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UCSD - Acceptable Pool?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Cal7449, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. Cal7449

    Cal7449 Member
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    Hey everyone.

    I've been reading through SDN posts the last couple weeks and I think I'm addicted. So I decided to register and throw in my 2 cents.

    Anyways, I had a question about the UCSD acceptable pool. Does anyone have any reliable info on how it works (i.e. # of applicants on the list, how many traditionally get in off the list, the basic procedure, etc.)?

    Thanks
     
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  3. vyc

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    i don't have exact numbers.
    but i will quote what someone from the admissions office sent me:

    "There will be slim to no movement from this list until after May 15th when applicants must release all but one of the schools in which they have been accepted. Our school, as well as all medical schools, will see a surge of activity toward the end of May, beginning of June."
     
  4. Hero

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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 vyc:
    "There will be slim to no movement from this list until after May 15th when applicants must release all but one of the schools in which they have been accepted. Our school, as well as all medical schools, will see a surge of activity toward the end of May, beginning of June."</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by CalBear:
    ...before April 1, they had only accepted about 120 people. As of last saturday (4/27) they accepted an additional 120 people, bringing the total to 240 (twice the class). The student I spoke with said that the admissions office was only going to give out about 20 more acceptances. After that, everyone will have to wait till the class gets under 122 b/f anyone will be pulled off the acceptable pool or waitlist.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">these seem to confict.. what's going on here? <img src="http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" alt="" />
     
  5. CalBear

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    there has been movement in the a-pool during the past few weeks. if you look at the offical UCSD thread, you will see that quite a few people were either accepted immediately or accepted from the acceptable pool. the class is now full, so there will be no movement until the class size gets lower than 122. this will probably happen after may 15 b/c people have to drop their acceptances.
     
  6. CalBear

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    BTW, the after may 15 the admissions office will re-evaluate those in the a-pool to form a waitlist. Not everyone in the a-pool is going to be the waitlist.
     
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    Very few if any will get accepted right? some will no doubt be rejected?
     
  8. CalBear

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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 Hero:
    <strong>Very few if any will get accepted right? some will no doubt be rejected?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i think the number who will be accepted off the waitlist will depend on where people decide to go. if lots of people drop UCSD, then of course there would be lots of movement and vice versa. Inevitably, some people will ultimately be rejected.
     
  9. dr. momo

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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 Hero:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by CalBear:
    ...before April 1, they had only accepted about 120 people. As of last saturday (4/27) they accepted an additional 120 people, bringing the total to 240 (twice the class). The student I spoke with said that the admissions office was only going to give out about 20 more acceptances. After that, everyone will have to wait till the class gets under 122 b/f anyone will be pulled off the acceptable pool or waitlist.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">these seem to confict.. what's going on here? </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i highly doubt that they accepted that many people in such a short amount af time. i was there on april 15th, and at that point they had taken under 200. (i can't remember the exact number.) the admissions committee only meets every other monday, which means they have only had two meetings between the 15th and now. plus, the dean calls all the accepted applicants the next day (tuesday), and i haven't seen any posts from people who got in in awhile. it just doesn't seem likely that they would take that many people in two meetings.

    while i was in the admissions office waiting for my interviewer (who was late), i heard a bunch of people call in to bug the admissions people with questions. frankly, they were so annoyed they would say anything just to get people off the phone. i heard one lady tell someone in the acceptable pool, "all it means is that you didn't get rejected." ouch. anyways, i would take anything you hear on the phone with a grain of salt...i think there's just going to be more waiting for all of us.

    good luck. :) :)
     
  10. CalBear

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    the class is now FULL, so they have accepted about twice the class (240). BTW, i was there on the welcome day (4/27) and that was what i was told.
     
  11. The class is full, but how do you know the number accepted is twice the number of the entire class Calbear?
     
  12. Sammmeyeam

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    Class being full means the 122 spots or whatever are taken...

    I seriously doubt that they gave out 120 more spots in a matter of one month.

    In the beginning of March, they accepted about 20 from the acceptable pool, and I remember 5 people posting on here.

    Now, if they accepted 120 people last month, I think more than just 2 people would have posted (if you check the pages, that's how many people that posted...)

    I could be wrong, but I guess we will find out at the beginning of June.
     
  13. CalBear

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    most schools accept 1.5-2 times their class size initially to fill their class. UCSD's class size is 122, so they accepted 240 to fill those slots b/c not everyone is going to end up going. btw, i was given this same info by several current students and administrators when i was at the welcome day. I see no reason why they would feel the need to lie to an applicant they have already accepted.
     
  14. Sammmeyeam

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    I know they accept double their class size, but they don't give out 240 straight out... it's not like the 1st 122 that respond out of the 240 get the spots

    They give additional acceptance offers as slots open up...Besides, the 240 includes waitlisted people as well...

    Anyways, this whole process is crazy, I'm tired of trying to figure out how a school does it...all we can do now is wait.

    Goodluck to you.
     
  15. labrynth79

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    well, based on the posts so far, it seems that San Diego HAS filled up all its acceptance spots - and I'm pretty sure that the acceptance offers does NOT include waitlist people. Breakdown so far:

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by CalBear:
    <strong>during the welcome day I spoke with a student who worked closely with the admissions office. Appearantly UCSD interviewed a lot more people this year. also, before April 1, they had only accepted about 120 people. As of last saturday (4/27) they accepted an additional 120 people, bringing the total to 240 (twice the class). The student I spoke with said that the admissions office was only going to give out about 20 more acceptances. After that, everyone will have to wait till the class gets under 122 b/f anyone will be pulled off the acceptable pool or waitlist.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">So, by April 1st they had 120 people accepted. When I interviewed, which was April 8th, they told us there were 160 acceptances given by that time. So, within a week span, 40 acceptances were given to very special people. If this is the rate they're moving at, I wouldn't be surprised that by the end of the month (3 weeks later), they gave away another 80 acceptances.

    I was also told that I shouldn't worry since my shot at being accepted was the same even if interviewed at an earlier time . . . but they aren't looking at my file til tomorrow, May 6th and all the spots are apparently taken!

    well, so much for that. It was a great dream while it lasted. I hope for the best for all of us! :)
     
  16. UC-Lover

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    Ouch,
    There it is!!! My goodbye kiss to UCSD. <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
     
  17. El Jefe

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    Man I desperately hope that they are giving out some outright acceptances after tomorrow. Considering the crapshoot way UCSD seems to select files for committee review, I think they owe some of us the chance for acceptance. I feel really bad for the people that interviewed in January and haven't gone to committee, while dozens of others who interviewed later have already been reviewed and accepted/waitlisted/just heard SOMETHING. (I'm one of the people who have been put on the backburner so I'm a little bitter :) .... UCSD is one of my last remaining realistic top choices.) Well good luck to everyone going to committee tomorrow (are we all going to make it, or are they planning to have one more in a couple weeks?). Hopefully everyone will have good news on Tuesday :) .
     
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    I called admissions today and I was told that I'm in the acceptable pool. I had to check if all the things that were being posted on SDN were true so I asked Yvonne. She told me that, at this point, those that have not been accepted are in the acceptable pool. Within the next couple of weeks, however, we should be getting a letter from them saying if they're placing us in the alternate list (i.e. the waitlist) or in the reject pile.

    Basically, she said that if I'm in the bottom half of the acceptable pool, I'll get rejected since there's really not a realistic chance I'll get in (not that she did say I was in the bottom half).

    Also, to dispel rumors, she's confirmed to me that UCSD has only accepted 150 or so people, not 240, or else they'd be in big trouble.

    I hope those of us that are hoping and waiting and praying on UCSD will get placed in the alternate list. Hope this helps to quells some misconceptions. Good luck everyone. :)
     
  19. Sammmeyeam

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    "150"...yay... I told you guys :)

    Guess all we can do is just wait now...

    goodluck everyone, BTW, thanks for the info to the guy that called Yvonne.
     
  20. CalBear

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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 labrynth79:
    When I interviewed, which was April 8th, they told us there were 160 acceptances given by that time.
    [/QB]</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I know for a fact that quite a few people were accepted on 4/23 (including a very good friend and several people that i had met at the welcome day). That means that including the 160 people who were accepted by 4/8 (and the weeks btwn 4/8 and 4/23), san diego gave out more than 150 acceptances. I had previously stated that i was told that 240 acceptances had thus far gone out by the time welcome day rolled around(this is what i was told on welcome day. Why would they bother lying to an appicant they have already accepted?).

    So, it seems as if there is a big inconsistency with the info that the office, students, and administrators are giving out. Believe what you will and good luck to those still waiting!
     
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    yikes this isn't the only school with conflicting reports about on their application processes.

    I guess there's nothing to do but for those of use to strap in and wait. Just a few more hurdles left... the rejection hurdle and the waitlist hurdle :(

    Try to be happy through this stressful time
     
  22. Sammmeyeam

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    There is inconsistent information, but I would believe what the Admissions Office says directly... why would she say that only 150 acceptances have been given out... she has no reason to mislead students that are calling. Actually, if she tells us a lower # than the actual value, then she is giving hope to applicants, and therefore they will keep calling the admissions office and bugging her. So, if they were to mislead the applicants, they would probably tell them a different story (such as boosting the #s) so that the students stop calling...

    But, like I said before, I'm tired of trying to guess how this process works... evidently the only thing that we know for sure about this process is that it is random...
     
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    Hey Sammy,

    I just saw your PM to me about 2 months ago.. a Just wanted to say sorry to you for not responding and to every1 else! Hehe... I've actually never checked PM's before today, so had quite a few to read :)

    Anyways, good luck -- hopefully we will be classmates :) (Oh, and to answer your question: 37 and 3.9, and UCSD has been my #2 choice from the start, love it!)
     
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    and oh yeah, don't even think of stealing my UCSD avatar! :)
     

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