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2016-2017 application cycle

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1st time applicant to this school form Las Vegas. 

Does anyone know if they do any rolling admissions?

 

Good luck to everyone who is applying!

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I believe they do some sort of rolling admission. Received a confirmation email from them 5/23 stating they would begin sending out interview invites in November.

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Okay so it sounds like it will be a long wait them as far as interview invites go. I was worried because a few of the schools I've applied to have already sent out interview invites and I haven't gotten one yet :(.

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Just received an auto email from them saying they've received my app and that they won't start sending invitations to interview until November... what a long wait...

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Hey everyone, I'll be starting this program in September. I applied in July, got an interview invite sometime in Nov-Dec and then interviewed in January. Hang tight, the wait is the worst!

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I also received an email saying my application was complete and that interviews start in November. Nervous!!!!!

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Was told that I missed one pre-requisite, yet could not get a hold of the admission counselor who sent out that email. It has been over a week.

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Was told that I missed one pre-requisite, yet could not get a hold of the admission counselor who sent out that email. It has been over a week.

 

Maybe same thing as me, I failed to read the prereq requirement that you're supposed to have your bachelor's degree done by summer 2016.  I won't be graduating until May 2017 so that's why I had to withdraw my application.

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@pandabear.katie- I want to thank you for posting this.  I just rechecked there site and they changed it to say bachelors degree AND prereqs. When I checked a few weeks ago I believed it was just the prereqs that had to be complete, because I was excited I could apply with my bachelors in progress. I wish I was able to apply this time, but everything happens for a reason. I will be obtaining my bachelors in March 2017. Good Luck everyone!

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Hi everyone! I thought everyone might appreciate a general timeline overview from a current applicant. I applied this last cycle and made it onto the waitlist...I'm actually currently number 9 and was told they can still pull off the waitlist until Sept. 11th (the day before classes start)...it's a long shot and I'm sure I'll just be reapplying again this next cycle but just to give you an idea I heard back around mid November that my app was still being reviewed. In February I was called and offered an interview and then in early March I heard my where spot on the waitlist was. Good luck everyone! This program seems amazing!

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Hi everyone! I thought everyone might appreciate a general timeline overview from a current applicant. I applied this last cycle and made it onto the waitlist...I'm actually currently number 9 and was told they can still pull off the waitlist until Sept. 11th (the day before classes start)...it's a long shot and I'm sure I'll just be reapplying again this next cycle but just to give you an idea I heard back around mid November that my app was still being reviewed. In February I was called and offered an interview and then in early March I heard my where spot on the waitlist was. Good luck everyone! This program seems amazing!

Thank you for sharing with us! Wish you the best of luck!

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Current student here.  I thought I'd answer some common questions.

Also, be sure to check out the other threads from prior admission years.  Often you'll find the info you need in them.

 

1) There's no rolling admission...so be prepared to wait until December or even next Jan/Feb before you get a call for an interview.  They wait until all applications have been submitted before starting to review them.  With 3,000 applicants, it takes a while to make interview decisions.

2) Only write emails to the department if you absolutely cannot find the answer to your question on the website or on this forum.  The faculty truly despise pointless emails.  What if you have not heard from them by January and you're just writing to "check in"?...don't do it! As long as you got that initial confirmation email upon submitting through CASPA, you can be sure they are reading your application. 

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Did they always have a requirement for the bachelors to be complete at the time of the application ? I looked back in july when I applied and at that time it only stated that pre recs had to be complete so I submitted unless I just missed something. Anyone have more information on this ?

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Maybe same thing as me, I failed to read the prereq requirement that you're supposed to have your bachelor's degree done by summer 2016.  I won't be graduating until May 2017 so that's why I had to withdraw my application.

I'm guessing they weren't very specific in the beginning explaining their requirement for having the bachelor degree prior to applying. I hope this helps.

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Hi all!


I'm new to applying. This is my first cycle.  I wanted to bring forward my stats and would like to hear some feedback as far as where I would stand. 


 


Graduation Date: April 2014


University: Oakland University (Rochester, MI)


Major: Bachelors of Health Sciences with concentration in Integrative Holistic Medicine


 


Pre-Req GPA: 3.74


 


Advanced Human Anatomy- 3.7


Advanced Human Physiology- 4.0


Clinical Microbiology- 3.9


Statistics- 3.0


Inorganic Chemistry- 4.0


Organic Chemistry- 4.0


 


Overal CASPA GPA: 3.12


 


Patient Contact Hours: 3,900 (paid, Certified Nursing Assistant)


 


Healthcare Experience: Dental Office Manager, Care Management Administration


 


Shadowing Hours: ~70 (Trauma, Surgical Service, Rapid Response, and Neurology) 


 


Letters of Reccomendation: 1 from Neurology PA (I work with her on my hospital unit), 1 from a Derm/GI PA (I volunteered at her clinic in Chicago), 1 from my unit manager, and 1 from a professor (professor for my biochem/pathology courses, conducts breast cancer research at OU). 


 


Extra Curricular:


 


Pre-PA Society, Vice President (Oakland University)


Keep Detroit Beautiful, Brand Ambassador (Detroit, MI) 


Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Executive Board Member, Volunteer Coordinator


Gamma Phi Beta, Recruitment/ Chapter Advisor (Beta Chapter- University of Michigan) 


 


Any recommendations for me? I am currently taking a few courses just to keep up with my studies. I currently work at the hospital, volunteer, and am prepping for a mission trip in December. 


 


I submitted CASPA 07/30, verified 08/04, and received an email confirming my app submission on 08/04. 


 


Please feel free to give me any tough love!

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Hi all!

I'm new to applying. This is my first cycle.  I wanted to bring forward my stats and would like to hear some feedback as far as where I would stand. 

 

Graduation Date: April 2014

University: Oakland University (Rochester, MI)

Major: Bachelors of Health Sciences with concentration in Integrative Holistic Medicine

 

Pre-Req GPA: 3.74

 

Advanced Human Anatomy- 3.7

Advanced Human Physiology- 4.0

Clinical Microbiology- 3.9

Statistics- 3.0

Inorganic Chemistry- 4.0

Organic Chemistry- 4.0

 

Overal CASPA GPA: 3.12

 

Patient Contact Hours: 3,900 (paid, Certified Nursing Assistant)

 

Healthcare Experience: Dental Office Manager, Care Management Administration

 

Shadowing Hours: ~70 (Trauma, Surgical Service, Rapid Response, and Neurology) 

 

Letters of Reccomendation: 1 from Neurology PA (I work with her on my hospital unit), 1 from a Derm/GI PA (I volunteered at her clinic in Chicago), 1 from my unit manager, and 1 from a professor (professor for my biochem/pathology courses, conducts breast cancer research at OU). 

 

Extra Curricular:

 

Pre-PA Society, Vice President (Oakland University)

Keep Detroit Beautiful, Brand Ambassador (Detroit, MI) 

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Executive Board Member, Volunteer Coordinator

Gamma Phi Beta, Recruitment/ Chapter Advisor (Beta Chapter- University of Michigan) 

 

Any recommendations for me? I am currently taking a few courses just to keep up with my studies. I currently work at the hospital, volunteer, and am prepping for a mission trip in December. 

 

I submitted CASPA 07/30, verified 08/04, and received an email confirming my app submission on 08/04. 

 

Please feel free to give me any tough love!

 

GREAT stats!! I think you will be fine. I had similar stats EXCEPT I did not do as well in organic chemistry (B and a C).  I made the mistake of applying very late in the cycle last year and only received on interview(my fist one!). This year I applied the week CASPA opened and have received 3 interview invites so far, so good luck!!

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GREAT stats!! I think you will be fine. I had similar stats EXCEPT I did not do as well in organic chemistry (B and a C).  I made the mistake of applying very late in the cycle last year and only received on interview(my fist one!). This year I applied the week CASPA opened and have received 3 interview invites so far, so good luck!!

 

I sent my CASPA app on 07/30. Verified on 08/04.. I got a confirmation email for my app and that indicated that there is not supplemental application. They also mentioned to not contact them in any shape or form about my app.... which was a little nerving since I had updated transcripts with the final grades.

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Hey guys! First year here! I remember submitting my CASPA for SMU right on the deadline (don't be like me!) and I ended up getting my interview invite 2 days before the first interview date in January (and without hearing anything from Admissions from the months of October-January other than receipt of my CASPA). I know waiting in the dark can be agonizing so feel free to post any general questions you have on here till then and I'll try to answer whenever I am procrastinating studying for our first round of midterms. Good luck to you all! :)

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