I was originally hard pressed to believe that the process was as random and bad as it appeared on this forum so I called to get a thorough explanation.I have now called multiple times and only had the opportunity to speak with a student employee. Megan Lawler, admissions officer, does not answer her phone or even return messages after 48hours. This speaks volumes!
This might be the most ridiculous institution I have ever come across. Just think, they have a time and luck based admissions policy. How many highly qualified candidates will never have an opportunity to interview because perhaps they were WORKING at 3pm or whenever the next arbitrary time based opportunity occurs? How many will be accepted to other programs and withdraw? Do you even want to clear the waitlist for an interview. Yes, 1 or 2 people clearing the list is normally a gift to those waiting but what about when a bunch of people clear it. Isn’t that a message all by itself. To those who are actually accepted, think long and hard about who you classmates will and won’t be. Is this the program you want to associate yourself with for the rest of your career? I hope that everybody has other alternatives. I truly hope that given all we have put into this journey that we have better alternatives than this thoughtless process. I really hope that MCPHS rethinks their approach.