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School 1: Pitt
* OOS
Pros:
  • Good specialization rate
  • Received 10k scholarship (might not matter if I get HPSP)
  • Like the interaction with school so far
  • Smaller class size
  • Area around school is safer?
  • Assist in clinic starting in D1
Cons:
  • 4 hrs away from home
  • Never been to Pitt
  • Older facilities
  • Less diversity (not sure)?
  • Would likely need a car
School 2: University of Maryland
* IS, but was classified as OOS for some reason
Pros:
  • Close to home
  • Strong clinical
  • Newer facility
  • Family can receive discounts on dental care
  • Bigger class size (more ppl I might click with)
  • Apartment 6 mins away
  • More diversity
Cons:
  • In downtown Baltimore (unsafe)
  • Clinic starts in 3rd year
  • Classified as non-resident?
  • Bigger class size (might be more competitive?)
  • Interview vibe was weird (maybe bc of covid)

Summary: I'm applying for HPSP and the total cost of 2 schools are about the same for me. I'm not sure if I want to specialize yet. Thank you for any input!
 
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Both are great schools! Congratulations on your acceptance! :)
Really depends on your personal preference.
Maryland if you want to live close to your family
Pitt if you wish to go somewhere far away from home
 
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macsak

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School 1: Pitt
* OOS
Pros:
  • Good specialization rate
  • Received 10k scholarship (might not matter if I get HPSP)
  • Like the interaction with school so far
  • Smaller class size
  • Area around school is safer?
  • Assist in clinic starting in D1
Cons:
  • 4 hrs away from home
  • Never been to Pitt
  • Older facilities
  • Less diversity (not sure)?
  • Would likely need a car
School 2: University of Maryland
* IS, but was classified as OOS for some reason
Pros:
  • Close to home
  • Strong clinical
  • Newer facility
  • Family can receive discounts on dental care
  • Bigger class size (more ppl I might click with)
  • Apartment 6 mins away
  • More diversity
Cons:
  • In downtown Baltimore (unsafe)
  • Clinic starts in 3rd year
  • Classified as non-resident?
  • Bigger class size (might be more competitive?)
  • Interview vibe was weird (maybe bc of covid)

Summary: I'm applying for HPSP and the total cost of 2 schools are about the same for me. I'm not sure if I want to specialize yet. Thank you for any input!
i'd find out why i was classified as OOS at my IS school...
 
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Carmencitas

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OP you should have received a confirmation email after your secondary from Maryland if you were classified IS. I would not let anymore time pass as IS vs OOS tuition difference is thousands of dollars. I would call them tomorrow.
 
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i'd find out why i was classified as OOS at my IS school...
Yea I've called and emailed the registrar's office multiple times since Dec 16th, but haven't had anyone pick up the phone or return my emails. I thought it might be because of the holidays, but when I called again today, still no one picked up the phone.
 
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OP do you know why you were classified as OOS? I am kinda curious
The only reason I can think of is because I attend undergrad in PA and I had work study, so I paid tax to the local and PA government (but my tax was filed in MD). Other than that I can't think of anything else. I've been wondering would that make me a PA resident instead (never been to PA until college though)?
 
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OP you should have received a confirmation email after your secondary from Maryland if you were classified IS. I would not let anymore time pass as IS vs OOS tuition difference is thousands of dollars. I would call them tomorrow.
Thank you for sharing that with me! The only email I received after the supplemental was a confirmation from the registrar stating that they received my application for in-state application and I will be notified of my residency status. But they didn't tell me anything until I saw that I was classified as a non-resident on the acceptance letter.
 
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