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Just one interview so far...what's everyone else's take/experience?

Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by ChannelingLarryDavid, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. ChannelingLarryDavid


    Aug 14, 2014
    Hi guys,

    I have a love/hate relationship with this website. On one hand, it's very helpful to hear feedback from others going through the same application process. On the other, it does so much to stress me out. I have a LizzyM of 74 but only have one interview from my state school. I submitted most of my apps mid July to early August, and based on the conversation threads here, it seems like most schools have already reviewed the apps submitted during that interval. Is it cause for concern that I haven't heard anything?

    It's just frustrating because I applied once three years ago. I was a lot less qualified then and I did everything I could in the subsequent three years to improve my candidacy but I have nothing to show for it (yet).

    Stress rant over.

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  3. Goro

    Goro Faculty 7+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Somewhere west of St. Louis
    Dig up LizzyM's recent posts of this very subject.

    I reiterate my thought that my learned colleague illustrates yet again why patience is a virtue in this process, and the need for instant gratification is not.

  4. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting.... Administrator Physician PhD Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Yeah, seriously, OP, you need to find something to occupy yourself while you wait, or this could be a very long year for you. Maybe a break from SDN is also in order.
  5. howbaddoyouwantit


    Aug 24, 2014
    Im in the same boat with just 1 interview (its not even at my state school!). I also applied a couple years ago, didnt get in, and did a Masters/SMP. My advice would be to read a book.
  6. sazerac

    sazerac rye sense of humor 5+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2012
    The bulk of my invites came in October / November. Re-assess at thanksgiving, not now.
  7. IL Pre Med

    IL Pre Med 2+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 2012
    Be grateful for what you have, you could have had 0 interviews. Look at all the other people on this site that haven't gotten a single response back yet.
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  8. Darth Doc

    Darth Doc 2+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    All it takes is one interview to get one acceptance.
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  9. allojay

    allojay 2+ Year Member

    Nov 14, 2013
    East Coast
    I feel your pain OP. The whole admission process is very stressful. My whole take is that, as long as you're not rejected, you're still in the game. Be patient, stay optimistic and let the process play out. At this point of the game, you just have to be confident that you submitted a great application. And like someone said earlier, all it takes is one acceptance. So stay patient. It's only October for christsakes! I know some people who got their acceptance on May/June of this year, even after submitting early. So, let the whole thing play out. Good luck!

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