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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by bruinmojo, Aug 26, 2002.

  1. bruinmojo

    bruinmojo Senior Member
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    well, I remember someone here was given an interview. Good luck to ya. Right now, I just received an e-mail saying that I have been put on hold for an interview :-\ . Not sure whether to be happy or just more anxious now.

    Hello,


    Your application has been put on hold for possible interview. This means we will not be interviewing you at this time, however, you may be interviewed at a later date. Please be advised that we only interview 25% of those receiving secondaries.
     
  2. dr kevin40

    dr kevin40 Senior Member
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    wow. that doesn't sound too positive. good luck however.
     
  3. Bounty

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    I dont think it merits a "wow.doesn't sound too positive." I think most schools hold apps like that but they aren't always courteous enough to let you know. I mean, what do i know? I'm applying this year too but, from reading old posts, it sounds like a lot of people just wait and wait and wait before they hear anything.
     
  4. Dr. Dodger Dog

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    hold list is "moving" -- if that term is applicable :)
     
  5. jot

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    i was also put on hold for about 2 days - sit tight as dr. dodger dog said its "moving"
     
  6. Street Philosopher

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    jeez, they must put everyone on hold to mess with your head a little. esp if they hold dr dodger dog and jot.

    i just sent my secondary a few days ago, a few days before the deadline :p probably won't be hearing from them for a while
     
  7. jot

    jot

    i figured it had something to do with out of state - but i think dodger is in ca - so who knows; i actually sent an e-mail asking why i was put on hold, and i got an interview as my response. don't know if they had anything to do with eachother
     
  8. calipaww

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    are they even sending out secondaries stil?????:(((((
     
  9. cabruen

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    Clearly they are properly trained on how to respond to jot. His email probably started a flury of activity in the office trying to make up for their faux paux.

    Congrats Jot :clap: :)
     
  10. Nefertari

    Nefertari Undercover Premed
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    True. Or maybe are they playing hard to get b/c of inferiority complex to the other UC's? In doing 2ndaries, I've realized that the lower ranked schools have the most anal requirements @ LOR's & prereqs. :rolleyes:

    UCSD's reported hardcore academic environment also makes it seem as though they're trying to boost their reputation. I'm surprised to learn that many more prestigious schools have P/F and no class rankings for the 1st two years--much more mellow.

    Anyhow, beggars can't choose, so I'd be happy to make it to any UC. Let SD play their games.
     
  11. souljah1

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    Not to be a party pooper, but most applicants who are 'put on hold' for an interview are eventually rejected. Atleast that is how it was last year for ucsd (I know first hand). I wouldn't let this be any indication as to how you will do at the other uc schools, though. They all appear to have slightly different priorities.
     
  12. Street Philosopher

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    does that include people who were later interviewed?
     
  13. souljah1

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    i don't know for sure, but those that are placed on hold are usually not invited for an interview.
     
  14. Nefertari

    Nefertari Undercover Premed
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    Welcome to sdn username!

    I don't remember mentioning that I'm a bad app or that SD is a bad school.

    I recommend that you start off on sdn on a friendlier note or you may not get much sympathy here. Rule of courtesty: No personal attacks!
     
  15. Random Access

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    jot to UCSD: "These are not the droids you are looking for. You will give me an interview."

    ;)
     
  16. SMW

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    A little more humility from the newbies, please! ;) Really username, we wlecome you, but you haven't been around long enough (or at all) to address people that way. Oh, and did you mean "suck it up"? And, btw, welcome to SDN! :)
     
  17. Nefertari

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    SMW,

    Thanks for mediating. Btw, I was just venting frustration @ the process--did not mean to put down SD. Actually, I would be hysterical if even offered an interview there. :)
     
  18. jot

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    :laugh: if you're on hold send 'em an e-mail asking why (phrase it slightly better ;)), doesn't seem to hurt, and may help.
     
  19. DarkChild

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    are there any non-US citizens applying to UCSD here?
    I sent in a copy of my greencard by fax, but havent heard a damn thing from them two weeks later.
    Not a happy camper here!
    :mad:
     
  20. jot

    jot

    yah - i was a non-us citizen when i applied - sent in my green card and they replied pretty promptly (a week) - so check it out.
     

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