I'm so encouraged by everyone's comments and positivity. I wish I had looked into discussion forums before my interview. I am curious if anyone interviewed on 9/27? And if anyone who has been accepted and currently lives in Arizona would like to have an informal meet up for coffee or lunch/dinner?
Just to share my process in hope that it may help or encourage others this cycle or next. I submitted my CAPSA application on 6/28. I received a secondary app invitation on 7/18 and submitted it on 7/27. Then I received an invitation to interview on 8/2. The only interview date available at that time was 9/27. I was told decisions would be shared within 2-3 weeks but received the acceptance phone call the following Monday, 10/2. This was my first time applying to PA programs (even with a not so great overall and science GPA). I originally planned on applying to 3 programs bc there is an emphasis on applying to as many programs as possible but I end up only applying to ATSU, which was my first choice. If anyone has questions, I happy to share my experience.
Best of luck to fellow future PAs interviewing next month :)