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secondaries from finch or loyola?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by guitarguy, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. guitarguy

    guitarguy Member 10+ Year Member

    May 24, 2002
    I have been moving around a lot this summer, which has caused many delays in my receipt of some secondaries. I imagine my secondaries from Finch and Loyola are trekking their way across the country. If someone has received either of these, could you please post their essays?

    Thanks a lot.
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  3. agent

    agent agent, RN 7+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    Near Chicago
    there a huge difference btx finch and loyola..

    why those two?
  4. Sweet Tea

    Sweet Tea Girl Next Door Physician 10+ Year Member

    i haven't heard from finch.

    didn't apply to loyola.
  5. agent

    agent agent, RN 7+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    Near Chicago
    i would love to come to loyola, but the tuition is about 3 times as much as UIC.. i dont think id get my wife to go with that
  6. Explosivo

    Explosivo blah! 7+ Year Member

    Not really...

    Loyola Tuition: $30,500 + 655 fees= $31,555

    UIC Tuition: $17,664 + 1,646 fees= $19,310

    Difference is about 12k per year so its not even 2 times cheaper. UIC isn't as "cheap" as some people think it is. In fact, with the current budget crisis in Illinois, expect more funding to be cut from it and for them to raise tuition even higher.

    Certainly Loyola isn't cheap but UIC is hardly a bargain compared to the tuition at other state school around the country.
  7. hobbes007

    hobbes007 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 9, 2002
    yeah loyola is the only school i havent heard from. in fact, for some reason, it is the only one that my amcas has not been transmitted to and i submitted that on july 2. so i have no idea whatsup either.
  8. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    i heard from loyola a couple of days ago. they told me my app is on hold for august mcat scores, so i guess they are screening.
    didn't apply to finch.
  9. guitarguy

    guitarguy Member 10+ Year Member

    May 24, 2002
    According to an email I received from AMCAS in July, Loyola has opted for some reason not to receive applications electronically as other schools do. Because of this, no transmission date will ever be posted for them.

    I am just curious about Loyola and Finch because those are the only secondaries I have not received.
  10. Explosivo

    Explosivo blah! 7+ Year Member

    Finch is weird. Don't worry about their secondary essays because I heard all they want is a check, no essays.

    Loyola has four or five secondary questions that are essentially short essays. I have their old secondary from two years ago. Later on I'll post the questions from it just to give you an idea of what they might be looking for later on. I can't imagine they have changed all that much in two years.
  11. agent

    agent agent, RN 7+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    Near Chicago
    i thought i read loyola was 30k per semester with 3 semesters per year!?
  12. Dr. J?

    Dr. J? 10+ Year Member

    Alright peoples listen up, cause only gonna type this once. Don't worry 'bout a Finch secondary b/c it doesn't have any essays. About the Loyola secondary, the questions are as follows:

    1. What do you consider a valuable experience in your personal development?

    2. Describe briefly how you have dealt with a personal or academic problem?

    3. How did you reach your decision to enter medicine?

    4. What self-education, research or independent scholastic work have you undertaken and what do you feel you have accomplished in this work?

    5. If not enrolled as a FT student during the current academic year, please explain what the hell you'll be doing prior to your planned matriculation into medical school.

    6. Bring us up to date on anything from your AMCAS app

    Good times and good luck.
  13. Explosivo

    Explosivo blah! 7+ Year Member

    :eek: OUCH! $90K/year! Holy shiznit!

    According to the MSAR for the 2001-2002 first-YEAR class, tuition was $30,500
  14. guitarguy

    guitarguy Member 10+ Year Member

    May 24, 2002
    thanks for the information Dr. J! I'm glad to see that their questions seem pretty standard.
  15. tkim

    tkim 10 cc's cordrazine Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 2, 2002
    New England
    >Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 08:58:26 -0500
    From: Kris Jones <[email protected]>
    Subject: Re: Secondary application?
    X-Sender: [email protected]
    To: docwannabedatsme

    The staff in the medical school began mailing secondaries out about a week ago. They are processing the AMCAS applications in the order we received them from AMCAS. Secondaries are mailed on a continuous basis until all our applications are processed, which will sometime in January. Please be patient, one will be mailed to you.<

    That's what I got in response to enquiry.

    - Tae
  16. PrincessCKNY

    PrincessCKNY Crown Royal Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    I heard from Loyola on 8/7 and Finch on 8/9. There are no essays for Finch IF you are a normal 3rd year applicant. If you are a "non-traditional" applicant (they have a fat list of what circumstances you need to explain) you need to explain why you are in that situation. For example, I am taking a year off to apply for med school, so I have to explain that.

    Good luck...hopefully nothing got lost in the mail w/ all that moving.

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