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Rejected pre-secondary at CUSOM

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Sean Lee, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Sean Lee

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    Not even an invite to complete a secondary. Is CUSOM really mission/objective-specific and really looks at "fit"? I would think that with my stats (3.6/3.3, 33), I should at least get a secondary!

    Do you think I should contact CUSOM?
     
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  3. Sean Lee

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    Can @Goro chime in?

    I don't expect an acceptance or interview, but I feel that I should have gotten a chance to complete a secondary. What this tells me is that CUSOM REALLY hated certain aspects of my application to not even offer me a secondary.
     
  4. yanks26dmb

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    That's odd. I just got a secondary from them a few minutes ago. 3.5sgpa/3.3cgpa/30 mcat.
     
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  5. Sean Lee

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    They just told me that they cannot offer me an acceptance at this time. So I am assuming that it's a straight-up rejection. I am actually very frustrated with this. Is Campbell known for rigorous pre-secondary screening based on more than stats? I am concerned that Campbell might have seen some very concerning aspect in my app, something that might affect my chances at other DO schools.

    And I have significant DO exposure as well. And I believe that my PS was adequate and really zeroed in on why osteopathic medicine.
     
  6. Goro

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    I commented at your other post, Sean. The only other thing I could think of is "any red flags?"

    If not, give them a call and see if that can offer any advice.

     
  7. Sean Lee

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    Thanks Goro. I just emailed them. I don't have any red flags as far as I can recall.

    Unless you want to consider that episode where I was put on probation because I locked myself in the library.
     
  8. Goro

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    I can't see that as being so lethal.


     
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    I wasn't expecting that to be a problem at all. Maybe some schools do care? Oh well. At least I still have other schools to work on.
     
  10. yanks26dmb

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    I have worse than that in my (distant) background, Sean. That surely isn't it.
     
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  11. kelminak

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    Definitely update us on what they tell you when they respond @Sean Lee.
     
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  12. Sean Lee

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    I will. If they dont respond via email, I'll give them a call sometimes next week.
     
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    Imagine the poor guy who locks up

    Damn pre meds always locking themselves in the library
     
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    I also got rejected today because of my 3.17 sgpa (their cutoff was 3.2). I guess their cutoffs are HARD cutoffs. In the rejection email, they explained their reason in the second paragraph. Perhaps they mentioned something in the email?
     
  15. Sean Lee

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    Nope!

    They just said that they couldn't offer me an acceptance. Which I find odd considering they didn't even invite me for a secondary.
     
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    I got rejected too :S but I'm Canadian. Did you send in your LORs too?
     
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    No I didn't.

    Did you get a secondary invite? What did they say in the rejection email?
     
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    Okay so couldn't have been a bad LOR. Sounds like my email is identical to yours and nope no secondary.
     
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    What were your stats, if you dont mind sharing?
     
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    I got a secondary a couple weeks ago from them. 3.49|3.35|26
     
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    @yanks26dmb Do you mind sharing what? Did you also report an IA?
     
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    Sean, I was rejected pre-secondary too and have recieved three interviews so far so don't sweat it. I would be happy they rejected you pre-secondary than after you send in $50+
     
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    You locked yourself in a library for what reason? Haha @Sean Lee
     
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    It probably was the MCAT, but still. That sucks. Good luck with your other schools. I'm certain you'll get in somewhere.
     
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    I'm still confused on how @Sean Lee got rejected considering his stats are very competitive. "Couldn't offer me an acceptance" what the hell is that supposed to mean?
     
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    I just noticed someone with ~3.4/24 was accepted there, yet you all were swiftly rejected.

    But whatever, this school is big on fit. They also have mandatory attendance and dress code policies from what I've read. I don't know about you all but that should be a huge turn off. You should easily receive other ii's anyway.
     
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    God forbid you go to class and dress like a professional...
     
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    Im interviewing here, and I actually agree a bit with user3. It's a slight turn off you can't deny that, but not so much that it disinterested me from applying/possibly attending.
     
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    i think the OP has too high of stats and CUSOM thinks that you will matriculate elsewhere.
     
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    I think you have a point. But individuals with similar (and higher) stats have been given secondaries/interviews. Maybe they are very fit for the school...
     
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    Definitely email them and see what they say. Let us know too!
     

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