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Hey, folks!
I sent my application about two weeks ago. I hope it wasn?t too late, but writing the statement of purpose took me forever. I haven?t received anything yet. According to Tufts website there should be interviews starting in July. I probably should call them, to see what?s going on. I wander if there is anybody in my boat.

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what is tufts dead line?
I have one Q what is the best time to apply to schools?
i am planning to apply in july end or Aug 1st week. Is this too late?
Thanx in advance
 
R u guys talking about applying for the 2005 batch(class of 2007)!? :confused:
 
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Yes, I applied for the program starting spring 2005. The deadline is somewhen in the fall but I learned the hard way that early application is very important when there is rolling admission.
 
ivanBG said:
Yes, I applied for the program starting spring 2005. The deadline is somewhen in the fall but I learned the hard way that early application is very important when there is rolling admission.

Wow, that's exactly a year before starting school u applied :wow: .......I have to think about applying to schools only in late august........I am wondering whether it will be too late :(
 
Hi friends,
Can I send my application to tuffts without the part-2 score and update them as soon as I receive it????
will that be a problem???
thanks in advance.
 
hi there,
i am planning to send in my application to tufts sometime now.but i am giving my part 2 in the end of july.i was wondering the same if i could send in my part 2 score later-whether that would be ok?
anybody preparing for part 2 and want to discuss doubts regarding the exam?
 
I am also planing to do so??i am not in USA i am on visitor visa.i just now registered myself for ndbe part2 but no acknowledgement yet.
My part1 is 90 gpa 2.29.
Can any one tell me how much in advance can i book the date of exam that is part2 computer based
i am also planing to apply without part2 score is it ok or not
plz reply back
 
OK, I think what is written in the website is that you can send the application, but it wont be reviewed till they receive all the documents and scores needed. I dont know if august is too late, they say that the program fills in by early october....
 
sonibun said:
Can any one tell me how much in advance can i book the date of exam that is part2 computer based
I guess it depends on the avaliable dates in the examination center, you can do it even if you walk in if that option is avaliable
 
hi,
I saw the posts in this thread.I am writing part -1 in august. Am i eligible to to apply for Aug -2005. I am hoping to recieve scores by first week of september.Will it be to late by then?
 
for tufts u need both part1 and 2 scores. since tufts has an early deadline u have to apply early
 
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thanks for ur reply.
I wanted to know that is it important to send them notarized copies with application??
plz reply back
 
sonibun said:
thanks for ur reply.
I wanted to know that is it important to send them notarized copies with application??
plz reply back


Well, I did. It cost me $25, but what else I work for??? ;)

Anyway, I received an email from them, saying that they will start reviewing applications in July. So, be patient.
 
hey ivan,
do you know if they have invited applicants to an interview yet? iam planning to apply next week, hopefully i can get into the ist interview batch.
 
caninus_molarus said:
hey ivan,
do you know if they have invited applicants to an interview yet? iam planning to apply next week, hopefully i can get into the ist interview batch.

Hi caninus,
two of my friends got the interveiw call

goodluck.
 
wow already?
do u guys have any idea how many seats this yr?
 
hi krishna

could you please tell us what scores, gpa etc. your friends have?

thanks.
 
i have been called for an interview too. will let you guys know how it went. any tips from people who have any idea about the interviews at tufts are welcome. :) thanks.
 
so this is the 1st interview session, how many seats are granted for those interviewees? and when the second interview would be held?
congratulations toothmail for your interview, i plan to apply next week and i hope its not too late. the reason is that i am waiting for my toefl although i know that i have a good score, do you think guys its ok to send the application without toefl since they will already recieve the original from the ETS?
Thank you guys anways for your collaboration.
 
caninus go ahead and send the application package. they can review it if they have already received your official toefl score report. also call them up and ask them if they consider your application package compelete without you sending a copy of your toefl report.
 
thank you toothmail for your reply, good luck with your interview, tell us how did it go when you get interviewed.
 
congrats toothmail,
whns ur interview? i have heard tht tufts interview is cool . no technical stuff. they sometimes ask abt ur school in india and the curriculum thr. but its all general things. also they might ask abt a particular subject in ur ece eval., if the grades r different frm other subjects, like if u have A and B is all subjects but just one subject happens to be a C thn they might ask u abt tht.
 
thanks ann. thankfully i dont have a C in anything but they might ask me about the 2 Bs i have! :D

will let u guys know how it goes. the interview is next week.

good luck to u all. hopefully we will all be at tufts! :)
 
where did you finish your Dental school Ivan?
 
I got invitation for interview too. I havent decided for a date yet, they are so soon...
Sofia, Emsi, '99.
 
ivan which dental school are u from and which country? anyways maybe we will see eachother on the interview day.
 
toothmail said:
ivan which dental school are u from and which country? anyways maybe we will see eachother on the interview day.
I'm from Bulgaria, I am chose to go for the interview on 7/26. Now I'm going to buy tickets and so on. If you chose the same date, send me a pm, may be we could share a room.
 
i am attending tufts interview on 7/12.
will let u guys know what happened.
 
all the best what is ur ndbe score and gpa plz share with us.
sonibun
 
hi,
i havent taken my part 2.but part1 -98 gpa-4 and Masters in periodontics .planning to take my part 2 in end july.
 
hello everyone, i sent my application form today, probabley it will reach them by next week, i dont know if i will get a spot or an interview, do you think am late guys? anyway how long do you think it will get them to call me for an interview? good luck toothmail and ivan and aravid for your interviews, let us know.
 
no c,
i dont think u r late u have good stats. also last yr even very late applicants (end aug) were called for interview. so dont worry. i have also sent in my application but since i am taking my part1 again i dont know whether they would process my application. :( . anyway i am hoping for the best.
good luck guys for u r interview. can u select ur date for the interview? how does it work out?
grrrr..... i got to go study for part1 now :mad: :smuggrin: :D .
 
hi ann
when u get the letter inviting u for the interview, they give u a choice of 4 dates to choose from. u call and confirm which day u want to come for the interview.

caninus
i dont think u are late. there were people last year who were called for interviews as late as august and were accepted.

usually they let candidates know in 2weeks time whether they are accepted or not.

aravind
i dont think u need to worry at all. they will probably wait for ur part 2 score as a formality. u are sure to get in with ur stats.

good luck to everyone!! :luck:
 
Hey Toothmail, how did the interview go? You haven't said anything yet...
How's the weather in Boston?
I'll be there close to the Dempcratic Convention, I heard that it will be packed with people :(
 
hi ivan and anyone else who might interview at tufts,

first of all, dont worry. its pretty cool. heres how the day goes:

first they take u on a tour of the school, then they present the curriculum, then lunch and then interview and then ur done! it takes about half the day ie. upto about 130pm or so. everything is very friendly and informal. and since u get the feel of the school, by the time the interview time comes up, u are pretty relaxed.

usually we interview with one person. the questions asked are not subject related although they will ask u about the curriculum and how much u did in dental school. they also ask the usual questions pertaining to ur resume and stuff u might have achieved. and some questions to see if u are empathetic, mature and can take the pressure etc. u might have to narrate some incidents to corroborate what u are saying. nothing difficult. u can answer most things easily. everyone is really nice so u wont really feel too scared.

thats about it. anyway they are taking about 16 people this year. they told us they would let us know what happens in 2weeks or so. will let u guys know what happens.......please pray for me!!!!

all the best to all of u. [and please pray for me too. :D ]

ivan, about the democratic convention, u might want to avoid the freeways that will remain mostly closed except for one or two lanes. it must be there on their website or somewhere on the news. i know that I-93 is closed except for 2 lanes which means there will be a lot of congestion. and anyway boston traffic is crazy, and the school is in downtown, so u might want to take the T or drive in real early. try this website for more info:
http://www.2004dnc.com/dnctrafficjams-alternateroutes.htm

good luck :luck:
 
No, I'm not driving, I'm flying, and using the T. So hopefully I'll be ok.
16, ha? Not much! :(
We'll see
 
ivan how was your interview?
 
I just wrote a big post and it got lost somehow in the system... :mad: :mad: :mad:
Now I dont have enough time, I'll write it down later...
 
:) sorry about that ivan!!

by the way how was ur interview at tufts??
 
Ok,
I was some what surprised when I found out that that day we were only 2 aplicants to be interviewed. The third one scheduled didn't show up.There are very few people that apply there - last year only 80 (compared to over 600 in BU), and only 30 or so got to be interviewed. That means that about 50% of the interviewed got accepted. Huge difference to other schools.
The introducton was very laid back and time saving. Which I think was nice.
The school is new and impressed me. The students in the program seemed to be very happy, although complaining that the schedule is very demanding.
I was interviewed by the director of the program too. Nice man, most we talked about was my family and background and the financial side of the education. He asked me several questions from a sheet, that I assume are standart for all applicants, and sounded somewhat like this:
1. How do you work to improve your communication skills - hold public speeches, take communication classes and so on.
2. How do you manage people that really piss you off. :rolleyes:
3. Did you commit some kind of public service, like treating underserved patients for free or going in kindergarden to promote oral hygiene.
My final impression was that all went ok. But we'll have wait another week or so to see. Anyway, I'll keep in touch.
 
sounds good ivan! :) good luck! :luck: let us know what happens.
 
Hello everyone,
i attended an interview on july 19
i am so sorry for not telling this before .i had a problem in logging in??? forgot password

did anyone hear from them ????

they told us that we wil get in 2 weeks??? its more than 2 weeks now :eek:
hope they are not like BU (send letters after 10 months)

aravind,toothmail,ivan did u guys hear from them ?

we were 4 of them 3 indians and 1 from bulgaria
as toothmail told, the interview was very laidback

questiosn asked were :
1. why tufts?
2. tell me about yourself?
3 how different are u from other students?
4. why should we select you?
5.strong points, week points?
6. most intersting in dentistry? and alos what i dont like?
7.finacial Aid?
8 what do u do when u r stressed out?
9.tell me about your school?

nothing about academics .all personal questions
last year they had recieved 80 applications ,interview 26, accepted 20
this year it will 16 seats (i think so or 18, i am not sure about the numbers)
but definately not 20 seats this time.



i hope this will be help for those who will be preparing for an interview at tufts ??
 
Hi, I haven't gotten anything yet.
Pretty annoying, checking the mail 3 times a day now...
Hey busydentist, who was the guy( gir l) from Bulgaria? Did you get an email or anything?
OK, breath deep and have patience, at least that's what I'm trying to do.
 
hi ivan,
me too.lets just cross our fingers and pray
no i didnt recieve any email or mail
did u ??
 
busydentist said:
hi ivan,
me too.lets just cross our fingers and pray
no i didnt recieve any email or mail
did u ??
hi guys,
i dont think i will hear from them unless i send my part 2 scores which i am planning to take this month.so i have to keep my fingers crossed for a while.
 
i havent heard from them either. maybe we will have a long wait. lets hope and pray. good luck to all. :luck:
 
hi
please dont say that "long wait"
it really kills me.
i waited for BU for a lonnnnnnnnnnnnngggggg time.
i dont want this to end in tha same way
good luck to all
bubye
 
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