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chrissystar

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any1 tired of waiting?

i submitted all my apps around december.. and wrote the OAT late jan. maybe im just really eager...

it is only feb!

anyone in the same boat? n waiting to hear for an interview?
 

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ahh, u should definitely called...

i kept waiting for SUNY and i called and be like is my application complete, is there anything else that needs to be handed in?

they checked and they go ill let the admission committee review it...and within a week they told me that they wont invite me for an interview...
so even though it was bad news, im happy i knew instead of waiting...

good luck to you~~
 

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do u mind sharing your stats? i did well on the OAT, but i dont have a very high gpa... so im worried. :(
 
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I am not thrilled at waiting either. I submitted my apps in Nov. and took the OAT at the end of Dec. I finally heard back from SUNY ("early grades too low") a few weeks ago but am still waiting to hear back from ICO and NECO. In my correspondence with Dr. Denial, she told me that although there were some good points in my application, she knows that the admissions committee will be concerned with my first two years of college (she also asked if I had any comment about it). Nice to know that they'll at least consider my application with bad grades but who knows how much they can forgive. I suppose I could just take even more classes after I graduate.

Unfortunately, both ICO and NECO told me that my file will be reviewed again in March in the next review cycle.

I guess it would have paid off more to submit my applications at the beginning of the application period rather than the middle. To all applicants in the years to follow: apply early! you never know how long it will take for them to receive all your app. materials and when they get them, you can't count on getting a response any time soon. The sooner you submit everything, the higher your chances at getting a seat in the first round.

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Best,
Jeff
 

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i have all of you beat. i applied in aug/sept and theres still some schools im waiting on. its a neverending wait i tell you :/ but keep your chin up :)
 

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ahh, u should definitely called...

i kept waiting for SUNY and i called and be like is my application complete, is there anything else that needs to be handed in?

they checked and they go ill let the admission committee review it...and within a week they told me that they wont invite me for an interview...
so even though it was bad news, im happy i knew instead of waiting...

good luck to you~~

i just emailed Dr.Johnston. He said my first year grades were too low and the committee decided not to consider my application further without the results of this year's grades....

here's the problem tho... is that my last term's grades havent even arrived at SUNY yet!

any one have any suggestions? should i ask them to reconsider after they have seen my grades? my last year's grades were waaay better than first years...

SUNY was my first choice :(
 

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that's so messed up. so they just said "we can't take anyone with 1st yr grades that are low" without reading anything else?? refund : (
 

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What were ur first year grades like? What is your pre-req GPA is u dont mind posting?
 

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i had about a 70% average in first year....

but each year they've improved significantly...

my gpa 2nd and 3rd years were 3.3+
 

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hi chrissy, aren't you glad you called? at least now you know. be happy though! you still have so many other options...I wish schools would offer a free prescreening application based on grades and OAT scores alone so we can save the moneyyyy
 

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hi chrissy, aren't you glad you called? at least now you know. be happy though! you still have so many other options...I wish schools would offer a free prescreening application based on grades and OAT scores alone so we can save the moneyyyy

it kinda ruined my whole day... SUNY was my #1 choice :(... and i wanted an interview... even to at least visit new york. :(
 

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with those stats you should at least get an interview. suny is probably almost filled up by now.
 

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dont feel bad...at least you got to speak with them. i called them last feb to ask when apps started and the admissions office told me aug when they actually started in may. i applied in july and they rejected me before my oat score was even sent. i like the prescreening idea. what a waste of money suny was.
 

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oh chrissy! be happpy!!! new york isn't as glorious as it seems to be...the cost of living is wicked high...and you'll probably be too busy during optometry school to enjoy the nyc life. You can always reapply or move there for your externship. keep your chin up!
 

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got my rejection letter from suny today. yay happy friday :thumbdown:

and PCO keeps sending random junk in big packets. that is sort of irritating cause' it gives me the wrong idea.

AHh.....
 

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got my rejection letter from suny today. yay happy friday :thumbdown:

and PCO keeps sending random junk in big packets. that is sort of irritating cause' it gives me the wrong idea.

AHh.....

me too...

what kind of junk are they sending you? i second that! lol
 

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On wednesday they sent me an application packet, and on friday they sent me a catalog. (once again, in big nice envelopes) what's next. a big letter saying oh, we don't really want you. :idea:
 

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wait.. you got that stuff... after you've had an interview?


i got all that like before i got an interview...

weird
 

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I also got mail from PCO in big envelopes. The ironic part is that I got my acceptance letter in a standard sized one! So small is better, atleast for PCO!
 

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nope no interview (yet?) i sent in my apps late january. well... i hope i get an interview. that would be nice.
 

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nope no interview (yet?) i sent in my apps late january. well... i hope i get an interview. that would be nice.


yeah i got all that information stuff... then soon after received an inviation for an interview...
 
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