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#1 hgill

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:55 AM

Wanted to go ahead and get this started early! 


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#2 jmtam

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 05:45 AM

I will be a second time applicant!

Didn't even get an official rejection email last cycle.


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#3 hgill

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:50 PM

I will be a second time applicant!

Didn't even get an official rejection email last cycle.


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This will be my second time applying to schools but my first time applying here!



#4 EM-Born2BPA

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:04 PM

Hello Fellow Applicants! This will be my third year applying. I am committed! While I am a sad it has not worked out yet, each year I have not been admitted, I have been presented with some incredible opportunities and possibly even once in a life time experiences. So, for those applying again, look a this time as opportunity to grow, learn, and prepare yourself to one day be the best possible physician assistant you could be. This is going to be a wonderful year. Lets all stay connected and encourage. 


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:33 PM

Hi everyone! I will be applying here for the second time. I applied really late in the cycle last year and i'm hoping applying early will make a difference. Has anyone who is applying for the second or third time been accepted pending an open seat in the past? 



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:16 PM

Hi everyone! I will be applying here for the second time. I applied really late in the cycle last year and i'm hoping applying early will make a difference. Has anyone who is applying for the second or third time been accepted pending an open seat in the past? 

Yes, I am accepted pending an open seat. However, I have been strongly advised to go ahead an reapply this upcoming cycle. 



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:46 AM

Hey guys, 

 

I was accepted to ATSU last year in September and I am going to start my program in coming June. ATSU seems really good school to me during my interview, and I chose this program over others. I saw some of you are 2nd or 3rd times applicants, but don't feel discouraged. PA programs are very competitive these days. Please remember you are a very good applicant and have done/prepared a lot to apply to PA programs.

 

My advice for you is to apply many programs. CASPA mentioned that the average PA programs that students apply are 8 programs, but I can tell you that I applied way more than 8 programs. The percentage of getting interviews gets higher and higher if you apply to more and more programs. For A.T.Still specifically, please remember to apply early because it is rolling base admissions. As far as I remember, I submitted my application after 3 weeks of CASPA opening, and my interview was on 4th group or day.

Please try to finish and finalize your personal statement now before CASPA opens in April. Start making spread sheets of what you have done so far and what you have achieved. This will save a lot of times when you actually fill out in CASPA. You can also start thinking who would you ask for recommendation letter and maybe start approaching them. 

 

I want to help my fellow pre-PAs to get into a program, so don't hesitant to ask me any questions. I am not very good or knowledgable as others, but at least I can share my last year experiences with you. I will try to answer as much as I can - either here or private message. 

 

Best of luck! 


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#8 nicoledutson

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 07:14 PM

I want to add my 2 cents as well. While it is important to apply to multiple schools, don't go overboard. Use this time before CASPA opens to do your research on schools and find those that you are the most competitive and a better fit at. I originally applied to 8 programs that I had researched thoroughly. As the cycle went on, I got more and more nervous I wouldn't get in and ended up applying to 11 more schools which was a waste of money. I had 7 interviews this cycle and 5 of the 7 were schools on my original 8 school list so I had picked my original list well. And I ultimately was accepted at a program from my original 8. So pick well and you should be fine not applying to like 20 programs!
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:14 PM

Apply early, many schools, prepare for interview. :) 

 

Applied - 15 schools 

 

Rejected - 7 schools without interview invitation (mostly from the east coast schools, I live in CA)

 

Interview invitation - 8 schools (I received 5 interview invitations in mid-September, which conflicted my work schedule and other interviews..Be prepared for any possible conflicts. Some programs offered me only one interview date) 

 

Interviewed 5 schools (2 acceptance, 2 waitlisted, 1 rejection) 

 

If you can, please do more community service such as soup kitchen. Let me know if you have any Qs. 

 

Extra tip : I applied for a Southwest credit card, used it for application fees, and enjoyed its sign-up bonus points for free flights during my interview trips. ;)


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#10 mncourtney

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:44 AM

I will be a second year student at ATSU for this next year!  Please let me know if you have any questions about the application process or the school in general.  

 

mcourtney@atsu.edu


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#11 Massilu814

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:09 AM

Second year applying, but first time applying here! Good luck everyone!


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 12:39 AM

Very excited. This is my second time applying but my first time applying early and my first time applying to this school. Last cycle I was only able to apply to one school because I did not understand CASPA very well. 


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:58 PM

Hi!

 

I was wondering if someone can help me answer the supplemental application questions?

 Why did you choose the Physician Assistant program at A.T. Still University?

 

How do you meet the ATSU mission?

 

 

I am confused on what to write and I hope somebody can help me write it?

 

Thank you

Shari



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 09:10 PM

Hi!

I was wondering if someone can help me answer the supplemental application questions?
Why did you choose the Physician Assistant program at A.T. Still University?

How do you meet the ATSU mission?


I am confused on what to write and I hope somebody can help me write it?

Thank you
Shari



Are these two separate questions?



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#15 Natalie2018

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:18 AM

I would do some research on their website and figure out why you think you would be a good fit for their program!


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#16 steffjessie

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:03 PM

Just submitted my application to AT Stills! Very Excited!



#17 Massilu814

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:57 PM

Submitted my application on Friday!! Now the wait begins!



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:05 PM

Application submitted 4/28
Secondary application complete 5/17
Good luck everybody!

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:53 PM

Application submitted 4/28
Secondary application complete 5/17
Good luck everybody!

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Perhaps I am missing something, but I don't see the link under the secondary applications for the PA program? I only see applications for the "advanced PA" or "non-bac advanced PA"... Where did you find the secondary application?



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:06 PM

Perhaps I am missing something, but I don't see the link under the secondary applications for the PA program? I only see applications for the "advanced PA" or "non-bac advanced PA"... Where did you find the secondary application?


ATSU will send you the secondary if you meet their standards.


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