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What 's the signifigance of a "please apply" letter?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by QuikClot, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. QuikClot

    QuikClot Senior Member
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    I got a letter from Washington University saying they got my MCATs and they'd like me to apply (I already have). Who else has got these letters, and are they a good sign, or just junk mail?
     
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  3. ahumdinger

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    As you know, WashU's students have the highest average MCAT scores in the country. Not that they're a numbers ***** or anything, but they just send those out to fish for applications. I got one last year after my August MCAT (and I hadn't planned to apply that cycle), got my hopes up, but then found out that it's just junk mail.
     
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    it seems that wash-u sends that letter to everyone with a certain mcat score or higher... not sure what exactly the score is.
     
  5. MedicineBird

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    Indiana sent me a "please apply" letter last year and even guaranteed an interview over the phone when I called to inquire. So I bit... LIARS.
     
  6. Jon Davis

    Jon Davis I killed the bank.
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    Sucks to hear that. I thought the carribean schools were the only ones that did that stuff.
     
  7. dr.z

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    I think they just want the application fee.
     
  8. ahumdinger

    ahumdinger Senior Member
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    well if they really just wanted the money, they can easily raise the application fee. It's currently a low $50. Many state schools charge more than that!
     
  9. MadameLULU

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    I agree. Sounds like in addition to being a number *****, Wash U is also a money *****
     
  10. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting....
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    As someone else already said, you've received that viewbook and invite to apply b/c you did well on the MCAT. Based on your MCAT score, the school thinks you could be a competitive applicant. But, they don't know anything else about you, and it is not any kind of guaranteed interview or acceptance. If you're interested in academic medicine and/or a career in research, you should definitely consider Wash U.
     
  11. QuikClot

    QuikClot Senior Member
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    Research -- puke.

    Give me a 3 Mac blade and a crashing COPDer any day of the week. ;)
     
  12. Fermata

    Fermata Hold me.
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    "Please send us $60 so that we can instantly reject you and spend the money on providing interview oppurtunities for students that we might actually accept."
     

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