*~*~*~* Official 2018-2019 Interview/Acceptance/Rejection Thread *~*~*~*

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Thoughts on deciding between:

BU, CASE, Roseman, Touro, UNE, UW Seattle, U of Minnesota

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Looking for thoughts about programs, student:faculty relationships, class camaraderie, quality of education, academic performance, clinical skills, etc.

I've done my research about cost, location, curriculum, reputation, etc. but I"m looking for more information specific to the quality of the student experience beyond the generic "I love it here and couldn't see myself anywhere else".
Hi!
My dentist's son goes to Roseman. His son is a fourth year and he said his son is super disappointed with the curriculum because he's barely had much clinical experience.
Not sure if that genuinely is true or if my dentist was just being harsh. Just thought I'd share!
 

cyn9304

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Yesterday I got accepted at 14 schools.

#1. Ohio State (Cheapest.. leaning towards)
#2. Harvard (least favoriteo_O)
#3. Columbia
#4. Penn
#5. UConn
#6. Howard (love DC)
#7. Case Western :))favorite b/c new building)
#8. Temple
#9. UCLA
#10. USC
#11. Pitt :)mad:browns fan)
#12. Touro
#13. Maryland (I had a horrible interview.. shocked)
#14. Nova

Still waiting to hear back from 4 schools:( (Meharry, LECOM, NYU, Stony)
:)
For those still waiting to hear back from schools.. Keep your heads up!! It will happen!!!
Congrats! that is amazing!
Can you please share why Harvard is your least favorite?
 
Sep 14, 2017
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Congrats to all who have been rewarded for their hard work!!!...This is one of the best moments of my life! For those awaiting acceptances from their dream schools, keep the faith <3

Acceptance #1: University of Minnesota
Acceptance #2: Tufts University
Acceptance #3: University of Pennsylvania
Acceptance #4: Rutgers University
Acceptance #5: New York University

Rejection #1: UPitt
 
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Congrats to all who have been rewarded for their hard work!!!...This is one of the best moments of my life! For those awaiting acceptances from their dream schools, keep the faith <3

Acceptance #1: University of Minnesota
Acceptance #2: Tufts University
Acceptance #3: University of Pennsylvania
Acceptance #4: Rutgers University
Acceptance #5: New York University

Rejection #1: UPitt
congrats! was your Upitt rejection post interview?
 

youngsushi

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Yes, the Upitt rejection was post interview!
When did you interview? I haven't heard peeps since my interview, not sure if that's a good sign or what. Also were you notified via email or mail?


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When did you interview? I haven't heard peeps since my interview, not sure if that's a good sign or what. Also were you notified via email or mail?


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My fault...the rejection was pre-interview...i misinterpreted your message lksme
 

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Just curious~~ roughly how much did you spend in total?????? 18 interviews!!!! Is that a record? Who are you? Lol congrats though!
Each trip averaged about $200, but I have frequent flier miles and discounts with airlines and hotels so that's why the number is lower-ish.
 
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I need some advice, trying to choose between nova and Louisville. I loved my interview day at Louisville, everyone was super friendly and the students seemed happy. As far as nova, I didn’t have as good of an interview day but I’m a Florida resident so nova is closed to home and my family. If anyone has any input, I would greatly appreciate it!
 

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I need some advice, trying to choose between nova and Louisville. I loved my interview day at Louisville, everyone was super friendly and the students seemed happy. As far as nova, I didn’t have as good of an interview day but I’m a Florida resident so nova is closed to home and my family. If anyone has any input, I would greatly appreciate it!
I haven’t heard good things from Nova, from the blogs and from my friend attending. I got admission, at Nova, VCU, Maryland, and MW-IL.. Nova is my last option, not just b/c of what people say, but b/c of the vibe I got there... even a pharm student at the gas station outside gave me a bad review of the school...
I’m also a Florida resident... but I’m choosing to go outside and use this opportunity to keep growing

Whatever you choose, best of luck!


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One of the schools I was accepted to makes you pay your deposit in 7 days. I didn't realize this was a thing...? I thought it was supposed to be 30 days at least.
I’m guessing so they can fill their class quickly. If you don’t mind me asking, how much are they asking? If you don’t pay you lose your spot?
 

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Congrats! that is amazing!
Can you please share why Harvard is your least favorite?
Strictly going off vibes. Obviously the academia is top notch, however the atmosphere wasn't the best for me personally. By no means am I knocking the school. Great people! Just personally not my style. Plus my wife is a Yankees fan lol. Wouldn't have worked lol.
 

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Strictly going off vibes. Obviously the academia is top notch, however the atmosphere wasn't the best for me personally. By no means am I knocking the school. Great people! Just personally not my style. Plus my wife is a Yankees fan lol. Wouldn't have worked lol.
I have a friend who interviewed there and didn't like it either. Her impression was that it's a great school to specialize but not the best if you want to practice GD right after school.
 
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asz22

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Acceptance #1 ASDOH
Acceptance #2 Nova
Acceptance #3 Roseman
Acceptance #4 UDM

Did not hear from LECOM.

As a low GPA applicant I am feeling so blessed right now! Good luck to everyone!!
Do you mind if I ask what it was? I have a terrible GPA too and Im applying in May!
 

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Interview # 1
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UT San Antonio
Notification date: 11/28/2018
Method of notification: Email
Residency: Texas
Application complete date: (I used TMDSAS) 09/30/2018
GPA (science, overall): 3.06, 3.10
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 21/19/23/24

Thoroughly surprised I received an interview invitation at all given my stats and how late I applied (I submitted the application the day before it closed). If anyone has interviewed at this school and has any advice I would really appreciate it!
I have the same GPA and really want to go to San Antonio. What did you do on your application that made you stand out? How many volunteer and shadowing hours? I am applying next cycle!
 
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I have a friend who interviewed there and didn't like it either. Her impression was that it's a great school to specialize but not the best if you want to practice GD right after school.
I shadowed some residents there through connection and have to agree that it’s not the best place to practice GD after school. Most students there wanna go to AEGD because they dont feel ready. Their crown requirement is like 4...
 
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I'm a non-trad. 32yo. Married. 2 kids. Wife works for airline (discount). Career change. Optimistic person who loooves options and travel. AAAAANNNNDDD money always matters.

Also I had a scholarship for my master's.. twas free... geez lol

Which masters program awarded you a scholarship ? If you don't mind me asking
 
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I haven’t heard good things from Nova, from the blogs and from my friend attending. I got admission, at Nova, VCU, Maryland, and MW-IL.. Nova is my last option, not just b/c of what people say, but b/c of the vibe I got there... even a pharm student at the gas station outside gave me a bad review of the school...
I’m also a Florida resident... but I’m choosing to go outside and use this opportunity to keep growing

Whatever you choose, best of luck!


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What did you think of MW-IL?
 

jj.work

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What did you think of MW-IL?
I liked it. Modern, good pt load, and a new dean that’s improving the school (he came from AZ). Also very close to Chicago.

Very expensive and cold. But overall a good place to spend four years. It just wasn’t my top choice, but I would have considered it if VCU had not granted me admission.


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ColgateSmiles

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Interview #4 : Touro NYMC
No acceptances
Waitlist at NYU and UNLV

Does anyone have any insight on the interview or about the school in general? :nailbiting:
 
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So for your leisurely reading I have a cautionary tale to share with you all:

NOVA sent me a rejection mid-Oct by mail. I called the school and spoke to a man from admissions about my file because I found it odd how quickly they rejected and that I did not receive an email or a status change on AADSAS. The first man I spoke with told me he could see that my file was under consideration. I owed the rejection letter up to a strange mishap.

In the meantime I was keeping in touch with and updating all the schools I applied to with letters of intent and a new LOR. By mid-Nov I had heard nothing from NOVA. On Dec 4th my status changed to "Application Denied", again no email. Again I called the admissions number, this time I spoke to a woman who'd said according to my file I was still under review and that she would pass along my concerns to Admissions directors an CC me in the email. Two days later I still hadn't heard a peep so I called, again. This time the first person I spoke with forwarded me to what I gather to be a more specific office of Admissions for dentistry. The admissions officer I spoke to informed me that they'd rejected my application back in Oct. A little confused about what felt like mind games and a cat and mouse act she clarified by saying that the "general admissions" I had talked to before, actually did not have access to my rejected status so to them it appeared as if I was still in the running.

Disappointed, I asked for some constructive feedback and she told me that my sGPA fell below their 3.25 cutoff. This was extremely strange to me as I had updated my formerly 3.21 sGPA (destroyed all from 2 courses first year chem I and Orgo I) included in the application I submitted back on June 5th. These academic updates were submitted in Aug and again in Sept with a bunch of science courses all in the 90's (20.0 units).

She responded "we do not check the AADSAS portal for updates, if you've made a change in the portal then you must personally inform us". I politely asked if she might reconsider my application based on the circumstances (that had they checked my update it would have been safely above the min sGPA). To my surprise she said she would try to present my application again to the committee to deliberate.

As soon as I hung up I went straight onto AADSAS. Something was fishy. I went into my payment history to investigate, and sure enough found that they had NOT updated any of my GPA's with the new grades. The individual institution GPAs were listed at the top of the report but they had not been used to recalculate the averages below. This included my sGPA, BCP and cGPA. I am now in the process of sorting out this mess with AADSAS head office, but long story short:

BEWARE of the information you think you know and question everything always lol. Better safe than sorry like stupid me who missed out on the most crucial window for applications.
 

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So for your leisurely reading I have a cautionary tale to share with you all:

NOVA sent me a rejection mid-Oct by mail. I called the school and spoke to a man from admissions about my file because I found it odd how quickly they rejected and that I did not receive an email or a status change on AADSAS. The first man I spoke with told me he could see that my file was under consideration. I owed the rejection letter up to a strange mishap.

In the meantime I was keeping in touch with and updating all the schools I applied to with letters of intent and a new LOR. By mid-Nov I had heard nothing from NOVA. On Dec 4th my status changed to "Application Denied", again no email. Again I called the admissions number, this time I spoke to a woman who'd said according to my file I was still under review and that she would pass along my concerns to Admissions directors an CC me in the email. Two days later I still hadn't heard a peep so I called, again. This time the first person I spoke with forwarded me to what I gather to be a more specific office of Admissions for dentistry. The admissions officer I spoke to informed me that they'd rejected my application back in Oct. A little confused about what felt like mind games and a cat and mouse act she clarified by saying that the "general admissions" I had talked to before, actually did not have access to my rejected status so to them it appeared as if I was still in the running.

Disappointed, I asked for some constructive feedback and she told me that my sGPA fell below their 3.25 cutoff. This was extremely strange to me as I had updated my formerly 3.21 sGPA (destroyed all from 2 courses first year chem I and Orgo I) included in the application I submitted back on June 5th. These academic updates were submitted in Aug and again in Sept with a bunch of science courses all in the 90's (20.0 units).

She responded "we do not check the AADSAS portal for updates, if you've made a change in the portal then you must personally inform us". I politely asked if she might reconsider my application based on the circumstances (that had they checked my update it would have been safely above the min sGPA). To my surprise she said she would try to present my application again to the committee to deliberate.

As soon as I hung up I went straight onto AADSAS. Something was fishy. I went into my payment history to investigate, and sure enough found that they had NOT updated any of my GPA's with the new grades. The individual institution GPAs were listed at the top of the report but they had not been used to recalculate the averages below. This included my sGPA, BCP and cGPA. I am now in the process of sorting out this mess with AADSAS head office, but long story short:

BEWARE of the information you think you know and question everything always lol. Better safe than sorry like stupid me who missed out on the most crucial window for applications.

I am sorry about what happened, but you did really try to reach out and you spoke with them more than once. You did everything you could within your power at the time.
I do hope they reconsider you and you get accepted at Nova or elsewhere.
Don't lose hope.