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  1. grebes4lyfe

    grebes4lyfe PennVet c/o 2023

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    OMG IM SO EXCITED FOR EVERYONE AND I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL (who decide to matriculate) THIS FALL!!!!!
     
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    gotadognamedbiden TBD c/o 2023

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    Yeeeeesss!!! Congrats to a fellow 2/1 interviewee!
     
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    I also got accepted!!!!!!! Congrats everyone!
     
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    grebes4lyfe PennVet c/o 2023

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    Anyone know how strict they actually are with quarter credits for pre-reqs? I took biochem on a quarter credit system and have 4 quarter credits but they require 5.
    Is this going to actually be an issue??
    It’s the only class I took on a quarter system so I didn’t realize at the time that it made a difference, and I got an A+!
     
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  5. ajs513

    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    Now that we’re talking about admissions pre-requisites, I just want to check something. I know a bachelor’s isn’t required for matriculation, only the pre-requisite classes. I was supposed to finish my bachelor’s in May but due to some extenuating family circumstances I didn’t finish one class, and was going to finish it at some point last semester or this semester. I never did since I got accepted and it doesn’t seem like my acceptance was contingent upon completing my BS. This shouldn’t be a problem, right? I’ve completed all of the pre-requisites, got accepted, and that’s it, right?
     
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    Shouldn’t be a problem, but check with admissions to be sure. I know a lot of people in my class had problems with classes not being accepted, etc. They all ended up being in the class, but some needed to take online courses over the summer.
     
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    Contact Rob in admissions and he can review your transcripts. I ended up having to do one last spring quarter class for a similar issue.
     
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    If a bachelors isn’t required and the class you didn’t finish wasn’t a prereq, you should be good. Should contact the school just to be safe though, but if it’s not something required it likely will be okay.
     
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  9. ajs513

    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    @SkiOtter @Skimble
    Yea I figured that was the case. I just emailed him so I guess I’ll hear back tomorrow. I just have family breathing down my neck saying “are you SURE you don’t have to finish that class to go to Penn?” My answer to them is yes! But that little voice of doubt in the back of my head is really loud now...
     
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    OOS ACCEPTANCE!!! :)
     
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    grebes4lyfe PennVet c/o 2023

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    Were you required to take an extra course with the credits being this close?
    The course was literally 2 weeks shy of a full semester and I didn’t realize they were on the quarter system since it was a one-off post-bacc class.
    I’m definitely kicking myself right now.
     
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    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    Update: good news! Rob got back to me and said that it’s not a problem, 90 credits and the required courses are all that’s needed to matriculate. He said it’s not common, but it’s okay.
    You better believe I sent a screenshot of that email to everyone in my family so they can calm down and let ME calm down too!
     
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    grebes4lyfe PennVet c/o 2023

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    Talked to rob also.... I gotta take more biochem. Bleh.
    Plus side: I can re-take biochem 1 on a semester system and it will count. I also only need a C.
     
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    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    At least you know for sure and can get it taken care of. If something that little were to stop you from going to Penn in the fall, I’m sure you’d be even more frustrated!
     
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    grebes4lyfe PennVet c/o 2023

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    I know. I was freaking out a little last night bc it was too late to call :p
     
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    I'm happy this worked out for you, but just something to keep in mind--- I know someone who was in a similar situation as you who didn't finish their bachelors. Everything was fine for her school, but her husband got transferred for work. When she looked into transferring vet schools, she wasn't able to make the switch because the vet school she wanted to go to required a bachelors.
    I've also heard of similar issues with people trying to get other degrees in addition to their DVM, like a masters. Some programs require a bachelors degree!

    You know what's best for you, but just keep this in mind if finishing your degree is still feasible. Good luck either way!
     
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    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    Yea I’ve made sure to look into all of the possible issues with this. Luckily I don’t have plans to go for an advanced degree, just my VMD. My only other plans are residency if I decide that I want to continue down the specialist path. I definitely appreciate the info though!
     
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    Does anyone have an idea when final rejections will be sent out? (No interview)
     
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    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    Last year they went out at differing times. Some people got them at the very end of January. It seems like others got them in early March once all interviews were done and offers were extended.
     
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    anyone know how to join the Facebook group? Thanks!
     
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    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    Give it some time. One of the admins will invite everyone who got accepted this wave via email. For me it was Wednesday.
     
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    staff_wielder PennVet c/o 2022!

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    Sorry dude :/ The time/money sink isn't ideal, but don't worry it will be good review. Biochem hits hard first semester so you'll be better prepared.
     
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    Thank you~ lol just too excited
     
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    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    It’s alright! I did the same thing. I actually found the group by searching for it on Facebook but it didn’t make a difference because I got added to the group after the email was sent out anyway.
     
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    Hi, does anyone know if Penn sends any information about financial aid/scholarships before April 15th? Or will you have to accept a seat first before finding out?
     
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    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    I would contact Nichole to see what she says
     
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    Does Penn track? And if anyone has chosen Penn already would you mind sharing exactly what sold you? Thanks!
     
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    chocolatemus UPenn c/o 2022

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    They should send you information. I believe there is also a link to a website in the acceptance letter they send you to an admitted students page that has financial information.
     
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    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    To my knowledge speaking with the student admissions reps, they do track. What sold me was the fact that it’s extremely well known and prestigious in the area, and also around the country. It has a lot of history, I love the city (I live in center city anyway), and everyone at Penn just seems so smart at a base level. They have incredible programs like feline renal transplantation and also do some cool large animal stuff, which I don’t care much about since including small animal but it’s still cool. Also my girlfriend is going to temple for her Masters so that’s an added convenience.
     
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    grebes4lyfe PennVet c/o 2023

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    I might have misheard, but I thought they didn’t track. That everyone had to do all of the rotations and get the same exposure and experience.

    I could be mistaken though.
     
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    They sort of track, but not really. There are core rotations in small and large animal that everyone has to do, but for your clinical year you can be large animal, small animal, food animal, equine or mixed. Each has its own set of required rotations, but everyone does LA medicine, SA medicine (4weeks), small and large animal surgery, and LA ECC. I forget if everyone takes SA emergency or not.
     
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    When did you guys received the official acceptance letter? I live in Pennsylvania right now..... but will move to another place soon..... so I am afraid that I cannot get the letter
     
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    Glad you got that figured out early. The quarter system doesn't start until March so you can still do that if you can't get in on a semester course. I took both biochem I and II online so if you are employed currently, that might be a good option.
     
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    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    I live in philly and got mine on Saturday I think, so a week after my interview.
     
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    Ok, thanks!!!!
     
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    Hi everyone! This is my first post on this thread, but I have been following it for a few weeks. I'm an IS, 2nd- time applicant (moved to PA this August so I was OOS last year). I have yet to hear back from Penn this year and know one other person who hasn't as well. My rejection last year was sent out after they finished the interviews( ~ Jan 30th- 1st week of Feb?). Seeing everyone's updates have been really helpful for me in trying to figure out what days they send out interview invites. Congrats to everyone who has gotten in so far!!
     
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    Hi everyone! I got into my in-state school, so I just cancelled my interview at Penn next weekend. They said that someone else will likely be offered my spot, so good luck to everyone here who hasn't heard anything yet!
     
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    OOS denied.
    Best of luck to those of you that have already been accepted and those interviewing soon!!
     
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    Tru108 Class of 2023!!!!

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    How did you find out?
     
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    Via email
     
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    grebes4lyfe PennVet c/o 2023

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    I’m sorry mutts :(
    Good luck with UGA and VMCVM!!!
     
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    I didn't believe it after previous interviews but today was the least stressful one I've done and I loved all the time we got to spend with current students. I fell in love with the school and city! I hope everyone else had a great experience today too!
     
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    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    The interview was seriously great when I had it. Sort of loaded since they grilled me with medical questions to test my knowledge (which surprised me since other schools didn’t do that). I’m glad you had a great experience like a lot of us!
     
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    What kind of medical knowledge??
     
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    ajs513 PennVet c/o 2023

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    They asked me what I do as a tech, if I monitor anesthesia, which agents we use, how do I know when each is contraindicated, which organs the bloodwork is checking, which values are for which organ, etc. VERY specific medical stuff that I luckily knew because my doctor is incredibly helpful and has encouraged me to learn all of that stuff. I don’t think it would’ve counted against me if I didn’t know, but it definitely was a bonus that I did. I think they wanted to check to see what I learned from my 3,500 hours since that’s a lot of hours to spend not actually learning anything.
     
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    Is next week the last set of interviews? Still on hold and wondering when I should expect to hear back!
     
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    IS acceptance. Interviewed on 2/8. Got the call at 11:30
     
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    I’m sorry to hear. Did you interview?
     
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    Nope - it said they’re no longer considering my application
     
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    IS accepted!! Interviewed 2/8 and got the call this morning!
     

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