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  1. I had a few Cs on my transcript as well as a couple of Bs, mostly in chemistry classes, and still got in. I would say go for it! Best of luck to you!
  2. My class has 32 students and I believe that is the max they are going to accept. Can't say 100%, but I'm fairly certain that is the number of seats available for all classes going forward. they originally started with 25, then increased to 30 (I think), then 32 with my class.
  3. Hi there! I was offered a seat at one other program and ended up choosing CSU for several reasons. The first, and most important reason was that it “felt right.” You’ll probably hear a lot of people say this, but when you go to interviews you will likely get a feel for whether or not you want to be there. For me, CSU felt like the right place from the minute I walked into my interview. The faculty was so welcoming and friendly, they genuinely seemed invested in us as candidates. I felt very at ease, like I already belonged. The other most important reason was location. I had the choice between Connecticut and South Carolina. I have family in both regions so I had a choice on who I wanted to be close to, and what type of lifestyle I wanted while in school. For me, I would be closer to my parents in SC, as well as a nice lifestyle near the beach while in school, vs dealing with a more expensive cost of living and harsh New England winters. This was an easy choice for me as well. The other big reason was start date. The school in CT didn’t start until August, whereas CSU started in January and was a 3 month shorter program, so I would be graduating an entire year early. This was a HUGE factor for me as well, and ultimately one of the biggest deciding factors. Other things that initially made me consider CSU and am now grateful for are a full 5 week intensive anatomy cadaver lab, 2 elective rotations, and a systems-based curriculum. I could go on about all the reasons I love my program, but those were the biggest. Cost had no place in my decision whatsoever. I hope this helps! If you have other, more specific questions, please feel free to ask!
  4. Hi guys! I’m currently a PA-S1 at CSU and really loving it! I just wanted to wish everyone good luck this cycle, and you picked a great school to apply to! If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer. Admissions stuff is a little different this year with the COVID pandemic, so I’ll defer most specific admissions questions to the admissions coordinator. Please don’t ask what kind of questions they ask during the interview, as they kindly ask us to not share in order to keep things fair for everyone. But if you have questions about what the program is like, I’m happy to share! Best of luck to all of you!
  5. I also just got pulled off the wait list yesterday! I'm putting down my deposit this weekend and can't wait to meet everyone! It's going to be a little hectic moving from Utah in 3 weeks but we'll make it work! I sent a request to join the FB group
  6. Just got the call yesterday from one of my top choices, so after much deliberation, I will be giving up my seat at Sacred Heart. It was tough, because I loved both programs and both were close to family, but the other school is just a better fit overall. I hope this opens up a seat for someone on the wait list! Good luck to all of you!
  7. I interviewed this cycle and they had us sign an agreement that we would not disclose interview details. Just be yourself! It was a very low-stress interview, and I actually really enjoyed it. They are not trying to trick you and really want to get to know you
  8. Just got my email today with all of the details, so now it officially feels real! Doesn't look like anyone has started a Facebook group so I can do that if no one else objects
  9. Thank you! I just reviewed the website thoroughly, and asked myself why I'm a good fit for their mission, and their program specifically. I also reviewed what makes me a unique candidate, as well as information about the PA profession in general. I hope that helps!
  10. cGPA: 3.2 sGPA: 3.26 GRE: 313 (I know Sacred Heart doesn't require it, but they might have looked?) HCE: 15k hours as a certified veterinary technician (some schools look at this, some don't, not sure if Sacred Heart does) PCE: 3,900 hours as a Medical Assistant working at a free clinic for the uninsured/those in poverty (I think this is a big factor)
  11. Just got an email from the school yesterday asking if I still wanted to be on the wait list. Maybe that means they had some spots open up?
  12. Has anyone gotten an email yet with information about paying the deposit or sending official transcripts, etc? I was so excited when I got the phone call that I barely remember the details she told me about what comes next Also, any info about a Facebook page?
  13. I DID cry so my boss sent me home early to celebrate!
  14. I just got my acceptance call too!! I interviewed on 10/19! I'm over the moon and so excited to join this program and meet all of you next fall!!
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