*~*~*~* Official 2015-2016 Interview/Acceptance/Rejection Thread *~*~*~*

Aug 6, 2015
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Hey ya'll, I am new to this thread. I am currently a senior and I graduate this fall with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. This website has been helpful in keeping up with my application versus other peoples application , so I figured I would join! I just received my first invitation to an interview today!
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School: UTHSC
Notification date: 08/06/2015
Method of notification: E-Mail
Residency: MS
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/31/15
Application complete date: 07/2/2015
GPA (overall): 3.68 sGPA: 3.66
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 18/18/18/19/No
 
May 19, 2015
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Interview #2:
School: University of New England College of Dental Medicine
Notification date: 8/06/2015
Method of notification: email
Residency: Florida
AADSAS mail-out date: 07/02/2015
GPA (science, overall) 3.44, 3.60
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 18/17/17/19/ 16 was in qr and bio
Do you have a significant amount of ECs/shadowing/research?

Congrats on the interviews!
 
Mar 2, 2015
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First Interview:
School: NOVA
Notification date: 7/31/15
Method of notification: Email
Residency: WA
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/2/15
Application Complete date: 6/26/15
GPA including +/- (science, overall): 3.33, 3.46
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/RC/QR): 22/23/26/22/20
Interview date: 10/22/15

Second Interview:
School: University of New England
Notification date: 8/6/15
Method of notification: Email
Interview date: 9/14/15
 
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Jun 22, 2014
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Does anyone know if most schools will send an e-mail or a phone call? I'm going out of the country for a few weeks and won't be having access to my phone. :(
 

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Interview 2 and 3!

School: Midwestern Arizona
Interview date: November 5th
Notification date: 08/06/2015
Method of notification: Portal
Residency: TX
AADSAS mail-out date: 07/02/2015 (2nd batch)
Application complete date: 07/30/2015
GPA (overall, science): 3.68, 3.6
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 21/21/23/19/none

School: Baylor A&M :soexcited::soexcited:
Interview date: September 11th
Notification date: 08/06/2015
Method of notification: Email
Residency: TX
TMDSAS mail-out date: 06/02/2015
Application complete date: 07/30/2015
GPA (overall, science): 3.68, 3.6
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 21/21/23/19/none
 
Jul 1, 2015
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Do you have a significant amount of ECs/shadowing/research?

Congrats on the interviews!
Yes, I have several extra circulars, I have done quite a bit of shadowing and I have done over a year of undergraduate research. Thanks!
 
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Interview 2 and 3!

School: Midwestern Arizona
Interview date: November 5th
Notification date: 08/06/2015
Method of notification: Portal
Residency: TX
AADSAS mail-out date: 07/02/2015 (2nd batch)
Application complete date: 07/30/2015
GPA (overall, science): 3.68, 3.6
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 21/21/23/19/none

School: Baylor A&M :soexcited::soexcited:
Interview date: September 11th
Notification date: 08/06/2015
Method of notification: Email
Residency: TX
TMDSAS mail-out date: 06/02/2015
Application complete date: 07/30/2015
GPA (overall, science): 3.68, 3.6
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 21/21/23/19/none
Woo! When's your Baylor interview?
 
Oct 22, 2013
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School: University of Pennsylvania
Notification date: 8/7/15
Interview date: 9/18/15
Method of notification: email
Residency: TX
TMDSAS mail-out date: 6/16/15
Application received date/s: 6/16/15
GPA (bcpm, overall): 3.72, 3.63
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 23/23/22/27/no
Interview date: 9/18 8:30 am
 
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Aug 29, 2011
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Status
Pre-Dental
First interview!
School: Midwestern- Arizona
Notification date: 8/7
Method of notification: E-mail
Residency: CA
AADSAS mail-out date: 8/7
GPA: oGPA: 3.49
DAT: (AA: 22 TS: 22 PAT:25 Reading:23/ Any section below 17: No)
 

catoshiro

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Dec 21, 2014
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Interview 2 and 3!

School: Midwestern Arizona
Interview date: November 5th
Notification date: 08/06/2015
Method of notification: Portal
Residency: TX
AADSAS mail-out date: 07/02/2015 (2nd batch)
Application complete date: 07/30/2015
GPA (overall, science): 3.68, 3.6
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 21/21/23/19/none

School: Baylor A&M :soexcited::soexcited:
Interview date: September 11th
Notification date: 08/06/2015
Method of notification: Email
Residency: TX
TMDSAS mail-out date: 06/02/2015
Application complete date: 07/30/2015
GPA (overall, science): 3.68, 3.6
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 21/21/23/19/none
That's awesome congrats! How do you know your TMDSAS complete date? Just based on when your scores were received by TMDSAS or did you get an email from Baylor?
 
Jun 7, 2015
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Pre-Dental
First time posting on SDN!

First interview:

School: Nebraska
Notification date: 7/27/15
Interview date: 8/28/15
Method of notification: email
Residency: WY
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/16/15
Application received date/s: 7/18/15
GPA (science, overall): 3.89, 3.93
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 22/22/22/26/no

Second interview!! Super excited as this is my top choice!!!

School: University of Pennsylvania
Notification date: 8/7/15
Interview date: undecided
Method of notification: email
Residency: WY
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/16/15
Application received date/s: 7/17/15
GPA (science, overall): 3.89, 3.93
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 22/22/22/26/no
 
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Dec 18, 2014
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Status
Pre-Dental
2nd interview!
School: University of Pennsylvania
Notification date: 8/7/15
Interview date:
Method of notification: email
Residency: IL
AADSAS mail-out date: 6/25/15
Application received date/s: 7/9/15
GPA (science, overall): 3.84, 3.80
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 23/23/24/23/no
 

jacinthl

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Aug 12, 2014
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Status
Pre-Dental
1st interview!!!

School: University of Pennsylvania
Notification date: 8/7/15
Method of notification: Email
Residency: Out of states
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/2/15
Application received date/s: 7/10/15
GPA (science, overall): 4.04, 4.05
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 25/24/23/28/no
Interview date: TBD
 
Jul 1, 2015
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1st interview!!!

School: University of Pennsylvania
Notification date: 8/7/15
Method of notification: Email
Residency: Out of states
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/2/15
Application received date/s: 7/10/15
GPA (science, overall): 4.04, 4.05
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 25/24/23/28/no
Interview date: TBD
How do you have higher than a 4.0? It's capped at my university
 

pulltheleverkronk

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May 25, 2015
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How do you have higher than a 4.0? It's capped at my university
I think A-pluses are unfair, actually... Only in terms of AADSAS calculations. Not all colleges have them, and to compare people on the same scale while still counting grades as above 4.0 throws a lot of things off. But I guess it's awesome for people that have them lol
 

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Have anyone who got their interview at UPenn got notified that your app is complete?
 
Sep 15, 2014
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I think A-pluses are unfair, actually... Only in terms of AADSAS calculations. Not all colleges have them, and to compare people on the same scale while still counting grades as above 4.0 throws a lot of things off. But I guess it's awesome for people that have them lol
My undergrad had them but it's was set up differently. A+ was 4 points per hour. Then A was like 3.66 points, A- 3.33 points and so forth and so on. So it wasn't crazy like that where you went above a 4.0
 
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Jun 4, 2014
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Pre-Dental
First interview!
School: University of Pennsylvania
Notification date: 8/7/15
Interview date: 9/11/15
Method of notification: email
Residency: Foreign Citizen
AADSAS mail-out date: 6/25/15
Application received date/s: 7/9/15
GPA (science, overall): 3.84, 3.87
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 25/24/26/23/no
 
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Jun 4, 2014
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Pre-Dental
1st interview!!!

School: University of Pennsylvania
Notification date: 8/7/15
Method of notification: Email
Residency: Out of states
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/2/15
Application received date/s: 7/10/15
GPA (science, overall): 4.04, 4.05
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 25/24/23/28/no
Interview date: TBD
Your GPA is marvelous!
 

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That's awesome congrats! How do you know your TMDSAS complete date? Just based on when your scores were received by TMDSAS or did you get an email from Baylor?
TMDSAS will have a "Transmitted to School" under status and a "status date". I would guess that's what you consider the 'complete date'. The three schools should also send you an email when they receive your app which will be a few days after the TMDSAS status date.
 

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School: university of connecticut
Notification date: 8/7/15
Interview date: need to schedule it with them
Method of notification: email
Residency: NJ
TMDSAS mail-out date: 8/6/15
Application received date/s: 8/6/15
GPA (science, overall): 3.62, 3.65
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 26/26/21/24/no
 
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Woo! When's your Baylor interview?
September 11th :)

That's awesome congrats! How do you know your TMDSAS complete date? Just based on when your scores were received by TMDSAS or did you get an email from Baylor?
I just put the date I received baylors confirmation email with my updated dat scores. I got an email frombay lor.
 
Jun 18, 2014
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Status
Pre-Dental
Have anyone who got their interview at UPenn got notified that your app is complete?
I am wondering the same thing... on the AADSAS decisions it says that Penn is still waiting on additional information even though I sent in my supplement with the check that they already cashed. On the Penn website, they say that they don't update the AADSAS status so I just figured that they didn't update it. But now I am wondering if I should have called sooner to see if they are missing anything. Did anyone who who got an interview have their status say that their application was incomplete?
 
Jun 4, 2014
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I am wondering the same thing... on the AADSAS decisions it says that Penn is still waiting on additional information even though I sent in my supplement with the check that they already cashed. On the Penn website, they say that they don't update the AADSAS status so I just figured that they didn't update it. But now I am wondering if I should have called sooner to see if they are missing anything. Did anyone who who got an interview have their status say that their application was incomplete?
I remembered that my AADSAS status was incomplete even after 10 days since my package had been received by the office. I called the office and the person told me that I needed to wait because they might not have processed it. After a day or two, my application was complete. So I suggest call them.
 
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Tooth Ferry

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Same thing happened to me with Penn. My secondary had been filed and my check cashed, but they hadn't marked my app as complete in their system. So call them, they emailed me out a confirmation that my app was complete that day, then updated it in AADSAS

Also:
1st Interview

School: NOVA
Notification date: 7/31
Interview date: 11/20
Method of notification: email
Residency: NY
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/2
Application received date: 7/30
GPA (science, overall): 3.81; 3.71
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 23/22/20/24/No
 
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I think A-pluses are unfair, actually... Only in terms of AADSAS calculations. Not all colleges have them, and to compare people on the same scale while still counting grades as above 4.0 throws a lot of things off. But I guess it's awesome for people that have them lol
I thought ADSAS standarized everything to A is 4.0 A- is 3.7 and B+ is 3.33. Do they? If not Im kind of upset because thats not fair
 
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Oct 22, 2013
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I am wondering the same thing... on the AADSAS decisions it says that Penn is still waiting on additional information even though I sent in my supplement with the check that they already cashed. On the Penn website, they say that they don't update the AADSAS status so I just figured that they didn't update it. But now I am wondering if I should have called sooner to see if they are missing anything. Did anyone who who got an interview have their status say that their application was incomplete?
For starters, my AADSAS was mailed out 7/2 (second batch).
My AADSAS said received/application complete as of 7/2 (hasn't changed since).
And on 7/2 I got an email from Penn saying that my application was complete, they had received my AADSAS, supplemental, app fees, letters of eval and dat scores. It also said that they review in order of when they are complete. That is the last email I got until my interview invite yesterday.

I hope this helps, good luck to everybody. I am super stoked, Penn is definitely one of my top choices!
 
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So they include A+ is what your saying.that sucks
But they also don't include it... The gpas literally show up side by side. One with +/- and one without. I don't see why this is a big deal to some people, the difference between those two gpas for me was about 0.06 for my BCP, and 0.01 for my non science lol
 

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But they also don't include it... The gpas literally show up side by side. One with +/- and one without. I don't see why this is a big deal to some people, the difference between those two gpas for me was about 0.06 for my BCP, and 0.01 for my non science lol
wait im confused. Someone told me only texas schools do it without the +/- and regular schools use + or -. So if they do both one would be higher than the other, so do they take the higher GPA. Also when people respond to the forums about GPA and all that, how do you know which one they include, if like you said they use both GPA side by side
 
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But they also don't include it... The gpas literally show up side by side. One with +/- and one without. I don't see why this is a big deal to some people, the difference between those two gpas for me was about 0.06 for my BCP, and 0.01 for my non science lol
Mine are really different... My oGPA is 3.12 with +/- and 3.17 without. And my sGPA is 3.26 with +/- and 3.32 without. And my college didn't do A+ only A or A-.
 
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Mine are really different... My oGPA is 3.12 with +/- and 3.17 without. And my sGPA is 3.26 with +/- and 3.32 without. And my college didn't do A+ only A or A-.
How is your gpa?
 

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wait im confused. Someone told me only texas schools do it without the +/- and regular schools use + or -. So if they do both one would be higher than the other, so do they take the higher GPA. Also when people respond to the forums about GPA and all that, how do you know which one they include, if like you said they use both GPA side by side
I'm not sure about Texas, so that might be true. But I imagine people posting here are just using whatever they see on their undergrad transcripts. Dental schools wouldn't just "take one or another." They see both and use both
Mine are really different... My oGPA is 3.12 with +/- and 3.17 without. And my sGPA is 3.26 with +/- and 3.32 without. And my college didn't do A+ only A or A-.
All else being equal, if the adcoms saw one app with a 3.12/3.26 and another with a 3.17/3.32, that tiny difference would not make or break the applicants.
 
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Interview #1:
School: Midwestern University, Arizona
Notification date: 7/17/2015
Method of notification: I checked the portal!
Residency: Florida
AADSAS mail-out date: 06/29/2015
GPA (science, overall) 3.44, 3.60
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 18/17/17/19/ 16 was in qr and bio
when is your interview?
 

surgerydream

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School: Boston University
Notification date: August 5
Method of notification: Email
Residency: NJ
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/2/15
GPA (science, overall): 3.55,3.49 (inc)
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 22/20/21/23
Just graduated undergrad in May about to start Rutgers GSBS masters program
Waiting on other schools now
 
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