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Stats for George Washington alternate list?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jaf72, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. jaf72

    jaf72 2+ Year Member

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    Does anybody know how many people usually get on the alternate list and how many people eventually get accepted from the alternate list for GW?
     
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  3. instigata

    instigata 10+ Year Member

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    I just got the letter. Is there a difference between alternate list and waitlist?
     
  4. instigata

    instigata 10+ Year Member

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    Oh btw, I think their interview process sucked. I did REALLY well and my stats are above their average. If i didn't have another acceptance right now I would be really pissed.
     
  5. ryandote

    ryandote Member 5+ Year Member

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    I kind of felt the same way about the interview process. I felt like I built a great rapport with both my student and faculty interviewers, and I think I'm above their stats as well.

    Then again, I'm on so many waitlists that I completely doubt my ability to evaluate how my interviews went.
     
  6. HamburgerHelper

    HamburgerHelper Member 7+ Year Member

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    I haven't gotten the letter yet... :(
     
  7. hsentar

    hsentar 5+ Year Member

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    I am a GWU undergrad student and also got the 'alternate' list letter today for the SOM. The 'alternate list' is the 'wait list'. I've heard mixed things about calling and asking them where you are on the list. Some people I know who are current SOM students that came off the wait list said that they just kept bugging the admissions office every week.

    btw, does anybody know if the waitlist letters this year had the top-priority group separated? I know it's been done in past years.

    mine was regular.
     
  8. jaf72

    jaf72 2+ Year Member

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    They told me they would send your priority later in the spring.
     
  9. hsentar

    hsentar 5+ Year Member

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    meaning a second/separate letter?
     
  10. medstylee

    medstylee 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    the "alternate list" is the waitlist. the waitlist isn't ranked, so there's no point in calling to find out where you stand. some people will be told they are at the top of the list, but that is a small group. other than that, i don't think there's anyway to gauge your chances, unfortunately. several of us in our class came off the waitlist - some of us from the top of the list, others from the regular pool. some of us were accepted from the list in mid-may; i know some people who were accepted in june, maybe even july (?). there's still plenty of time. what ever you decide to do to help your chances, it probably should be a bit more tactful than "bugging the admissions office every week." good luck.
     
  11. jaf72

    jaf72 2+ Year Member

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    yeah
     
  12. jaf72

    jaf72 2+ Year Member

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    Can you give a rough estimate of about how many people were accepted off the wait list last year, and maybe how many people you expect were on the wait list.
     
  13. bklynMD

    bklynMD 2+ Year Member

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    Would any of you mind posting when you interviewed and when you received the letter?
     
  14. hsentar

    hsentar 5+ Year Member

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    i was a full 7 weeks to the day. Feb 6th - Today (altho letter dated 3/21).

    any suggestions on what some ppl did that got them off the wait list?
     
  15. lina123321

    lina123321 ralph: im a unitard 5+ Year Member

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    have they started taking people off the waitlist yet?
     
  16. HamburgerHelper

    HamburgerHelper Member 7+ Year Member

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    Btw, I was referring to the letter they send to all alternate list people at this time! Haven't received that one.
     
  17. DrZhivago49

    DrZhivago49 2+ Year Member

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    GW is actually one of the schools known for not taking (many if any) people off the WL.
     
  18. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna 7+ Year Member

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    I don't think that's true. Maybe some years, but even two years ago when there was very little movement, there was still some movement.

    My advice to the waitlistees is not to be shy about your interest in GW if you really want to attend. They like to accept people who truely want to come to GW for med school. Don't give up hope either, it definitely can happen, even if you aren't in the top pool of the waitlist. :)
     
  19. medstylee

    medstylee 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    20 or so? and probably a few hundred. those are just educated guesses, though. i wish i could give you guys some more concrete info (i was definitely in your place last year at this time).

    good luck. check out tacrum's advice!
     
  20. lina123321

    lina123321 ralph: im a unitard 5+ Year Member

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    neither have I. from last year's gwu waitlist thread, ppl got the second waitlist letter around 3/30...apparently it comes in a large envelope, and either says that you're in a select group at the top of the waitlist, or in the regular waitlist...:luck:
     

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