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SMU has a submission deadline of October 1st. As far as I know they don't do interview invites until after that, even if

you get your application in long before then. I think they called me in October for the end of January interview.

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Here is what I received: We will begin sending out interview invitations the middle of November and will continue to invite candidates to interview until the interview process is completed; it is very likely you will not hear from us before that time. Invitations come directly from the PA department and not the Office of Admission. Interviews are planned for two Saturdays in January 2012 and one Saturday in February 2012.

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Yes, good luck to everyone this cycle! (: And, we will all be waiting together! (:

 

I also got this email from SMU 8-25-11:

Thank you for your application to the Master Physician Assistant program at Samuel Merritt University. This email confirms we have received your application from CASPA. Our review process will begin this summer and continue throughout the fall. When we review your application we will notify you by email if we need any additional information from you. Please do not send us transcripts of courses you have completed since you submitted your CASPA application; we do not go back and recalculate GPA’s based on recently completed classes. We assume you will successfully complete all classes indicated as in progress on your application. Do not send resumes, additional letters of recommendation, certificates, etc. We only look at and consider the information we require as part of the standardized application. As a reminder, we do not require the GRE’s and do not have a supplemental application.

We will begin sending out interview invitations the middle of November and will continue to invite candidates to interview until the interview process is completed; it is very likely you will not hear from us before that time. Invitations come directly from the PA department and not the Office of Admission. Interviews are planned for two Saturdays in January 2012 and one Saturday in February 2012. All applicants will know their final admission status by the beginning of March. We respectfully request that you do not call us asking about your current application status. Please know that we have your application, it will go through our review process and we will email you if we need any additional information or clarification of any information throughout the review process.

Again, thank you for your interest in and application to the MPA program at Samuel Merritt University!

Pam Harrison

Associate Director of Admission

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SMU has a submission deadline of October 1st. As far as I know they don't do interview invites until after that, even if

you get your application in long before then. I think they called me in October for the end of January interview.

 

A correction.... I received an interview invite Nov. 15th, not in October as I thought.

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A correction.... I received an interview invite Nov. 15th, not in October as I thought.

 

Yeah, and she got accepted ASAP after the interview too. :-).

THAT part wasn't too long of a wait, was it?

I got an invite in the same time frame. They wait until the deadline for apps has passed before invites. They are not on rolling admissions.

Good luck everyone.

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I submitted my CASPA a few weeks ago, but haven't received an email from the school yet. How long did most people wait before they got a confirmation email?

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I also submitted a few weeks ago and have not gotten a confirmation e-mail either! I was getting concerned but sounds like its not just me.

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I wouldn't worry too much about the confirmation email... you will get confirmation, it's just they get so many applications it takes a bit of time. They probably send batch confirmations at certain points throughout the application period. It's all well worth the wait. Good luck everyone!

 

-sharon

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I got my invite to interview last December I believe, for the last interview on Feb 5th, 2011. I was waitlisted and got accepted August 1st (school started Aug 29th) so don't complain about waiting! J/k. I know its torture though. They let you know a week or two after the interviews and they also let you know what number you are on the waitlist. They had over 1200 applicants last fall so be patient!

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I got my invite to interview last December I believe, for the last interview on Feb 5th, 2011. I was waitlisted and got accepted August 1st (school started Aug 29th) so don't complain about waiting! J/k. I know its torture though. They let you know a week or two after the interviews and they also let you know what number you are on the waitlist. They had over 1200 applicants last fall so be patient!

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Hi all, I am interviewing on Feb 4, anyone else interviewing that date? Also, I am a Bay Area native and have lived in the Samuel Merritt area. Please feel free to PM me if you guys have any questions about living in Oakland, or the bay area!

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I've lived in Oakland for 3+ years and I'm a current student so feel free to ask me about Oakland, the interviews, or the program! If you send an email I will answer right away, I don't always check the forum posts...good luck everyone! See some of you at the interviews ;)

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How many people do they interview?

 

They interview around 120, so 3 sessions with 40 people in them. They accept 36 or 37. Last year the applications were about 1200 people.

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