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Today I read on Emory's secondary that no applicants are rejected until the end of the interview season. I was wondering what other schools do this as well.

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Today I read on Emory's secondary that no applicants are rejected until the end of the interview season. I was wondering what other schools do this as well.

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That's not cool. If you have no intention of accepting or interviewing an applicant, reject them. Getting strung along like that sucks.
 

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Rolling admissions committees often look at batches of apps after a preliminary review. They then pick some out of the batch and invite for interviews, the ones not invited are rolled into the next batch until either they stand out enough against the rest for an interview or the end comes. This is how a few schools I've talked to described it at least.

However, if you apply early and by January you haven't gotten interview invites at a school that interviews starting in sept, in my opinion you can pretty much guess you're screwed ;)

Just my opinion though. And all this depends on the school, of course. Some send rejection out very quickly.
 

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Rolling admissions committees often look at batches of apps after a preliminary review. They then pick some out of the batch and invite for interviews, the ones not invited are rolled into the next batch until either they stand out enough against the rest for an interview or the end comes. This is how a few schools I've talked to described it at least.

However, if you apply early and by January you haven't gotten interview invites at a school that interviews starting in sept, in my opinion you can pretty much guess you're screwed ;)

Just my opinion though. And all this depends on the school, of course. Some send rejection out very quickly.

Wrong. I had many interviews requested in March and attended at the end of March / April and had a few acceptances based on those.

You really can't tell. Most schools however, will tell you pretty early if they want an interview or if they are rejecting you.*

*assumes you applied rather early.
 

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That's not cool. If you have no intention of accepting or interviewing an applicant, reject them. Getting strung along like that sucks.
I agree. That was the worst part of the application process. But some schools just wait until super late in the cycle to let you know. I'm not a fan.
 

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Wrong. I had many interviews requested in March and attended at the end of March / April and had a few acceptances based on those.

You really can't tell. Most schools however, will tell you pretty early if they want an interview or if they are rejecting you.*

*assumes you applied rather early.

You applied to these schools in early-mid July and heard nothing until March/April?

I'm just going by what 3 schools I talked to told me. *shrugs* and as I said, it depends on the school anyway.
 

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    Mt. Sinai and MCW didn't send me anything until May, and I was in the first batch of applications they got. Jefferson sent me a rejection in April. NYU sent me something in March.
     

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    Today I read on Emory's secondary that no applicants are rejected until the end of the interview season. I was wondering what other schools do this as well.

    Thanks!

    This scheme is often true with non-rolling schools because they like to review their entire applicant pool before making decisions. In such cases, interview invite season usually ends January/early Feb...by which time if you haven't received an invite, you can assume rejection.
     
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