Rejected 2 years in a row. To Inspire those that didn't get in.....

wu8313

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I hope this will give hope to those that didn't get that certain phone call or letter this year. I'll make this as short as possible. I am currently working on my Master's in Food Science at the University of Florida. It is my 3rd time applying and finally got accepted this year at UF this past Monday. My story goes something like this:

4th year (undergrad): Applied with a 3.2 GPA and a 17 AA DAT score. Applied to 6 schools...Result= Denied at all of them

5th year (undergrad): Stayed a 5th year in undergrad and tried to apply again hoping to get it with what I got and some extra classes. Applied with a 3.1 GPA and a 18 AA DAT. Applied to 16 schools....Result= Denied at all of them

I then took a year off to re-evaluate myself and what I wanted to do. I was a wreck because one rejection was bad enough, but a 2nd year of rejection? It did damage to my confidence. I believe that one of the worst feelings a person can have is to wake up in the morning and not know where your future lies. So I began looking into podiatry and optometry but the more I tried looking into different fields, the more I found myself volunteering in dental clinics. I talked to the schools and they recommended a Master's program with thesis to show my proficiency in class. I did what they asked and am working on my Master's degree in Food Science with a research project in the dental school.

Now this year: Grad school- Applied to too many schools to count...ALOT. Did well in my first year of grad school and got good grades. GPA= 3.65. Took my DAT for the 3rd time and got a 19 AA. Continued my research project. Result= Accepted to UF class of 2013!!!!!!

Take it from the guy who is in crazy debt and knows how it feels to be rejected....twice. Trust me, this feeling of rejection sucks but YOU can make it go away. Just dig deep and believe that if you work hard, it'll happen. If you want it, be persistent. Don't give up. But you know what, it all paid off when I got that phone call. I wish you all the best and please dont stop following your dreams...because I didn't. Good luck!
 

trukini

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Congrats!!!!

I got into UF too. How do you feel about the school?
 

dent2009

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congrats on your acceptance! hard work paid off
 
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sks2286

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Congrats! You made it and are doing what you want to be doing!
 

PDizzle

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Congrats!

Not to belittle your story but did you see the post on the guy that got in after 4 atempts?

Gratz to both y'all!

P.S. That would have been a good predent profile. Might want to make one retroactively. :)
 

papi21

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I truly am inspired by your story. I just came out of a test which I think I did poorly and your raising my spirits, thanks. Quick question though. Do you think being apart of uf help you get in? and also are you a minority?
 

Mamona

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Congratulations!!! I am very proud to have somebody like you as my future classmate ;)
 

supraman

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Thanks for your inspirational story, but everyone should not forget that continuing on your education will cost you thousands of dollars still
 

r8 dds

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Congrats on your acceptance! Very inspirational story! Thank you! :woot:
 
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