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Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by BayleeVet2B, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. BayleeVet2B

    BayleeVet2B UGA CVM Class of 2013!
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    Is it too early to start this thread? Kind of wanted to get an idea from those who have been accepted if I still have a chance! Congrats to everybody who's in already...hope to join you someday soon!
     
  2. Tsuky2008

    Tsuky2008 Texas A&M CVM c/o 2013!!
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    Great idea, BayleeVet2B!! I've been waiting for someone to start this, hopefully I'll be posting here eventually! :laugh:
     
  3. twelvetigers

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    Generally there is an "interviewed-accepted-not accepted" section for each person that posts their stats, and that's hard to fill out when something like four of the 28 U.S. schools have offered spots students so far...

    There's no rush to begin this thread yet, though I won't deny being interested in it as well.

    Also... the people who are already accepted to Tufts, Ohio etc. are likely just going to make us feel inferior. Lol. Talking to you, DVMorbust! And you others! ;)
     
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  4. BayleeVet2B

    BayleeVet2B UGA CVM Class of 2013!
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    Ok..I bumped it to the top again...one of you successful people get it started...PLUUUEEEZE....so us newbies will know what it takes!
    Congratulations to all of you in so far!!!:D
     
  5. twelvetigers

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    Lol. If you have yet to hear from all your schools, you may choose to wait, but I know some of you are already finished so... feel free. No pressure! :D
     
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  6. rachroo

    rachroo OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    DISCLAIMER: My stats/numbers are somewhat embarrassing. Despite this, I was accepted to vet school…so, perhaps others would benefit from seeing an atypical applicant. I feel I'm more than just a number, I'm a person with a story (and I am sometimes a bit verbose, so I apologize in advance for the novel).

    First time applicant, 23 years old, female, Ohio resident.
    Applied: Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, and Western
    Rejected: Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa
    Interview: Ohio, Western (declined)
    Accepted: Ohio!

    Cum GPA @ time of application: 3.00 (@ time of graduation 3.15)
    Last 30 credit hrs: 4.0
    GRE: 1040; 4.0

    Honors and Awards:
    -Presidents List (4.0) twice
    -Deans' List (3.5-3.9) once
    -English departmental award

    Veterinary Experience:
    - ~ 4,000 hrs at small animal practice
    -150 hrs during at overnight emergency practice
    -10 hrs mixed practice
    -5 hrs at Wild Animal Park in San Diego

    Animal Experience:
    - 224 hrs at CARE (Baboon sanctuary in South Africa)
    - 80 hrs at Makalali (Private Wildlife Reserve in South Africa)
    - 40 hrs at farm open to public
    -~ 35 total hours in horseback riding lessons
    -~20 hrs wildlife raptor center
    -pet sitter

    Community Activities:
    -cooking classes
    -pre vet club
    -promotional model for university
    -women's music chorister
    -volunteer for Meals on Wheels
    -volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
    -high school winter track
    -middle/high school band: alto saxophone
    -women's church group (multiple leadership positions over the years)


    As far as my grades and gre scores…I know they are low in comparison. But, I feel I had valid reasons coupled with a massive improvement (which showed in my transcripts and then I explained when asked about it in my interview).

    The quick version: My first few years in school, I struggled with my science pre-reqs. But…I also commuted ~10 hours a week, worked 10-25 hours while taking a full load of undergrad classes, and had to help take care of my younger siblings while dealing with difficult family circumstances. A couple years later, after I returned from volunteering in Africa, I became more motivated and appreciative of my education. I recognized my past errors and learned how to improve. I then obtained almost straight A's in physics, microbiology, statistics, upper zoology classes, etc while still commuting, working, and helping to care for my younger siblings.

    I was also told in my interview that my undergrad university's GPA is worth .2-.4 points higher compared to other schools (therefore 3.0à ~3.2-3.4). My gre is just low…if I could do anything over, it would be to prepare for this test at least 1-2 months in advance.

    My point is: a lower GPA is not an end all, be all situation. Don't let your past hold you back (because you can't change it), but you can learn from it and improve for the future. Please, do not be discouraged if your stats are below average, it does not mean that you are stupid or that you would not make a great vet. Just improve and keep on tryin'! It CAN be done! :)

     
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    Awesome!! Love this story-your last paragraph is a huge motivator for me because I am in the process of recovering my GPA from various health, family, etc. circumstances. One bad semester can REALLY hurt. But that is ok because with motivation it can be overcome and Rachroo is a great example of that! Thanks for the post!
     
  8. RockStarKDub

    RockStarKDub UF CVM Class of 2012!
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    I failed out of college twice and still got into vet school (there was a lot of time in between failing and going back as pre-vet), so never lose hope!!!!!
     
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    That is awesome RockStarKDub! You go!

    Speaking of-does anyone have any links to past successful applicant class threads? I think it would be fun and informative to check that out!
     
  10. BayleeVet2B

    BayleeVet2B UGA CVM Class of 2013!
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    I was reading the successful applicant thread by BayleeVet2B and I saw a post by you saying the past four years you have gotten a 4.0!! That is awesome!
     
  12. david594

    david594 The-OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    Another applicant with less than stellar stats...

    First time applicant, 23 years old, Male, Massachusetts resident.
    Applied: Ohio, Michigan, Colorado, Florida, [email protected]
    Apps withdrawn: Michigan, Colorado, AVC
    Still waiting: Florida
    Interview: Ohio
    Accepted: Ohio!

    Cum GPA @ time of application: 3.21
    Last 45 credit hrs: 3.76
    GRE: 1250. 760q, 490v; 4.0a

    Honors and Awards:
    -Deans’ List (>3.0) most semesters

    Veterinary Experience:
    ~ 1,500 hrs at a small animal wellness and repro clinic
    ~ 600 hrs at a 24 hour hospital in the ER
    ~ 15 hrs large animal


    Animal Experience:
    ~ 25 hrs non-veterinary with goats

    Community Activities:
    (pretty much nothing in the last 2 years since undergrad)
    - Treasurer at college student auto shop
    - Member of an college outing club
    - Member of a college Christian association


    I graduated from RPI in 2007 with a bachelors in computer science and a 2.97 GPA (115 graded credits) before I decided to pursue veterinary medicine. I then spent the next 1.5 years at Umass taking the remainder of my prereqs and trying to salvage my poor GPA. In that time I took a total of 49 additional credits with a GPA of 3.77.

    In 2008 alone I took a total of 37 credits comprised of Bio 1/2, Orgo1/2 + labs, Cell&molec, genetics, biochem, microbio, microbio lab, english writing, and statistics with a 3.76 GPA all while also working 1700 hours that year. I think this was the biggest asset to my application in demonstrating my ability to succeed under a heavy work load.

    So I am another one to say that a low GPA is not an end all for ones vet school hopes. If you can come back and show you can succeed at a heavy academic load that can definitely overshadow poor early performance in school.
     
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  13. twelvetigers

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    Dude, you're only 23? You definitely seem more... fatherly than that. For lack of a better word. LOL. My apologies.

    Glad that I'm also not the only on without something wonderful to put in the "Honors and Awards" section! I don't even remember what I put previously.
     
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  14. david594

    david594 The-OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    I've had a birthday since I was accepted, so I am 24 now. ;)
     
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    Yeah, BIG difference, let me tell you. We aren't even a year apart, agewise. I'd like to think that my immaturity filters into my excellent and sage-like advice (haha) and hints at my real age... you must keep your immaturity to yourself! I know it's there... just dying to come out... perhaps in the form of a fart joke? Hmm..
     
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  16. sambone

    sambone Cornell 2013
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    Damn. Not sure how on earth you managed a 40 hr. work week around the class schedule, but it must have been insane. Nice job.
     
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    Doesn't Ohio require calculus or am I incorrect on that? I was thinking of applying there until I thought I heard they require calc. At which point I changed my mind because I do not want to take calc. :eek:
     
  18. david594

    david594 The-OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    Off hand it doesn't look like they do, but I had taken Calc 1, Calc 2, Discrete, and Math Analysis 1 during my undergrad so I would have been covered.
     
  19. bmichs75DVM

    bmichs75DVM OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    First time applicant, 21 year old Male, Ohio resident, Junior in undergrad
    Applied: Ohio
    Interview: Ohio
    Accepted: Ohio

    Cum GPA 3.35
    GRE: 1170 (700q, 470v, 4.0a)

    Honors and Awards:
    -Deans' List (>3.65) one semester

    Veterinary Experience:
    ~ 450 hrs at a small animal clinic
    ~ 600 hrs large animal Bovine/Equine


    Animal Experience:
    ~ 2,500 hrs on farm experience (Bovine/Equine/Swine)

    Community Activities:
    - Rotary Club International volunteer work
    - Santa Claus on Polar Express
    - Some Public speaking to students from my old high school/elementary school


    College Activities:
    - Treasurer for the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Club
    - Organic Chemistry + Lab TA
    - Research assistant

    I am a junior student at the College of Wooster in Ohio. Wooster is nationally ranked as one of the top 30 science institutions in the United States and is ranked #2 in research, just under Princeton. I am currently pursuing my BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) and will have completed it by the end of the spring 09 semester. My cumulative GPA isn't spectacular, but it is said that a "B" at Wooster is an "A" everywhere else.

    I decided to apply to OSU my junior year to get my name out there and to show them I was committed, but never thought I had a chance of getting accepted. But, low and behold I will be attending OSU CVM next fall, cutting the 8yr program into a 7yr.

    As the others above me have already said, just because you may not have a GPA >3.70 and a GRE >1400, doesn't mean that you will not get accepted. You just have to show the adcoms that you are persistent and ready to take on such a challenge.





    and by the way; Ohio requires algebra with trig, not Calc.
     
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  20. DVMorBust

    DVMorBust UW SVM Class of 2013
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    Looks good on paper, but didn't think I'd make it this year because of less veterinary experience in comparison.

    First time applicant, 23 years old, Wisconsin resident.
    Applied: Tufts, Missouri, Wisconsin
    Withdrew: Missouri
    Interview: Tufts
    Accepted: Tufts, Wisconsin

    Cumulative GPA: 3.72
    Degree info:
    BA in Linguistics
    Minor in Portuguese
    Certificate in Asian Studies w/ focus on Mandarin
    GRE: 1550. 750q, 800v; 5.0w

    Honors and Awards:
    -Deans' List (>3.5) most semesters
    -Phi Beta Kappa
    -Phi Kappa Phi

    Veterinary Experience:
    80 hours shadowing/assisting equine vet
    10 hours shadowing/assisting LA vet
    10 hours shadowing SA vet
    6 hours shadowing zoo vet

    Research Experience (put under Animal):
    ~500 hours in genetics lab working with zebrafish
    ~300 hours doing fieldwork with snakes (capturing, taking measurements, sexing, marking, etc.)

    Animal Experience:
    ~4,000 equine (stable hand, riding instructor, working student, etc.)
    ~200 working with animal transport group (organizing transportation and driving animals from shelters to rescues, adoptive homes, etc.)

    Extracurriculars/Community Activities:
    -Member of university's equestrian team
    -Chinese club
    -Presented at conference on Joss Whedon's work (linguistics paper on sociolinguistics in Firefly) (Yes, I'm a huge dork)
    -National Novel Writing Month for past 6 years

    Personal statement: If anyone's curious, let me know.
     
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  21. Beanjamime

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    Nice! Well written beautiful personal statement in my opinion. Congratulations.
     
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    Pandacinny VMRCVM c/o 2013
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    :eek: Deans List is >3.0 at your school? At mine, it's >3.5. So is your school the weird one, or mine?
     
  23. StayingHopeful

    StayingHopeful UC Davis Class of 2013
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    ...and at mine it's top 10% -- so it's all relative, not based on a set bar...but I have no idea what's normal.
     
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    I'm glad my undergrad school is not the only school to do that top XX% of students too - it really was quite confusing - that and they don't even call it "Dean's List" so you have to explain it to everyone.
     
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    Everyone,

    This is the SUCCESSFUL applicants thread....STOP saying why you aren't steller, what is wrong with you etc and be proud:D;)
     
  27. david594

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    We didn't have grade modifiers( no + or -). So it was just a A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0. Deans list didn't really mean anything anyways though.
     
  28. rachroo

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    Thanks Chris. :)

    But, I hope that some of the untraditional stats can show others to not give up...just keep on improving and trying!

    Ok, now, back to the successful applicants thread....
     
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    Pandacinny VMRCVM c/o 2013
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    We didn't have that either, but ours was still 3.5+. Then again, we also had like two other categories that I never could quite figure out how they were awarded. So I guess it's all pretty relative (and often kinda meaningless) :p
     
  30. RockStarKDub

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    omg i love you!
     
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    Yes - you should be proud, but I see nothing wrong with highlighting the "weaknesses" in your application. Those are the things you overcame, which then go on to inspire and motivate others who might share those weaknesses.
     
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    rachroo OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    *bump for all the new acceptances! Congrats everyone! :D
     
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    buckeye4runner OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    First time applicant, 21, female.
    GPA 3.4
    GRE 1320
    Hours: thousands of SA, a little LA, some equine.

    I had a pretty good amount of service stuff, which we talked about in my interview quite a bit, so I think it helped!

    Applied to: OSU, Penn, NC State, Florida
    Accepted: OSU (IS)
    Rejected: NC State
    Haven't heard from: Penn, Florida. (but I'm withdrawing those anyway)

    Anything else you want to know PM me.
     
  34. bunnyslippers

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    Buckeye4runner, how exactly do you know NC State rejected you? Are you just going off the assumption that you didn't get an acceptance call last week when all those other OOS people did? Just curious because I applied there too and haven't heard from them at all.
     
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    buckeye4runner OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    It was a dumb mistake w/ the pre-reqs... I haven't taken stats yet, but have taken Calc 2... I kinda forgot about the stats class after taking harder math! So that made 2 outstanding pre-reqs (plus animal nutrition) so it was a reeeeeally early no :p
     
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    I had the same problem, so I was "withdrawn" (aka rejected) months ago -- oh well
     
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    I've had the Low GPA Monkey on my back thanks to my abysmal freshman year and a couple of rough spots through undergrad...

    First-time applicant, female, 21, Ohio resident, Senior in Zoology
    Applied: THE Ohio State University
    Interviewed: Ohio
    Accepted: Ohio

    Cum GPA at time of application: 3.18
    Cum GPA at time of interview: 3.24 (3.91 the quarter before interview)
    GRE: 1220 (580v, 640q)

    Veterinary Experience Hours
    SA: 9,000 over 6 years as a tech
    Wildlife: 200 over 1 year at a wildlife rehab hospital

    Animal Experience
    Equine: Horseback riding lessons for several years, petsitting geriatic horses
    LA: ~800 volunteering at farms as a teenager
    SA: Petsitting for various families over the past 5-6 years

    Honors/Awards
    -Dean's List a few quarters
    -Honors Diploma in high school
    -Re-articulated a deer skeleton for a seminar project in high school

    Community/Extracurricular
    -Habitat for Humanity x 3 years
    -25 hours volunteering at the local library
    -Pre-Vet Club at OSU
    -Some other minor stuff I can't remember

    Recommendations
    -3 vets I have worked with for 6 years.

    I think my LORs, hours worked during college (20-40/week), and SA veterinary experience helped to salvage the GPA and show persistance/work ethic, etc., etc.
     
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    Thanks for posting AgtOrange! Your stats are very similar to mine :) Hopefully I'll get to post here (Western interview at the end of the month) :xf:
     
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    buckeye4runner OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    Hey AgtOrange.... I'm in Pre-Vet Club at OSU too... weird. We probably know each other haha. Gotta love the randomness of SDN
     
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  41. AgtOrange

    AgtOrange Ohio State CVM c/o '13
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    Lulz, I paid my dues, but then I always ended up having class or work at 7pm, so my attendance was rather sporadic. I doubt I fit into the category of "members in good standing" that were reported to OSU CVM. :)
     
  42. bmichs75DVM

    bmichs75DVM OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    Just curious.. Since you are in the Pre-Vet club at OSU, did you go to a meeting recently with a Vet speaker named Dr. Rick Daugherty. He was either already there or is coming to talk about becoming large animal vets. I work with him and others at that practice. Great Guy, Great Vet!
     
  43. DreamComeTrue09

    DreamComeTrue09 Second time the charm?
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    Wow, look at all of these wonderful applicants! :eek: You ALL certainly worked VERY hard for your spot! CONGRATS! and GOODLUCK :)
     
  44. CatVet2Be

    CatVet2Be OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    A low GPA doesn't automatically count you out, I'm living proof:



    First-time applicant, female, 29, California resident, Human Development Major
    Applied: Ohio State University, Davis, Western, and 7 others..
    Interviewed: Ohio
    Accepted: Ohio

    Cum GPA at time of application:
    My first 4-5 years at my undergrad: 2.49 (yup that really is a 2)
    Took a couple of years of to get myself together and returned to college to do the majority of my prereqs: 3.58 (not averaging in the previous)
    Last 45: 3.57
    GRE: 1200 (590v, 610q, 4.5)

    Veterinary Experience Hours
    SA: over 8,000
    LA: ~50
    Lab Animal: ~400

    Animal Experience
    -Worked at Petco for 5 years as their small animal/bird specialist then at the vaccine clinic before moving on to a SA veterinary practice.
    - Hand raising orphaned kittens over the years and placing them in homes. (Usually I'm ready to pull my hair out about a week into it from lack of sleep but getting an update and a picture of that baby years later makes every sleepless night worth it)

    Honors/Awards
    -Dean's List a few semesters
    -Honors Biology research paper
    -A couple of academic scholarships last year

    Community/Extracurricular
    -2 different spay/neuter programs for 4+ years
    -Traveled to the Galapagos Islands with the group Animal Balance to assist in a spay neuter campaign.

    Recommendations
    -3 vets I have worked with for 5 years. One of the letters also had input from the 2 RVT's I've worked with at the spay neuter clinic (it was a committee letter).


    I think my saving grace is that I showed persistance. I screwed up royally as an undergrad but I decided on a goal, went back and kept at it while working (sometimes 50 hour weeks) and volunteering with organizations I really believe in. During my interview I was passionate in explaining why veterinary medicine means so much to me and one of my interviewers said he got the impression that to me vet medicine was a calling, not just a career. I'm deeply grateful that the committee was able to see past my initial failures and gave me a chance.
     
  45. rachroo

    rachroo OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    YAY Catvet2be!!:highfive:

    We're going to be classmates! :)
     
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    CatVet2Be OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    Thanks rachroo! I kept pinching myself all day hoping it was real. I even started worrying that I'd hallucinated the whole conversation until my letter came in. :D
     
  47. mstweetie

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    this thread definitely needs a bump! thanks everyone so far that has posted -- you are truly inspiring!!!
     
  48. Ysabel327

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    Looks like everyone that posted on here is getting into OSU!
     
  49. rachroo

    rachroo OSU CVM c/o 2013
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    :laugh: You're right, it does look the majority of us who posted were accepted to OSU. I imagine that it's because they really wanted to get the majority of their decisions made as soon as possible.

    I'm sure we'll be seeing this list grow huge within the next month or two with applicants from all the other schools!
     
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    I enjoy you guys sharing your stats and congratulations!!
     

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