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Maryland Class of 2025 Interview/Acceptance Thread

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zdoq

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On the Admissions website for UMD DDS:

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Hankey

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Regarding the question "Have you had a gap year?", I just graduated last spring. So really I haven't completed a gap year yet, but am in the process. Any suggestions on whether you check yes or no for this box?
 
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Received a supplemental app. I have read that getting a supplemental is pretty much a guarantee of getting an interview. Any truth to that? Hopefully they are ok with what I wrote for my gap year

3.54 GPA/3.4SGPA
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Can anyone clarify the clause "Do you wish to be considered for in-state tuition status"? I am out of state, and would naturally like to apply to state residency (though I imagine this won't happen until year two) to cash in on lower tuition. Is this question asking if A) I am currently a Maryland resident and need to verify in-state tuition status or B) I am OOS and would like to seek Maryland residency....
 

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Can anyone clarify the clause "Do you wish to be considered for in-state tuition status"? I am out of state, and would naturally like to apply to state residency (though I imagine this won't happen until year two) to cash in on lower tuition. Is this question asking if A) I am currently a Maryland resident and need to verify in-state tuition status or B) I am OOS and would like to seek Maryland residency....
Pretty sure it’s saying if you are a resident or not at this moment (and later you can qualify for in state but not during this application).
 
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Bruce24kk

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Received a supplemental app. I have read that getting a supplemental is pretty much a guarantee of getting an interview. Any truth to that? Hopefully they are ok with what I wrote for my gap year

3.54 GPA/3.4SGPA
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Receiving a secondary is a good sign (means your app wasn’t filtered out by the algorithm). But I doubt it is anywhere close to a guarantee for an interview. It just means you exceeded baseline criteria.
 
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Receiving a secondary is a good sign (means your app wasn’t filtered out by the algorithm). But I doubt it is anywhere close to a guarantee for an interview. It just means you exceeded baseline criteria.
fair enough but I fail to see how the supplemental would meaningfully filter out students before interviews are sent out because all they ask if what you did during your gap year and I expect most people would be working at dental practices, shadowing, volunteering, etc
 

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fair enough but I fail to see how the supplemental would meaningfully filter out students before interviews are sent out because all they ask if what you did during your gap year and I expect most people would be working at dental practices, shadowing, volunteering, etc
i don’t believe the secondary is used heavily in the decision process. It’s just there to collect data on student demographics. In some instances it may contain information the admissions committee can use to make a decision on a borderline candidate.

So basically if you received the secondary I think your app gets forwarded to an actual person to review now. Obviously a good sign you surpassed the initial cut, but still not guaranteed for an interview.

but if you did not receive the secondary, I think that’s more telling.
 

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Anyone else not able to find the supplemental app after clicking the link? I created my account but cannot find the supplemental app on the website.

This happened to me, it turns out when I registered my account it didn’t go through so I had to register it again for the supplemental to show. I hope this helps.
 
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Just got an email that my Maryland Secondary was received along with an email that I forgot to attach a picture to my secondary (oops). Don’t remember seeing a space to submit a photograph? They asked me to email it to them so I think it’s fine anyways.
 
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