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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by A-Phi-A, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. A-Phi-A

    A-Phi-A Member 7+ Year Member

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    Peeps,
    I recieved a letter march 15th saying that I am on the High Priority Waitlist. Anyone out there know what this means and should I start making plans to move the cuse for med school.
    Thank ya.

    :cool:
     
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  3. Ronaldinho

    Ronaldinho Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm on the high priority list too...I heard the director explaining how in the past years almost everyone (if not all) got off the list...I hope that's the case this year too...i wish I knew how many people are on it...I've also heard that they don't place many people on high priority because it wouldn't be any different than the regular waitlist if they did place a lot of people...hope his helps and good luck!...update anything else you may hear about Upstate :)
     
  4. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I'm on it too, so we know we have at least three people on it.
     
  5. faerichilde

    faerichilde Member 7+ Year Member

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    Me too...that makes 4
     
  6. A-Phi-A

    A-Phi-A Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks for your replies. I guess we will have to wait until after may 15th to learn out fates. In the mean time though I've already taken care of filing my FAFSA and Im going to start looking for a place just in case.

    Boog
     
  7. Harry Truman

    Harry Truman Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm on it too - that makes me #5.

    This is definitely a great list to be on. I spoke with Dr. Keating, Dean of Student Affairs, and Jennifer Welch, Admissions Director, this past Monday. They both came to my school to give a presentation/Q&A session on Upstate - I go to Syracuse University. Apparently, for the past three years the High Priority List has been exhausted, and they've had to go to the regular waitlist and give acceptances. For the past ten years, many people have been taken off the High Priority List.

    Dr. Keating told me that all indications say that there is a 90% chance that those on the High Priority List will ultimately be offered admission. We should all be expecting out acceptance letters in June!!!

    Best,
    Future MSI at Upstate (I hope!!)
     
  8. A-Phi-A

    A-Phi-A Member 7+ Year Member

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    Cool !. I guess we will probably be first years together in August!. Lets keep our collective fingers crossed. I also interviewed at Downstate, but I have yet to hear a peep from them.

    Boog
    "every mickle makes a muckle"
     
  9. Ronaldinho

    Ronaldinho Member 7+ Year Member

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    Is this high priority list ranked? :confused:
     
  10. DZT

    DZT Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Man, I'm about to puke on how hard its become to get into SUNY Upstate. I mean, its not Harvard!
     
  11. Nik

    Nik Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hey guys,

    When you guys get in, let me know as I'm looking for someone to share housing with next year. My email is [email protected] Good luck, I hope you all get in!
     
  12. Ronaldinho

    Ronaldinho Member 7+ Year Member

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    bump...i recall reading on interviewfeedback.com that people were pulled off in early April..
     
  13. Barin

    Barin Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey classmates :)
    Is it that hard to get a place in Syracuse, say within 20 min drive from school? During my interview I was told to start looking for one as soon as possible.
     
  14. Nik

    Nik Member 10+ Year Member

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    Barin,

    I heard it is pretty hard. Unless u want to live in Clark, we'll have a tough time finding housing in the univ area. I don't know if u want to live 20 min away, especially in the winter, but I'm sure you'll find something.
    Good luck.
     
  15. A-Phi-A

    A-Phi-A Member 7+ Year Member

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    Warning: There is some serious venting going on in this post.
    I thought that I could be strong (sniff sniff) but damn this waiting to get taken of the HPL is killing me. I dont want a 90% chance of attending Upstate I need a definitive answer right now so I can start making plans either way. It feels like I have been free diving and about to make it to the surface and there is a 90% chances that I will, but that still doesnt releive the burning in my lungs one bit. I think I will go and see an shrink this week or something. <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
     
  16. A-Phi-A

    A-Phi-A Member 7+ Year Member

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    Just called the admissions office at Upstate this morning. They say the HPL has been moving a little but they expect a lot of movement throught the end of April after which point the movement tends to decline. Lets keep our collective fingers crossed.
     
  17. Mindy

    Mindy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hey guys/gals! Good luck to you all... I'm an upstater myself. Tuition difference makes it quite the competitive place ('specially when we are in a recession!) Plus, increase in grad/pro schools in general occur during economic hardtimes...but this probably isn't news to anyone...

    Housing: There are PLENTY of cheapish, readily available apartments for the taking within 20 minutes of the campus. Clark is an okay place to live, but too little bang for the buck. Jefferson and Madison are the coveted med student territory, and there may be a wait-list. I think they are both expensive and over-rated. Check out skyline (~ 7 - 10) blocks from medical complex. 20 minute walk, 10 minute drive (traffic) and decent rent.
     
  18. wes c. adle

    wes c. adle Member 7+ Year Member

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    Mindy,

    Is the skyline a neighborhood or a building? I have a friend who is undergrad in Syracuse and she mentioned Tip Hill. What do you think? Thanks.
     
  19. Brian20

    Brian20 Member 7+ Year Member

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    guys

    i wouldnt sweat the whole high priority wait list. i was on the regular wait list last year and missed getting in by like one person (or something really close like that). anyway, i will be going there next year. im actually staying in a place off campus about a mile from the school. its cheaper than the towers.

    so drop me a line...keep in touch cause we may be spending the next 4 years together. oh, and i chose the syracuse campus. i did 4 years in binghamton and never want to go back.

    good luck and get ready to wait by that phone till the last minute. mine came down to the wire. i was called the first day of orientation and told that if anyone left over the weekend, i would be getting a call. talk about stressed out. but i think upstate is worth waiting a year. cheap school, good city, and hey, its medical school.

    later and good luck
     
  20. Ronaldinho

    Ronaldinho Member 7+ Year Member

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  21. sternrower

    sternrower Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm joining you guys. I just got the HPA letter today. Anybody get in from this list yet?
     
  22. A-Phi-A

    A-Phi-A Member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by sternrower:
    <strong>I'm joining you guys. I just got the HPA letter today. Anybody get in from this list yet?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Nobody has posted anything to show movement of the list, at least amongst those of us on SDN so all can say is sit tight.
     
  23. ok I need to withdraw from Upstate...

    can someone please give me the address of the admissions?

    who do I address the letter to?

    thanks
     
  24. WesternGirl

    WesternGirl Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hi Fellow Upstate Waitlisters,

    I'm also on the HPL (found out Apr. 15)...so that makes at least six of us. Hopefully, we'll find out soon! :confused:
     
  25. A-Phi-A

    A-Phi-A Member 7+ Year Member

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    Message from the war front:

    Admissions office told me this morning that they haven't started drawing from the HPL as yet. :(
    Would have been cool if they had been, since I would be closer to my goal. Nonetheless this grasshopper shall continue to imbibe from the bitter cup of patience and ponder the mysteries of the universe........................
     
  26. guardian

    guardian Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Try <a href="http://www.orangehousing.com." target="_blank">www.orangehousing.com.</a> It's a resource provided by SU for off campus housing. But you may end up living amongst SU undergrad neighbors <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> .

    Those of you on the high priority list, I think it's pretty much in the bag that you will have an acceptance. Just wait it out and try thinking of it less than 6 times an hour <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> .
     
  27. chemE

    chemE Member 7+ Year Member

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    I just got the Upstate High Priority List letter yesterday. So, I think that makes 7 total so far from SDN.

    Strange thing though, in my letter, they said not to call them before June 1st to find out my status. That seems a little late considering what some of you have been saying about people being pulled off in April or May.

    I guess we'll just have to wait it out.
     
  28. Daredevil

    Daredevil Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Add me to the High Priority Waitlistees as well. Interviewed on March 18. I hope what happened last year will come true this year as well and all the HP people get accepted this summer. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  29. soren77

    soren77 Member 7+ Year Member

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    good luck guys, i withdrew my acceptance last week...
     
  30. so did I :) two days ago
     
  31. sbb7

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    I'm an MS-IV, just ran across these upstate postings on SDN... If any of you start looking for housing in Syracuse, try:
    <a href="http://www.therentersguide.com" target="_blank">www.therentersguide.com</a>
    Madison Towers and Jefferson Tower are popular with med students (and residents) because they're walking distance, about a 5-10min. walk... you'll get more for your money than in Clark (the dorm). These two places may or may not have apts left at this point...
    Clark tower is not that great for what you pay, but it's a 5 min walk, which is by far the closest you'll find... and there are many 1st years which makes socializing convenient.
    A good reason to walk to class as an MSI is that I believe MSI commuters have to park in a far away (ie. shuttle) parking lot, unless they pay for a more expensive private parking garage...
    If you don't mind living among SU undergrads, try <a href="http://www.campushill.com." target="_blank">www.campushill.com.</a> Some of their apts are walking distance to the hospital.
    My advice: live walking distance your first year (try for Clark, Jefferson or Madison) then move out once you've seen and scoped out other options. Many students live in Jefferson and Madison all four years.
     
  32. BingGirl

    BingGirl Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey there, I will be declining my acceptance on Monday morning so that will give someone a spot. I was seriously considering the school up until yesterday so I spent some time in the area looking at the housing...clark is really expensive for what you get (a college dorm)..in my opinion. The coveted towers, Madison and Jefferson both have waitlists with about 60 people on them...the woman told me that they were people who signed up in January so basically, it appears upper classmen get those spots. I was able to see a room at skyline, the place is a little dark in the hallways, but the apartments are clean, and the mid size is significantly bigger than the small singles. Laundry facilities are really nice, many older people live there so it was quiet when i was there. It is pretty close to the med school and there is a little convienent store, restaurant, and hair dresser right in the building...one thing i really liked about upstate is that students get decent parking for about $1/day so driving isn't that bad. Skyline is rented by Longley Jones who have a bunch of properties in the area...i included the link for skyline specifically below. Good Luck to everyone on the wait list. I remember Jennifer Welsh saying that there will be a HUGE turnover leading up to and after May 15th when students holding multiple acceptances decline offers...i think she said somewhere around 75% or more of the roster will change so hang in there! BingGirl

    <a href="http://www.longley-jones.com/Apts/common/display.cgi?b_id=115&search=Y&area=913&baths=-1&rent_range=-1&search=Search&beds=-1&apt_type=-1" target="_blank">skyline</a>
     
  33. Nik

    Nik Member 10+ Year Member

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    SSb,

    Thanks for your post. Which one is the better tower, Madison or Jefferson (living-condition wise)? Also, will I be screwed socially if I live in one of these towers instead of Clark as a first year? Thanks.
     
  34. sbb7

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    Jefferson is a little nicer, but Madison is not bad and has the advantage of garage parking (a plus for the snowy winters). It looks like they're both full though. Don't know anything about Skyline, but it's driving distance (though very close), and I think first years have to park in a distant lot unless they pay for private ($$) parking. Jefferson and Madison are definitely not a disadvantage socially. They are teeming with med students, including MS-Is who got in earlier in the year. One potential disadvantage of Clark is they may not guarantee you a single room. You'd have to talk to them to find out the current situation. But the proximity is a big plus... Also, if some of you who don't mind the undergrad atmosphere, check out campushill.com... they have some pretty good apts walking distance.
    Good luck!
     
  35. mvs

    mvs Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I am on the Upstate's High Priority List too. It makes us at least 9. Does anybody know how many people are on it and when the biggest movement on this list happens? Good luck to everyone! :)
     
  36. Trowa

    Trowa Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey, I'm also on the HPL list. Guess that makes 10 people, yeah, so in response to the last reply. I'm not sure how many people are on the list (The list is ranked as well), but I know there has been some movement on the list as mentioned previously. The bulk of the movement will happen towards the end of this month. I will definitely post as soon as I hear something, hopefully good news.

    Trowa
     
  37. bigmanzd

    bigmanzd Junior Member

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    Hey, I'm also on the SUNY-Upstate High Priority list. I guess that makes 11 of us. I heard there are around 15-20 people on the HP list, and most, if not all, eventually get in. Hope to see all you people at Syracuse.
    Cheers.
     
  38. Daredevil

    Daredevil Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Did all of you remember to turn in that clinical training preference sheet that came with the interview packet? I had forgotten all about it two months after my interview and after they had placed me on the Waitlist.. Just wondering..
     
  39. Nik

    Nik Member 10+ Year Member

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    I did, although I don't think they should make u choose right away, though I understand why they do. Can't wait to graduate....one more final then I'm done with college :) Thought I'd throw that in.
     
  40. Brian20

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    guys

    im starting upstate this august and was thinking we should start a little email list for all of us who are going (or think it likely that we will end up there).

    my email is [email protected], peter north... for all you sick bastards like me....

    let me know if you guys want to get our own little upstate mailing list going. i figured since we would be spending the next 4 years together, we might as well get to know eachother now.

    im so excited, i cant wait. i've waited so long for this day...it seems too good to be true....im still waiting for them to take away my acceptance...sometimes i just cant fathom it all.

    later guys....and good luck to you guys on the high priority list....i was on the second wait list last year and was the last person NOT to get accepted....that was rough.

    get fired up!!!!!!
     
  41. Daredevil

    Daredevil Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Brian20,

    I would add to the mail list, but that would be after they pull me off the waitlist. Does anyone know how many exactly are ON the High Priority Waitlist?
     
  42. Assassin

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    just wanted to wish some luck to all you upstate waitlistees...i think there is a spot opening up soon :rolleyes:
     
  43. wlbfas5351

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    Hi...I'm currently on the "hold by committee" wait list. Does anybody know if they have taken people from this list in the past few years? Thanks for your help.
     
  44. community

    community Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I am also on the "hold by committee" list. From what I have been told, last year they did make it to this list after taking everyone from the "High Priority" list. According to the director of admissions, they typically don't make it to the second list until July/August. I hope this helps!
     
  45. Harry Truman

    Harry Truman Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    bump - any updates?
     
  46. A-Phi-A

    A-Phi-A Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey guys, I have some good news. The HPL is moving. I recieved a phone call from a lady named Caroline in the admissions office informing me that a position in the fall class had opened up and it was mine if I wanted it. Needless to say I said Yesssssssssssssssssssssss.
     
  47. Barin

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    Congrats!!!
     
  48. Trowa

    Trowa Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats!!!
    I hope I get that call. If you don't mind me asking, what were your stats? I am just curious, I heard that they rank order the list. Thanks
     
  49. mvs

    mvs Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats on your acceptance, A-Phi-A!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> When did you receive the good news? Do you know where you were on the list?
     
  50. Daredevil

    Daredevil Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Is the HPWaitlist ranked??
     
  51. Ronaldinho

    Ronaldinho Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yes, it is ranked, although they won't tell you where you are...
     

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