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Messed up in Maryland

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by woodbj2, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. woodbj2

    woodbj2 Junior Member

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    OK here is a story.... tell me some endings

    I applied to 5 dental schools (tufts, iusd, usc, nova, md)

    MD is my home state

    Im part of the below 3.0 club with a 2.8 science 3.1 cum double major in bio and chem

    DAT 17/19/15

    ok i did all the other stuff to a tee.

    I realize im batting from behind but I got a couple interviews- that went well

    rejected from iusd waiting on usc

    no interview reject at tufts and nova- scumbags

    ok enuff of that here is the story....

    after md interview in feb they told me wait till late march to see what adcom says- march comes and goes with no word

    then I asked them when would the next time the adcom would meet they said after april 1....boy was i the fool

    I emailed, called,snail mail the whole nine yards and still not have heard anything (well one time they told me they were not a mcdonalds and I shouldnt expect "instant gratification" and i should relax)....except

    They sent me a letter congradulating me for being considered an instate resident for dental school term fall year 04 with a student number and everything
    The letter seemed like a acceptance...

    but i havent been rejected
    havent been accepted
    no waitlist
    no word

    Am i alone what should i expect
     
  2. Calculus1

    Calculus1 G.V. Black Fan
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    Just to be on the safe side, I would start preparing for the next app cycle. It sucks, but least you'll be ready to go with the next round. Second thing I would do is take the DAT again. With your GPA you're gonna need higher than a 17AA to have a chance. I would study like hell for at least 1.5 months and try to get a 19 or better.

    Here is the end of the story, you retake the DAT(unless you get in, but I would plan for the worst case scenario to be safe) rock a 20 on it and get in to a number of schools.JMHO
     
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  3. loo

    loo Always Sleepy
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    This is normal and has nothing to do with acceptance/rejection. I got the same letter when I applied to grad school at UMAB.

    I hope you hear some good news soon :luck: I would heed the other posters' advice, though.
     
  4. ecdoesit

    ecdoesit DDS/MS
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    Well, UMB gets to me quite late.
    I interviewed in January and received a letter saying that they havent made a decision yet. Then in April, they finally gave me acceptance. It takes them 3 months to process. And it is still early to tell whether you will or will not get in. School doesnt start till August. so hang in there. Meanwhile, I would update your grades and other things that you have done.
     
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  5. Aurora

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    Hey!

    You are not alone! Same thing happened (or rather is happening) to me :mad: I interviewed at UMaryland in February...and I'm a Maryland resident and I still haven't heard anything from them. Everytime I call they say they are still processing my application! I've gotten extremely frustated. I'm in kind of a better situation...because I have gotten into other schools...but Maryland is still my first choice. I also got the letter saying that I was an instate resident, blah blah.

    I was also excited about May 1st! Because the second deposit was due on May 1st from the people that were accepted. But I didn't here anything.

    My recommendation to you is to re-take the DAT. You need higher scores to be competitive...especially since your GPA is low. That's what I'm doing right now. I'm studying my ass off. Even though I got accepted to Tufts and BU I'm thinking of re-applying next year because I want to stay in Maryland or at least closer to here.

    Did you take a Kaplan class for the DAT? Do you have Topscore?

    PM me if you want to study together.

    :luck: Hope we both get in this year!
     
  6. Awuah29

    Awuah29 Christian predent
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    Auro
    what was your score on the DAT?
     
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  7. Aurora

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    AA 18
    PAT 17
    QR 17
    Bio 19
    Chem 19
    OChem 12 :(
    RC 23
     
  8. Calculus1

    Calculus1 G.V. Black Fan
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    Aurora, I know I'm not always the most serious poster on here(I was kidding with you in the Dating in D school forum). However, I would go to school where you get in, blowing a year to go to Maryland is not worth it. I know that if I had gotten in to only my 3rd choice, I'd be on my way there in a heartbeat.
     
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  9. Aurora

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    Hi Calculus,

    Yeah...I agree with you. Besides I might not get into Maryland next year either. And it is a waste of a year.

    Well...the reason that I want to stay and reapply to Maryland is because I want to stay near my bf. We'll see what happens. I'm going to re-take my DAT and see how I do...and then decide on if I want to reapply next year.

    I still haven't heard from UMaryland...so I'm still hopeful for this year!

    Aurora
     
  10. Calculus1

    Calculus1 G.V. Black Fan
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    I hope you get in to MD, but you've got a winning lottery ticket that a lot of people didn't even get. If my girlfriend got into professional school away from me, I wouldn't let her stick around.
     
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  11. HuyetKiem

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    Good advice. It is a winning lottery ticket in one's life time.

    I have to leave my wife and 2 kids half way around the globe to attend dental school in Cleveland. :mad:

    Good luck with MD school
     
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