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Pulled off the waitlist... AT MY TOP CHOICE!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Barton, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. Barton

    Barton Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I called my house today, and my mom was acting real coy. It turns out that I got accepted off the waitlist at the University of Minnesota (my state school and #1 choice)!!!!!!! WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I wasn't expecting to hear anything positive ever, and wasn't expecting any news until May/June, so this RULES!!! Here's a shout out to all my NCAA Men's Hockey Champion Golden Gopher bros and sisses (Oldman, Racergirl, and anyone else)!!! GO MAROON AND GOLD!!!
     
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  3. UrSexyLatinDr

    UrSexyLatinDr Single and looking =o)~ 7+ Year Member

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    YAY YAY!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Eduardo
     
  4. imtiaz

    imtiaz i cant translate stupid Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Congratulations!!! :D
     
  5. PelicanMan

    PelicanMan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  6. LBJeffries

    LBJeffries Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations! Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for all of us on waitlists.
     
  7. GATC

    GATC Member 7+ Year Member

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    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!
    :) :)
     
  8. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats! Awesome! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    Someone better go find that official waitlist movwement thread ......(i'll do it :p )
     
  9. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    Congratulations

    Now, the customary clapping gaemlins. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  10. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Nice. CONGRATS!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  11. panda01

    panda01 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Awesome!

    The title of this thread sounds like a Weekly World News headline--"Pulled off the waitlist...AT MY TOP CHOICE!!" right above "Man eaten by three headed sea-beast--AND SURVIVES!!"

    :)
     
  12. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A. 10+ Year Member

    heck yea! nice job Barton!

    if THIS isn't a sign that me, Pelican and the other waitlist people are going to get in somewhere, then, gosh darn it... it's not a sign.
     
  13. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    awesome, we'll probably be classmates in august! :)

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Barton:
    <strong>I called my house today, and my mom was acting real coy. It turns out that I got accepted off the waitlist at the University of Minnesota (my state school and #1 choice)!!!!!!! WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I wasn't expecting to hear anything positive ever, and wasn't expecting any news until May/June, so this RULES!!! Here's a shout out to all my NCAA Men's Hockey Champion Golden Gopher bros and sisses (Oldman, Racergirl, and anyone else)!!! GO MAROON AND GOLD!!!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  14. KDocGirl

    KDocGirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats -- now you can take a breath of relaxation and ENJOY your summer. :cool:
     
  15. Cambrian

    Cambrian Colonel/Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Boo yah !!!!

    Congrats.
     
  16. Spidey

    Spidey Leorl's official stalker 7+ Year Member

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    Sweet. Gratz!
     
  17. Whisker Barrel Cortex

    Whisker Barrel Cortex 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Congrats, I geuss my MCW advice was unnecessary (although some of it applies everywhere). I'm sure your loan amount will be waaay down at Minnesota when compared the MCW. Good luck!
     
  18. watto

    watto Sleek White Pantsuit 10+ Year Member

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    Congratulations! There is a 73% plus or minus 4% chance we will be classmates next year!
     
  19. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Whisker Barrel Cortex:
    <strong>Congrats, I geuss my MCW advice was unnecessary (although some of it applies everywhere). I'm sure your loan amount will be waaay down at Minnesota when compared the MCW. Good luck!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">yeah, the MCW financial aid office told me i was gonna get 100% loans. boo!
     
  20. BigTex

    BigTex New Member

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    nice!....
    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  21. Congratulations Barton. I was wondering, did you send the committee anything during your waitlist to get yourself accepted?
     
  22. WonderBoy

    WonderBoy Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Congrats! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  23. analu

    analu Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Solid! And no doubt due to kicking butt on the MCAT (and a non-science major as well)! You've given every wait-listee here a boost...congrats!
     
  24. patient

    patient Member 10+ Year Member

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    congrats. what a release!!!!!!!!
    Enjoy
     
  25. Barton

    Barton Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Many hearty thanks to all those who have offered kind words. I am honored to be an inspiration to anyone (what with my sub-par GPA and all). Yes, my loan amounts will be greatly reduced, and that is a load off my mind. Also, I did nothing to get off the waitlist (technically a post-interview hold... since SEPTEMBER!). U of M doesn't consider any additional materials once you've been places on hold. This whole thing has just made my life so much easier. Until yesterday, I was planning to spend the next 4 years at MCW in milwaukee (an acceptance I'll soon be dropping for all you MCW waitlistees). I was excited, but I really don't know milwaukee that well, and was kind of torn about living there, finding a place, finding roommates in a town where I don't know anyone, etc. Now moving to Mpls (a town I know and love) is like a breath of fresh air. I know tons of people, I have a place to live (my brother has a spare room in his apt!), and it just feels so great. Whew! Just spilling a little about how great this feels. Thanks again for all your support.
     
  26. poindexter

    poindexter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats!!!!!

    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    Maybe we'll be meeting in August as well...
     
  27. PlayaHata

    PlayaHata Member 7+ Year Member

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    Mabrouk!
     
  28. Mary Jane Watson

    Mary Jane Watson Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Way to go!!!!! :D :D :D
     
  29. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    did dr. becker call your mom?

    dr. becker called me at work. that was THE most happiest day of my life.
     
  30. VivianA232

    VivianA232 New Member

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    Congrats Barton! Did they call or send a letter? When did you get taken off the hold list and put on the waiting list?
     
  31. Barton

    Barton Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I received a letter in the mail. My mom wasn't going to tell me, cuz she thought I already knew, but then she let it slip. Today, though, I received an email from Marylin Becker regarding the class of 2006 website, so that would probably have tipped me off to my acceptance if I hadn't called home yesterday. Also, I never actually got put on the waitlist (which hasn't been made yet). After all candidates are interviewed and the adcom has offered enough seats to fill spots they go to the hold list (which is sort of ranked). Any seats that are available (due to students declining acceptance) go to the top people in the hold list. Then the adcom rejects people from hold to get the list down to about 100 names. These people are placed on a ranked alternate list and they are informed of their rank by may 15th. I was lucky enough to be taken right off the hold list. WOOOHOO!!
     
  32. watto

    watto Sleek White Pantsuit 10+ Year Member

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    Barton, did you get this email today from Dr. Becker. If you didn't, here is the link to the U of MN class of 2006 website:
    <a href="http://www.student.med.umn.edu/class2006/" target="_blank">UofMN</a>
     
  33. Ripley

    Ripley Dr. Wannabe 7+ Year Member

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    I am SO happy for you. Congrats!!!
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