i bumped a previous topic about admission which a student in their school was able to shed some ight on. hope it helps
I give you this sound warning: give yourselves plenty of time to come down here. Many people have misjudged traffic and were late.
Remember, the closest CTA el stop is a Pink line stop (Polk), not Blue line, unless you fancy a 5-10 minute walk from Medical Center stop. The college is right next to the Polk St. stop.
If you are driving, the closest pay lot is at Wood St. between Roosevelt and Taylor. It is the Wood St. structure. There is also the Paulina St. structure on Paulina between Polk and Taylor. That is actually the hospital lot.
Genesis, I plan to come a day early to get a feel for it. DO u think i would be allowed into the school on thurs even thou my interview is really on Friday. . Do u know the closest airport (ohare of midway) and which hotel or inn i could stay thats closer to the campus. i plan on taking a cab do u think this is a good choice or not.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
any tips for a successful interview? how long does the actual interview take?
my interview date: 3/27
Me too.I have to sign up for a date though and can't until 5:00 pm today. I am not sure if that is good or bad since some already have dates selected. Does anyone know if it's better to go early or all of us will be selectd at the same time.
I'm already nervous
Friday, March 2, Friday, March 23, and Friday, March 30, 2007.
i have a question for any current or alumni students from uic. how strongly/favorably do they consider students who are "older"? and what would be a more appropriate way of explaining an advanced degree that may not be obviously related to pharmacy?
What i have heard from a current uic student that the whole process is on a point system. They assign points for GPA (OGPA,SGPA,Prepharm), PCAT subscores, amount of prepharmacy coursework completed ,the existence of a cultural diversity course, lors,and ec. So after the interview and writing section they add up all the points and take the top 150. Im not sure if this is correct, but this is what i have heard. So my question is.... if they are on a point system and u were number 300 , even if u do awesome on the interview, will the points add up enough to give u an acceptance?!? Has anyone else heard this?does anybody know if uic places more of an importance on a certain factor in a candidates application? i've heard that their selection processes is hard to get a good read on but it seems that they favor high pcat scores rather than high gpas (89 was the avg last year from what i've heard, while 3.3 was the avg gpa)
UIC loves older candidates with advanced degrees. The average age of my class as P1s was about 25/26. W
Is late 20's considered an older candidate? I know I am older than those students who come into the program after two years of prerequisite work. But I have heard there are those students who are in their late 30's and older.
Does each interviewer pretty much ask the same questions? And who are the interviewers usually? Faculty members? Advisors? Are they part of the Admissions Committee? Does any one person's input weigh more heavily than another? (I have heard that this happens at some schools, according to another thread).
I don;t think you should be taking the CTA if you're not familiar with the area..it will just add to your nerves before the interview trying to take the bus and find your way around. Plus the Roosevelt bus is one of those buses you have to be cautious on considering the neighborhoods it goes through...just my 2 cents. A cab ride will be best.I'm assuming your talking about the Best Western at 1100 S Michigan. Walk south to Roosevelt, and catch the number 12 or the number 127 westward bus. Get off at Wood St, and walk a block and a half north on Wood. The college is on the east side of Wood next to the hospital.
Give yourself at least 30-45 minutes. The CTA website has a trip planner, which you can use.
The interviewers will know what undergrad school you went to. Each application to UIC is separate will not impact the other. Just be confident and honest during the interview and you'll be fine.
On the sign in sheet, it will have your name and the name of your undergrad school on it.Will they only know what undergrad school we went too? The rest is closed file? thanks for all your info.