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GreatChecko last won the day on November 22 2016

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  1. Hi @GreatChecko

    I am seeking advice regarding UF's PA program and this current cycle, and was wondering if I could speak with you privately. I tried to send you a direct message; however, it wouldn't allow me to send it.

    Thank you for your time.

    1. GreatChecko


      That's odd. I'm happy to answer any questions as best I can. Resend or start a thread, whatever you prefer.

      If you are a new member on the forum, you may need to wait, or post a few times before you can PM. Check in with the admins if you are still having issues. 

  2. Hi there Checko, I tried to send you a message but the system said that you can't receive them. I would be interested in chatting with you about UF if you wouldn't mind, but don't know how else to make contact/ask a question that isn't publicly accessible. 

  3. GreatChecko

    UF 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

    The last scheduled interviews were the week of November 27. They always state that they can hold additional interviews. However, with the high caliber of interviewees and how competitive the process is, this is highly unlikely, and I haven't heard of it happening for at least 8 years, if not longer. Right now they are focused on finalizing the class and wait lists before winter break. Everyone should receive some sort of response by January. If you didn't get accepted this time around and UF is where you want to go, please reapply. Reapplications are seen highly, especially if you took the time to keep growing, take additional coursework, and add new skills or experiences. Furthermore, I encourage you to contact the program in the Spring to see how you can improve your application. For those of you on the wait list, know that while it's a tough spot to be in, you interviewed well and held your own amongst 1400 candidates. I can't stress how competitive this process is and difficult it is for the AdCom to decide between those who interviewed. How many persons on the wait list get called for a spot in the class varies wildly each year and calls go out sometimes up to the week before the program begins. Furthermore, they traditionally have not disclosed where each person is on the list. I wish everyone all the best on their PA journey. It is long, sometimes frustrating, but it's worth it, I promise. Don't lose focus on your goal and don't let the application process get to you. Please post any questions you may have between now and the next cycle. I'm happy to help however I can. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  4. GreatChecko

    Tuition for Out-of-State Students

    I'm open to DM anytime.
  5. GreatChecko

    Tuition for Out-of-State Students

    I don't think so. A quick search seems to confirm that. While there are a few programs in the state that participate, as a whole Florida likes to go it alone. Not a lot a reciprocity between Florida and other states in general.
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    Tuition for Out-of-State Students

    Yes, it’s very possible. I also was able to get in-state tuition the second year. If you look at some of the previous year’s threads I’m pretty sure I listed exactly how I did it as I’m sure I forgot a few steps. A few key points to add to above to ensure success. Make sure you move into your apartment and establish domicile at the Gainesville on a date that is at least 1 year prior to the beginning of the Summer B or even the A semester. In other words, it might be helpful to move in a bit early to save some money on the back end. I took a month long trip to Spain prior to starting the program and moved into an apartment in campus (really I just left a bunch of boxes there) before heading across the pond. Register your car and get a drivers license at the earliest possible moment. Review closely the UF requirements nowas they require some very specific things that will trip you up if you wait too long. All the best!
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    UF 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

    People are accepted from every interview group. Go in with a good attitude and you'll have as good of a shot as everyone else. All the best!
  8. GreatChecko

    UF 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

    Congratulations on the interview! It depends on what you're comfortable with. I know that in the past people have brought a parent or their SO for the orientation day and the dinner (if we haven't said it enough, go to the dinner!). That being said, I'd recommend just yourself for the interview day. Otherwise, your parent or SO will just sit in the lobby of the building for half a day. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
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    UF 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

    This makes more sense. Thank you!
  10. GreatChecko

    UF 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

    Good to hear it! Six years ago, I received my offer in October and it was quite nice. Now, keep in mind that they do hold spots open until the end too keep things fair for the later interviewees. Furthermore, the number of immediate admit offers extended will affect this number. Therefore, this is quite dynamic and the great majority will still get a final decision in December. It appears that those who already interviewed did not get an email about CASPr. Thus, I wouldn't worry about it if you're just waiting for a decision. We won't see exactly how CASPr will factor in until next year when it is integrated into the process from the beginning. It will likely be another data point used to help sift through the incredible number of applications received. I know everyone is nervously waiting, hang in there! Go Gators!
  11. GreatChecko

    UF 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

    In the past, most applicants receive a decision in December before the holiday break. I haven't heard that this has changed (unless they have told you differently). Of course, there is a small minority that receive decisions within days, but that is not common. Many years ago, they did push out a group of decisions in October, but they seem to have moved away from this in past years. All the best! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
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    UF 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

    It seems that there have been technical issues on the back end that are causing delays. My advice is to not fret too much about this step. I think they realize this was a late addition to the process. Complete the test when the time comes if you are still waiting for an interview invite. In many ways this is a pilot for the program and they are still working out how to integrate it into the process and how it will factor into the decision making process. Next year they will have the kinks out and it will be much smoother. All the best! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
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    UF 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

    Last interview is usually last week of November or first week of December. All the best! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  14. GreatChecko

    UF 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

    In general, yes. Until you get some sort of email with an answer, you're still in the process at some level. All the best! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  15. GreatChecko

    UF 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

    I would. Just be sure to put the new course wherever you can indicate planned coursework. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk

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