Rayprevet

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May 24, 2019
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I couldn’t find a 2024 thread, so I figured I should start one for those of us who are placed on the alternate list this cycle! Schools are starting to release decisions so I wanted a space where we could update each other!

I’m an OOS alternate at K-State, unranked
 
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Fz94

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I couldn’t find a 2024 thread, so I figured I should start one for those of us who are placed on the alternate list this cycle! Schools are starting to release decisions so I wanted a space where we could update each other!

I’m an OOS alternate at K-State, unranked
Same...its quite disappointing especially since I interviewed at KSU for the second time. I hope they start releasing decisions soon but the email says April15th is when they would start calling out alternates.
 
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Rayprevet

Hopeful c/o 2024
May 24, 2019
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Same...its quite disappointing especially since I interviewed at KSU for the second time. I hope they start releasing decisions soon but the email says April15th is when they would start calling out alternates.
I know it’s really hard to not be disappointed, I took a day to be sad about it I’m just really hopeful there will be good movement on the waitlist for us OOS, sending you good vibes!!
 
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Jan 18, 2020
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Has there been any movement on waitlists yet or is it still too early? Mizzou OOS alternate
I'm sure not all schools do this, but I think a lot of schools overaccept to some extent so they won't know how many seats are really taken/available until the April 15th deadline and therefore don't move their waitlists much or at all until around or after that date. I think it's especially important in the case of unranked waitlists, where they prefer to assess the entire confirmed student body first and then use that knowledge to pull from the waitlist accordingly, in favor of maximizing diversity. I don't know about Mizzou but NCSU specifically posted about this process in a previous cycle, so I know for sure I'll be waiting quite a while to see any movement :sour:
 
Jan 22, 2020
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Me too! Good luck to you! I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of us.
Are you doing a file review?
Yes I will be filing a review. Good luck to you too! Are you doing one too? I heard from a 1st year at Logan only 3 people got called off the waitlist to attend the Logan campus last cycle. :(
 
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DVM2024

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Sep 6, 2019
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Waitlisted at my dream school (also my in-state), NCSU. It's 20 people and unranked. I definitely wasn't expecting this... needless to say I've been sobbing on and off since I got the email yesterday :( Thankfully, I've been accepted to Tufts (also waitlisted at Cornell and waiting to hear from Purdue and UGA), so I know I'll get to go to vet school this year... but at a much higher financial cost. I thought I had a very strong application (and was feeling confident because of the positive responses from other schools), and I've spent 5 years tailoring my academic and professional careers specifically to NC State. There's a chance to get taken off the waitlist (2 years ago they took 14 in-state people off the waitlist), but it's going to be a long wait and I'm not hopeful. But I can't give up the dream!
 
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Sep 16, 2019
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I just got my waitlist letter in the mail from WSU :nailbiting: I was worried for a bit since it took awhile to arrive! I also emailed the admissions department for an application evaluation just in case! the waiting game continues :dead:
 

DVMdrmn

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Yes I will be filing a review. Good luck to you too! Are you doing one too? I heard from a 1st year at Logan only 3 people got called off the waitlist to attend the Logan campus last cycle. :(
Oh no that's not very many! When did those people hear back and did they do a file review? I do my file review next monday with Dr. Talcott so I'm interested to hear what she will say.
 
Jan 22, 2020
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Oh no that's not very many! When did those people hear back and did they do a file review? I do my file review next monday with Dr. Talcott so I'm interested to hear what she will say.
I am not sure when they heard back or if they did a file review, sorry. But I do know the majority of movement on waitlist is in April around the deadline. Is your file review inpreson? How does it work?
 

ilovebirds

c/o 2024!
Aug 8, 2019
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Waitlisted at my dream school (also my in-state), NCSU. It's 20 people and unranked. I definitely wasn't expecting this... needless to say I've been sobbing on and off since I got the email yesterday :( Thankfully, I've been accepted to Tufts (also waitlisted at Cornell and waiting to hear from Purdue and UGA), so I know I'll get to go to vet school this year... but at a much higher financial cost. I thought I had a very strong application (and was feeling confident because of the positive responses from other schools), and I've spent 5 years tailoring my academic and professional careers specifically to NC State. There's a chance to get taken off the waitlist (2 years ago they took 14 in-state people off the waitlist), but it's going to be a long wait and I'm not hopeful. But I can't give up the dream!
I’ve been avoiding this thread because I am in the same position as you with NCSU. I remember you posted your stats and they were so similar to mine, it gave me a lot of hope seeing the comments people gave you. I was absolutely devastated and took the whole weekend to be depressed AF because NCSU has been my goal and motivation since I was 12. Like you said, my entire application was tailored to them (I even have a crazy word doc with any piece of application advice I’ve ever received from their reps). I am still so shocked, as are all of my mentors/supporters. I’m rambling, but I just want you to know that I feel your pain now facing more than the in-state debt and that’s so scary!! Also, the unranked waitlist is terrifying. Hopefully at least 1/2 of us ISers get off and can live our dreams. My inbox is always open!
 
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DVMdrmn

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Jun 2, 2018
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I am not sure when they heard back or if they did a file review, sorry. But I do know the majority of movement on waitlist is in April around the deadline. Is your file review inpreson? How does it work?
Mine is over the phone. They just told me that she would call me on my cellphone at a like 4pm next Monday.
 
Jan 22, 2020
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I am not sure when they heard back or if they did a file review, sorry. But I do know the majority of movement on waitlist is in April around the deadline. Is your file review inpreson? How does it work?
Mine is over the phone. They just told me that she would call me on my cellphone at a like 4pm next Monday.
Oh oki. Are you also a Utah resident?
 
Feb 16, 2020
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Hi all! I am a first year applicant and waitlisted OOS to midwestern. The waitlist is unranked. Does anyone know anything about how they make there decisions and how much they move through the waitlist?? It’s my first choice for schools and really stressing!
 
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Apr 8, 2019
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Does anyone know when on hold applications post interview at Penn might hear something?
I was at the last wave of interview just this past Friday, 2/14, and Rob said that pretty much after my around of interview, they'll make decisions in regards to the people who they interviewed on that day as well as the ones on hold from previous ones. I'd imagine you should hear back regarding your decision (accepted, rejected, waitlisted) soon, hopefully next week! Best of luck!!
 
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Ohio State waitlist #27- I feel like that place on the waitlist is right on the border, so needless to say I feel like my future is at an ultimate standstill during this waiting period. I go back and forth between feeling hopeful and hopeless.
 
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Hi everyone! After stalking sdn for the past week.. I decided to make an account lol. Thank you for making the 2024 waitlist page! I have been reading the 2023 one! This is my first time applying to vet school. I got waitlisted at virginia-maryland and purdue for OOS :( I have an interview next friday at michigan state so fingers crossed!
 
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DVMdrmn

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Jun 2, 2018
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I did my file review with Washington and Dr. Talcott said she couldn't give me a lot of information, but she said that I am in the top 1/3 of the waitlist. I don't know how many people (Utah residents) are on the waitlist for WSU, but I hope that it's not too many. She told me to "hope for the best and plan for the worst", which I feel like I'm already doing. She also said the waitlist movement is different every year and that we could hear all the way up until August 1st. Keeping all fingers and toes crossed, but also trying to be practical. :/
 

cameronluna

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This is something I absolutely never saw coming, but I am now waitlisted at 4 schools. OOS waitlist at UF, VAMD, Iowa, and now Illinois. Still waiting on a response from LMU. UF is my top choice and VAMD is a close second, but I’d be happy to get accepted to any of them. I’m so discouraged.


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Feb 17, 2020
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IS waitlisted at Mississippi State. Unranked.
Anyone know how many IS alternates MS State usually has? My vet friend that used to be on admin said it wasn’t very many a few years ago. I only know of 3 of us so far...
 

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I'm on the OOS waitlist for Oregon State and on the Idaho resident waitlist for WSU.

I got an email on Monday that OSU ranked the top 25 on the waitlist of 200 people, and if I didn't get an email earlier, I wasn't on that list of the top 25. That prompted me to send an email to Tess Collins about just getting an evaluation of my application, and she responded with:

"Thank you for reaching out. You are currently on our non-resident alternate list, so your application was highly recommended for admission by the reviewer. There were no major areas of concern and the reviewer noted that your grades are very good, you have extensive and diverse animal experiences, numerous extracurricular activities, and solid veterinary experiences especially in large animal. I am attaching a general tip sheet for improving your application and it includes the averages and ranges for our out of state offers this cycle. I would say the one area you could improve upon would be your science GPA. Taking additional science courses and excelling in them will boost that GPA and continue to prepare you for a DVM program. I see that you will be finishing up your MS degree in Animal Sciences this spring, so your planned coursework gives you a good opportunity to do just that."

Which confused me..... I have a 4.0 in my MS while working full time for my University as a research technician. My science GPA is a 3.43 with the inclusion of my undergraduate classes, with only one C my final semester of UG. I basically took her first statement to be "the people who reviewed your application highly recommended we offer you a seat, but we just didn't for no particular reason." Which is very frustrating...
 
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