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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by ALI, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. ALI

    ALI Senior Member
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    Do the schools wait until dec 1 to reject you?
    I have received interview invite from most of schools except Upenn. What should I say when I contact them?? I know I can't request an interview, so how should I approach them without sounding too desperate?
     
  2. gobiz

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    Hi Ali...

    We are in same boat...

    I called them a couple of days ago ...they answered me just like "your application is being reviewed and we will contact you soon..." That's it...somewhat strange to me...because I know upenn is really quick in sending interview invites letter...isn't it?

    Good luck in your other schools...
     
  3. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA
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    There maybe two reasons for this:

    1.) They are overloaded with work

    2.) They have your application in a pile, but will wait until they receive more before deciding if they want to call you for a interview.

    UPENN is one of those schools that if you apply really really early, they will contact you really really early as well. I applied the second day and sent in my supplementary July 20 and got my interview invite August 20 and interviewed there September 20.

    I would not annoy them, but just wait until the end of October before picking up the phone.

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    ALI Senior Member
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    Thanks guys
    Gobiz: thanks your reply. I am sure you deserve to get an interview at Upenn. Good to know I am not alone.

    Desi: I ll wait. What you wrote does make sense
     
  5. crimson

    crimson What up Smokey!
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    I completed my secondary two weeks ago and haven't heard anything. My DAT scores are still pending so my wait is going to be a long one. I am sure ALI you will get some word soon. But waiting sucks :cool:
     
  6. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA
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    crimson,

    I would give it about 2-4 more weeks. UPENN is pretty quick to set your file up and if you have all your credentials in then they will send your file for review and that takes about a week or so. I hope all of you hear from them soon. It is a great school and if you can get both Temple and UPENN interviews at the same time then that is even better so you don't have to fly back and fourth and waste money. Both schools are located less than 5 miles of each other. Good luck.

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    Hey guys, do you know how I can get past the lady that answers the admissions hotline for Penn? Is there any other person(s) there that answers the phone? If so, how/whem can I reach them?

    My problem is that I can't understand her accent and I'm simply unable to get my point across.
     
  8. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA
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    That lady is Elsie, she is one of the nicest and helpful people I've encountered yet. Her accent is not bad. There is another administrator named Ramona, who is helpful as well.

    The admissions director is Corky Cacas but it is hard to get through to her.

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