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RWJ "alternate list"

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by beponychick, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. beponychick

    beponychick SDN Angel
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    Well guys, I just received a letter from RWJ placing me on the "alternate list." Does anyone know how many people get accepted finally off this list? Most schools have close to 40% of their students taken off the waitlist but is this true for RWJ? Is there anything I should do right now (besides send in a letter of intent.) I know there are a few of you who are in my shoes, so please post if you have any suggestions.

    Thank you guys. I feel so hopeless. :-(
     
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  3. Heal&Teach

    Heal&Teach cogito ergo sum
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    Hi beponychick,

    Interviewed on the same day you did - no competitive letter first, just a wailist. Not sure, but from what I hear, RWJ has pretty decent movement. Just be patient :)

    Best of luck,
    H&T
     
  4. littledoc2be

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    I also got the competitve list and then was placed on the alternate list. What is an alternate list? is it just a nice way of sayign waitlist? or is there a waitlist and an alternate list? and if so, when should we expect to hear from this alternate list?
     
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    littledoc2be,

    Waitlist does indeed equal alternate list. I would assume big movement right b4 May 15th when folks are trying to get their deposits back.

    H&T
     
  6. beponychick

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    Hi guys,

    If you have not done so already, you may want to call the admissions people to find out where you stand on the waitlist. They do not have a ranked list, but they will be able to tell you what category you are in.. 1, 2, or 3 and hence your relative chances of getting in.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    so when do you think we should expect to hear from the waitlist. middle of may, or in june, july?
     
  8. beponychick

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    I think it can be anytime after May. They can let you know up until classes start (and I have heard even after that). So right now it is a waiting game. Littledoc, are you holding an acceptance from another school? Maybe that will make life easier for you if you know you are going somewhere. I have one acceptance, and have a bunch of waitlists but I am still hoping RWJ will come through. Hopefully things will work out for us.
     
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    i'm still waiting to hear from a few more schools. RWJ is my first choice and I can't take this waiting game anymore. I wish I knew where I was going next year so that I could just enjoy the next few months before I start school.
     
  10. quideam

    quideam Too tired to complain
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    Hey guys, just out of curiosity, why is RWJ your top choice? Is it just because it's close to home and not ridiculously expensive, or are there other factors?

    Also, I will probably be withdrawing my acceptance unless their financial aid is great. So hang in there!
     
  11. littledoc2be

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    it would be really great if all of you who decide not to go to RWJ could give up your spots as soon as possible to help out the rest of us.
     
  12. Heal&Teach

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    I actually liked NJ Med better (as far as clinical exposure was concerned), but RWJ has a lot of great research opportunities. I got one acceptance so far, but I'm going to stay on the waitlist at RWJ to see what turns out. Since NJ Med doesn't seem to look at their wailist until after June 1st, I think I'll be withdrawing my application there. And quideam, after visiting Pitt last week, I think that it's probably my favorite school yet (the sim lab and students were awesome!) - but only time will tell.
     

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