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What's the difference b/w "letter of acceptance" and "acceptability letter?"

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DZT, Apr 6, 2002.

  1. DZT

    DZT Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 13, 2002
    Buffalo, NY
    I see that sometimes, people on the forum use the phrase "acceptablity letter" rather than "acceptance letter." Is there any difference, and is it the closest step to an official acceptance?
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  3. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Acceptability letter is a fancy name for a post-interview hold. It means you didn't screw up your interview and are still being considered for acceptance while they interview other people. BU typically sends this letter out within a month after your interview. I have not yet heard of anyone who has not gotten it post-interview from BU, but I bet they have rejected some people. (just not here on SDN) <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    I don't think other schools use the term, and iof so, not many. Other schools just don't tell you anything. It's also NOT a wait list, just a hold status.

    p.s. This was my 2,000th post! I didn't even realize when I was posting. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
  4. Hero

    Hero Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2002
    the big 2k, congrats doctora foxy =)

    Maybe it's the stress, but I have a more pessimistic view of all this.

    Since it's past 3/29 and all classes are full, i see 'acceptablity letters' as waitlists with the chance of being rejected. Med schools like to keep their options open
  5. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    ok true, now they turn into very slight chances of acceptance. I didn't realize that (naively) since I got my letter in December.

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