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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jonquille, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. jonquille

    jonquille Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Has anyone heard anything more from UMass lately?
     
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  3. jrazz

    jrazz Member 7+ Year Member

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    Nothing...and it is driving me crazy. I can't believe how long they take. I called last week and the woman said I will hear any time between now and Mid-May. When I tried to get more specific information from her, she just repeated "Between now and Mid-May". WTF???? This is getting ridiculous!!!!!
     
  4. gooseHC

    gooseHC Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    still have heard diddly squat from UMass and it's killing me. That May 15th deadline is approaching and I'd like to hear SOMETHING..a waitlist would be more comforting than hearing not a single word since December!!!!!
     
  5. paige

    paige Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    just got the waitlist letter today -- anyone else?

    does anyone know how active their waitlist is?
     
  6. rs3

    rs3 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I remember someone on this board saying that about half the entering class for UMass is off the waitlist. I'm not sure how accurate this is. I haven't heard anything either...no acceptance...no waitlist and no rejection (thank goodness!!) I'm not sure if they even reject people after interviews, does anyone know? I don't know how much longer they're going to keep us hanging..but I'll be calling every week until I find out <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  7. rs3

    rs3 Member 7+ Year Member

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  8. rs3

    rs3 Member 7+ Year Member

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    I might be missing something...but what happens on May 15th? Supposedly on March 29th the schools were to have selected atleast as many applicants as seats in their entering class, right? So, if we haven't heard yet..and we know we're not on the waitlist (the only other way to get accepted at this point it seems)...is it bad news? I'm going to call UMass today, try to squeeze them for info..keep u posted on how that goes <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  9. hellokitty

    hellokitty Member 7+ Year Member

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    Paige, when was your interview?

    Been waiting since late Jan and am getting pessimistic. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
  10. serpiente

    serpiente Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  11. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear 2K Member 7+ Year Member

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    is umass free tuition for MA residents? i heard someone say that one of the massachusettes school provides free tuition for its students.
     
  12. Nope, it's not free, but it sure is a bargain. Tuition runs around $10,000, but 2/3 of it is in the form of a loan that will be forgiven if you practice for 4 years in MA.
     
  13. gmendese

    gmendese Porn Star 7+ Year Member

    Guys and Gals (not to sound too 50s-ish),

    I know what it is like to be wait listed at UMass, and I know that it sucks. But hang in there. 1/3-1/2, not 1/4, like someone on here stated, of the class comes from the wait list. Most people hear about the wait list between now and the first couple weeks in June. Yes, there's that May 15 thing, but that's not strictly adhered to. MANY people hold multiple acceptances past this date and are never caught. And even if they withdraw around May 15, there is still the U.S. Post Office to deal with and then more paper work. So don't despair, if it's meant to be, it'll happen. I look forward to being in your class! I honestly do.

    Gary
     
  14. jonquille

    jonquille Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Gary,
    Were you waitlisted in previous years? What was your experience with it?
    Thanks.
     
  15. rs3

    rs3 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey everyone,
    I called the admissions office this afternoon and was told that they're still making decisions as to acceptances, rejections and waitlists. They are in the process of formulating the waitlist now, so its not done yet. Again, we should be hearing something by mid-May. In other words, if you haven't heard yet..don't worry too much about it. Unlike what I said before, there is still some hope :) So, good luck guys and hang in there!

    P.S: Thanks for the info Serpiente
     
  16. gmendese

    gmendese Porn Star 7+ Year Member

    I was wait listed last year AND the year before. I never got off of it, but I knew of MANY people who did. I sent in additional letters of rec and even sent a letter stating how much I loved UMass ( I sent the letter when the "end" was near). So, in my opinion, the wait list is ranked, but they'll never tell you that. They always say that they can't give out info on the wait list. But the positions HAVE to be predetermined. I tried so hard and it never worked out. Best of luck.

    Gary
     
  17. gmendese

    gmendese Porn Star 7+ Year Member

    Also, I know of people who got accepted of the list RIGHT away and never sent in additional letters or anything. THat tells me that it's ranked.
     
  18. serpiente

    serpiente Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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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 gmendese:
    I look forward to being in your class! I honestly do.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Does this mean you're deinitely going to UMass and not Jefferson :) ?
     
  19. gmendese

    gmendese Porn Star 7+ Year Member

    Absolutely!

    And hey, did you get the new match list? It seems good...
     
  20. bee

    bee Member 7+ Year Member

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    serpiente and gmendese,
    Have you guys decided if you are going to Umass yet? I am just anxious to find out who some of my classmates will be.

    Bee
     
  21. serpiente

    serpiente Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I am definitely going! No doubts in my mind. My boyfriend and I just bought a townhouse in Worcester so I can't change my mind--he'll kill me!

    G-I haven't seen the new list yet, but I decided that I probably shouldn't be worrying about fourth year before first year has even started!

    I'll see you guys at that mysterious spring orientation meeting. I guess they haven't accepted enough people yet because they haven't even scheduled it...Anyone know anything about it?
     
  22. serpiente

    serpiente Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    To rs3 and others who are interested--I copied this off the Medical Gold Message Board (another premed forum). It was posted by Gower (a semi-knowledgeable ex premed advisor) in response to a poster's question about Umass waitlist activity. Again I would take it with a grain of salt because I don't know if it is reliable or not:

    "U Mass Neither rank-ordered nor broken into priority groups. A letter of intent is needed and should be sent promptly. If you wish to enhance your application do so promptly only by
    submitting evidence of significant accomplishment occurring since application. Greatest movement: early May; in 2001, 14 accepted between May 15-June 1, and another 12 June 15-August 15.
    Send updated info in writing how you can be reached at all times and indicating your continuing interest during the summer."
     
  23. gmendese

    gmendese Porn Star 7+ Year Member

    Yeah, I've decided on UMass for sure. And serpiente, the new match list is quite impressive, actually. Lost of good residencies. No one matched in derm though (although who knows if anyone even tried. I'm only mentioning derm becuase you mentioned it to me before). See you all at orientation (if we ever get anything about it)
     
  24. gooseHC

    gooseHC Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    gmendese, when did you hear about the waitlist in previous years?? i really can't believe that I haven't heard a peep from them and it's been almost 5 months since my interview! This waiting is terrible!
     
  25. jonquille

    jonquille Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I just learned that I also was placed on the waiting list, and I'm very excited about it. I hope you all will hear soon!
     
  26. SuperGrover

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    I've been waiting awhile for some kind of contact as well--I interviewed back in January. I really really loved UMass, and want to hear something soon, whatever the verdict is! :) With that said, I've got two questions for you all:

    1. Does everyone kind of feel that these late decisions are more likely to be either waitlists or rejections, or is it just me? I haven't heard that *anyone* has gotten in recently, so I wonder if they actually did stick to the 3/29 rule. I hope my sense about this is completely wrong!!

    2. Does it concern anyone that they're taking this long with such a small applicant pool, compared to other schools that need to deal with 5,000 applications? Or does it make you feel like they take more personal care in the selection? Does it change your view of the school at all, in either direction?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  27. rs3

    rs3 Member 7+ Year Member

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    I was thinking the same regarding decisions being made now being either waitlists or rejections. Needless to say I hope this isn't the case. When I called the admissions office I was told that decisions regarding acceptances were also being made now...but I'm not sure if this is just something they say to keep us calm :)
    Well, if anyone else hears anything..please post..see ya <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  28. rs3

    rs3 Member 7+ Year Member

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    For those of you that have been placed on the waiting list recently, when did you interview at the school? Thanks <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  29. hellokitty

    hellokitty Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hi everyone, I just found out that I am waitlisted also.

    I am bummed (since all I have right now are waitlists and no acceptances :( ) but somewhat comforted to know that I still have a chance :) .

    Good luck to all of you who are still waiting :) .
     
  30. gooseHC

    gooseHC Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    So it seems like the only decisions we're hearing of lately are waitlists. Does anyone know of any acceptances being sent out of late? And does anyone know if a majority (or all) interviewees get waitlisted? Do they reject many of those whom they interview???
    okay I'm off to check my mail, maybe they sent something today! :)
     
  31. hellokitty

    hellokitty Member 7+ Year Member

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    I know of one person who was rejected post-interview last year but I don't know what percentage is waitlisted/rejected.
     
  32. rs3

    rs3 Member 7+ Year Member

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    When did you guys (waitlisted recently) interview?
    Thanks <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  33. hellokitty

    hellokitty Member 7+ Year Member

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    interviewed late january. don't remember the exact date.

    :)
     
  34. rs3

    rs3 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the info hellokitty. I called umass again today (they must really not like me now), but I didn't get any new information...the secretary's exact words were "you'll just have to wait." So I guess that's what I'm going to do. Anyone else hear from them? I'm getting desparate now..... :confused:
     
  35. jonquille

    jonquille Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    BUMP.

    Who is waitlisted? Has anyone gotten off the waitlist? Any news?
     
  36. SuperGrover

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    Hi everyone--I forgot to post my update, probably because I was in denial <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> ...in very late April UMass rejected my butt!

    I'm not upset anymore, but at the time I was pretty sensitive about it. Their rejection letter was not excessively kind, making it clear that the rejection was the unanimous and collective decision of everybody involved in looking at my application. It also implied that I might not get in anywhere else, because it suggested that I talk to my premed advisor if all of my med school trials came up short and I needed to re-apply next year. But of course, I'm not bitter. :)

    I still think that UMass is a great place, do not get me wrong. In fact, I thought it was ideal enough for me that I would have considered giving up my admission to UCSF, as well as a full scholarship at another top tier school to go there. Oh well, I suppose it is not the place for me, though, *sniff*.

    You all seem like wonderful people, and I congratulate all of you who've been accepted as well as waitlisted, which in my opinion is quite an accomplishment. I'm looking forward to being your eventual colleague, even if I can't be your classmate. Best of luck, everyone!
     

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