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Schools that put you on Hold

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Hollaback Girl, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. Hollaback Girl

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    I was wondering if you guys could share your thoughts about the following:

    For the majority of schools a "hold" means that you are not on their A list and there are other more qualified/interesting/special/whatever applicants that the school would like to pursue before they look more closely at you.

    However, at some schools a "hold" is another way of saying, "we think you are too over qualified/far to interesting/special/whatever to actually want to come to this school and we even if we offered you an interview/acceptance it is likely that you wouldn't come here."

    Do you think there is truth second definition of a "hold" and if so, what schools in your experience utilize that definition?
     
  2. discus

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    I think it's so da** unnerving to have to interview at so many schools, waste money like there's no tomorrow--just to get rejection letters and/or "hold" letters. I just hate it, and am really already getting sick of this process. I've heard of many of you w/ acceptances already, and how good that must feel esp if it comes from your dream school... getting an interview does not nec make me feel better, because it guarantees nothing... :( (sorry, I just had to vent somehow...)

    All I want is an acceptance... :(
     
  3. DocKat

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    I know. Same here. After being put on-hold consecutively by three schools, I am really starting to doubt myself. What is wrong with my application? :scared:
     

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