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Application and secondary submitted.

 

Anyone else applying?

 

I will but not until the end of September. My GRE is not very competitive so I'm waiting to retake the test. I

 

On the website it says that they don't begin interviews until January, however I noticed in previous discussions that they interview earlier than that. Do they have rolling admissions?

 

 

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Last year they began interviews in late October.  South does have rolling admissions.  From reading prior year posts, it seems they let you know if you are rejected, accepted, or wait-listed the day of interview.

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I will but not until the end of September. My GRE is not very competitive so I'm waiting to retake the test. I

 

On the website it says that they don't begin interviews until January, however I noticed in previous discussions that they interview earlier than that. Do they have rolling admissions?

 

 

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Make sure it is above 300, you will not be accepted if it is not. 

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Last year they began interviews in late October.  South does have rolling admissions.  From reading prior year posts, it seems they let you know if you are rejected, accepted, or wait-listed the day of interview.

 

This is true. After lunch, the 3 interviewers bring you in one at a time for a final individual interview and tell you if you're accepted or not

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I am applying again this year. I applied last year and did not get an Interview so I raised my GPA, have more volunteer hours and over 12,000 hours of hands on experience as a Surgical Technologist. I also have very strong letters of recommendation. I never heard anything about having a GRE score above 300. This must be something new. 

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I am applying again this year. I applied last year and did not get an Interview so I raised my GPA, have more volunteer hours and over 12,000 hours of hands on experience as a Surgical Technologist. I also have very strong letters of recommendation. I never heard anything about having a GRE score above 300. This must be something new. 

 

you can PM me if you'd like but yes, that is their minimum - I know from my experience and what was said by them to me.

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I have spoken to them and they have taken individuals with a lower GRE score. It was said that they look at the application as a whole and not just at GRE scores. But I appreciate your help. I'm going to retake the GRE. I have already submitted my CASPA and secondary application.

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good luck! I plan on being a tour guide for the 2017 interviewees so maybe i'll see you here :)

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Make sure it is above 300, you will not be accepted if it is not. 

 

 

Please do not make statements like this.  South College looks at the prospective PA student as a whole and not just a number.  While certain criteria are set, not having one measure at or above the bar does not automatically disqualify a candidate. 

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All of my things are submitted. Fingers crossed that I receive an interview this year as opposed to last year. :)

 

Good Luck!  Keep up the effort!

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Hi all, 

 

I was wondering if there is anyone here applying to South who does not have the Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS). It sounds like it's not really something needed at time of application, as they state on their website that they offer the class during orientation, but I was just wondering if anyone was the same as me...without BLS training yet. I was looking up classes and might actually attend an upcoming one in a month or so, but I want to submit my application now, and I'm not sure how to indicate on the application that I intend on obtaining the training. 

 

Any thoughts? Should I just let it go and apply and assume that they assume applicants/though accepted will obtain the training by matriculation?

 

Thanks for any responses!! 

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Yeah so, probably at least 2/3 of my class didn't have their BLS certification and did the class during orientation. I had mine already and I don't know if that swayed anyone's decision. Our BLS cert has to be maintained throughout the program so they offer it later in case you come already certified and need a recert subsequent. Personally it made me feel better that I already had it but that's just me and the way I am.

 

 

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Yeah so, probably at least 2/3 of my class didn't have their BLS certification and did the class during orientation. I had mine already and I don't know if that swayed anyone's decision. Our BLS cert has to be maintained throughout the program so they offer it later in case you come already certified and need a recert subsequent. Personally it made me feel better that I already had it but that's just me and the way I am.

 

 

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Thanks for the reply! I'm going to go ahead and submit without, as based on what you said, they do seem to accept quite a few people who do not have it. Perhaps I can get it prior to interviews (hopefully I get an interview!) and then could update them on that as a boost. :)

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Im applying to south but not till end of December due to missing some prerequisites. First time applying for PA programs. Anyone know of they still review you if still missing prerequisites at time of application evaluation? I've heard some schools do state that in their site but because so competitive they seem to review those with a "complete "application at time of submission. Good luck to all. 

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Im applying to south but not till end of December due to missing some prerequisites. First time applying for PA programs. Anyone know of they still review you if still missing prerequisites at time of application evaluation? I've heard some schools do state that in their site but because so competitive they seem to review those with a "complete "application at time of submission. Good luck to all. 

Last year I still had to take some courses, but my application was still reviewed.  I believe as long as your CASPA is submitted and they receive your supplemental and GRE scores they'll review it. With any school, if you have already submitted your CASPA you need to send your transcript to each school individually.

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Hi all, 

 

I was wondering if there is anyone here applying to South who does not have the Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS). It sounds like it's not really something needed at time of application, as they state on their website that they offer the class during orientation, but I was just wondering if anyone was the same as me...without BLS training yet. I was looking up classes and might actually attend an upcoming one in a month or so, but I want to submit my application now, and I'm not sure how to indicate on the application that I intend on obtaining the training. 

 

Any thoughts? Should I just let it go and apply and assume that they assume applicants/though accepted will obtain the training by matriculation?

 

Thanks for any responses!! 

Hi!! I just got an e-mail telling me I am invited to interview on 11/11!! I am not BLS certified so I would not be too concerned about that ! Good Luck :)

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Hi!! I just got an e-mail telling me I am invited to interview on 11/11!! I am not BLS certified so I would not be too concerned about that ! Good Luck :)

 

That's awesome! Congrats on your invite!! When did you submit? 

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That's awesome! Congrats on your invite!! When did you submit? 

Thank you! I submitted my supplemental application on August 3rd and I received  an e-mail on August 10th saying my application was under review!

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Hi!! I just got an e-mail telling me I am invited to interview on 11/11!! I am not BLS certified so I would not be too concerned about that ! Good Luck :)

 

Awesome, congratulations. Good luck!

 

 

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Congratulations @CLynn  Awesome job.  Would you mind sharing your stats?

Thank you!!

Overall GPA: 3.58 Science GPA: 3.48

Hands on hours: 1,000+ 

I only took the GRE once and my scores were: 154 quantitative 157 verbal 4.0 analytical. 

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Thank you! I submitted my supplemental application on August 3rd and I received  an e-mail on August 10th saying my application was under review!

Congratulations on your interview, best of luck! My confirmation email said they received all of my application materials, and that application review would begin in October with interviews running from January to May. Was you confirmation email similar? I'm not sure what to think now, and I'm starting to worry.... Any info is appreciated!

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Congratulations on your interview, best of luck! My confirmation email said they received all of my application materials, and that application review would begin in October with interviews running from January to May. Was you confirmation email similar? I'm not sure what to think now, and I'm starting to worry.... Any info is appreciated!

Yes, that's the email I received. No need to worry the interview process has just begun, good luck !!

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Submitted/Completed CASPA: September 23

Verified: September 28

Supplemental Submitted: September 25

Received application is complete email today! (September 30)

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Does anyone knows if South is a "silent rejection" school? Meaning is if they reject you they never give you any type of notice. I remember when I applied last year, I actually never received a rejection email.

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Does anyone knows if South is a "silent rejection" school? Meaning is if they reject you they never give you any type of notice. I remember when I applied last year, I actually never received a rejection email.

I ended up receiving my rejection letter in the mail, but not until like this May. At that point it was pretty obvious, so it was almost a "silent rejection". lol

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So I got an email today saying that South has received my supplemental and GRE scores, but I never sent my GRE scores. Do you think that they're still on file from last cycle? Another school told me that they were able to use my GRE scores that were on file from last cycle. Also, when I pressed submit on the supplemental I didn't pay because I wanted to ask my dad for the $60 lol. 

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On 09/27 I received an interview invite for 11/11! My CASPA was verified on 07/11, and received an email from South saying my application was under review on 07/14. Good luck everyone!

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Applied pretty late (last week) but already got an email saying South received my app, supp and GRE. Add another term of waiting to my list.

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Does anyone know what South's interview style is? Any input would be really appreciated ! 

 

Also, I'm seeing mixed comments in past forums about a medical terminology test? Is the test given that day, at a later time or at all? 

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It's a group interview. Last year during my interview we had to do a small medical terminology quiz. The previous cycle posts are pretty accurate about how the day and interview are.

 

 

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Their website says that they only conduct interviews January - May so I'm confused how some have already been invited to interview for Novemeber, but congratulations to you all! Do you mind sharing your credentials such as GPA, GRE, # of hours. Thanks in advance!

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Their website says that they only conduct interviews January - May so I'm confused how some have already been invited to interview for Novemeber, but congratulations to you all! Do you mind sharing your credentials such as GPA, GRE, # of hours. Thanks in advance!

Yes I am confused about that as well since I have even contacted them and they said January as well in the email.

 

 

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Their website says that they only conduct interviews January - May so I'm confused how some have already been invited to interview for Novemeber, but congratulations to you all! Do you mind sharing your credentials such as GPA, GRE, # of hours. Thanks in advance!

 

 

Yes I am confused about that as well since I have even contacted them and they said January as well in the email.

 

 

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If I remember I'll go ask Deborah tomorrow 

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For at least the past few years South college has one interview on the fall and the rest are Jan-May. Don't worry there is still plenty of time!

 

 

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Went and talked to Deborah this morning in her office. She confirmed that there is an interview on November 11th, she's has the files pulled and invites already sent and has received acceptance for those invites. Please don't worry if you haven't received an invite yet - there is plenty of time left! I got my invite in march for an April interview last year. 

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Hi all...

 

Was wondering if anyone else noticed this or has this issue! Might just be an unlucky fluke for me...

I submitted both my CASPA and supplemental application in late September, and saw confirmation from my bank that the $60 application fee was removed from my account on 9/23/2016. 

 

I just happened to take a look at my current bank statement, and noticed that another $60 was withdrawn from South College on 10/19/2016. It's specifically under the exact same name as the previous transaction in September. So, I was double charged...a month later? 

 

I emailed Deborah about it, but it looks like she will be out of the office until next week. Just wondered if this happened to anyone else and wanted to alert others in case there is some kind of error in their system and this is happening to other applicants...

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Hello,

 

I was thinking of applying but I was not sure if it is too late at this point. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Hello,

 

I was thinking of applying but I was not sure if it is too late at this point. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

I would go ahead and apply! Deadline isn't until March and interviews take place until May.

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Has anyone asked them questions like if comparative vertebrate anatomy is acceptable, other writing courses not in the English department count, etc? I have so many pre-req questions, I don't want to bombard them if I don't have to haha

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Has anyone asked them questions like if comparative vertebrate anatomy is acceptable, other writing courses not in the English department count, etc? I have so many pre-req questions, I don't want to bombard them if I don't have to haha

 

I would definitely email and ask because you could wast money if South doesn't accept your classes, be prepared to send syllabi. I had to send a few syllabi when I applied for clarification on courses I took per the director's request - end result was I got in :)

 

That said, admission requirement is Anatomy and Physiology I & II. Your first quarter is essentially a years worth of Anatomy, neuro anatomy and physiology in 10 weeks. The amount of detail learned in the class is definitely above undergraduate. IMO, not having 2 semesters of basic human anatomy would be self defeating.

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Has anyone asked them questions like if comparative vertebrate anatomy is acceptable, other writing courses not in the English department count, etc? I have so many pre-req questions, I don't want to bombard them if I don't have to haha

This is a good question! I also have comparative anatomy and I'm hoping it is acceptable. If you find out before I do, please let us all know! Thanks!

 

 

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I know they don't take online or hybrid courses for prerequisites. I recently found out so I won't be applying here since my BIO 2 is hybrid. Good luck to everyone.

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Hey guys! Submitted my application mid-September. Praying and hoping for an interview invite early next year. Whatever happens just remember it doesn't define you whatsoever. Keep pushing for your dreams of becoming a PA. If it's meant to happen then it will! Trust the process. Good luck to everyone! :) 

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