Is anybody planning to apply for WICHE for the 2008 year? Is there anybody who already went through the process for 2007? I'm a Montana resident and I'm not exactly sure how the whole thing works, with application deadlines and such...
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The first step is applying for certification (to ensure you are a WICHE state resident) through your state's WICHE office; that application came out in July and was due in October for Hawaii. Then you pretty much just apply to your schools and when acceptances come in, forward copies of the letters to your WICHE office. Subsequently, all of your state's accepted WICHE students are ranked and the top are selected for the scholarship. The number of students supported depends on your state's availability of funding. For instance, I believe Hawaii supports 2-3 students each year.
You should just contact your local WICHE office for specifics because it may be different for your state. I'm no expert, but hope this helps!
I'm pretty confused about the ranking as well and I've tried to ask about it before. The WICHE office told me that the schools create the ranking, yet when I asked a few of the WICHE schools, they didn't seem to know very much about it. As for the letters of acceptance-don't know the answer to that either, but it would probably be best to send all of them...better safe than sorry!
I wonder how many Hawaii students are applying to dental school this year... hopefully not many to better our chances!
I'm also applying for 2007 entrance... wonder why the boom in HI applicants this year? I've tried to ask about the private school coverage as well, but without much luck. I assume that schools like USC will still be expensive even with WICHE, but every little bit helps, right?