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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ChrisSteffen, Dec 5, 2000.

  1. ChrisSteffen

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    May 26, 2000
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    I received a letter from the Universit of Minnesota stating that i was being placed in the "hold" category. It went on to say that I would be notified wether I would be moved to the wait-list, accept, or reject category when other applicants were screened. Should I see this as a harbinger of doom, or do people eventually succeed from this status?
  2. FourthTime

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    Sep 2, 2000
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    I was in the "hold" category at GW a few years ago, only to get rejected in March.
  3. KMorris3

    KMorris3 Senior Member
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    Oct 27, 2000
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    It's better than an outright rejection. But I would say the odds of getting accepted after being put on hold are pretty slim. My best advice would be not to count on it. Concentrate on other schools until this one gives you further information.
  4. Dr JPH

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    Only advice I can give is to do things NOW to try and move your application off the hold list.

    Do something spectacular with volunteering and call the school to let them know.

    Do not be afraid to call the school just to ask them the status of your application.

    Make sure you are SUPER POLITE and ask whether or not the person (secretary, or whomever) has time to look up your application.

    But, like I said, do something special to help your chances.

    Hold does not mean rejected!

    Best of luck to you!

    Keep us posted!!!

    Joshua Paul Hazelton, CNA, EMT-B
    [email protected]
    University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (2002)
    "D.O. Wannabe"

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