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Maybe it's because I getting cross-eyes with all the supplementals and VMCAS, but I couldn't find a thread regarding Washington State.
Anybody else applying this cycle?

Supplemental is not due until the 9th... who else is working on it right now? or is done? or has been accepted in the last few years?Z
 
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Hi! I'm working on the supplemental right now! Trying to research their programs to see what interests me specifically :) Just a clarification question: is the first supplemental question asking you to describe things about YOURSELF while the next question asks about what you find interesting about the PROGRAM? I feel like there's gonna be some serious overlap between those questions…:/
 
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That's what I thought too. I tried as much as possible to keep it separated, but there is still some small overlap nonetheless. I basically did what you descripbed: used the first for a more personal approach and the second from a more professional aspect.
The more I researched WSU the more I want to attend there LOL Good Luck!
 
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That's what I thought too. I tried as much as possible to keep it separated, but there is still some small overlap nonetheless. I basically did what you descripbed: used the first for a more personal approach and the second from a more professional aspect.
The more I researched WSU the more I want to attend there LOL Good Luck!

Me too! ^__^ is there anywhere you're looking in particular for info about their programs? I found their first year curriculum online and i've been scouring old SDN threads, but any extra help would be appreciated hehe! Where else are you applying? WSU is on the west coast so I'd be so HAPPY to get in!
 
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I'm from FL, so I'm trying to mostly stay in the south-east. The only reason why I'm even looking at WSU is because during our Alaska-cruise we had to stop at Seattle and I absolutely fell in love with the city and the state :) I always tell my husband that when we ever get divorced that Seattle is the place I would move to LOL
I mostly focused on their research and what specialties they are big in. I'm really interested in possibly getting my PhD in the long run or specializing in something. So that's what I mostly wrote about. Usually I'm a very honest person, so I broke it down in that matter, too. I wrote about Seattle, and how reading about their research and advancement has me considering that pathway more and more. Truly hope they see it the same way and accept me :xf:
 

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I'm from FL, so I'm trying to mostly stay in the south-east. The only reason why I'm even looking at WSU is because during our Alaska-cruise we had to stop at Seattle and I absolutely fell in love with the city and the state :) I always tell my husband that when we ever get divorced that Seattle is the place I would move to LOL
I mostly focused on their research and what specialties they are big in. I'm really interested in possibly getting my PhD in the long run or specializing in something. So that's what I mostly wrote about. Usually I'm a very honest person, so I broke it down in that matter, too. I wrote about Seattle, and how reading about their research and advancement has me considering that pathway more and more. Truly hope they see it the same way and accept me :xf:

Not to rain on your parade but Seattle and Pullman (where WSU is located) are about as similar as apples and ice cream sandwiches. Completely, totally different places in almost every sense possible.

Seattle and Pullman are about 300 miles apart, a good long car drive. Washington state has two distinct environments - the west side and east side. They're separated by a mountain range. In a bad winter, the mountain passes will close from time to time and wreak havoc on anyone trying to go cross state.

The west side is very green and forested with lots of lakes/rivers, etc. It has a distinctly more liberal atmosphere and more urban environments are available.

The east side gets much less rainfall, colder winters, is much more conservative, and has wide open spaces (dramatically less tress). The east side is heavily involved in agriculture and grows a vast amount of wheat. Some of eastern WA could be considered desert and you can drive for quite a while without running into a town. WSU itself is pretty much in the middle of nowhere surrounded by wheat fields. It's 40 minutes to Lewiston and about 1 hr 20 to Spokane. I wouldn't consider either Lewiston or Spokane remotely similar to Seattle.

(I can say these things with complete sincerity because I've lived in Seattle/the west side for much of my life and attended WSU)

If you're going to WSU to spend time in Seattle, you're going to be very disappointed. You will be living in/around Pullman. You can get to Seattle on breaks and in the summer. In your 4th year you can schedule some rotations in the city... that's pretty much it.

Maybe you already knew these things, but I thought I'd bring it up just in case. You might want to plan a trip to Pullman if you're seriously considering this school. It's not anything like Seattle.
 
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I was wondering when this would pop up! Finished the supplemental along with VMCAS a while ago. Those questions were so confusing for me, but oh well.

Anyone else IS?

Also, as a Seattleite , Western Washington and Eastern Washington are practically different states, so I second to be careful with that.
 
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I'm from FL, so I'm trying to mostly stay in the south-east. The only reason why I'm even looking at WSU is because during our Alaska-cruise we had to stop at Seattle and I absolutely fell in love with the city and the state :) I always tell my husband that when we ever get divorced that Seattle is the place I would move to LOL
I mostly focused on their research and what specialties they are big in. I'm really interested in possibly getting my PhD in the long run or specializing in something. So that's what I mostly wrote about. Usually I'm a very honest person, so I broke it down in that matter, too. I wrote about Seattle, and how reading about their research and advancement has me considering that pathway more and more. Truly hope they see it the same way and accept me :xf:
I haven't read the rest of the responses to this but I have one warning for you regarding the difference between Seattle and Pullman. They are like different worlds. I am a WSU student right now, and frankly, I loathe Pullman. I came here from near Seattle and I absolutely love that side of the state, but this area is very much different in all aspects. Not saying don't apply, obviously a lot of factors go into that decision, but maybe visit Pullman before deciding to commit. I have been here almost 5 months and the adjustment period is still giving me trouble.

Having said that, WSU is a very good school, lots of awesome reasons to come here... just not the locale. ;)
 
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Thanks for these responses guys! So it doesn't look like you're going to get the full-on urban culture that I'm used to from california :/ haha regardless, I really like the COLE retreat and the big community vibe they seem to emphasize on the website. I'm a fairly social person so I'm worried about not making connections and study buddies (huge believer in study groups haha!) I have a question for you WSU'ers...my ultimate career goal is to obtain my specialty in internal medicine. Therefore, I'm looking for any programs or internship opportunities to work in specialty departments like neuro, onco, hepatology, ect. I know that WSU has 50 board-certified specialists on staff, the Allen Center for infectious disease research, and there's biotech building which offers programs in biochem and genetics so i'm very interested in those facilities. Do you know if the school offers any certificate programs in infectious disease or public health? I tried scouring the web for more info, but to no avail :(
 

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Lol yeah I'm from so cal and was super excited to visit Pullman, and flying in/around Seattle/west side of the state I was falling in love....then it got allll brown on the flight to Pullman...Pullman was interesting. LOL! Not what I was expecting...very very very small town, in fact we rented a car to drive around and "explore" and well we were done in about 30 minutes hahaha! Everyone said "ohh go to Moscow its just 20 min away its a bigger town...." lol it was NOT a bigger town, just another town. Hahaha! The people were extremely nice in the town however and I'm sure after the adjustment period (from so cal to pullman), I would settle in! (if I get in this year!) Hahaha we even spent like 2.5 days in Pullman (thinking we would use a full day to explore...) yeah we ended up seeing a movie on night, and the rest of the time (outside the interview), we just hung out at the "Birch & Barley" and enjoyed the ridiculously cheap happy hour from 3-7pm! The cost of living I could def get used to though, compared to Los Angeles!! :)
 
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Thanks for these responses guys! So it doesn't look like you're going to get the full-on urban culture that I'm used to from california :/ haha regardless, I really like the COLE retreat and the big community vibe they seem to emphasize on the website. I'm a fairly social person so I'm worried about not making connections and study buddies (huge believer in study groups haha!) I have a question for you WSU'ers...my ultimate career goal is to obtain my specialty in internal medicine. Therefore, I'm looking for any programs or internship opportunities to work in specialty departments like neuro, onco, hepatology, ect. I know that WSU has 50 board-certified specialists on staff, the Allen Center for infectious disease research, and there's biotech building which offers programs in biochem and genetics so i'm very interested in those facilities. Do you know if the school offers any certificate programs in infectious disease or public health? I tried scouring the web for more info, but to no avail :(

I don't know of any MPH programs here, but I have not looked into them to extensively. They do have great a neuro program and lots of biotechnology opportunities. The Allen Global Animal Health Center is pretty impressive, they are doing loads of antimicrobial resistance work there.
 
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OMG...due to all the supp deadlines, school, work and having a life I mixed up the deadline with some other school and thought the supp was due Oct 31 :bang:
I'm so relieved I was lurking on here! Haha.
 
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OMG @dcuellar that made my heart jump outta my chest! I'm so happy you realized it today at least and not after the deadline :clap: @Hollista I'm from SF/Bay area so I feel you girl on the cost of housing. Living in california is a dream, but paying rent every month definitely makes my wallet tear up a bit! I'm a little nervous about moving out of our beloved state, but I'm hoping that the experience will be worthwhile. Plus WSU looks like an amazing school with a lot of cool programs going on! Thanks @MysteryCat by the way for your suggestions! I ended up going with my interests in the VMP and infectious disease research!
 
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Lol yeah I'm from so cal and was super excited to visit Pullman, and flying in/around Seattle/west side of the state I was falling in love....then it got allll brown on the flight to Pullman...Pullman was interesting. LOL! Not what I was expecting...very very very small town, in fact we rented a car to drive around and "explore" and well we were done in about 30 minutes hahaha! Everyone said "ohh go to Moscow its just 20 min away its a bigger town...." lol it was NOT a bigger town, just another town. Hahaha! The people were extremely nice in the town however and I'm sure after the adjustment period (from so cal to pullman), I would settle in! (if I get in this year!) Hahaha we even spent like 2.5 days in Pullman (thinking we would use a full day to explore...) yeah we ended up seeing a movie on night, and the rest of the time (outside the interview), we just hung out at the "Birch & Barley" and enjoyed the ridiculously cheap happy hour from 3-7pm! The cost of living I could def get used to though, compared to Los Angeles!! :)

Also, it sounds like you got an interview last year? :) Would you mind describing it a bit? Was it a traditional 3-on-1 w/ questions pertaining to your app info, or a little different? Just curious. Thanks!
 

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OMG @dcuellar that made my heart jump outta my chest! I'm so happy you realized it today at least and not after the deadline :clap: @Hollista I'm from SF/Bay area so I feel you girl on the cost of housing. Living in california is a dream, but paying rent every month definitely makes my wallet tear up a bit! I'm a little nervous about moving out of our beloved state, but I'm hoping that the experience will be worthwhile. Plus WSU looks like an amazing school with a lot of cool programs going on! Thanks @MysteryCat by the way for your suggestions! I ended up going with my interests in the VMP and infectious disease research!

LOL, I almost had a heart attack too. Thank goodness for SDN :bow:
Btw, I'm also from the SF Bay Area too. We are basically neighbors!!!!! I live in the 650:cool: haha.
 

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Also, it sounds like you got an interview last year? :) Would you mind describing it a bit? Was it a traditional 3-on-1 w/ questions pertaining to your app info, or a little different? Just curious. Thanks!
Of course I will share!!! :) I did get an interview, but then I was wait listed, my interview went fantastic though! :) Unfortunately I didn't get any "feedback" because I asked for it too late, Barbara Hodson said they were done with follow up feedback when I asked. My fault, but I asked late (prob late April), because I was holding on to hope that I might get pulled off the wait list! I did apply as a Junior, so I am hoping that maybe they just wanted me to finish my degree first! The interview was pretty good, 2 on 1. A man and woman, the guy was very nice and open, and the lady was a little more closed off/difficult to read, she made me nervous. Haha it was "good cop, bad cop". No open ended questions were asked like "tell me about yourself" ugh I hate those, so thank god I didn't get any! They did open with "why did you take time off after high school", (since I'm 25 now), so basically why did i join the game so late. I just explained that I was unsure of what I wanted so I just tried a few things and worked, and realized I really wanted to be a vet etc. They asked me why my GPA wasn't spectacular (I think they were trying to rattle me a bit, because yeah its not a 4.0 but its a 3.6!!!), so I tried to hold my ground and tell them that I believe I have an excellent GPA given how many units I take each semester (usually over 18) and that I work about 30 hours a week as well. They didnt really ask me anything like "tell us about a time you...." ya know those types...no story recollections or anything. I'm large animal interest, so they asked me how I feel about horse slaughter, and what types of roles a veterinarian must play in that. My ethical question was "is it ever okay to lie to a client, even a harmless lie" this is when the lady was a little rude, I went on to answer and be very firm and say its NEVER okay, that everything must be clear and recorded since a record is a legal document, the client has a right to know everything etc. And the lady interrupted me very rudely and said "ohhh what if it's no big deal and you just give a horse a wrong medication but it has no effect" I still stood firmly and said no it's still not okay, you don't know whats going to happen down the line, you dont know if something else you need to give the horse will have a reaction with what you accidentally gave, so you need to be able to explain to the client why you now cannot give it. Or if the horse has an adverse reaction, like I've seen with xylazine, and the owner starts freaking out when her horses RR skyrockets and he starts sweating and pacing, you always need to be honest with the client. She didnt say anything after that, then I tried to lighten the mood by saying "the only time it would be okay would be if the patient is really ugly and you tell the owner it's the cutest animal you've ever seen" THEN the lady goes "OH SO IT IS OKAY!!!?!?" She took it way seriously, the guy chuckled and was like ahhhh good one!!! It was quite the roller coaster interview. The rest went smoothly, I think the lady was just trying to make everyone "crack" a little, so I tried to just smile and not take her seriously.
Other applicants I talked to that weekend, had questions like "what are your strengths and weaknesses" "whats the last non-academic book you've read" (thank goodness i didnt get that one, i would've bomb that one bc honestly it was 50 shades of grey....that would've been embarrassing! guilty pleasure! hahaha!) Oh I think I had a questions like what do you do in your free time, I just said hiking with my dog and being outside. OHH they also asked why I didnt apply to my instate (Davis), I told them the cost of living combined with the tuition (even if instate) would be higher than WSU tuition and living (since after a year you get IS tuition there). The truth was I was a junior and wouldnt have my degree in time for Davis like they require, but I didnt want to draw attention to the fact that I wouldnt get my degree before matriculation if accepted. Which I also got a question following that answer with "How much will it cost you to go to WSU and how do you plan to pay for it? have you applied for loans of financial aid yet?" Which was a question I was pretty unprepared for, I knew how much it would cost, but no I didnt apply for loans (the plan is to get in first!! hahaha) but I think I answered it okay, I did discuss how I understand the job market and salary is not fantastic like it once was in vet med, but that I plan on considering any job opportunity that comes my way in order to pay back my loans, and that what I ideally want to do, may not be right out of vet school. They seemed to just be searching for my understanding of the financial burden I am about to take on. Which I think I explained well enough that I understood. I think that was it for the questions. It was only 20 minutes long, then they asked me if I had questions, I asked about patient volume and about their public health program, the lady then kind of rambled on about it because it was her pride and joy project lol! So I thought my interview went very well. Sorry for the long post!!! :)
 
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What an exciting time for you all! I remember scrambling to retake my GRE around this time last year! I am a current 1st year at WSU from OOS. It is my dream school and I got pulled off of the waitlist 2 months before classes started, so be patient and keep hope!
I encourage you all to dig deep into the WSU website. If you spend about 3 or so hours on it you will find a wealth of info about the programs! One of the coolest things about being a first year is that we get 24/7 access to the VTH and can wander around to any area we like. This can result in being asked by the vets to help out with various things, and that is not something you get to do at every school! If you have any questions (especially all of the OOS non contracted, non regional applicants!!) I'd be glad to answer.
 
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What an exciting time for you all! I remember scrambling to retake my GRE around this time last year! I am a current 1st year at WSU from OOS. It is my dream school and I got pulled off of the waitlist 2 months before classes started, so be patient and keep hope!
I encourage you all to dig deep into the WSU website. If you spend about 3 or so hours on it you will find a wealth of info about the programs! One of the coolest things about being a first year is that we get 24/7 access to the VTH and can wander around to any area we like. This can result in being asked by the vets to help out with various things, and that is not something you get to do at every school! If you have any questions (especially all of the OOS non contracted, non regional applicants!!) I'd be glad to answer.
Thanks!! Wow seems like just yesterday we were both posting in the WSU 2018 post saying we were waitlisted! I remember you saying you got called off the waitlist but it's super surreal to hear you say you're 1st year WSU student! I have no idea where the past 6 months have gone!! Lol! Time flew! :rofl:
 

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What an exciting time for you all! I remember scrambling to retake my GRE around this time last year! I am a current 1st year at WSU from OOS. It is my dream school and I got pulled off of the waitlist 2 months before classes started, so be patient and keep hope!
I encourage you all to dig deep into the WSU website. If you spend about 3 or so hours on it you will find a wealth of info about the programs! One of the coolest things about being a first year is that we get 24/7 access to the VTH and can wander around to any area we like. This can result in being asked by the vets to help out with various things, and that is not something you get to do at every school! If you have any questions (especially all of the OOS non contracted, non regional applicants!!) I'd be glad to answer.
I have a friend first year at WSU now, but I feel bad bothering her when she's so busy! But, if you have the time, would you mind posting things you like and don't like at WSU so far? I would really appreciate it, since there seem like so few current WSU people on SDN.
 
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What an exciting time for you all! I remember scrambling to retake my GRE around this time last year! I am a current 1st year at WSU from OOS. It is my dream school and I got pulled off of the waitlist 2 months before classes started, so be patient and keep hope!
I encourage you all to dig deep into the WSU website. If you spend about 3 or so hours on it you will find a wealth of info about the programs! One of the coolest things about being a first year is that we get 24/7 access to the VTH and can wander around to any area we like. This can result in being asked by the vets to help out with various things, and that is not something you get to do at every school! If you have any questions (especially all of the OOS non contracted, non regional applicants!!) I'd be glad to answer.

Hahaha, this made me chuckle. Just wait until 4th year. It'll feel like you're in the VTH 24-7 and you'll be wanting to go home to sleep ;)

But more on topic, if you really want to spend more time in the VTH they do hire students part time. Especially in the ICU. Something you can look into if you want.
 
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Is it pretty competitive? I know for some schools it can be hard to get those jobs. Also, do you know if they have time commitments (eg you have to sign up for x number of years)?
 

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Interview Dates posted on the site, FYI:

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Hahaha, this made me chuckle. Just wait until 4th year. It'll feel like you're in the VTH 24-7 and you'll be wanting to go home to sleep ;)

But more on topic, if you really want to spend more time in the VTH they do hire students part time. Especially in the ICU. Something you can look into if
Would you mind Shooting me a PM with some details on that? I would love to consider a summer job at the VTH!

Thanks!! Wow seems like just yesterday we were both posting in the WSU 2018 post saying we were waitlisted! I remember you saying you got called off the waitlist but it's super surreal to hear you say you're 1st year WSU student! I have no idea where the past 6 months have gone!! Lol! Time flew! :rofl:
Oh my gosh I know!! I got called with my acceptance so late! It seems like just weeks ago! Let me know if you need anything throughout this app round!

I have a friend first year at WSU now, but I feel bad bothering her when she's so busy! But, if you have the time, would you mind posting things you like and don't like at WSU so far? I would really appreciate it, since there seem like so few current WSU people on SDN.

Yes I will definitely do that! Give me a little time to type that up for you :)
 
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Not to rain on your parade but Seattle and Pullman (where WSU is located) are about as similar as apples and ice cream sandwiches. Completely, totally different places in almost every sense possible.

Seattle and Pullman are about 300 miles apart, a good long car drive. Washington state has two distinct environments - the west side and east side. They're separated by a mountain range. In a bad winter, the mountain passes will close from time to time and wreak havoc on anyone trying to go cross state.

The west side is very green and forested with lots of lakes/rivers, etc. It has a distinctly more liberal atmosphere and more urban environments are available.

The east side gets much less rainfall, colder winters, is much more conservative, and has wide open spaces (dramatically less tress). The east side is heavily involved in agriculture and grows a vast amount of wheat. Some of eastern WA could be considered desert and you can drive for quite a while without running into a town. WSU itself is pretty much in the middle of nowhere surrounded by wheat fields. It's 40 minutes to Lewiston and about 1 hr 20 to Spokane. I wouldn't consider either Lewiston or Spokane remotely similar to Seattle.

(I can say these things with complete sincerity because I've lived in Seattle/the west side for much of my life and attended WSU)

If you're going to WSU to spend time in Seattle, you're going to be very disappointed. You will be living in/around Pullman. You can get to Seattle on breaks and in the summer. In your 4th year you can schedule some rotations in the city... that's pretty much it.

Maybe you already knew these things, but I thought I'd bring it up just in case. You might want to plan a trip to Pullman if you're seriously considering this school. It's not anything like Seattle.

Thank you Lailanni!
Yes, I'm quiet aware that Seattle and Pullman are not only far apart from each other, they are totally different in a lot of ways. I tried to do my "homework" as much as possible before applying, especially because they asked in the supplemental about it ;)
Still appreciate the input though. Not only am I located on the other side of the country, I'm also a European immigrant... so Washington State is foreign to me on many levels.
I'm really interested in the research they are doing and am getting really excited about the possibility of maybe getting my PhD there after my DVM... we will see
 
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Hi guys! I've applied to WSU Vet Program from Alberta, Canada and I am just wondering if anyone has any info about out of state applicants and if their chances to get in are any different from in-state or other US applicants. Do we go into a different applicant pool, or is it all the same? I was looking at previous class stats and I haven't noted any Canadian students over the last few years. I know the tuition is expensive, and Canada has a few vet schools of our own, but it's just so darn competitive! Therefore, I've decided to expand my horizons a bit and apply here. I've heard nothing but good things about this school, program and campus so I'm pretty excited! Any info would be super helpful! Thanks!
 
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Hi guys! I've applied to WSU Vet Program from Alberta, Canada and I am just wondering if anyone has any info about out of state applicants and if their chances to get in are any different from in-state or other US applicants. Do we go into a different applicant pool, or is it all the same? I was looking at previous class stats and I haven't noted any Canadian students over the last few years. I know the tuition is expensive, and Canada has a few vet schools of our own, but it's just so darn competitive! Therefore, I've decided to expand my horizons a bit and apply here. I've heard nothing but good things about this school, program and campus so I'm pretty excited! Any info would be super helpful! Thanks!
Here's their page about residents vs non-residents, I would recommend checking it out: http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ProspectiveStudents/Admissions/Residency.aspx
 
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Wait isn't early admissions for high school students interested in food production? Thats awesome congratulations!
 

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Wait isn't early admissions for high school students interested in food production? Thats awesome congratulations!
I got a letter, email, and message through the portal saying they are "making early admission offers to outstanding non-resident applicants who are 'certified' by one of our WICHE partner states." I am an undergraduate senior right now.
 

Cutekitten02

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I got a letter, email, and message through the portal saying they are "making early admission offers to outstanding non-resident applicants who are 'certified' by one of our WICHE partner states." I am an undergraduate senior right now.

Oh nice! I'm not wiche :/
 
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I have a friend first year at WSU now, but I feel bad bothering her when she's so busy! But, if you have the time, would you mind posting things you like and don't like at WSU so far? I would really appreciate it, since there seem like so few current WSU people on SDN.
Okay this will not be a complete list at all. Please ask specific questions if you have them. It might be more helpful than this.

I really love my school! I'm a non resident student and came from quite a distance haha! I love the family feel to the school and how tight knit the community is. They assign you a "big sib" who will answer questions for you and help you out when you are freaking out about things (tests, professors, personal life etc). Mine happens to be totally awesome! The professors here (so far) are all super patient and caring. They make an effort to get to know you and they truly care about your success in vet school. They go above and beyond to answer your questions. If they don't know the answer immediately, you are sure to be emailed some scientific articles on the subject later that day.
The first semester curriculum is very nice on is. It is a lot of work still, but you have some fun/ more lax classes in there too. We are one of the only schools that has a 1st year principles of surgery class! You get to learn all sorts of sutures on models and cadavers, learn to scrub in, etc.

our anatomy lab is wonderful. I know some schools you get one dog that is yours for the semester, but at WSU you rotate specimens every day so you get to see a wonderful variety of dogs (this is especially helpful in the blood vessel sections where there is variation from individual to individual).

I love the variety of clubs here (I'm involved with 4 and would be in more if I had time). They host lunch lectures where you get to learn about different topics from specialists/ experts in that area. There are lots of hands on activities planned which is refreshing since we don't get to deal with a lot of live animals 1st year.

Like I mentioned before, you get 24 hour access to the VTH starting day 1. You can just walk in and watch whatever you want for the most part and you might be asked to help out. I got to stim and feed a baby squirrel in the exotics ward. Idk a lot of other schools that allow that kind of thing first year (maybe I'm just not aware).

Our test schedule first semester is REALLY nice. They baby us with that first semester lol.

Pullman is very small but that also means that you can get to school quickly/ easily (good for anatomy cadaver studying). The bus system is pretty good especially if you live in "apartment land" where you are near the express busses.

I'm not really sure if I have found specific things that I don't like about the school... This is the only vet school I've attended so I don't have a reference ;-)
Also, this is still my first semester of first year.

I hope that was somewhat helpful. Again, specific questions will probably get more useful info out of me. I know there is plenty that I have forgotten to mention.

If yeah and COLE is really awesome and unique! You get to make friends before classes start!
 
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Cutekitten02

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Got an update.

"Your application is complete and ready to be reviewed by the admissions committee. Please login to verify that your contact information is up to date. Application changes can be viewed through message updates in your supplemental application portal and via email."

I feel like I am getting this kind of late being that it was complete over a month ago... But nevertheless its news.
 

Cutekitten02

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just received an early interest letter for WIMU. does this mean i'm only being considered for the joint program for now and not the 4 years at WSU? just trying to get a better idea of what it means. either way, just got my first interview invite!

Are you WICHE?
 

Hollista

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Got an update.

"Your application is complete and ready to be reviewed by the admissions committee. Please login to verify that your contact information is up to date. Application changes can be viewed through message updates in your supplemental application portal and via email."

I feel like I am getting this kind of late being that it was complete over a month ago... But nevertheless its news.
I got this too, don't worry you're not getting it late lol! But yeah I was thinking they were already reviewing lol
 

Hollista

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I just looked through my FB posts from last year and it looks like my portal changed on December 4th (to interview offered), and I got my packet about a week later in the mail. So I guess this year isn't "late in the game" like we thought. I try to be patient but man I hate this waiting!!
 
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Beagleholly

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I just looked through my FB posts from last year and it looks like my portal changed on December 4th (to interview offered), and I got my packet about a week later in the mail. So I guess this year isn't "late in the game" like we thought. I try to be patient but man I hate this waiting!!
I might have to wait until December?? But I keep telling myself it'll be here sometime November. :scared:
On a more serious note, did you get an email informing you about the portal change for the interview?
 

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Should I be concerned that I didn't get an email? My portal does say that it is under review.
 
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