0
Status
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment!
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
    [*]Realizing your only chance to go to vet school for the upcoming year is international, deciding whether to wait and reapply next year, and then having your fiancée tell you "Just go to school".
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
    [*]The months of waiting to hear something (even interview offers) from schools.
    [*]Not being able to reschedule an interview because already said yes to one that is scheduled the same day in a different state.
    [*]Getting your plane flight cancelled due to horrible weather and being unable to reschedule an interview because it got too expensive.
    [*]Realizing for the first time that you get air sickness while on a 7 hour flight to your first interview.
 

MonkeyLove

UC Davis c/o 2014!
Jan 24, 2010
80
0
0
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment!
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
  • Having my boyfriend take me out to a FABULOUS dinner after I got my acceptance
  • Shopping for my new apartment
  • Shopping for a new kitten for my new apartment (kidding about the shopping part)
  • Knowing your dream is coming true! :love:
  • Having years of really hard work pay off
  • Celebrating!
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process <-- And still trying to pay it off while simultaneously save up money for vet school
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
  • Gaining 5 pounds from stress eating
  • Having to fly around the middle of the country in a glorified tin can they have the nerve to call a plane
 

ImaJerseyGirl

WesternU CVM c/o 2014
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Sep 17, 2008
346
0
91
USA
Status
Veterinarian
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment!
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
  • Having my boyfriend take me out to a FABULOUS dinner after I got my acceptance
  • Shopping for my new apartment
  • Shopping for a new kitten for my new apartment (kidding about the shopping part)
  • Knowing your dream is coming true! :love:
  • Having years of really hard work pay off
  • Celebrating!
  • That interview invite/acceptance email from Western
  • Having some cool 3rd year students and faculty make me feel welcome in the foreign lands of the west coast.:laugh:
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the "class of 2014" to all interviewees (followed by a hasty "just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process <-- And still trying to pay it off while simultaneously save up money for vet school
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
  • Gaining(or loosing depending how you cope!) 5 pounds from stress eating
  • Having to fly around the middle of the country in a glorified tin can they have the nerve to call a plane
  • MizzoU's rejection letter. Short and blunt. Also one of the first to go out of this cycle.
  • Bar at the airport closed early before my & Nissan's 10 hr stop over flight home. When all you needed was a drink...
[/QUOTE]
 

eringobraugh

DVM
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Sep 25, 2008
227
3
91
Colorado
Status
Post Doc
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot--Also at WSU!
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment! I'm glad I'm not the only one excited about this
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm This
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
  • Having my boyfriend take me out to a FABULOUS dinner after I got my acceptance
  • Shopping for my new apartment
  • Shopping for a new kitten for my new apartment (kidding about the shopping part)
  • Knowing your dream is coming true! :love:
  • Having years of really hard work pay off
  • Celebrating!
  • That interview invite/acceptance email from Western
  • Having some cool 3rd year students and faculty make me feel welcome in the foreign lands of the west coast.:laugh:
  • Champagne
  • Happy kisses from dogs when they know you are too excited for words
  • Congratulatory text messages after telling everyone in your contacts that you FINALLY got it
  • FINALLY GETTING WICHE FUNDING AFTER 3 LONG YEARS!
  • Colorado :love:
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process <-- And still trying to pay it off while simultaneously save up money for vet school
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
  • Gaining(or loosing depending how you cope!) 5 pounds from stress eating
  • Having to fly around the middle of the country in a glorified tin can they have the nerve to call a plane
  • MizzoU's rejection letter. Short and blunt. Also one of the first to go out of this cycle.
  • Bar at the airport closed early before my & Nissan's 10 hr stop over flight home. When all you needed was a drink...
  • Rejections after and interview you thought you rocked
  • Applying 3 times before someone gives you a chance
  • the WICHE program that only funds 3 people from my state!!! (see also in purrs)
  • The closest vet school is 7 hours away
 

Mereafterthough

Cornell DVM c/o 2014!
Jul 5, 2009
194
0
41
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot--Also at WSU!
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment! I'm glad I'm not the only one excited about this
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm This
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
  • Having my boyfriend take me out to a FABULOUS dinner after I got my acceptance
  • Shopping for my new apartment
  • Shopping for a new kitten for my new apartment (kidding about the shopping part)
  • Knowing your dream is coming true! :love:
  • Having years of really hard work pay off
  • Celebrating!
  • That interview invite/acceptance email from Western
  • Having some cool 3rd year students and faculty make me feel welcome in the foreign lands of the west coast.:laugh:
  • Champagne
  • Happy kisses from dogs when they know you are too excited for words
  • Congratulatory text messages after telling everyone in your contacts that you FINALLY got it
  • FINALLY GETTING WICHE FUNDING AFTER 3 LONG YEARS!
  • Colorado :love:
  • Getting into your in state school after going there for 4 years of undergrad wishing every day that you return for another four.
  • Cornell for taking a chance on me when other schools didn't (Big Red!)
  • Colorado's Vet Prep program for also taking a chance on an unknown kid (even though I'm going to CU) (You rock too Colorado!)
  • Getting a cake from your boss minutes after freaking out in the x-ray room at my job once I found out I was accepted.
  • Knowing that after all these years every stressful moment was WORTH IT! :D
  • Awesome IS financial aid packages!
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the "class of 2014" to all interviewees (followed by a hasty "just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process <-- And still trying to pay it off while simultaneously save up money for vet school
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
  • Gaining(or loosing depending how you cope!) 5 pounds from stress eating
  • Having to fly around the middle of the country in a glorified tin can they have the nerve to call a plane
  • MizzoU's rejection letter. Short and blunt. Also one of the first to go out of this cycle.
  • Bar at the airport closed early before my & Nissan's 10 hr stop over flight home. When all you needed was a drink...
  • Rejections after and interview you thought you rocked
  • Applying 3 times before someone gives you a chance
  • the WICHE program that only funds 3 people from my state!!! (see also in purrs)
  • The closest vet school is 7 hours away
  • Missouri and their short rejection letter can still suck it! As well as their really long supplemental application and just overall stupidness.
  • The GRE and having to take it twice (or more than that for those of you that took it 3+ times)
  • Being rejected (sucks major, never want to go through that again).
 

gilch

VMRCVM
Oct 2, 2009
339
0
0
Va
Status
Veterinary Student
most of these are probably already on the list but bear repeating!
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot--Also at WSU!
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment! I'm glad I'm not the only one excited about this
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm This
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
  • Having my boyfriend take me out to a FABULOUS dinner after I got my acceptance
  • Shopping for my new apartment
  • Shopping for a new kitten for my new apartment (kidding about the shopping part)
  • Knowing your dream is coming true! :love:
  • Having years of really hard work pay off
  • Celebrating!
  • That interview invite/acceptance email from Western
  • Having some cool 3rd year students and faculty make me feel welcome in the foreign lands of the west coast.:laugh:
  • Champagne
  • Happy kisses from dogs when they know you are too excited for words
  • Congratulatory text messages after telling everyone in your contacts that you FINALLY got it
  • FINALLY GETTING WICHE FUNDING AFTER 3 LONG YEARS!
  • Colorado :love:
  • Getting into your in state school after going there for 4 years of undergrad wishing every day that you return for another four.
  • Cornell for taking a chance on me when other schools didn't (Big Red!)
  • Colorado's Vet Prep program for also taking a chance on an unknown kid (even though I'm going to CU) (You rock too Colorado!)
  • Getting a cake from your boss minutes after freaking out in the x-ray room at my job once I found out I was accepted.
  • Knowing that after all these years every stressful moment was WORTH IT! :D
  • Awesome IS financial aid packages!
  • having a choice!
  • not ruining your interview
  • the friendliness of Mizzou during interview/q&a
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the "class of 2014" to all interviewees (followed by a hasty "just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process <-- And still trying to pay it off while simultaneously save up money for vet school
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
  • Gaining(or loosing depending how you cope!) 5 pounds from stress eating
  • Having to fly around the middle of the country in a glorified tin can they have the nerve to call a plane
  • MizzoU's rejection letter. Short and blunt. Also one of the first to go out of this cycle.
  • Bar at the airport closed early before my & Nissan's 10 hr stop over flight home. When all you needed was a drink...
  • Rejections after and interview you thought you rocked
  • Applying 3 times before someone gives you a chance
  • the WICHE program that only funds 3 people from my state!!! (see also in purrs)
  • The closest vet school is 7 hours away
  • Missouri and their short rejection letter can still suck it! As well as their really long supplemental application and just overall stupidness.
  • The GRE and having to take it twice (or more than that for those of you that took it 3+ times)
  • Being rejected (sucks major, never want to go through that again).
  • having to choose
  • ruining your interview :(
  • snow. I mean, come on, how many storms to we need in any given year? :wtf:
 

nyanko

total trash mammal
10+ Year Member
Sep 8, 2006
8,811
3,135
281
CoMo
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot--Also at WSU!
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment! I'm glad I'm not the only one excited about this
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm This
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
  • Having my boyfriend take me out to a FABULOUS dinner after I got my acceptance
  • Shopping for my new apartment
  • Shopping for a new kitten for my new apartment (kidding about the shopping part)
  • Knowing your dream is coming true! :love:
  • Having years of really hard work pay off
  • Celebrating!
  • That interview invite/acceptance email from Western
  • Having some cool 3rd year students and faculty make me feel welcome in the foreign lands of the west coast.:laugh:
  • Champagne
  • Happy kisses from dogs when they know you are too excited for words
  • Congratulatory text messages after telling everyone in your contacts that you FINALLY got it
  • FINALLY GETTING WICHE FUNDING AFTER 3 LONG YEARS!
  • Colorado :love:
  • Getting into your in state school after going there for 4 years of undergrad wishing every day that you return for another four.
  • Cornell for taking a chance on me when other schools didn't (Big Red!)
  • Colorado's Vet Prep program for also taking a chance on an unknown kid (even though I'm going to CU) (You rock too Colorado!)
  • Getting a cake from your boss minutes after freaking out in the x-ray room at my job once I found out I was accepted.
  • Knowing that after all these years every stressful moment was WORTH IT! :D
  • Awesome IS financial aid packages!
  • having a choice!
  • not ruining your interview
  • the friendliness of Mizzou during interview/q&a
    [*]CSU's new awesome and efficient notification and file review process
    [*]UCDavis literally sending my acceptance email first out of everyone's because my PI emailed the day before and asked already :laugh:
    [*]Helpful and awesome class of 2013 members (mostly at UCD, but others of you on SDN too!
    [*]The unpredictability of the whole process!
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the "class of 2014" to all interviewees (followed by a hasty "just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process <-- And still trying to pay it off while simultaneously save up money for vet school
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
  • Gaining(or loosing depending how you cope!) 5 pounds from stress eating
  • Having to fly around the middle of the country in a glorified tin can they have the nerve to call a plane
  • MizzoU's rejection letter. Short and blunt. Also one of the first to go out of this cycle.
  • Bar at the airport closed early before my & Nissan's 10 hr stop over flight home. When all you needed was a drink...
  • Rejections after and interview you thought you rocked
  • Applying 3 times before someone gives you a chance
  • the WICHE program that only funds 3 people from my state!!! (see also in purrs)
  • The closest vet school is 7 hours away
  • Missouri and their short rejection letter can still suck it! As well as their really long supplemental application and just overall stupidness.
  • The GRE and having to take it twice (or more than that for those of you that took it 3+ times)
  • Being rejected (sucks major, never want to go through that again).
  • having to choose
  • ruining your interview :(
  • snow. I mean, come on, how many storms to we need in any given year? :wtf:
    [*]A bunch of UCD interview invite getting lost in the email somehow
    [*]Realizing that honestly applying to more than my IS wasn't actually worth it considering my goals
    [*]The unpredictability of the whole process!!
 
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rileyroo

Auburn 2014
Jun 22, 2009
1,080
2
0
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot--Also at WSU!
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment! I'm glad I'm not the only one excited about this
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm This
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
  • Having my boyfriend take me out to a FABULOUS dinner after I got my acceptance
  • Shopping for my new apartment
  • Shopping for a new kitten for my new apartment (kidding about the shopping part)
  • Knowing your dream is coming true! :love:
  • Having years of really hard work pay off
  • Celebrating!
  • That interview invite/acceptance email from Western
  • Having some cool 3rd year students and faculty make me feel welcome in the foreign lands of the west coast.:laugh:
  • Champagne
  • Happy kisses from dogs when they know you are too excited for words
  • Congratulatory text messages after telling everyone in your contacts that you FINALLY got it
  • FINALLY GETTING WICHE FUNDING AFTER 3 LONG YEARS!
  • Colorado :love:
  • Getting into your in state school after going there for 4 years of undergrad wishing every day that you return for another four.
  • Cornell for taking a chance on me when other schools didn't (Big Red!)
  • Colorado's Vet Prep program for also taking a chance on an unknown kid (even though I'm going to CU) (You rock too Colorado!)
  • Getting a cake from your boss minutes after freaking out in the x-ray room at my job once I found out I was accepted.
  • Knowing that after all these years every stressful moment was WORTH IT! :D
  • Awesome IS financial aid packages!
  • having a choice!
  • not ruining your interview
  • the friendliness of Mizzou during interview/q&a
  • CSU's new awesome and efficient notification and file review process
  • UCDavis literally sending my acceptance email first out of everyone's because my PI emailed the day before and asked already :laugh:
  • Helpful and awesome class of 2013 members (mostly at UCD, but others of you on SDN too!
  • The unpredictability of the whole process!
  • Getting accepted on your first app cycle after an LOR scare that would have stopped the entire app process in the beginning, and the worst biochem experience of your life
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process <-- And still trying to pay it off while simultaneously save up money for vet school
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
  • Gaining(or loosing depending how you cope!) 5 pounds from stress eating
  • Having to fly around the middle of the country in a glorified tin can they have the nerve to call a plane
  • MizzoU's rejection letter. Short and blunt. Also one of the first to go out of this cycle.
  • Bar at the airport closed early before my & Nissan's 10 hr stop over flight home. When all you needed was a drink...
  • Rejections after and interview you thought you rocked
  • Applying 3 times before someone gives you a chance
  • the WICHE program that only funds 3 people from my state!!! (see also in purrs)
  • The closest vet school is 7 hours away
  • Missouri and their short rejection letter can still suck it! As well as their really long supplemental application and just overall stupidness.
  • The GRE and having to take it twice (or more than that for those of you that took it 3+ times)
  • Being rejected (sucks major, never want to go through that again).
  • having to choose
  • ruining your interview :(
  • snow. I mean, come on, how many storms to we need in any given year? :wtf:
  • A bunch of UCD interview invite getting lost in the email somehow
  • Realizing that honestly applying to more than my IS wasn't actually worth it considering my goals
  • The unpredictability of the whole process!!
  • Having your relationship fall apart after receiving that first acceptance letter
 

Soyjoy

UC Davis c/o 2014
Jan 22, 2010
100
0
0
Los Angeles
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs :D

  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot--Also at WSU!
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment! I'm glad I'm not the only one excited about this
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm This
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
  • Having my boyfriend take me out to a FABULOUS dinner after I got my acceptance
  • Shopping for my new apartment
  • Shopping for a new kitten for my new apartment (kidding about the shopping part)
  • Knowing your dream is coming true! :love:
  • Having years of really hard work pay off
  • Celebrating!
  • That interview invite/acceptance email from Western
  • Having some cool 3rd year students and faculty make me feel welcome in the foreign lands of the west coast.:laugh:
  • Champagne
  • Happy kisses from dogs when they know you are too excited for words
  • Congratulatory text messages after telling everyone in your contacts that you FINALLY got it
  • FINALLY GETTING WICHE FUNDING AFTER 3 LONG YEARS!
  • Colorado :love:
  • Getting into your in state school after going there for 4 years of undergrad wishing every day that you return for another four.
  • Cornell for taking a chance on me when other schools didn't (Big Red!)
  • Colorado's Vet Prep program for also taking a chance on an unknown kid (even though I'm going to CU) (You rock too Colorado!)
  • Getting a cake from your boss minutes after freaking out in the x-ray room at my job once I found out I was accepted.
  • Knowing that after all these years every stressful moment was WORTH IT! :D
  • Awesome IS financial aid packages!
  • having a choice!
  • not ruining your interview
  • the friendliness of Mizzou during interview/q&a
  • CSU's new awesome and efficient notification and file review process
  • UCDavis literally sending my acceptance email first out of everyone's because my PI emailed the day before and asked already :laugh:
  • Helpful and awesome class of 2013 members (mostly at UCD, but others of you on SDN too!
  • The unpredictability of the whole process!
  • Getting accepted on your first app cycle after an LOR scare that would have stopped the entire app process in the beginning, and the worst biochem experience of your life
  • Following my dream
  • Seeing the words "CONGRATULATIONS"
  • Meeting cool people during interviews and through SDN
  • Realizing that interviewers are people just like us (I loved it when they smiled or laughed).
  • Cuddling with the Davis squeeze dog
Growls :mad:

  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process <-- And still trying to pay it off while simultaneously save up money for vet school
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
  • Gaining(or loosing depending how you cope!) 5 pounds from stress eating
  • Having to fly around the middle of the country in a glorified tin can they have the nerve to call a plane
  • MizzoU's rejection letter. Short and blunt. Also one of the first to go out of this cycle.
  • Bar at the airport closed early before my & Nissan's 10 hr stop over flight home. When all you needed was a drink...
  • Rejections after and interview you thought you rocked
  • Applying 3 times before someone gives you a chance
  • the WICHE program that only funds 3 people from my state!!! (see also in purrs)
  • The closest vet school is 7 hours away
  • Missouri and their short rejection letter can still suck it! As well as their really long supplemental application and just overall stupidness.
  • The GRE and having to take it twice (or more than that for those of you that took it 3+ times)
  • Being rejected (sucks major, never want to go through that again).
  • having to choose
  • ruining your interview :(
  • snow. I mean, come on, how many storms to we need in any given year? :wtf:
  • A bunch of UCD interview invite getting lost in the email somehow
  • Realizing that honestly applying to more than my IS wasn't actually worth it considering my goals
  • The unpredictability of the whole process!!
  • Having your relationship fall apart after receiving that first acceptance letter
  • Having to study for exams during interviews
  • Having to study for exams while checking my mailbox and inbox every 15 minutes
  • Schools that respond slowly or never respond at all (Virginia)
  • People who are pessimistic and discouraging (don't let them get you down!)
 

nitheninny

Ohio State CVM c/o 2014
Jan 19, 2010
114
0
0
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs
  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot--Also at WSU!
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment! I'm glad I'm not the only one excited about this
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm This
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
  • Having my boyfriend take me out to a FABULOUS dinner after I got my acceptance
  • Shopping for my new apartment
  • Shopping for a new kitten for my new apartment (kidding about the shopping part)
  • Knowing your dream is coming true!
  • Having years of really hard work pay off
  • Celebrating!
  • That interview invite/acceptance email from Western
  • Having some cool 3rd year students and faculty make me feel welcome in the foreign lands of the west coast.
  • Champagne
  • Happy kisses from dogs when they know you are too excited for words
  • Congratulatory text messages after telling everyone in your contacts that you FINALLY got it
  • FINALLY GETTING WICHE FUNDING AFTER 3 LONG YEARS!
  • Colorado
  • Getting into your in state school after going there for 4 years of undergrad wishing every day that you return for another four.
  • Cornell for taking a chance on me when other schools didn't (Big Red!)
  • Colorado's Vet Prep program for also taking a chance on an unknown kid (even though I'm going to CU) (You rock too Colorado!)
  • Getting a cake from your boss minutes after freaking out in the x-ray room at my job once I found out I was accepted.
  • Knowing that after all these years every stressful moment was WORTH IT!
  • Awesome IS financial aid packages!
  • having a choice!
  • not ruining your interview
  • the friendliness of Mizzou during interview/q&a
  • CSU's new awesome and efficient notification and file review process
  • UCDavis literally sending my acceptance email first out of everyone's because my PI emailed the day before and asked already
  • Helpful and awesome class of 2013 members (mostly at UCD, but others of you on SDN too!
  • The unpredictability of the whole process!
  • Getting accepted on your first app cycle after an LOR scare that would have stopped the entire app process in the beginning, and the worst biochem experience of your life
  • Following my dream
  • Seeing the words "CONGRATULATIONS"
  • Meeting cool people during interviews and through SDN
  • Realizing that interviewers are people just like us (I loved it when they smiled or laughed).
  • Cuddling with the Davis squeeze dog
  • Having incredibly friendly, wonderful interviewers for my first interview, which was on my birthday
    [*]Getting to spend a lot of time with my mom while we traveled
    [*]Learning things about veterinary medicine I didn't know about
    [*]Seeing the incredible facilities we'll be working with
    [*]The "Cats for Christ" sign at K-State (before I knew that the mascot is the Wildcat :laugh:)
    [*]Finding out that Ohio State gives in state tuition after the first year
    [*]Continuously remembering that I am in fact going to be a vet!

    [*]Looking at pet adoption websites more than 6 months before I could even consider adopting a dog

Growls
  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the "class of 2014" to all interviewees (followed by a hasty "just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process <-- And still trying to pay it off while simultaneously save up money for vet school
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
  • Gaining(or loosing depending how you cope!) 5 pounds from stress eating
  • Having to fly around the middle of the country in a glorified tin can they have the nerve to call a plane
  • MizzoU's rejection letter. Short and blunt. Also one of the first to go out of this cycle.
  • Bar at the airport closed early before my & Nissan's 10 hr stop over flight home. When all you needed was a drink...
  • Rejections after and interview you thought you rocked
  • Applying 3 times before someone gives you a chance
  • the WICHE program that only funds 3 people from my state!!! (see also in purrs)
  • The closest vet school is 7 hours away
  • Missouri and their short rejection letter can still suck it! As well as their really long supplemental application and just overall stupidness.
  • The GRE and having to take it twice (or more than that for those of you that took it 3+ times)
  • Being rejected (sucks major, never want to go through that again).
  • having to choose
  • ruining your interview
  • snow. I mean, come on, how many storms to we need in any given year?
  • A bunch of UCD interview invite getting lost in the email somehow
  • Realizing that honestly applying to more than my IS wasn't actually worth it considering my goals
  • The unpredictability of the whole process!!
  • Having your relationship fall apart after receiving that first acceptance letter
  • Having to study for exams during interviews
  • Having to study for exams while checking my mailbox and inbox every 15 minutes
  • Schools that respond slowly or never respond at all (Virginia)
  • People who are pessimistic and discouraging (don't let them get you down!)
  • Horrible horrible multiple mini interviews at VMRCVM
    [*]Being exhausted from traveling and missing tons of class for interviews
    [*]Spending a ton of time and money going to interviews, only to ultimately choose the first school I interviewed at
    [*]Nasty admissions board member at Penn

    [*]Not learning about SDN until waaaay late into the application cycle :(
 

RunTheWorld

Tufts c/o 2014!
Dec 14, 2009
111
0
0
The rural outskirts of Boston
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs
  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot--Also at WSU!
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment! I'm glad I'm not the only one excited about this
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm This
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
  • Having my boyfriend take me out to a FABULOUS dinner after I got my acceptance
  • Shopping for my new apartment
  • Shopping for a new kitten for my new apartment (kidding about the shopping part)
  • Knowing your dream is coming true!
  • Having years of really hard work pay off
  • Celebrating!
  • That interview invite/acceptance email from Western
  • Having some cool 3rd year students and faculty make me feel welcome in the foreign lands of the west coast.
  • Champagne
  • Happy kisses from dogs when they know you are too excited for words
  • Congratulatory text messages after telling everyone in your contacts that you FINALLY got it
  • FINALLY GETTING WICHE FUNDING AFTER 3 LONG YEARS!
  • Colorado
  • Getting into your in state school after going there for 4 years of undergrad wishing every day that you return for another four.
  • Cornell for taking a chance on me when other schools didn't (Big Red!)
  • Colorado's Vet Prep program for also taking a chance on an unknown kid (even though I'm going to CU) (You rock too Colorado!)
  • Getting a cake from your boss minutes after freaking out in the x-ray room at my job once I found out I was accepted.
  • Knowing that after all these years every stressful moment was WORTH IT!
  • Awesome IS financial aid packages!
  • having a choice!
  • not ruining your interview
  • the friendliness of Mizzou during interview/q&a
  • CSU's new awesome and efficient notification and file review process
  • UCDavis literally sending my acceptance email first out of everyone's because my PI emailed the day before and asked already
  • Helpful and awesome class of 2013 members (mostly at UCD, but others of you on SDN too!
  • The unpredictability of the whole process!
  • Getting accepted on your first app cycle after an LOR scare that would have stopped the entire app process in the beginning, and the worst biochem experience of your life
  • Following my dream
  • Seeing the words "CONGRATULATIONS"
  • Meeting cool people during interviews and through SDN
  • Realizing that interviewers are people just like us (I loved it when they smiled or laughed).
  • Cuddling with the Davis squeeze dog
  • Having incredibly friendly, wonderful interviewers for my first interview, which was on my birthday
  • Getting to spend a lot of time with my mom while we traveled
  • Learning things about veterinary medicine I didn't know about
  • Seeing the incredible facilities we'll be working with
  • The "Cats for Christ" sign at K-State (before I knew that the mascot is the Wildcat :laugh:)
  • Finding out that Ohio State gives in state tuition after the first year
  • Continuously remembering that I am in fact going to be a vet!
  • Looking at pet adoption websites more than 6 months before I could even consider adopting a dog
  • Getting accepted into your dream school even though you just applied for fun knowing you'd never get in!

Growls
  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the “class of 2014” to all interviewees (followed by a hasty “just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process <-- And still trying to pay it off while simultaneously save up money for vet school
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
  • Gaining(or loosing depending how you cope!) 5 pounds from stress eating
  • Having to fly around the middle of the country in a glorified tin can they have the nerve to call a plane
  • MizzoU's rejection letter. Short and blunt. Also one of the first to go out of this cycle.
  • Bar at the airport closed early before my & Nissan's 10 hr stop over flight home. When all you needed was a drink...
  • Rejections after and interview you thought you rocked
  • Applying 3 times before someone gives you a chance
  • the WICHE program that only funds 3 people from my state!!! (see also in purrs)
  • The closest vet school is 7 hours away
  • Missouri and their short rejection letter can still suck it! As well as their really long supplemental application and just overall stupidness.
  • The GRE and having to take it twice (or more than that for those of you that took it 3+ times)
  • Being rejected (sucks major, never want to go through that again).
  • having to choose
  • ruining your interview
  • snow. I mean, come on, how many storms to we need in any given year?
  • A bunch of UCD interview invite getting lost in the email somehow
  • Realizing that honestly applying to more than my IS wasn't actually worth it considering my goals
  • The unpredictability of the whole process!!
  • Having your relationship fall apart after receiving that first acceptance letter
  • Having to study for exams during interviews
  • Having to study for exams while checking my mailbox and inbox every 15 minutes
  • Schools that respond slowly or never respond at all (Virginia)
  • People who are pessimistic and discouraging (don't let them get you down!)
  • Horrible horrible multiple mini interviews at VMRCVM
  • Being exhausted from traveling and missing tons of class for interviews
  • Spending a ton of time and money going to interviews, only to ultimately choose the first school I interviewed at
  • Nasty admissions board member at Penn
  • Not learning about SDN until waaaay late into the application cycle :(
  • The feeling of worthlessness and failure after getting rejected with no interview from what you thought was your safety school.
 
Jan 31, 2010
872
0
0
Minnesota
Status
Veterinary Student
Purrs
  • Support of SDNers
  • UF students offering lodging for interviews (yes, my mom, dog, bunny and I would like to sleep on your sofa)
  • LSU putting on an amazing Open House on OOS interview day. (and the welcome reception the night before)
  • Friendliness of current students towards prospective students on SDN and at the schools
  • Acceptance letters!!
  • Meeting other applicants who are so kind and friendly that we all forget that we're competing against each other for a spot
  • Seeing new places and wildlife on interview trips
  • Relatives who are supportive and encouraging while respecting the difficulty, competitiveness, and uncertainty of the process
  • Catching glimpses of a cool case on hospital tours
  • celebration for interviews and acceptances
  • seeing your new SDN friends hear good news also
  • Happy hour with vet students+their doggies!
  • learning about current vet med topics through discussion with SDN and prepping for interviews
  • UCDavis dog squeeze toy and live dog mascot--Also at WSU!
  • The reload button (for SDN)
  • Phone call acceptances (Penn)
  • Amazing people willing to write LORs.
  • E-mail.
  • Having a window that overlooks the mailbox so I did not have to hide in any bushes while stalking the mailman.
  • Waitlists (better than rejections).
  • Iowa state's extreme friendliness
  • Support from my coworkers and boss
  • Having my bf (who knows nothing about vet med or science) tell me, "shut up about the cost already and just go live your dream"
  • Bursting into happy tears as you drive underneath the "UCDavis" sign on I80 for the interview workshop even though you've done that trip a million times
  • Calling your boyfriend at home and having him read you the acceptance letter you've been waiting 8+ years for!
  • The excitement of moving to a totally new place and decorating an apartment! I'm glad I'm not the only one excited about this
  • The LOVE and SUPPORT from family and friends, including everyone on SDN (even those of you that write posts that piss me off sometimes)
  • Realizing that the improvements you've made over the last year are so noticeable that you feel like you actually have a shot at acceptance this year.
  • Third time being the charm This
  • Having the money spent on interviews and traveling being worth it
  • Having a choice on which school to attend
  • Opening the mailbox to see a big honkin' manila envelope, twice (it's just as exciting the second time)
  • Being able to be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of Veterinary Medicine of 2014, whoop!
  • Having my boyfriend take me out to a FABULOUS dinner after I got my acceptance
  • Shopping for my new apartment
  • Shopping for a new kitten for my new apartment (kidding about the shopping part)
  • Knowing your dream is coming true!
  • Having years of really hard work pay off
  • Celebrating!
  • That interview invite/acceptance email from Western
  • Having some cool 3rd year students and faculty make me feel welcome in the foreign lands of the west coast.
  • Champagne
  • Happy kisses from dogs when they know you are too excited for words
  • Congratulatory text messages after telling everyone in your contacts that you FINALLY got it
  • FINALLY GETTING WICHE FUNDING AFTER 3 LONG YEARS!
  • Colorado
  • Getting into your in state school after going there for 4 years of undergrad wishing every day that you return for another four.
  • Cornell for taking a chance on me when other schools didn't (Big Red!)
  • Colorado's Vet Prep program for also taking a chance on an unknown kid (even though I'm going to CU) (You rock too Colorado!)
  • Getting a cake from your boss minutes after freaking out in the x-ray room at my job once I found out I was accepted.
  • Knowing that after all these years every stressful moment was WORTH IT!
  • Awesome IS financial aid packages!
  • having a choice!
  • not ruining your interview
  • the friendliness of Mizzou during interview/q&a
  • CSU's new awesome and efficient notification and file review process
  • UCDavis literally sending my acceptance email first out of everyone's because my PI emailed the day before and asked already
  • Helpful and awesome class of 2013 members (mostly at UCD, but others of you on SDN too!
  • The unpredictability of the whole process!
  • Getting accepted on your first app cycle after an LOR scare that would have stopped the entire app process in the beginning, and the worst biochem experience of your life
  • Following my dream
  • Seeing the words "CONGRATULATIONS"
  • Meeting cool people during interviews and through SDN
  • Realizing that interviewers are people just like us (I loved it when they smiled or laughed).
  • Cuddling with the Davis squeeze dog
  • Having incredibly friendly, wonderful interviewers for my first interview, which was on my birthday
  • Getting to spend a lot of time with my mom while we traveled
  • Learning things about veterinary medicine I didn't know about
  • Seeing the incredible facilities we'll be working with
  • The "Cats for Christ" sign at K-State (before I knew that the mascot is the Wildcat :laugh:)
  • Finding out that Ohio State gives in state tuition after the first year
  • Continuously remembering that I am in fact going to be a vet!
  • Looking at pet adoption websites more than 6 months before I could even consider adopting a dog
  • Getting accepted into your dream school even though you just applied for fun knowing you'd never get in!
  • Finding out that the school you applied to on a whim is actually your dream school.
  • Moving to Minneapolis! :soexcited:
  • Minnesota's tuition remission and residency policy for dual-degree students (so (relatively) cheap!)
  • Getting into both the schools you applied to on the first cycle
  • Not throwing up on your interviewers like you felt like you were going to
  • Bottles of water provided by the U of Minnesota interviewers for stalling

Growls
  • Oklahoma for overlooking the nicest, most helpful person on SDN
  • Tuskegee for sending out a group email to the "class of 2014" to all interviewees (followed by a hasty "just because you got the email, does not mean you have been admitted)
  • The particularly harsh Tennessee rejection (I did not apply there, so I did not get one - no sour grapes)
  • The policy of paying to reserve a spot before April 15th, on top of excessive application and supplemental fees because they overbook the acceptances
  • VMCAS fees, supplementary app. fees, GRE fees, transcript fees, travel fees, etc., etc.
  • The unknown notification dates and, by corollary, the nervous days and sleepless nights of waiting
  • LOR writers who wait till the night before the deadline to submit the form... even though they agreed to write a rec. 3 months ago (but the time and effort they put in are appreciated nonetheless)
  • Supplementary applications that ask you to provide most of the information they received through VMCAS, only in a slightly different format
  • blizzards that made me pay for longer hotel stay
  • Illinois for screwing up online status' multiple times
  • MO's mean rejection letter and not reading all our (5) essays we had to write
  • knowing some of your SDN friends won't have their dream come true this year
  • just simply asking for a LOR, I WAS SO SCARED!!
  • specifically typing in my whole transcript for VMCAS even though they receive a hard copy, also, retyping my transcript again for some supplemental apps
  • Snow, and rain, and cold.
  • Busy signals for 7 days.
  • Transcontinental flights with no meals, no movies, and no oxygen (my vote goes to USAir for worst cabin pressurization=big headaches after their flights).
  • Being rejected after spending $500 to go to an interview.
  • 4 Gate changes while waiting for flight and walking all over the Phoenix airport everytime the gate changed.
  • Waitlists (worse than acceptances).
  • Having your entire acceptance hinge on one 50 min interview
  • Getting rejected from your IS
  • Having your parents tell you to find a new career after hearing the cost of your OOS school
  • Shopping for+buying interview attire. i hate suits and dress shoes!!!
  • Driving underneath the "UC Davis" sign after the interview workshop and bursting into tears again because you sat there with other hopefuls only to hear Williams annouce that "if you haven't heard about the interview, you won't be hearing..."
  • UPenn making you wait on pins and needles until MARCH, only to let you know you've been rejected
  • Wasting $60 on UPenn's supplemental app that essentially only asks you to write down your GPA and address-if that!
  • Having to turn down an interview to Western because of the short notice, plane tickets to California are not cheap!
  • The debt you're going to accumulate due to OOS (but it's worth it)
  • THE WAIT, THE TORTUROUS WAIT FOR LETTERS TO COME SNAIL MAIL!!!
  • Knowing that you got rejected from a school because some idiot on the phone told you they had your GRE scores when they apparently didn't.
  • Rental cars
  • Interview mishaps
  • Driving in snow (in a rental car)
  • Tailgates flying at me on the highway
  • Extreme cost associated with just the application process <-- And still trying to pay it off while simultaneously save up money for vet school
  • Having a choice of which school to attend
  • Gaining(or loosing depending how you cope!) 5 pounds from stress eating
  • Having to fly around the middle of the country in a glorified tin can they have the nerve to call a plane
  • MizzoU's rejection letter. Short and blunt. Also one of the first to go out of this cycle.
  • Bar at the airport closed early before my & Nissan's 10 hr stop over flight home. When all you needed was a drink...
  • Rejections after and interview you thought you rocked
  • Applying 3 times before someone gives you a chance
  • the WICHE program that only funds 3 people from my state!!! (see also in purrs)
  • The closest vet school is 7 hours away
  • Missouri and their short rejection letter can still suck it! As well as their really long supplemental application and just overall stupidness.
  • The GRE and having to take it twice (or more than that for those of you that took it 3+ times)
  • Being rejected (sucks major, never want to go through that again).
  • having to choose
  • ruining your interview
  • snow. I mean, come on, how many storms to we need in any given year?
  • A bunch of UCD interview invite getting lost in the email somehow
  • Realizing that honestly applying to more than my IS wasn't actually worth it considering my goals
  • The unpredictability of the whole process!!
  • Having your relationship fall apart after receiving that first acceptance letter
  • Having to study for exams during interviews
  • Having to study for exams while checking my mailbox and inbox every 15 minutes
  • Schools that respond slowly or never respond at all (Virginia)
  • People who are pessimistic and discouraging (don't let them get you down!)
  • Horrible horrible multiple mini interviews at VMRCVM
  • Being exhausted from traveling and missing tons of class for interviews
  • Spending a ton of time and money going to interviews, only to ultimately choose the first school I interviewed at
  • Nasty admissions board member at Penn
  • Not learning about SDN until waaaay late into the application cycle :(
  • The feeling of worthlessness and failure after getting rejected with no interview from what you thought was your safety school.
  • Michigan State's stupid decision to send a bunch of letters out in January and then no more until March.
  • The perfect, inevitable conflict between every period of application activity (VMCAS fill-out, supplemental, interview) and exams. (Seriously, it's like they plan that ****.)
  • 7-8 more years of school with the DVM/PhD program :eek:
  • Having to live in a different state than your fiancé for at least 2 or 3 of those years
  • Finding out that the only class you have to care about any more is the one you hate most, Physics II.
  • Also finding out that signing up for animal nutrition online was a total waste of money and time, but you still have to finish it even though you don't need it anymore.
 
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