Anyone from Jan. 27th interview hear back yet??
The admissions committee isn't going to meet again until the end of the month, so to those that are still waiting — the earliest you're going to hear back is in a few weeks. Wish I had better news, 'cause I'm in the same boat!
Ohh I didn't know that. I know people who were accepted last week, so I'm assuming they met last week. I wonder why they're not meeting till the end of the month. Gonna make me very anxious :-(
For those still waiting, I've been told that they're gonna try to get acceptances out by the end of February. Adcom also didn't meet last week.
UW also runs on the quarter system, and they actually require 2 quarters of microbiology. You can apply with only one quarter and hope for the best, but as far as I know, they are strict on their requirements. If you have any doubts, just contact the school.First of all, congrats to everyone who has been accepted!!
I'm planning on applying for the entering class of 2015, but I noticed UW requires one semester of microbiology. My school is on the quarter system and doesn't even offer microbiology on the undergraduate level... It offers one quarter of microbio through the school of continuing studies. Do you think I can still apply with only one quarter worth of microbio? How strict are they with their requirements? Thanks!!
UW also runs on the quarter system, and they actually require 2 quarters of microbiology. You can apply with only one quarter and hope for the best, but as far as I know, they are strict on their requirements. If you have any doubts, just contact the school.
Thanks so much! Oops, that's what I meant. haha. 2 quarters of microbio or 1 semester equivalent.
I think @oceanangel4 was saying that their school does not offer a second quarter of microbio, so no planned course possible.FWIW, I had only completed one quarter of mircobio when I applied. As long as your grades are decent and you enter the other quarter of microbio into the in progress/planned courses, it should be fine.
I assumed that oceanangel wasn't trying to get around the requirement but just hesitating to apply without it fulfilled. My school didn't offer a second quarter of mircobio either — I had to take it somewhere else.
As far as I know, they've never made an exception to the policy. In fact, their admissions FAQ (http://depts.washington.edu/sodent2.../prospective-students/DDS_Admissions_FAQs.pdf) states:
Q. Are Microbiology and Biochemistry really required?
A. Yes, the Admissions Committee makes no exceptions to this policy. We require two quarters or one semester each of upper division Microbiology and Biochemistry.
@oceanangel4 I took my first microbio at the community college I was doing my other pre-reqs at (I'm a non-traditional student). The second class I took as as a non-matriculated student at UW. So yes, technically another school. Do none of the community colleges around you have microbio courses?
You keep saying "at the undergrad level". I'm fairly certain that the grad courses will count towards the requirements, but I understand any hesitance to take something that might be more involved than necessary.
Which school do you go to? PM me if you don't want to post it. I'll probably be stopping by the admissions office today or tomorrow and can directly get some more information for you regarding the BYU course, etc.