forks4spoons

Followin' the dream. UTCVM c/o 2023!!!
10+ Year Member
Sep 24, 2008
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Hey, y'all! I know it's forever away, but I thought I'd get this party started! :hardy:

Third application cycle's a charm - I hope!

Looking forward to meeting everyone. :)

:love::love:
 
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kathryno

UTCVM c/o 2018???
Apr 4, 2012
82
38
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Pre-Veterinary
You got this! Third time is a charm!

Third time is definitely a charm. :luck::luck::luck:
 
Dec 19, 2011
10
3
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Pre-Veterinary
Hey, y'all! I know it's forever away, but I thought I'd get this party started! :hardy:

Third application cycle's a charm - I hope!

Looking forward to meeting everyone. :)
Third time for me too!! And after 2 years of basically straight rejections, I'm 3 for 3 on interviews so far... I think 3rd time will be the charm fingers crossed!! Best of luck to you! (and makes me feel better that i'm not the only one whos been trying over and over!)
 

Jamr0ckin

UTK c/o 2016
5+ Year Member
Mar 21, 2010
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East TN
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Third time for me too!! And after 2 years of basically straight rejections, I'm 3 for 3 on interviews so far... I think 3rd time will be the charm fingers crossed!! Best of luck to you! (and makes me feel better that i'm not the only one whos been trying over and over!)
I got in on my fourth try, so its totally possible!

They revamped the admissions process and points system, so it may be beneficial to several of you!
 
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kathryno

UTCVM c/o 2018???
Apr 4, 2012
82
38
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Pre-Veterinary
How did they revamp it??? Can you give specifics? I've been trying to strengthen my application based on what Dr. Brace told me last year. Went to admissions to talk to Deborah Shepherd and she just told me interview dates had changed!
 

Jamr0ckin

UTK c/o 2016
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Mar 21, 2010
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414
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How did they revamp it??? Can you give specifics? I've been trying to strengthen my application based on what Dr. Brace told me last year. Went to admissions to talk to Deborah Shepherd and she just told me interview dates had changed!
Well, they are doing packet reviews this year. GPA and GRE are only 33% instead of 67%. File/packet score is another 33%, and the remainder is interview score.

We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and goals.
 

kathryno

UTCVM c/o 2018???
Apr 4, 2012
82
38
Status
Pre-Veterinary
Well, they are doing packet reviews this year. GPA and GRE are only 33% instead of 67%. File/packet score is another 33%, and the remainder is interview score.

We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and goals.

Oh this is the best news! That's just what I needed!!! :D Thanks so much!!!!
 

Must Love Dogs

SGU SVM c/o 2018!
Jun 9, 2010
103
7
Ohio
Status
Veterinary Student
I think I got my interview invite in early March last year (for an interview in late march)...if I was on my computer instead of my phone, I'd check for sure. But UTK's are usually later that the other schools. They had the interview week posted on their website last year, but who knows with how much things change from year to year!
 

Jamr0ckin

UTK c/o 2016
5+ Year Member
Mar 21, 2010
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414
East TN
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I think I got my interview invite in early March last year (for an interview in late march)...if I was on my computer instead of my phone, I'd check for sure. But UTK's are usually later that the other schools. They had the interview week posted on their website last year, but who knows with how much things change from year to year!
I'm pretty sure interviews will be earlier this year, but not sure.
 
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kathryno

UTCVM c/o 2018???
Apr 4, 2012
82
38
Status
Pre-Veterinary
So I'm guessing things like study abroad, research experience, internships, volunteer jobs, other jobs, clubs etc will count towards more of the final decision then this year?
 
Nov 20, 2012
35
14
Southeast United States
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Pre-Veterinary
I think I got my interview invite in early March last year (for an interview in late march)...if I was on my computer instead of my phone, I'd check for sure. But UTK's are usually later that the other schools. They had the interview week posted on their website last year, but who knows with how much things change from year to year!
I spoke to Deborah Shepherd a month or so ago (had to ask her an admission-related question), and she informed me that interviews are around January 21st this year :heckyeah:
 

sblove17

Ohio State CVM c/o 2018!
Oct 23, 2012
377
282
Status
Veterinary Student
Who else had a heart attack after receiving the e-mail that was sent out earlier today?? At least they are informing us of their methods/timeline!
 
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dalmatiandoc17

Ohio State c/o 2018!
Mar 14, 2013
349
227
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Who else had a heart attack after receiving the e-mail that was sent out earlier today?? At least they are informing us of their methods/timeline!
I did! haha. Although I wish interviews weren't QUITE so early, one reason I chose UT was so I could not have it conflict/bunch up with other interviews if I get them.
 

kathryno

UTCVM c/o 2018???
Apr 4, 2012
82
38
Status
Pre-Veterinary
I definitely did. And it wouldn't even open up at first!
 

Crystalight33

UTK c/o 2017!!
5+ Year Member
Dec 22, 2012
206
65
Tennessee
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Veterinary Student
Last year they sent out e-mail invites. Even though interviews are a lot earlier this year, I believe they will still send out emails.
 
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kathryno

UTCVM c/o 2018???
Apr 4, 2012
82
38
Status
Pre-Veterinary
Does anyone know if it's just the gpa that decides the interview invite or is it gpa and packet review?? And also do this semester's grades get factored into decisions?
 
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Crystalight33

UTK c/o 2017!!
5+ Year Member
Dec 22, 2012
206
65
Tennessee
Status
Veterinary Student
Does anyone know if it's just the gpa that decides the interview invite or is it gpa and packet review?? And also do this semester's grades get factored into decisions?
In the past it has been just the academics scores (overall GPA, phys sci GPA, GRE, etc.) that determined your interview invite. Then your personal statement, letters of rec, experience, etc. were included in your interview score. Now that they have changed things, I don't know if that is still the case.

As far as current semester grades, they will definitely factor into your final score, but I don't think they will affect your interview invite. I would probably check with Deborah Shepherd though.
 

Jamr0ckin

UTK c/o 2016
5+ Year Member
Mar 21, 2010
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414
East TN
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Does anyone know if it's just the gpa that decides the interview invite or is it gpa and packet review?? And also do this semester's grades get factored into decisions?
Its packet scores and GPA that determine interview invites this year.
 
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skittles12

UTCVM class of 2014
Apr 30, 2010
356
12
Status
Veterinary Student
Also interesting--this year, the interview team will have a senior student participating as well!
 
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sblove17

Ohio State CVM c/o 2018!
Oct 23, 2012
377
282
Status
Veterinary Student
Is it snail mail or email?? Good luck to everyone :)
The email we got said they will mail out notifications this week so I'm assuming...snail mail :-(
You know what they say about assuming things... ;)

Be optimistic. E-mail is the way to go these days!! :D
Haha!!! I keep refreshing my email anyways!:)
Since I'm a crazy person and obsessed, I called Deborah to ask if interview invites will be mailed or e-mailed. She said.... they are being sent both ways! So we can keep refreshing our e-mails AND stalking the mailman ;):thumbup::luck::luck::luck:
 
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kathryno

UTCVM c/o 2018???
Apr 4, 2012
82
38
Status
Pre-Veterinary
Grrrr i based a lot of decisions on the old interview process so now I'm nervous... Not sure what's going to happen now...

Refresh, refresh, refresh... :(
 

wolfpackprevet

5+ Year Member
Feb 27, 2013
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Raleigh, NC
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Well I'm trying to plan flight stuff too because I'm going to be in Ohio until the 19th, so if I could just go back via Tennessee (if I get an interview -fingers crossed-), it would be a lot easier.
 

wolfpackprevet

5+ Year Member
Feb 27, 2013
144
116
28
Raleigh, NC
Status
Veterinary Student
Thank you for calling, Got my first rejection yesterday so I'm really hoping for this one, and it's good to know when to expect the final word!
Of course, glad to share the benefits of my crazy with everyone. Deborah didn't seem overly amused, oops. And I'm sorry about your news, but hopefully this one will be better!!! It'll all work out in the end for all of us somehow. :)
 
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