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

May 15, 2018
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I have two schools A and B.

School A I have paid the deposit for and school B offered me a scholarship, which I declined. They then offered double the original, which I still declined.

School A is 60-80k cheaper than school B. I liked both schools a lot.

School B wants to know what school I want to go to instead of them.

Should I tell school B?

School A said they might give me more money in May.

I think there are three scenarios.

1. B doesn't tell A and keeps the information for their own records.
2. B tells A, A feels more inclined to give me additional funding because I have been courting other acceptances with other schools and they don't want to lose me.
3. B tells A, A gets offended that I have been entertaining leaving other programs even after I paid two deposits to hold me spot. They decide to not give me funds out of spite.
You already got accepted to school A already, so thats not something they can just take away if you are looking into other schools. Also, just tell B, you don't really have anything to lose.
 
Mar 18, 2019
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Only interview and only acceptance (out of 11 schools)
School:
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Interview notification date: 12/26/2018
Wait list notification date:
01/22/2019
Acceptance notification date:
03/10/2019
Method of notification: Email
Residency: NY
AADSAS mail-out date: 10/14/2018
Application complete date: 11/02/2018
GPA (science, overall): 3.52, 3.40
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 17 , 17 , 19 , 17 , Quantitative Reasoning, General Chemistry

Never give up!
 
Aug 16, 2018
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Only interview and only acceptance (out of 11 schools)
School:
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Interview notification date: 12/26/2018
Wait list notification date: 01/22/2019
Acceptance notification date: 03/10/2019
Method of notification: Email
Residency: NY
AADSAS mail-out date: 10/14/2018
Application complete date: 11/02/2018
GPA (science, overall): 3.52, 3.40
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 17 , 17 , 19 , 17 , Quantitative Reasoning, General Chemistry

Never give up!
oh, man
congrats to you!
 
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Dec 7, 2018
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"soft rejection" (?) #1
School:
Temple
Notification date: 3/15/19
Interview date: 11/6/18
Application complete date: 10/10/18
GPA (science, overall): 3.5, 3.6
DAT (AA, TS, PAT, Reading, any section below 17): 22, 21, 21, 30, none
Method of notification: Email
Residency: NJ
Got that email that they can't offer me a spot at this time, emailed Brian to be on the waitlist. Should I hold my breath? I'm planning on reapplying next cycle since I only applied to one school this time lol (PM me about this if you have questions why I did what I did)
 
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ACCEPTANCE #2 MY NUMBER ONE CHOICE
School:
USC
Notification Date: 3/22/2019
Method of notification: Email, 11:00 AM PST
Application complete date: 06/27/2018
GPA (Science, Overall): 3.3, 3.2 GRAD: 3.6 (Still in my master's program, 4.0 this semester)
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 20/20/16/20/Yes(pat)

I interviewed 3/20
 
Dec 7, 2018
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"soft rejection" (?) #1
School:
Temple
Notification date: 3/15/19
Interview date: 11/6/18
Application complete date: 10/10/18
GPA (science, overall): 3.5, 3.6
DAT (AA, TS, PAT, Reading, any section below 17): 22, 21, 21, 30, none
Method of notification: Email
Residency: NJ
Got that email that they can't offer me a spot at this time, emailed Brian to be on the waitlist. Should I hold my breath? I'm planning on reapplying next cycle since I only applied to one school this time lol (PM me about this if you have questions why I did what I did)
Lol nevermind I just got accepted
 

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"I'm planning on reapplying next cycle since I only applied to one school this time lol (PM me about this if you have questions why I did what I did)
Lol nevermind I just got accepted
Applied to only one school and got accepted. This takes some guts
 
Apr 16, 2017
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Interviews (11 total): USC, MOSDOH, ASDOH, Howard (didn't go), Meharry (didn't go), BU, Tufts, Maryland, Colorado, Temple (didn't go), MWU-Ill (didn't go).
Acceptances: USC, Maryland, Tufts, Pittsburgh, & MOSDOH
Still waiting on Acceptance/Rejection: ASDOH & BU
Application complete date: Sometime in July
GPA (science, overall): 3.1, 3.1
DAT (AA, TS, PAT, Reading, any section below 17): 19, 18, 20, 21, none
Residency: California

I applied to 20 schools in total.
200 hours expereince and 250 hours of volunteering.
 
Mar 8, 2019
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Interviews (11 total): USC, MOSDOH, ASDOH, Howard (didn't go), Meharry (didn't go), BU, Tufts, Maryland, Colorado, Temple (didn't go), MWU-Ill (didn't go).
Acceptances: USC, Maryland, Tufts, Pittsburgh, & MOSDOH
Still waiting on Acceptance/Rejection: ASDOH & BU
Application complete date: Sometime in July
GPA (science, overall): 3.1, 3.1
DAT (AA, TS, PAT, Reading, any section below 17): 19, 18, 20, 21, none
Residency: California

I applied to 20 schools in total.
200 hours expereince and 250 hours of volunteering.
Congratulations! Those are tremendous accomplishments.

Have you decided where you'll be going with all of those acceptances?
 
Jan 2, 2018
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Hey y’all! Quick question:
So I am about to start filling out apps for scholarships but does anyone know if we need to know for certain which school we’ll be attending before applying? I am pretty sure on the school I’ll be attending however I’m still waiting on a decision from one school, but I don’t want to wait too long to fill out the apps.

Any advice is appreciated!!
 
Jul 28, 2017
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Hey y’all! Quick question:
So I am about to start filling out apps for scholarships but does anyone know if we need to know for certain which school we’ll be attending before applying? I am pretty sure on the school I’ll be attending however I’m still waiting on a decision from one school, but I don’t want to wait too long to fill out the apps.

Any advice is appreciated!!
What scholarships are you applying to?
 
Feb 3, 2019
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Interviews (11 total): USC, MOSDOH, ASDOH, Howard (didn't go), Meharry (didn't go), BU, Tufts, Maryland, Colorado, Temple (didn't go), MWU-Ill (didn't go).
Acceptances: USC, Maryland, Tufts, Pittsburgh, & MOSDOH
Still waiting on Acceptance/Rejection: ASDOH & BU
Application complete date: Sometime in July
GPA (science, overall): 3.1, 3.1
DAT (AA, TS, PAT, Reading, any section below 17): 19, 18, 20, 21, none
Residency: California

I applied to 20 schools in total.
200 hours expereince and 250 hours of volunteering.

congratulations!! I have 3.9 and 23 DAT with tons of activities and shadowing, but I am waitlisted at Michigan and Tufts and no news from Maryland... I wish I will hear back soon too!
 
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Did you go from rejection email to acceptance?
it was the email they sent out saying the class is full, and you had to email them again if you were still interested on being on the new waitlist. people were calling that a soft rejection, but that's why i put the question mark in my original comment
 
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it was the email they sent out saying the class is full, and you had to email them again if you were still interested on being on the new waitlist. people were calling that a soft rejection, but that's why i put the question mark in my original comment
Ahhh... I got the same thing
 
Sep 28, 2018
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ACCEPTANCE #1 (SOOO HAPPY AND RELIEVED!!!)
School: LLUSD
Notification Date:
4/12/2019
Method of notification: Phone call, 11:23 AM PST
GPA (Science, Overall): 3.6, 3.7
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 20/21/19/19/No
Congrats!! I applied 3 times... and know waiting is incredibly hard! A late acceptance is great news and relief!
 
Jan 2, 2018
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I haven’t posted in this thread much this cycle, but thought this could be helpful/ encouraging to others in future cycles:

Residency: TX
Application complete date: Last week of June/ first week of July for some supplementaries
GPA (science, overall): 3.1, 3.15
~100 hours community service and shadowing and 1 semester of research
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 20/20/21/22/ none

1st interview invite: OU (email), received mid September and interviewed 10/14. Waitlisted 12/3, officially rejected 5/7.

2nd invite: MWUIL (Portal then email later), received early December, interviewed 1/17, accepted 1/18!

3rd invite: UTHSCSA (phone call), received 1/8 and interviewed 1/14. Rejected today.

Rejected without interview by UT Houston, A&M, MWUAZ, Colorado, UNLV, LECOM, Western, and ASDOH. Never heard from Roseman after they emailed that my app was under review.

It’s been one LONG and stressful process and cycle to get here but I am so grateful for my acceptance. To anyone who has doubts about their stats or if you should apply or wait, just go for it! You’ll never know unless you try
 
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I think it's just about time to retire this thread. New one to come in a few weeks!

Congrats everyone and good luck to you too!