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So does anyone know this year how often the sub-committee meets and how often the main committee meets?? like, if we haven't been rejected by now (4 weeks post int) is it safe to assume we made it to the main committee??
 

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no, you can't assume. they don't reject anyone after the interview only waitlist i think or atleast no rejections til march/april.
 
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My interviewer told me that if you are rejected post-int, you will find out immediately, b/c they don't want to give people false hope from what they believed was a great interview, and making their decisions based on "good feelings" about WashU...
 

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My interviewer told me that if you are rejected post-int, you will find out immediately, b/c they don't want to give people false hope from what they believed was a great interview, and making their decisions based on "good feelings" about WashU...

I don't think this is true. I haven't heard of anybody getting rejected from WashU yet. I just think your interviewer didn't know what he/she was talking about. All rejections probably come in March.
 

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I don't think this is true. I haven't heard of anybody getting rejected from WashU yet. I just think your interviewer didn't know what he/she was talking about. All rejections probably come in March.


lol, damn - this sucks for me then.
 

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My interviewer told me that if you are rejected post-int, you will find out immediately, b/c they don't want to give people false hope from what they believed was a great interview, and making their decisions based on "good feelings" about WashU...

I think he was giving you false hope.:laugh: WashU interviews a ton of people: From USNEWS in 2004 they interviewed 1,168 out of 3,190 applicants. Anyways I haven't heard of anyone being rejected yet. From what I hear on SDN, the review process by WashU is totally random and is not based on when you interviewed.
 

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I think he was giving you false hope.:laugh: WashU interviews a ton of people: From USNEWS in 2004 they interviewed 1,168 out of 3,190 applicants. Anyways I haven't heard of anyone being rejected yet. From what I hear on SDN, the review process by WashU is totally random and is not based on when you interviewed.

I'm actually curious to know how many people who interviewed before christmans got their acceptances in March last year.
 

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Good god! This is bad news for me...I'm curious, did your interviewer say anything to you about their "role" as your interviewer???

Man, come to think of it, I remember my interviewer saying something about "well, we interview a lot of people, and we ONLY have about 30 more acceptances to hand out before we start on the waitlist"...and I remember thinking "great, he/she is telling me that it's gonna be tough".

Is there any hope for me??? I know I was able to get an interview here, but this is the only top school that I interviewed at...I mean, Cornell rejected me, UPenn rejected me, Baylor rejected me, BU same thing - all with no interviews.

Vandy and SLU waitlisted me...I'm starting to think that the only reason WashU interviewed me was b/c I contacted them and let them know I'll be in St.Louis for the SLU interview and they were like "meh, might as well give him one too since he'll be in St.Louis".
 

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Good god! This is bad news for me...I'm curious, did your interviewer say anything to you about their "role" as your interviewer???

Man, come to think of it, I remember my interviewer saying something about "well, we interview a lot of people, and we ONLY have about 30 more acceptances to hand out before we start on the waitlist"...and I remember thinking "great, he/she is telling me that it's gonna be tough".

Is there any hope for me??? I know I was able to get an interview here, but this is the only top school that I interviewed at...I mean, Cornell rejected me, UPenn rejected me, Baylor rejected me, BU same thing - all with no interviews.

Vandy and SLU waitlisted me...I'm starting to think that the only reason WashU interviewed me was b/c I contacted them and let them know I'll be in St.Louis for the SLU interview and they were like "meh, might as well give him one too since he'll be in St.Louis".

Sorry to hear that buddy, but I guess that's bad news for me too. You know with the 30 spots left and all. I interviewed way back in November.

People here on SDN like to think that WashU is totally random, but I like to think otherwise. I think if you get response in 6 weeks you in, if not, you waitlist.

But there's also hope. WashU accepts a lot of people who end up going to Harvard or Hopkins or someplace else and so they end up accepting a lot of people off the waitlist. I don't know but it just sounds stupid to me. Why won't they accept us? I'd probably give my right hand and left leg to go there.
 

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Sorry to hear that buddy, but I guess that's bad news for me too. You know with the 30 spots left and all. I interviewed way back in November.

People here on SDN like to think that WashU is totally random, but I like to think otherwise. I think if you get response in 6 weeks you in, if not, you waitlist.

But there's also hope. WashU accepts a lot of people who end up going to Harvard or Hopkins or someplace else and so they end up accepting a lot of people off the waitlist. I don't know but it just sounds stupid to me. Why won't they accept us? I'd probably give my right hand and left leg to go there.

I hear that man...let's hope that we'll be classmates come august. A lot of people with WashU acceptances also have Duke acceptances - so there is still some hope for us...wait, are you one of those students who interviewed at other top 10 schools??
 

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I hear that man...let's hope that we'll be classmates come august. A lot of people with WashU acceptances also have Duke acceptances - so there is still some hope for us...wait, are you one of those students who interviewed at other top 10 schools??

Haha, one of those people? And you're one of those people who likes plants? JK, I love plant bio. But seriously, don't worry. I met a lot of random people there that came off of the waitlist. One girl, I think she said she hadn't even gotten into any other med schools or smt like that and one day the dean just gave her a call. She hadn't even sent in LOIs or any crap like that. I also met 4 people from the first year class who got off of the waitlist, so there's definitely hope. At least after May.
 

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Haha, one of those people? And you're one of those people who likes plants? JK, I love plant bio. But seriously, don't worry. I met a lot of random people there that came off of the waitlist. One girl, I think she said she hadn't even gotten into any other med schools or smt like that and one day the dean just gave her a call. She hadn't even sent in LOIs or any crap like that. I also met 4 people from the first year class who got off of the waitlist, so there's definitely hope. At least after May.

lol...
 
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Good god! This is bad news for me...I'm curious, did your interviewer say anything to you about their "role" as your interviewer???

If you have really good stats(40+MCAT) I think your chances are really good at WashU. They are known for taking the high MCAT people, and there aren't very many of those people to choose from, plus many of those people also get into JH, Penn, Harvard and don't want to come to St. Louis.
 

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wait.. where did this 30 seats left thing come from?? :mad:

I got a decent 35Q...is that considered the high end?? please tell me it is.

No, there isn't 30 seats left. They've handed out around 180 acceptances for 120 seats I believe, and they will go up to around 230 and then start on the waitlist - this was back during the week of jan.16. That's what my interviewer said, around 30-40 acceptances left and then its waitlist placements.

So in theory, there are no more seats left! lol
 

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I got a decent 35Q...is that considered the high end?? please tell me it is.

No, there isn't 30 seats left. They've handed out around 180 acceptances for 120 seats I believe, and they will go up to around 230 and then start on the waitlist - this was back during the week of jan.16. That's what my interviewer said, around 30-40 acceptances left and then its waitlist placements.

So in theory, there are no more seats left! lol

Wash U's average MCAT is 36-37.. so you're right around avg.
 

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Actually, I think 37 is on the low end of the average. My boss is on the admissions committee at Wash U and said that it was apparently around 38 last year for accepted students.
 

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wow - that is quite unbelievable, that is a high a** average if you ask me. i don't know how these geniuses do it...

Yes, their average is crazy high, but remember that your score puts you at the high end for virtually every other school in the country. I'm sure you will get in somewhere with a 35. Plus, it's about more than just your MCAT score.
 

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Yes, their average is crazy high, but remember that your score puts you at the high end for virtually every other school in the country. I'm sure you will get in somewhere with a 35. Plus, it's about more than just your MCAT score.

Not at Washu!
Hehe, I kid. We'll find out though if I don't get in.
 

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People here on SDN like to think that WashU is totally random, but I like to think otherwise. I think if you get response in 6 weeks you in, if not, you waitlist.

That's not true! I (and another SDNer) got in three months after we interviewed in October. I had almost given up hope.
 

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That's not true! I (and another SDNer) got in three months after we interviewed in October. I had almost given up hope.

hednej - that means we stills gots da hope baby!! Anyways - see, I told you, if you're rejected, you'll find out immediately. I think the reason I was told this was b/c I interviewed in Jan, which is near the end of the season when students need to be making their decisions. I don't know when you (hednej) interviewed, but if it was in Jan. like, then if we haven't heard back by march, I think we can safely assume that we are not rejected....hopefully. god. i want to get accepted so bad.

If we are rejected, we should hear about it by Feb.23 - this is my guess.
 
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That's not true! I (and another SDNer) got in three months after we interviewed in October. I had almost given up hope.

Yeah but October is kinda weired for a number of reasons. First of all, the committee doesn't start meeting until sometime in late september or early october, so they got a lot of catching up to do. Secondly, they have to send out the acceptances for the people who interviewed before you. Still, thanks for the info. It does give me hope, no matter how slim it is.

hednej - that means we stills gots da hope baby!! Anyways - see, I told you, if you're rejected, you'll find out immediately. I think the reason I was told this was b/c I interviewed in Jan, which is near the end of the season when students need to be making their decisions. I don't know when you (hednej) interviewed, but if it was in Jan. like, then if we haven't heard back by march, I think we can safely assume that we are not rejected....hopefully. god. i want to get accepted so bad.

I don't know xylem, I still haven't heard of anybody being rejected from WashU yet.
I really hope I'm wrong though and you're right. I interviewed back in november and still no news. It's been a long time, Almost 3 months!
 

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I interviewed early October and have not heard nothing...hoping that they just have not reviewed my file yet...or somehow they put me on the high waitlist though I likely will be rejected
 

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anyone who interviewed in jan heard back yet?

did you interview in Jan too?? I'm still waiting to hear back - I interviewed the week of MLK day. From looking at mdapps, it seems that most people hear back in like 4-6 weeks BUT, there are a lot of people who have interviewed back in Oct and Nov who still have not heard anything. Yet, I'm still anxiously waiting for my mail everyday this week, b/c this is week 5...sigh.
 

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I interviewed slightly over a month ago but haven't heard anything yet either.
 

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did you interview in Jan too?? I'm still waiting to hear back - I interviewed the week of MLK day. From looking at mdapps, it seems that most people hear back in like 4-6 weeks BUT, there are a lot of people who have interviewed back in Oct and Nov who still have not heard anything. Yet, I'm still anxiously waiting for my mail everyday this week, b/c this is week 5...sigh.

I did 2 weeks ago
 

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Does all this mean that if I interviewed mid december and haven't heard back that I'm probably waitlisted (or worse)?

see, i'm under the impression that you will be either waitlisted or accepted.
 
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did people's status pages change or did they just get the envelopes
 

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My interviewer told me that if you are rejected post-int, you will find out immediately, b/c they don't want to give people false hope from what they believed was a great interview, and making their decisions based on "good feelings" about WashU...


totally true-- i interviewed in early jan, rejected in early feb...
 

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yeah i didn't know about any post int rejections either....all of a sudden I feel a little better
 

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anyone know when the next adcom meeting is?

looking at the posts from previous years, it seemed that the meetings were always on theursdays and the next one was around feb 17th, so I'm guessing it's tomorrow.
 

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totally true-- i interviewed in early jan, rejected in early feb...

well - if he/she is telling the truth - then I guess we'll find out soon enough.

I too think the next meeting is tomorrow, so for all of us who interviewed in mid Janurary to early Feb (like last week or earlier) - let's hope that we either get accepted in early March, or not hear anything at all.
 

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if the meeting is tomorrow, doesn't it make sense for us them to mail out decision letters all next wk, and we'd get letters starting from the last wk of february?
 

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if the meeting is tomorrow, doesn't it make sense for us them to mail out decision letters all next wk, and we'd get letters starting from the last wk of february?

yes - only if we are accepted or rejected. But we may be thrown into the review again later pile (I think) which is a good thing...I suppose.
 

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I know that you get called if you get off the waitlist - but I think anything prior to May 15 is snail mail. Though from previous threads, it appears that your snail mail letter is preceded by an email...
 

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I know that you get called if you get off the waitlist - but I think anything prior to May 15 is snail mail. Though from previous threads, it appears that your snail mail letter is preceded by an email...

so they actually inform you that a mail is on the way?
 

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I seriously wouldn't try to predict or draw any conclusions from Wash U's notification process. I work there, my boss in on the committee, was waitlisted last year, etc ... I can tell you it's extremely random as far as notifications go. Not hearing anything for over a month is very common, for instance. Also, I don't know really of anyone over 2 years of applying who has been rejected post-interview (the assistant dean said in my interview that it only happens when the interview (or one particular answer) is really bad, etc.). However, if you don't have a high MCAT, you will probably be waitlisted (apparently last year the averaged interviewed MCAT was around 32 and accepted was in between 37 and 38 ... you do the math), and Wash U has a HUGE waitlist (two-tiered), so the chances of getting off are not good (you basically have to have someone influential on the committee lobbying hard for you). It may not be what you all want to hear, but it's the truth.
 

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If this helps anyone, I got flat out rejected from Wash U a few days ago. My interview was 9 weeks ago. I never expected to go there... my scores were just too low (as in a 32), but since they were where I went to undergrad I guess they had the gall to interview me. I really don't fit there and I knew that in advance so it was a bit of a waste of time. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: The adom meeting must have been on the 8th. Not to be weird or anything, but I don't believe the thing about they only reject bad interviewees. I sat and talked with a student affairs dean for 2.5 hours just chattin'. I think he would have sent me on my way if I was annoying/immature/boring/quiet/idiotic. For places I've interviewed, I have a 5/7 acceptance rate, 1/7 rejection rate, and 1/7 waitlist rate. I think they just obviously saw I was a horrible fit for a school that focuses on teritary care, research, science, and scores. Nothing wrong with that. Do those lunches count as interviews? In that case, I could have been a bit too honest in my dilemma of staying in St. Louis with my boyfriend vs. going to a cheap, great state school. It could have come off that cheaper=better.
 

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\Not to be weird or anything, but I don't believe the thing about they only reject bad interviewees. I sat and talked with a student affairs dean for 2.5 hours just chattin'. I think he would have sent me on my way if I was annoying/immature/boring/quiet/idiotic. For places I've interviewed, I have a 5/7 acceptance rate, 1/7 rejection rate, and 1/7 waitlist rate. I think they just obviously saw I was a horrible fit for a school that focuses on teritary care, research, science, and scores. Nothing wrong with that. Do those lunches count as interviews? In that case, I could have been a bit too honest in my dilemma of staying in St. Louis with my boyfriend vs. going to a cheap, great state school. It could have come off that cheaper=better.

I don't think the lunch counts as an interview. It is highly possible that if you weren't interested in research and didn't have high scores, they just didn't want to go further with you, because as you said, you wouldn't be a good fit. For what it's worth, though, you are one of the first people I have ever heard of not getting either waitlisted or accepted post-interview (it's not a commentary on you, just an observation about their admissions process). Sorry if my original post came off as saying you were a bad interviewer. That wasn't my intent.
 
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