Thank you so much for the info! Looking forward to my interview as well. What did they make you do for the writing exercise? Was it an ethical essay question of some sort?So, I just finished my interview. The school is absolutely fantastic and exceeded my expectations. The interview wasn't too bad. Just try to convey who your are as a person and interest in dentistry since it's closed file. The writing exercise is nothing to worry about.
Well I emailed to check to see if all my materials were in, received a reply and was told me they have everything they need.
2 minutes later (literally) I was deferred. Really not sure what to think right now.
I graduated in 3 years as well from my undergrad program.I have not gotten any interviews yet; Iowa has been the first school to send me a deferral/interview invite/rejection etc. I highly doubt it was a sabotage letter and I, along with a couple others, thought my personal statement was pretty good.
"I'm not sure how likely this is either but it could be they don't think you would really go there even if accepted." A few people have actually brought that up, but I find it hard to believe.
My best guess is that they don't like that I am graduating early. I'll have a degree in biology--will just complete it in 3 years instead of 4.
Does anyone know for the supplemental app when it asks you to write down the required courses you have taken, for the bio section of that do you just put down the bio courses that give you the 8 credits they require, or should I put down all of the bio courses I have taken? Also, when it asks for total credits, do they want the total credits of just the required courses, or the total credits of every single course I have taken? Thanks!
mine didn't change and I had my interview on Oct 12... is that a bad thing? have other interviewees also not have had the change from "invited to interview" to "received/under review?"
also in general when do schools put up "check back Dec 1st" and does that change usually signal an acceptance?
My status changed back to "invited for interview", how about you?Mine didn't change until a month later, so I have no idea what their system is. I do not think it is a "bad" thing. They will let you know December 1st or later, until then try not to analyze these details haha. I think more than anything it's just comforting to know that it's not a mistake because someone else's changed.
A deferred application and a rejected application are not the same thing. I was deferred last year and still ended up with an interview a couple months later. I don't know how often it happens but it is possible to still be interviewed Theres still hopesame :/ - don't know what my changes are at this point
I got an email a few days ago, saying it was nice for them to host me during the interviewand hope to see you next time, as a Hawkeye!
I know it just a thank you email, but why I'm interpreting in a different way that sounds like see you next year.