How do you know that they are already putting students on the alternate list?DDS2009 said:Has anyone else been placed on this list, or invited for an interview to be placed on this list? They haven't filled their class yet, so I'm wondering why they are already putting students on the wait list?
Also, does anyone know what percentage of students on the alternate list get accepted? Basically, what are the chances? Thanks!
canthacklt said:Don't listen to any of these naysayers...I was interviewed as an alternate at UCLA and accepted a week later...do well at your interview and they may not even put you on the waitlist.
ecdoesit said:allow me to elaborate.
for some reason, ucla accepts a really high percentage(likely to be higher than 90%) of their interviewees.
so for that reason, alternate acceptance rate seems a lot lower(relatively speaking). Of cos I know there are people got accepted to the program from alternate.
but the number is not as high as 90%.
In any case, this is what i would do. i would prepare a new transcript and a list of activities that you have done since turning in your secondaries. prepare well. people from high power told us that they are not going to interview people they are not interested. good luck
EightDaysAWeek said:Uhh, not necessarily Eco .
Last year, there were a couple of people who were interviewing for an official spot but then got waitlisted/an alternate spot. Also, I know of a person who was interviewing for an alternate spot and got in.
Im not really sure why they do the official interviews and the alternate interviews. But I guess if youre really curious, you could call/ e-mail.
Hey DDS2009, my interview was just this past Monday. My advice is to prepare by reading some ADA articles on insurance and anything pertaining to the future of dentistry. The interview wasn't conversational but each questions was relevant to the ones before. I had 2 faculty member interviewer so be prepare to make eyecontact with both. Other than that, it's probably not as hard as you think. Be yourself, I think that's really all you need to do when it comes down to it.DDS2009 said:Hey everyone, thanks for the posts! So, my next question is do you guys have any advice for the UCLA interview? Is it more of a casual conversation? Any tips on what to ask them at the end? Thanks
DDS2009 said:Did anyone interview as an alternate for this cycle, and get an acceptance yet?
Has anyone received the letter that indciates your position on the wait list yet?
I wonder how many students will get accepted off the waitlist for this cycle
I think you mentioned this in another thread as well.juggamynugga said:one other weird thing, (which really turned me off to the interviewers) was when they ask you a question the two of them will sometimes discuss your answer to each other right in front of you as if you aren't there. Maybe it's just to see if you get rattled. Not sure but it was a bit weird so be ready for something like that.
hootanfellows said:anyone heard anything lately? I was waitlisted a couple of weeks ago and am eagerly awaiting any news, good or bad. The wait is killing me, its almost been a year,
Is UCLA your top choice? Are you going to go to UCLA if you get accepted?
I wish you all the best of luck! And hopefully we will be classmates.
I've heard they score pretty low on the NBDE.ziptree said:Good luck.
USC people have lots more free time than us.
They pay more, but think of it as paying for a less stressful time in dental school. Might be worth it. =P
i am on the alternate list but haven't heard anything yet. do you know if there are 3 catagories for the alt list (high, medium, low)? or is it just high and low? just curious...jurrel said:quick question: around what time can one expect the ucla alternate list to start moving?
theres 3 categories from what ive heard.bouncy_ball said:i am on the alternate list but haven't heard anything yet. do you know if there are 3 catagories for the alt list (high, medium, low)? or is it just high and low? just curious...
haha, im just wondering when the force of "students-declining-ucla-for-ucsf-or-elsewhere" will cause the alternate list to overcome its inertia and commence its motion? is it usually around june?ecdoesit said:Doesnt the law also states there is another force acting on opposite direction.
Hum, I wonder what that force is...
I think it is more like chemistry though.
La Chatelier Principle.
People applying/interviewer + People on waitlist <-> People got accepted.
Dude, this is too dorky to explain.