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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by gradM.S., Jun 6, 2002.

  1. gradM.S.

    gradM.S. Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Has anybody been getting off any?
     
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  3. Stanford Fencer

    Stanford Fencer Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    still waiting.. but can't think of why there'd be much changes beyond this point :cool:
     
  4. ehop242

    ehop242 Junior Member

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    I'm anxiously waiting as an out-of-state for UNC. The admissions office has told me on several occasions that they traditionally do not have any waitlist movement until July at the earliest. Can anyone explain this, considering most deposits have already been collected by that time?
     
  5. cusp of carabelli

    cusp of carabelli D.M.D. 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by ehop242:
    <strong>I'm anxiously waiting as an out-of-state for UNC. The admissions office has told me on several occasions that they traditionally do not have any waitlist movement until July at the earliest. Can anyone explain this, considering most deposits have already been collected by that time?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The reason for the atrition at that time is partly b/c of those students that did not perform to the dental school's standards for their grades during the final quarter/semester/year. since some acceptances are conditional that you achieve a certain grade level, if you don't get there, then they can take the acceptance away and open up a spot. Also there are still some people with deposits at one place and on the waitlist at another....like you...waiting for the waitlist to move. If they get in off the list, then they would probably drop the spot at school A and take the spot at school b...thus opening a spot for someone on the waitlist at school A. :p
    (hope that wasn't too confusing...) of course there are various other reasons spots open up late...for some...they change their mind and think dentistry is not for them and drop out....whatever the reason...to each his/her own... :)
     
  6. gryffindor

    gryffindor Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    Out of a starting class of 90, I can think of at least five students who got accepted to our class after July. One was called the day b/f orientation, two others were called after orientation had already started. There are probably more students who got off the waitlist later in the summer and are currently in my class, but after two years of dental school, we just don't talk very much about dental school application/acceptance stories any more. (Our stories are beginning to change to "What did you do in clinic today?" & "When are we gonna get outta here?") So don't give up all hope!
     
  7. StarGirl

    StarGirl ..... 10+ Year Member

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    oh dear god... i hope you're wrong cusp of carabelli... i hope all that the schools really don't kick you out for not getting certain grades...
    does columbia kick people out if they get C's? D's? ek...
    sigh

    just remember people applying now... try to speard your classes around this yr and not wait till the final quarter to take all your hard classes.... sigh <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     

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