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

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by artist2022, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. ColgateSmiles

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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.
     
  2. Faefly

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    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.
     
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  3. SalinasDDS

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    I just had the best interview at UNLV. Its number 4 but still no acceptance. sigh
     
  4. fb0301

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    I'm so sorry this happened to you! If AADSAS doesn't re-calculate our new GPAs and grades when we update our portal, we have to call every single school and inform them of the change?!
     
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  5. ColgateSmiles

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    Thank you for the condolences! I can't speak for everyone else regarding the academic updates, however, because of what happened to me I would strongly recommend just sending an email or calling admissions to update.
     
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  6. ColgateSmiles

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    Aw thank you so much for the kind words!:happy: Unfortunately, yes, centralized application services are an imperfect system and things like this do happen. :bag: I'm trying to remain optimistic; now that the issue has been identified I hope to see the results of my hard work paying off :banana:
     
  7. ColgateSmiles

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    My experience was this as well. Who did u interview with and who was presenting that day?
     
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    Just found out I was actually waitlist at Nova lol. I had to email to find this out
     
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  9. DrHJ

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    Hello everyone.
    I got accepted into one school so far. I was wondering how I can apply for any scholarships? Should it be directly thorough the school?
     
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    Have you decided where to yet? If so what drove you to choose that place?
     
  11. princeafrica

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    Not yet, I am trying to figure out my financial options first
     
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    If you don’t mind me asking, what are your stats and are you a nevada resident? unlv is one of my top school for when i apply next cycle!
     
  13. SalinasDDS

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    Well, I'm very non-traditional, I'm changing careers at the age of 44 (present). I returned to school with a 1.8 GPA and finished with a 3.2 overall science GPA, 3.4 total (includes many, many, many classes), and received my BS in Mol Bio with a 3.6 (the courses used to fulfill the major. My DAT is 20 TS, 20 AA, 21 PAT... there is a calculation they use to rate you as an applicant (google UNLV dental school applicant calculation). And lastly, I'm not NV res.. I'm from CA. Another pertinent thing, I attended a postbacc at UCSF. Good luck!!
     
  14. SmileBones723

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    Rejection #1 Temple on Dec 3rd

    Rejection #2 Boston U Dec 12th

    Waitlisted at USC

    still reviewing app at NYU

    white noise from Rutgers and WesternU


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  15. Faefly

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    Sorry about that, hope you get accepted at one the schools that didn't reject you.
     
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  16. melma18

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    did u interview at Temple and Boston?
     
  17. SmileBones723

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    No. Only at USC.


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  18. smo629

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    Do you mind sharing your stats?
     
  19. Clara1234

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    When was your application for BU completed?
     
  20. SmileBones723

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  21. LordHydraX

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    Acceptance #1
    School: My state school!

    Notification Date: 12/13/2018
    Method of notification: Call @ 5:00 p.m. EST
    GPA (Science, Overall): 3.8, 2.8 (Undergrad oGPA: 2.2X, sGPA: 3.5X, Post-bac: 4.0 @ 90 credits)
    DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 22/22/19/19/None

    After reading so many amazing come back stories here, finally it is my turn.

    It is possible. Work hard, do whatever it takes, and you will get there.

    I graduated from college with a 2.2X GPA and 150ish credits in Business couple years ago. Never took any science class besides algebra, business stats, and trig. Did 2 year and half DIY post-bac (90 credits) at my state school with 4.0 and scored 22 on DAT this summer. Only apply to my state school, interviewed last week, and got my acceptance call today!

    Remember: impossible = I M Possible!!!
     
  22. melma18

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    what school?
     
  23. teenietron

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    Congratulations man!! Wish you the best in the next 4 years, thats an awesome and super motivating background!! :biglove:
     
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  24. O Cabra

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    Interview #10
    School: OHSU
    Notification date: 12/14/18
    Method of notification: Email
    Residency: Utah
    AADSAS mail-out date: 6/11/18
    Application complete date: 6/11/18
    GPA (science, overall): 3.65, 3.64
    DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 26/27/22/21/none
    Dates available OR your interview date: Have to call but will be declining.


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  25. SalinasDDS

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    That's awesome!! Congrats!!
     
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    Found out a couple days ago I've been accepted to WVU!

    Acceptance #1
    School: West Virginia University

    Notification Date: 12/14/2018
    Method of notification: Call @ 5:00 p.m. EST
    GPA (Science, Overall): 3.85, 3.94
    DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 19/18/20/26/Organic (14)
     
  27. henicouture

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    houston is my top choice!! congrats! I'll be interviewing Jan
     
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  28. henicouture

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    definetly apply early! also try to do their summer program : LEAD
     
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  29. teethlover_4

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    Acceptance #1
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    Notification Date: 12/3/2018
    Method of notification: email @ 7:53 a.m. EST
    GPA (Science, Overall): 3.53, 3.56
    DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 21/21/20/21/none

    Interview #3
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    Notification date: 12/18/18
    Method of notification: Email
    Residency: Connecticut
    AADSAS mail-out date: 6/21/18
    Application complete date: 7/3/18

    Soooo excited about the UPenn interview!!! :soexcited:
     
  30. mitzy77

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    When did you receive your interview invite?
     
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    I sent my application back in July, but I didn't send in my last rec letter until 12/5 because my shadowing dentist required more time. Has anyone received any interview for the new year??
    Stats:
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    GPA: 3.89
    Science GPA: 3.78
    DAT: 21AA/22PAT
     
  32. TotobyAfrica

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    Acceptance #5 UPENN (by phone). Interviewed last Friday.
     
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  33. henicouture

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    I got my Jan 10 Invite for Houston Dec 12!
     
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    congrats! I tried sending you a private message . would you mind messing me? I like to ask you a question
     
  35. SalinasDDS

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    Pretty quiet out there!!! It's unnerving!!!!

    So... are post-December interviews sent out in Jan.?
    Who's been through this before?
     
  36. twofaketeeth

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    Interview # 1
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    Notification date: 12/20/2018
    Method of notification: Email
    Residency: MO
    AADSAS mail-out date: 6/14/18
    Application complete date: 7/15/18
    GPA (science, overall): 3.3/2.8
    DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 20/20/18/20/None
    Dates available OR your interview date: January 14th

    Beyond excited, my GPA is a mess from an associates degree I got ages ago. My GPA from the past decade is 3.7 for both
     
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    Interview Invite #7 to University of Pittsburgh for January 16th. I declined the invitation, hopefully someone reading this will get my interview spot!! Good luck everybody!!! :)
     
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    Dejavu! lol Thanks actually got your reply on 12/13! I applied in mid Oct and havent heard anything from bu :/

    Anyone received a rejection from nyu without interview?
     
  40. TotallyUncertain

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    I received post December interviews in January around 18-22. All were sent from end of November to mid December. Three interviews: Penn, MYD, and VCU.
     
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    Hey y’all, this is sort of unrelated but I need some help! If anyone was in a situation where they lost health insurance coverage after graduating from undergrad, what did you do during the time between graduating and starting dental school? If anyone has some very affordable recommendations I would greatly appreciate it
     
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    If you dont have a health coverage from your employer and if its only for yourself, you can enroll as an individual insurer during the open enrollment period (nov-mid dec). Since it’s way past the open enrollment period, you have to research on the insurance companies that will cover outside that period.
    That’s what I did. I graduated this May and my school health insurance was effective until August so I enrolled into one of my state’s insurance health plan by providing a loss of coverage with the last effective date. I contacted my school’s health clinic to fax or mail in the loss of coverage statement to my new insurance company and that’s how I was able to get coverage right away.
     
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  43. Faefly

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    what if you work from home or tutor but have no employer, how can you get insurance?
     
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    Thanks for the insight. I'm sitting on a lot of schools that have not made any decisions... :shrug:
     
  45. Lab_lover

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    Interview # 1
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    : Tufts
    Notification date: 12/18/2018
    Method of notification: Email
    Residency: FL
    AADSAS mail-out date: not sure
    Application complete date: 10/10/18
    GPA (science, overall): 2.62/2.8 undergrad --> 3.679 grad
    DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 20/20/20/21/None
    Dates available OR your interview date: January 8 & January 14
     
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    What was the status on aadsas?
     
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    For Tufts?
    It says invited for interview
     
  48. nicole2

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    I meant before you got an interview
     
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    Oh, I have no idea. I was not a person who checked their AADSAS everyday. Sorry :shrug:
     
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  50. intoblondesnow

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    Interview #6
    School: University of Michigan!
    Notification date: 12/28/2018
    Method of notification: Email
    Residency: MI
    AADSAS mail-out date: 7/3/18
    Application complete date: 7/30/18
    GPA (science, overall): 3.95, 3.93
    DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 24/23/24/26/none
    Dates available OR your interview date: January 18

    So excited!
     

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