2+ Year Member
- Mar 12, 2017
OOS applicant. 3rd year applying. 1st time to VMCVM.
I am pushing all I have into this cycle too. Good luck to you! I didn't apply to any schools this last cycle and chose to work on increasing the amount of veterinary experience I have. I also did a 1 year professional master's program 2017-2018. Hopefully, those two combinations are enough to make me a more competitive applicant. The first year I applied I was waitlisted at Michigan State and the second time I applied I was waitlisted at Iowa State. This will be my 3rd year applying, hopefully 3rd time is the charm! I see we are applying to a lot of the same schools, maybe we will end up being classmates.2nd time applicant ( found out I was very close to waitlisted for an interview) and im pushing all I have into this cycle.
I thought there was only 1 new essay? I guess I'll just have to wait and see.I need to add that Shelby is the best person I have talked to and not to be afraid to talk to her if you have questions. My review with VMRCVM helped me so much with my application already.
They have new prompts for this year so prepare for 3 essays!
I feel you! Though Illinois has an essay with a 9,999 character limit, so I'm freaking out about that one the most!Hello! I'm a OOS, non-trad, first time applicant. Anyone else overwhelmed by the character count of their three essays? Between all my applications I have roughly 18 to write and VMCVM's essays seem to be the most involved
I don't know! When I applied last year, they had the same thing and I think I made it up to 6,000 characters? And I was anxious about not going the full 9,999! And I'm SO excited to do it again (not)Oh man. Maybe it's meant to be open and they didn't want to put a real limit on it?
I focused on writing what I wanted to write and ended up around 4,700 characters. I interpreted the 9,999 characters as giving us the opportunity to write however much we wanted to, not as a suggestion. Personally, I didn’t fluff to increase my character count, just said what I wanted to say and called it goodI don't know! When I applied last year, they had the same thing and I think I made it up to 6,000 characters? And I was anxious about not going the full 9,999! And I'm SO excited to do it again (not)
The Illinois one is just so you don’t have to worry about running out of space! And also then if you do citations, you don’t have to worry about space! Mine was NOWHERE near that many characters.I feel you! Though Illinois has an essay with a 9,999 character limit, so I'm freaking out about that one the most!
Yes- and my friend and I definitely had a heart attackAnyone else get a confirmation email today that started with congratulations? Almost gave me a heart attack. The good news is it sounds like they hope to have interview invites out by mid-November.