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Questions for Accepted Touro Students/Current Students: Bay Shore/Winthrop Ext

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Hello Future Colleagues and Current Touro Students !

 

I am very excited to interview at the Bay Shore campus in a couple of weeks. I was curious... how are the accepted applicants placed into either Bay Shore Campus or Winthrop Ext Center (what are the determining factors, I know one starts in the fall and the other in the spring) ?

 

Also, since I will be interviewing at Bay Shore and will NOT have the opportunity to visit Winthrop, are the resources at Winthrop Extension Center any different from Bay shore (I am assuming there are some disadvantages since Winthrop students must report to the Bay shore campus some days of the week during their didactic stage)?

 

Thanks for your time.

 

P.S. I understand I could ask the Touro staff these questions, but I am curious to read the response from a students point of view. Thx

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caspa just sent out my apps yesterday. I'm worried because my first time in college my gpa was low, my post-bacc gpa was a 3.6 according to caspa but my cum gpa was 3.2. Do you mind sharing what your stats were to gain an interview? gpa? i'm just curios

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I was accepted into the Winthrop extension, which workes out better for me b/c it's much closer to home. I didn't interview until July and was number 3 on the wait list for the bay shore so I just had them take me off the wait list. I spent a lot of time communicating with the admissions department about my grades. My caspa gpa was only a 3.1 science but I had a lot of other stuff and I completed my UG in 36 months. I also feel I did very well in the interview, but I am 35 and I served in the military for 8 years so I'm sure that helped a lot.

 

Good luck, let me know if I can help

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Winthrop start date is every January, so the above poster got into the Winthrop class that starts next January. The applicant go accepted July of 2011 and will start PA school January of 2012. August start dates are for Bayshore campus and Manhattan Campus. That's how it works if I am not mistaken.

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I interviewed for the Sept class, but it was full by the time they made their decision so they put me on the wait list and guaranteed me a seat in Jan. I told them I would rather just wait for Jan so I wouldn't be jumping through hoops if I got a last minute call.

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I am flying into MacArthur airport next week and staying at a hotel close by, should I just take a cab to Bayshore campus vs. Rental car? Also, I have the option to schedule my interview time (9:30am-1pm)... Since I am from out of town and do not know how long the interview process lasts, what would be the best time to interview (considering traffic,etc)?

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I submitted my CASPA late august, do you guys think thats too late to get accepted into bayshore? previous threads it seems like a lot of interviews are done in january

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Thanks for the reply on whether or not i'm a "late applicant". I called bayshore this week and they said august/september applicants for fall 2012 start date isn't late, hopefully they were being truthful

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I applied really late (pretty close to the deadline actually). I think I just got really lucky. heh.

The only thing with applying late is risking that there isn't a seat left. So, I would maybe ask them how many seats are left in the program and ask about the status of your application?

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I've been stressing a lot lately, but, after calling them, I thnk that i'm alright. Yes, its rolling admissions but then again my supplemental application will be in their hands by the end of this coming week and probably reviewed early/mid october. I know they interview a lot in november january february, and like u mentioned, even later around march and april, so as long as they like me I should at least get an interview. Anyway, share your thoughts!

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How long did it take for people to get a reply back from interviews? I interviewed the second week in Sept. but never heard back. I'm scared that I got rejected and they just did not send a rejection letter.

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I interviewed early septemeber as well, haven't heard anything yet. Nervous too! Good luck. I'll keep you posted if I hear anything

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Had my interview at Bay Shore campus this morning...

 

Prior to my arrival, I had already heard so many great things about their staff/program but they truly do a GREAT job making you feel comfortable as an applicant. Hands down, Touro has been the most welcoming program through my application process. Fingers crossed for some good news!

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Hey two questions. Did you guys mail in the supplemental application to the school? And do you get financial aid/loans? If you want to get an apartment, living expenses etc to be paid for by these loans.

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Hi! I just scheduled my interview at Bayshore for later this month. I'm excited but also pretty nervous. Can anyone tell me what the interview is like?

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A bit of advice, when you feel nervous... Think about how excited you are to interview, begin PA school and become a PA (don't let yourself think negatively). I am sure you have worked very hard to be in this position. Fortunately, you have won half the battle, they know you are a good candidate for their program (objectively)... Now, you are well ahead of the other applicants who DID NOT interview or did not interview well. It is time to express your hard work and passion to the people who are already interested in you as an applicant (subjective part).

 

My experience: They did not make me feel uncomfortable or play good cop bad cop, try to be yourself... It's funny, when people say "just be yourself" (ok, it is definitely easier said that done), but it is truly the best advice. I wish you the best and remember to relax, they want to get to know you.

 

I hope this helps :/

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I received a letter in the mail in just over two weeks. Keep in mind a lot of jewish holidays the last two months so that might delay your letter...

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I received a letter in the mail in just over two weeks. Keep in mind a lot of jewish holidays the last two months so that might delay your letter...

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