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  1. The last interviews are this week. All the best! Checko
  2. I don't have any direct insights into the exact status of application reviews. What I can tell you is that applications are reviewed constantly until the last invites go out. With two interview weeks left, simply looking at things mathematically, those spots will become more and more competitive. The program does send out denials along the way, so if you haven't heard anything, you are still in the running. Unfortunately, this is an extremely competitive process. With about 10% of applicants receiving interviews and about 5% being offered a seat in the program, many will be disappointed come late November. If your goal is to become a PA, keep pushing and apply to multiple schools that will make you successful. If UF is your goal and it doesn't work out the first time, contact the program in the Spring for tips on how to improve your application, work on increasing your DPE now, and keep your grades high. While UF is selective and competitive, they also end up with quite a diverse class, so there is no cookie cutter student that ends up getting a spot. All the best!
  3. Invites go out continuously until the week before the last interviews. The AdCom is made up of faculty, so their focus is on the current students. Reviewing applications happens in between those duties. There are two more interview opportunities left, the last being the week of November 17. All the best!
  4. This is correct. See my prior post about how the cycle runs. There is about a month left before things start to wind down.
  5. Until you hear something, you’re still in the running. No news is good news. Hang in there. Immediate acceptance calls go out to a small minority of students. The great majority will hear shortly before the winter break in December.
  6. Definitely feel free to bring someone to the information session and the dinner. The interview is more a day for the applicant and anyone accompanying you would likely just end up waiting in the lobby.
  7. There are multiple upcoming interviews, about two a month through the first week of December. They are constantly reviewing applications and invites go out through November. Where you are in that process is a good question, but you are still in the running until you hear otherwise. All the best!
  8. I always tell people to reread your essay the night before. Otherwise, UFs interview process is a little different than most, so it’s hard to prepare for. Do your best to relax and enjoy the process. Be professional and poised, but do let your personality come through. You’ll quickly see the diversity yet unity in the class. Think of it this way, when else are you going to have the opportunity to pick the brain of PAs who love the profession and love preparing others to be a part of it? Come ready with questions, remember this is your opportunity to make sure this program fits you ask well. Finally, be sure to go to the student dinner. It’s fun and you’ll get an opportunity to hear the unfiltered truth about the program (faculty and interviewers are not allowed to go). All the best!
  9. I guess it depends on what you mean by your CASPA application, because it's not as clear cut as stated above. So that everyone is on an even playing field, grades/transcripts are not a part of the interview process. However, just about everything else on the CASPA is. So expect questions about your experience, essays, etc. Since some of the interviewers are on the AdCom, what they see along the way may vary, however, so you might get asked about grades along the way as well.
  10. Anything in particular you are curious about? Unfortunately, interviews don't begin for a couple of weeks.
  11. I doubt that will cause you an issue. As long as you have that planned and complete it prior to matriculation, you're set. As prerequisites go, that's probably one of the best ones to have pending. That being said, upper level prerequisites can be pending too. What really matters in this situation is grades and your academic trend. If it looks like you'll do well and pass your pending courses, then they won't worry about them too much. It's a minority of students that interview with all their prerequisite courses complete. All the best!
  12. The 20th of July is fine. That, in and of itself, won’t cause you to not get an interview. As we get later in the cycle, the volume and competition goes up, it’s not impossible to get an interview, it just gets more competitive.
  13. No interviews have occurred as of yet. Interviews begin around the first week of September and are held about every two weeks until the first week of December. Invites generally start going out in late July, early August and then continuously until late November. Im going to see what I can learn about the multi step review process, it appears there is possibly an additional step this year between the initial review and the AdCom. My thought and unofficial guess that it likely goes as follows, first review for completeness, second review for minimum requirements, third AdCom review of full application, essays, recommendations for invite. Checko
  14. Interesting... Did anyone get both the "second level review" and the "admissions committee" emails? I'm thinking there was a change in the message of the email at some point and it was inadvertently changed. However, yes, I agree with the above. Until you hear otherwise, you're still in the running until that last interview session occurs in December. All the best!
  15. You made it through the first level review and are now in the second level review, AKA, the AdCom. One step closer...
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