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Does anyone know if adcoms are aware that you are re-applying to their program? There's obviously a chance that a committee member might remember reading through your essay or a previous interview, but I'm wondering why the designation portion in CASPA asks whether you are re-applying or not.

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Ohhhh yes. We keep files and compare them. The admissions staff screens out reapplicants and marks those files. Adcoms have long memories it seems.

Reapplicants are not necessarily in bad shape--but you should know that we scrutinize these files to see what you have done differently, improved on etc since the last application. And please don't submit the same PS verbatim...mix it up a bit.

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