General Admissions & OTCAS Samuel Merritt Fall 2021

Are you accepting or rejecting your seat?


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HelloKyuwen

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    Hi I got an acceptance call this morning (December interview) I know it was really stressful, and found relief from reading comments from you guys. So I am leaving my comment as well ☺️ Don’t worry too much if you are still waiting, and see you guys in few months!
     

    daj_ot

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    Sep 22, 2020
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      I got the call yesterday afternoon and I interviewed back in December. I’m going to accept the offer.

      Kasie mentioned they’re doing their best to quickly get all the decisions out and apologized for the wait. I’m sure more phone calls are coming. I’ll see you guys in the fall 😊
       
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      hn.7

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      Jan 22, 2021
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        Hi! Has anyone who recently got accepted (via call) this week received their acceptance email yet?
        I got my acceptance call earlier this week (January Interview) and already received my acceptance email. I plan on accepting the offer. For those of you who are still waiting to receive a response or are waitlisted, I'm crossing my fingers for you!! And if you got the call and did not receive the email yet, I'm sure the email will get to you soon! :)
         
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        OHTea2021

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        Jan 22, 2021
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          I had my interview on 12/5 and got the call a week after that I was accepted for Fall 2021 OTD at Samuel Merritt!
          has anyone else heard any supplemental information on when we’ll hear from financial aid, meet our cohort, etc?
          I think it would be cool to suggest a FB group or something to get everyone connected especially for those who will be looking for roommates later on!
           
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          cl_ot

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            Anyone from out of state and worries about the cost of living + tuition?
            I’m in state but it’s still a little concerning. Samuel Merritt has a heavy price point & living in Oakland would be interesting, things I’d factor in if I got in. I’m leaning more towards Dominican because of those reasons. But I’d hope the education is worth it.
            Is that why you’re declining your seat?
             

            TM8

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              I had my interview on 12/5 and got the call a week after that I was accepted for Fall 2021 OTD at Samuel Merritt!
              has anyone else heard any supplemental information on when we’ll hear from financial aid, meet our cohort, etc?
              I think it would be cool to suggest a FB group or something to get everyone connected especially for those who will be looking for roommates later on!
              Congratulations! I got accepted a while back as well :)
              I was also curious about financial aid and if I should contact someone about that...
              I also think making a FB group would be a good idea!!
               
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              Buster_PT

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                I’m in state but it’s still a little concerning. Samuel Merritt has a heavy price point & living in Oakland would be interesting, things I’d factor in if I got in. I’m leaning more towards Dominican because of those reasons. But I’d hope the education is worth it.
                Is that why you’re declining your seat?
                I’m actually accepted into the DPT program and noticed there wasn’t much difference in price for OT. I’m considering other acceptances as Bay Area rent is so expensive.
                 
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                ot0802

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                Dec 16, 2020
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                  Congrats everyone! I am number 1 on the waitlist, so I am very eager. I will be taking the seat (if I get one), IF im not accepted into SJSU. SJSU's costs are just unbeatable. I also have not heard anything form Dominican.
                  Congrats on being #1 on the waitlist! If they email/call you for your acceptance, can you please update us? Because a few of us are on the waitlist and I want to know when they start accepting people off the waitlist. Thank you!
                   

                  naym

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                  Jan 31, 2021
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                    Congratulations! I got accepted a while back as well :)
                    I was also curious about financial aid and if I should contact someone about that...
                    I also think making a FB group would be a good idea!!
                    Hello 😊 I made a FB group for those of us who will be accepting the offer! I’m excited to meet everyone

                     
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                    simplynihada

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                      Congrats on being #1 on the waitlist! If they email/call you for your acceptance, can you please update us? Because a few of us are on the waitlist and I want to know when they start accepting people off the waitlist. Thank you!
                      Thanks so much, I wish you luck! I was hoping to maybe hear something last week but seems like it hasnt moved yet. I know st augustine gave me 21 days to decide, so hopefully it'll start moving this week or next.
                       

                      OHTea2021

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                      Jan 22, 2021
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                        Hello 😊 I made a FB group for those of us who will be accepting the offer! I’m excited to meet everyone

                        Yay! Thank you so much for starting this!
                         
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                        lenacee

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                        Nov 13, 2020
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                          Congrats everyone who has been accepted! And sending good vibes to those on the waitlist!
                          I was accepted back in December, and while Samuel Merritt has an amazing program, I have turned down the offer due to its location :(
                          Hopefully this gives those on the waitlist some hope. Good luck everyone!!🍀
                           
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                          lenacee

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                            Congrats everyone! I am number 1 on the waitlist, so I am very eager. I will be taking the seat (if I get one), IF im not accepted into SJSU. SJSU's costs are just unbeatable. I also have not heard anything form Dominican.
                            Wow, congrats on being #1!
                            I was accepted and have turned down the offer, so hopefully they reach out to you soon!!
                             
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                            Socal_brOT

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                              I dropped from the waitlist and was in the upper part of it. I'm in southern California and got into two schools there. Best wishes to those on the waitlist. My advice for hopefuls is if you are waitlisted and confidant you want to attend a specific school and also waitlisted from your long-distance schools, ask to be removed from the schools you are waitlisted long distance etc. etc. because that free's up space for a potential acceptance in general for both regions for people to get into their school of preference. People tend to apply to all of the same in-state schools if they are a native.
                               
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                              cl_ot

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                              Oct 2, 2020
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                                Has anyone heard anything from Dominican about the interviews in February? Also do people think they will inform us if we are not chosen for an interview?
                                I received a call last night that an interview spot opened up last minute for an interview the following morning (2/5/21). I finished that interview.
                                I am not completely sure if they will inform people or not regarding interview invitations. Good luck!
                                 
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                                cl_ot

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                                  Congrats everyone who has been accepted! And sending good vibes to those on the waitlist!
                                  I was accepted back in December, and while Samuel Merritt has an amazing program, I have turned down the offer due to its location :(
                                  Hopefully this gives those on the waitlist some hope. Good luck everyone!!🍀
                                  Hello! Which other school(s) are you looking to accept?
                                  I definitely agree that Samuel Merritt’s location is less than ideal. And did the cost also discourage you from attending?
                                   
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                                  lenacee

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                                    Hello! Which other school(s) are you looking to accept?
                                    I definitely agree that Samuel Merritt’s location is less than ideal. And did the cost also discourage you from attending?
                                    Hi!
                                    I'm living in SoCal, so I just really want to stay in the area! (mostly because I want to commute and not have to pay for room and board).
                                    Right now, I'm trying to decide between USC and Loma Linda.
                                    Tuition itself is pretty expensive, and having to pay for room and board really discouraged me from attending.
                                    Are you planning to attend Samuel Merritt?
                                     
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                                    cl_ot

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                                      Hi!
                                      I'm living in SoCal, so I just really want to stay in the area! (mostly because I want to commute and not have to pay for room and board).
                                      Right now, I'm trying to decide between USC and Loma Linda.
                                      Tuition itself is pretty expensive, and having to pay for room and board really discouraged me from attending.
                                      Are you planning to attend Samuel Merritt?
                                      Oh yeah, that totally makes sense. I’m sure you’ll make a good choice with either of those amazing schools!
                                      I’m waitlisted but still waiting to hear back from a few other schools.
                                       
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                                      simplynihada

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                                        Update on waitlist: just got an email saying that the waitlist has not moved at all...and that she will update monthly. I actually emailed back because I personally know people who have given up their spot. Will let you know what she says. ://
                                         
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                                        ot0802

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                                          Update on waitlist: just got an email saying that the waitlist has not moved at all...and that she will update monthly. I actually emailed back because I personally know people who have given up their spot. Will let you know what she says. ://
                                          I was so confused when I saw that email! Especially when a few people here denied their offer.. there should have been some movement.
                                           
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                                          TM8

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                                            Hello 😊 I made a FB group for those of us who will be accepting the offer! I’m excited to meet everyone

                                            Oh great thanks so much for doing that! Can't wait to meet you all :)
                                             
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                                            Em_OT

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                                            Sep 30, 2020
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                                              Did anyone happen to ask during the Dominican interview about the timeline of acceptances? Or has anyone heard anything yet?
                                              Some current students said that they heard anywhere from as soon as 3 days after the interview to around August. Those who heard in august were on the waitlist though, so must’ve been a last minute thing.
                                               

                                              cl_ot

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                                                Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone has gotten any rejection emails or anything from Dominican? I haven’t heard from them regarding any interviews, so I’m assuming I didn’t get in. But I was just wondering :)
                                                I interviewed on 2/5 with 20-25 other candidates. Another round of Interviews were held on 2/6 as well. No word on if they’re still conducting interviews but it’s possible! Good luck🤞🏼
                                                 
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