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I was wondering if anyone else had this experience in the last few days...

I am waiting for a letter from Loyola and I happened to get one in the mail yesterday. I was very excited but also very anxious. I held it up to the light before I opened it and I saw through the envelope that there was a "business reply" return envelope included. I figured that it could not be a rejection, right? Why would they want anything from me if they had rejected me?

I opened it up quickly and started to read and realized that the letter was inviting me to apply to their medical MA program! What a bunch of s***! Do they know that it is both cruel and unusual to send this letter out at this time when everyone is all hyped up? I assumed that this was another way of telling me that I was rejected.

I called them this morning and they said they were still reviewing my file and were unaware that a "different" office had sent these letters. BUT, they would be happy to give me the phone number to call if I was interested in the program! I feel like not only am I most likely rejected, but they are just trying to get an extra year of money out of me. I was really interested in this school, but now my respect has dropped a notch.

What do you think?
 

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yeah... i got one of those about a week ago.

i thought it was a rejection so i guess i didn't mind it so much when i found out what it was.

:D
 

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There seems to be quite a few of us who got those letters. I saw a couple folks mention it in the "Loyola Class of 2008" thread and I got one too. Try not to stress out about it - I think the MA program either did an enormous mailing or screwed up somehow by sending it out to those already in the process or accepted at Stritch.
 
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i think they just did a mass mailing based on aamc info. i got one, and i haven't even applied to stritch.

kind of like getting mailings about podiatry, optometry, etc. schools just because we took the mcat.
 

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I got the same letter two days BEFORE my interview. I thought it was pretty funny... funny enough that I asked them when I got there....

Chill - no worries.
 

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I got one yesterday saying "congrats on the great MCAT scores. Now we want to help you meet your next goal, matriculation." Well, if I had great MCAT scores, what makes you think there would be an issue with matriculation?
 

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I got that letter three days after I withdrew from Loyola, and thought the two events might be correlated. What a funny coincidence!
 

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What is TMNJ? pekq, I have no idea what that means... I seriously just really like turtles and tortoises and tried to incorporate that.
 

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I think he said TMNJ? Did I inadvertantly create a name that makes people think of teenage mutant ninja turtles? I never even thought of that!
 

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I got mine yesterday too damnit, thought the exact same thing. At least it seems that everyone gets them and not just the people they plan on rejecting.
 

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I got it yesterday -

I strongly believe that any letter sent by a medical school which opens with the word "Congratulations!" and IS NOT an acceptance or an interview, SHOULD BE A FEDERAL CRIME.

I am so serious, who are they kidding?
 

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yep, i got one of those a few days ago, despite having withdrawn from said school after being invited for an interview about 4 months ago.
 
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