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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by nmehta211, Mar 15, 2000.

  1. nmehta211

    nmehta211 Member
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    Hi all,

    Thanks to some great advice from board members, i had a great interview at UCONN last month. Unfortunately, today i received a letter stating they were placing me on the waitlist, specifically the third tier. What can i do to improve this? I am currently in the middle of a post bac program finishing up my final semester? does it even matter if i do well this semester, because it is beginning to look hopeless (my confidence is fading). HELP!
     
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  3. DentalDi

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    Don't bail on your post-bac now! If anything, go at it more than ever. If for some reason you don't get in, you can always talk to the people in the admissions office on what you can do to improve. And if I remember your original post correctly, you can point to the stellar job you're doing this semester (if you give it all you've got) compared to whatever may have happened last semester. This could be now or in the event you reapply.

    BTW, I've been an employee at UCHC for over 6 years (in research) and didn't even get an interview! So, consider yourself lucky to still be in the game. [​IMG] I'm still hanging on to a spot on the alternate list at another school (just as good, if not better than UConn) and am hoping that something will materialize there. But, I'm also trying to come up with a reasonable "Plan B" in case things don't turn out the way I'd like! Who knows, maybe I'll end up doing the post-bac route...my undergrad GPA at a prestigious college is killing me!! (everything else in my application is great, as far as I know) But for now, I want to really make the most of the opportunities I've got to gain admission right now. We'll see what happens.

    Did you apply elsewhere? If not, maybe next year you could "expand your repertoire" of schools.... I still believe that Ad. Com. folks are your best bet in telling you what to do.

    Hang in there! Remember plenty of us are in the same boat.

    PS--Maybe you can give me some info...when would I need to apply to UConn's post-bac program if I wanted to start in the fall? Too late already??? (that's what I'm afraid of, and I really can't afford to "waste" another year waiting to do a post-bac before reapplying--IF that's what I need to do.)

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    You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
    --Eleanor Roosevelt

    [This message has been edited by DentalDi (edited 03-15-2000).]
     
  4. nmehta211

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    Hi dentdi,

    Thanks so much for your response. I have basically decided to, as you say, give it all i have this semester and let the chips fall. So, thanks for the advice and pep talk, and i hope things work out for both of us.

    The postbac program is ok, the only real advantage is that they supposedly look at your application more closely, but who knows. i don't think it is too late to apply, but even if it is, you can take the same classes at Uconn as a non-degree student and do just as well in my opinion. I know the name of the postbac advisor if you would like to get in touch with the person. my email has been changed to [email protected] so if you would like to know more or talk further,drop me a line.

    take care.
     

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