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Ok...so I am post interview waiting for some kind of response from the school. From the way it looks so far on here, it seems that the school calls to tell you that you have been accepted and it seems to be taking around 3 weeks or so. I was just wondering if they definately call you or if they only call some people and send others letters and if it has been longer than 3 weeks or so for some of you. Also, how do they send out rejections, email or snail mail? Thanks, I appreciate the help!
 

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MDROSE said:
Ok...so I am post interview waiting for some kind of response from the school. From the way it looks so far on here, it seems that the school calls to tell you that you have been accepted and it seems to be taking around 3 weeks or so. I was just wondering if they definately call you or if they only call some people and send others letters and if it has been longer than 3 weeks or so for some of you. Also, how do they send out rejections, email or snail mail? Thanks, I appreciate the help!
I interviewed 11/18 and got a call from the dean 12/9. So that is pretty quick turnaround with thanksgiving. They call right after the admissions committee makes a decision, then they send you the acceptance packet in the mail (it arrives couple days after the call). As far as rejections go, i assume just standard mail.

If you are in-state, then your chances of getting in are very high, they have stepped up their pre-interview screening.
 

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Could you clarify what you mean by "if you're instate you have a good chance of getting in? Is that after an interview, or if you get secondaries so on etc? I'm a MN resident
 
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Sartre79 said:
Could you clarify what you mean by "if you're instate you have a good chance of getting in? Is that after an interview, or if you get secondaries so on etc? I'm a MN resident
I was referring to post interview. At the interview they said that this year they wanted to interview less people, and to be more selective when giving interviews. So they screen to give secondaries, then more screening for interview.
 

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I have noticed the few SDN'rs that have gotten in were accepted about 3 weeks after their interview. On interview day, however, the dean of admissions told us 4-8 weeks and the website says 6-8 weeks. I am hoping those are the worst case scenarios and that (assuming acceptance) the phone calls will come sooner than that, as they did for the people on these boards.

Ahh I really want to get into this school. In-stater....
 

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I got secondaries, but doubt I will get an interview. I have a 3.9 with a 22Q...grad degrees and all the EC trimmings. I was suprised to get a secondary. Just can't imagine UM-TC admitting anybody with a 22Q.
 

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I got secondaries, but doubt I will get an interview. I have a 3.9 with a 22Q...grad degrees and all the EC trimmings. I was suprised to get a secondary. Just can't imagine UM-TC admitting anybody with a 22Q.
If it's any consolation the MCAT is probably one of the easiest parts of your application to improve. GPA and ECs are things you either have or don't, and you have. If you don't think you're going to get in this cycle then start studying now for the MCAT. That's my (completely unsolicited) advice....
 

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Yeah...I plan to start studying again for the April MCAT...right after my OChem II final.
 

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What are the odds for OOS applicant with interviews. I am interviewing there on Dec. 22 and I'm starting to think I am wasting my time...
I don't know what the actual odds are but as another person mentioned the pre-interview screening has gotten more stringent over the last few years, so getting an interview at all means you're much closer to acceptance at the U of MN then in past years.
 

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What are the odds for OOS applicant with interviews. I am interviewing there on Dec. 22 and I'm starting to think I am wasting my time...
You are NOT wasting your time. If you got an interview there, they really like you!! If you're worried about money, for OOS it still cheaper than most private schools, and they do give 25 OOS scholarships that will give you in state tuition, so thats cool. They also have this graduate assistanceship thing, where you get invovled with research and put in 10 hours a week, and it will take about 3,000 dollars off your tuition. U of MN is just an amazing school, everything I hear about it just makes me more excited. In conclusion, interview there!! who is your interviewer?
 

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Thanks for the info everyone! I think I'm just on pins and needles since it's finals week and it's also the 3rd week post interview from a school that said they'd take about 4 weeks and it's the 7th week post interview from 2 schools that said they'd take about 8 weeks. I just don't know what to do with myself. Though, is there anyone out there who has gotten an acceptance from the U of Minn after 3-4 weeks? Just a question...thanks again though!
 

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MDROSE said:
Thanks for the info everyone! I think I'm just on pins and needles since it's finals week and it's also the 3rd week post interview from a school that said they'd take about 4 weeks and it's the 7th week post interview from 2 schools that said they'd take about 8 weeks. I just don't know what to do with myself. Though, is there anyone out there who has gotten an acceptance from the U of Minn after 3-4 weeks? Just a question...thanks again though!
I was accepted by phone about 3 weeks after interviewing, and then 4 weeks for the mail to actually come. That was back in Oct/Nov time frame though, now you have delays cuz of holiday's, etc. Don't fret, you will find out soon! Concentrate on finals!
 

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They also have this graduate assistanceship thing, where you get invovled with research and put in 10 hours a week, and it will take about 3,000 dollars off your tuition.

Really?? $3,000/term or /year?? Is this info on their website?
 

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I interviewed 3-4 weeks ago and have not heard yet. Does anyone know if the dean usually calls on specific days or times? I think they have my home #, but i'm at work during the days. Also, rejections and wait list letters come via snail mail from what i understand. good luck and hopefully we will hear before the holidays :)
 

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mintendo said:
Really?? $3,000/term or /year?? Is this info on their website?
How does a Graduate Assistantship position affect my financial aid?

If you work 195 hours (25% time, which is the most the Medical School allows students to work), you will be eligible to receive a tuition benefit in the amount of $2862 for the 2005-06 academic year. The tuition benefit is considered financial aid and could affect your loan eligibility. Make sure to inform your financial aid counselor if you are working in a graduate assistantship position, otherwise you may be billed due to an over-award of financial aid. For additional information regarding graduate assistantships, please refer to the Handbook for Graduate Assistantships available from the Graduate Assistant Office, located at 200 Donhowe Building, 319 - 15th Ave SE (phone 612-624-7070) or at their Web site www1.umn.edu/ohr/gao.
 

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StrssdOut said:
My interviewer is Dr. Stephen Katz . I haven't had any time to look him up with finals and such. Have you heard anything about him?
I haven't heard of him, sorry. Check on the interview reviews, you may find someone who had him.
 
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