dreamvet

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nothing here yet.
is it possible to gain admissions without filling out a supplemental app?
 
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Malhi

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I hope that they don't send it out next week. It will be hard to finish the supplemental during finals week when I have 5 finals in science subjects!:boom:
 

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is it possible to gain admissions without filling out a supplemental app?
My understanding is that they send people supplementals who are competitive, and then you can either be accepted, rejected, or interviewed. So I would say no to your question.
 

GeeQued

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I'm glad that I'm not the only one who hasn't heard a peep from them. The website said they'd start sending stuff out late october through end of December so maybe they are just taking their time.
 

OncoBanana

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So, I got rejected from Michigan State last year and then went to the post interview workshop, and Hilda (their super helpful admin person) said that they are going to fill about 15% of the class based on the people with the best numbers - so high GPA/GRE scores, without any interview. It wasn't clear whether those lucky folks were going to need to fill out a supplemental or not, but it sounds like no - if all they care about are your numbers, then it seems like you'd click send on the vmcas app and be done with it.

I haven't heard anything from MSU yet either.
 
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EqSci

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Yes, talk about torture... why can't they send e-mails for rejection as well? Here's to hoping we all get e-mails instead of letters!!!! :luck::luck::luck:
 

sambone

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Looks like the MSU supplemental is starting to go out today. At least I got some good news after being the last person out of the worlds worst molecular bio two-hour all essay cumulative final : :boom:
 

GeeQued

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Yep I just got the email from them as well. I love waking up to good news.
 

rachroo

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No e-mail for me. I assume my letter's in the mail...therefore, rejection #1.
 

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Yeah, I got the supplemental this morning as well. Apparently I'm an idiot and didn't realize that they require cell bio. :eek: Looks like next semester is going to be even rougher than I thought.
 

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Yup, I got an invite too. I accidently deleted some of my experience enteries. +pissed+ Excellent beginning to my application!! :p
 

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I'm an idiot and didn't realize that they require cell bio
Ditto, I just assumed microbiology would work??? My "no classes next semester" has now turned into 11 credits! Good thing I wasn't planning on leaving the area like I considered.
 
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No e-mail for me. I assume my letter's in the mail...therefore, rejection #1.
Ditto on that one Rachroo :( But then again the week's not over yet...pls, pls, pls, pls:xf:
 

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Well I think the distinction is that cell bio focuses on studying the eukaryotic cell, while micro focuses mostly on prokaryotes.
Oh yes, I think you are right... the question marks were for my thought process, not the courses! :)
 

david594

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I got my invite earlier today.
 

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Congrats to all of you for making it to the next step!

I didn't apply this year (but would consider it next year) and was wondering if anyone (without actually posting your stats) could give me a ball park set of numbers for "competitive Scholastic Indicator Scores" for GPAs and GREs? Any idea how this score is calculated? If my application is going to get thrown out without even being looked at it doesn't seem like a good use of my time or money to apply!

Thanks!
 

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dreamvet

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does anyone know the amount of people offered the supplemental app and the number of people eventually offered an interview (OOS or general)?

just trying to be realistic about the chances of admission at this point in the app cycle.
 

GeeQued

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does anyone know the amount of people offered the supplemental app and the number of people eventually offered an interview (OOS or general)?

just trying to be realistic about the chances of admission at this point in the app cycle.
I'd be curious to find out as well. As much as I'm glad to have been invited to complete one, Im soooo over the whole applications process. I'm just praying I get in somewhere so I don't have to do it all over again next year.
 
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rustysmom

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does anyone know the amount of people offered the supplemental app and the number of people eventually offered an interview (OOS or general)?

just trying to be realistic about the chances of admission at this point in the app cycle.
Here's a link to the profile for the class of 2012... http://www.cvm.msu.edu/student-info...ions/selected_admitted_class_profile_2011.pdf

if the above link doesn't work, you can go to http://www.cvm.msu.edu/student-information/dvm-program-admissions and select Class of 2012 Admitted Profile. FYI.... for the class of 2012, everyone who applied got a supplemental application. Good luck! :luck:
 

dreamvet

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Here's a link to the profile for the class of 2012... http://www.cvm.msu.edu/student-info...ions/selected_admitted_class_profile_2011.pdf

if the above link doesn't work, you can go to http://www.cvm.msu.edu/student-information/dvm-program-admissions and select Class of 2012 Admitted Profile. FYI.... for the class of 2012, everyone who applied got a supplemental application. Good luck! :luck:
everyone who APPLIED got a supplemental? that means that everyone has a competitive SIS score????

or. . . .everyone who applied AND was admitted got a supplemental?
 

GeeQued

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everyone who APPLIED got a supplemental? that means that everyone has a competitive SIS score????

or. . . .everyone who applied AND was admitted got a supplemental?
I think maybe in previous years they had a normal supplemental like all the other schools but changed it to invite only this year.
 

rustysmom

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No, LAST year everyone who applied got a supplemental.. they have changed the application process this year so that only those with competitive SIS score get invited to do the supplemental.
Optimistic13 is right.... last year, everyone who applied got a supplemental, regardless of their SIS score. This year, the process has been changed to only send supplementals to those applicants with competitive SIS scores. There was a link posted a few replies back that listed how the SIS score is determined.

Good luck :luck:
 

rustysmom

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rustysmom, do you have any idea what they were considering the cut-off for a competitive SIS score?
Unfortunately no... :(

The only suggestion I have is to take the PDF profile of the class of 2012 and plug the class averages (at the bottom of the profile in the scholastic indicator box) into the calculation for SIS and that should give you a very rough idea of what a competitive SIS would be.
 

dreamvet

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I submitted my supplemental application about 4/5 days after it was offered. But yes, I did continue elaborating on two of my questions in that last section. Although, I didn't write, in reference to question. . . .blah blah blah.

The last answer was more like a mini essay in itself where i included a lot of the information i could not fit in the previous spaces that I thought they would be interested in. To make my case as a diverse, experienced candidate.
 

EqSci

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I also expanded on two of my answers, although only by a few sentences. Anyone else think the questions about diversity were a bit...ridiculous?? I felt like they wanted me to say I was a homeless minority orphan. :oops: I actually wrote at the bottom: P.S. Even though I am a middle class white female please still admit me. :laugh: (deleted before I submitted of course)
 

GeeQued

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I have to say this was prolly the worst application ever You cant really give an ungeneralized answer in 500 characters.
 

EqSci

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And for veterinary experiences... we already listed all of them with a brief description on VMCAS. What else could we possibly write in that short space??
 

dreamvet

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does anyone know when we are supposed to hear about interviews? (OOS)
Is it possible for them to accept you with JUST the supp app, or is an interview required?
 

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From what I understand, interviews are not required. They accept about half the class based on JUST the supplemental, then the rest undergo either a committee review, an interview, or both.
 
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