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Hey guys! I thought I would make a post for those of us on the alternate list so we can keep each other updated with any new information and acceptance updates!

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I am on the alternate list as well and hoping to be accepted into the class of 2017! Western is the only school I applied to so I was extremely bummed when I found out I was an alternate. After a couple of days of digesting this news, I have become more optimistic because there is still hope of being accepted. Even if not accepted this year, being selected as an alternate makes you a much stronger candidate for next year because you know you already have what it takes and have a year to improve and if we made it this far, a little improvement is all we need to make it all the way next year... We are all in a similar boat so lets support each other through this! 

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Me too....oh the wait!  It has been a long journey for all of us. Keepin my chin up as best i can.  My cousin was an alternate and got in!  I see myself as a 2017 classmate...i am ready.  Come on acceptance email!!

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I am so ready to be apart of the 2017 class! I'm envisioning the acceptance email. :) Hopefully there will be some wait list movement soon and we will all receive great news!!!

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No not yet ???? I've been checking my email compulsively.. I'm assuming we should hear back within the next few days if we were chosen ???? fingers crossed!

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Hey everyone! I'm also an alternate.........such a bittersweet feeling. I also haven't heard anything yet. I talked to admissions last week and found out that there are 76 alternates. That's quite a bit and I'm guessing since there are still so many, that they haven't been accepting alternates...........maybe. That's my hope right now. But good luck to you all! I know we are all so very anxious.

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I'm also an alternate waiting anxiously to hear back! Has anyone called admissions to inquire about any movement on the alternate list?

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I received my acceptance on the 6th in the afternoon.  Didn't see it till yesterday at noon.  I interviewed on 2/24.  I did not feel I answered the interview questions well.  But I did have a super good upbeat attitude/personality.  As for my stats...my GPA through CAPSA was generally 3.24.  But I repeated courses etc and Western used that info to recalculate my GPA...so not sure what it ended up being.  My pre-reqs were all A's except for 2 B's in 3 unit courses.  I have 3 years working as an MA...1/2 front office , 1/2 back office.  Tons of volunteer hours.  I am an older applicant and have had years to build it up.  I am hoping you all hear something soon!!

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I called admissions but they didn't really tell me anything helpful. Just that students have 2 weeks from their acceptance date to submit a deposit.

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Well it's definitely been more than two weeks.........that's a scary thought since I've only heard about one alternate getting accepted :( Well, hopefully there are lots of spots open that they are just waiting to fill........

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I believe 3 students among the curent 1st years were "dropped back" or decelereated so they might be returning and taking 3 of the seats in c/o 2017 making the waitlist a little tighter.

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Ya I'm not sure what happened this year. Last year they had like 50 alternates and there was at least 15 spots that opened up. And I called admissions last week and asked for any information regarding any wait list movement and they couldn't tell me anything other than they think they've had a couple students from the wait list accepted. They wouldn't even say how many alternates there were. So its definitely rough this year. And I didn't know they could do that as students .. dang that's guna make it that much harder for us!

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I spoke with admissions last week and they told me that there has been 4 alternates that were accepted. And there are around ~70 unranked alternates. 

 

I was a little discouraged after I heard that but let's look on the positive side - we all made it this far ! And if we don't get in this year, we'll try again next year and if being a PA is really what we want to do, we'll get there eventually. :)

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I received my acceptance on the 6th in the afternoon. Didn't see it till yesterday at noon. I interviewed on 2/24. I did not feel I answered the interview questions well. But I did have a super good upbeat attitude/personality. As for my stats...my GPA through CAPSA was generally 3.24. But I repeated courses etc and Western used that info to recalculate my GPA...so not sure what it ended up being. My pre-reqs were all A's except for 2 B's in 3 unit courses. I have 3 years working as an MA...1/2 front office , 1/2 back office. Tons of volunteer hours. I am an older applicant and have had years to build it up. I am hoping you all hear something soon!!

Did you come early in the morning? I interviewed that same day. From your description, I might have said hi to you in the info session :) haha. I feel like the minimal volunteering and clinical experience I have is what held me back. That's awesome that you have so much of it! Congrats again!

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Hey guys! So I spoke with admissions yesterday, and like everyone else says, they don't really say much haha. However, I asked them to verify something I heard about how they choose from the alternate list and they said it was true.

 

If you don't already know, apparently they match each alternate (by stats and experience) to a student who is currently accepted and if that student drops, then the matched alternate will take their place. So I'm reeeally hoping my match has their top pick at a different school and gets accepted there! Haha!! Win-win situation :)

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apparently they match each alternate (by stats and experience) to a student who is currently accepted and if that student drops, then the matched alternate will take their place.

 

So I'm reeeally hoping my match has their top pick at a different school and gets accepted there! Haha!! Win-win situation :)

 

If this is true, hopefully you match my stats and experience.  I just declined my spot in the program and wish whoever gets it the best of luck in the program.

 

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