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I will be a second time applicant!

 

Didn't even get an official rejection email last cycle.

 

 

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I will be a second time applicant!

 

Didn't even get an official rejection email last cycle.

 

 

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This will be my second time applying to schools but my first time applying here!

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Hello Fellow Applicants! This will be my third year applying. I am committed! While I am a sad it has not worked out yet, each year I have not been admitted, I have been presented with some incredible opportunities and possibly even once in a life time experiences. So, for those applying again, look a this time as opportunity to grow, learn, and prepare yourself to one day be the best possible physician assistant you could be. This is going to be a wonderful year. Lets all stay connected and encourage. 

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Hi everyone! I will be applying here for the second time. I applied really late in the cycle last year and i'm hoping applying early will make a difference. Has anyone who is applying for the second or third time been accepted pending an open seat in the past? 

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Hi everyone! I will be applying here for the second time. I applied really late in the cycle last year and i'm hoping applying early will make a difference. Has anyone who is applying for the second or third time been accepted pending an open seat in the past? 

Yes, I am accepted pending an open seat. However, I have been strongly advised to go ahead an reapply this upcoming cycle. 

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Hey guys, 

 

I was accepted to ATSU last year in September and I am going to start my program in coming June. ATSU seems really good school to me during my interview, and I chose this program over others. I saw some of you are 2nd or 3rd times applicants, but don't feel discouraged. PA programs are very competitive these days. Please remember you are a very good applicant and have done/prepared a lot to apply to PA programs.

 

My advice for you is to apply many programs. CASPA mentioned that the average PA programs that students apply are 8 programs, but I can tell you that I applied way more than 8 programs. The percentage of getting interviews gets higher and higher if you apply to more and more programs. For A.T.Still specifically, please remember to apply early because it is rolling base admissions. As far as I remember, I submitted my application after 3 weeks of CASPA opening, and my interview was on 4th group or day.

Please try to finish and finalize your personal statement now before CASPA opens in April. Start making spread sheets of what you have done so far and what you have achieved. This will save a lot of times when you actually fill out in CASPA. You can also start thinking who would you ask for recommendation letter and maybe start approaching them. 

 

I want to help my fellow pre-PAs to get into a program, so don't hesitant to ask me any questions. I am not very good or knowledgable as others, but at least I can share my last year experiences with you. I will try to answer as much as I can - either here or private message. 

 

Best of luck! 

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I want to add my 2 cents as well. While it is important to apply to multiple schools, don't go overboard. Use this time before CASPA opens to do your research on schools and find those that you are the most competitive and a better fit at. I originally applied to 8 programs that I had researched thoroughly. As the cycle went on, I got more and more nervous I wouldn't get in and ended up applying to 11 more schools which was a waste of money. I had 7 interviews this cycle and 5 of the 7 were schools on my original 8 school list so I had picked my original list well. And I ultimately was accepted at a program from my original 8. So pick well and you should be fine not applying to like 20 programs!

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Apply early, many schools, prepare for interview. :) 

 

Applied - 15 schools 

 

Rejected - 7 schools without interview invitation (mostly from the east coast schools, I live in CA)

 

Interview invitation - 8 schools (I received 5 interview invitations in mid-September, which conflicted my work schedule and other interviews..Be prepared for any possible conflicts. Some programs offered me only one interview date) 

 

Interviewed 5 schools (2 acceptance, 2 waitlisted, 1 rejection) 

 

If you can, please do more community service such as soup kitchen. Let me know if you have any Qs. 

 

Extra tip : I applied for a Southwest credit card, used it for application fees, and enjoyed its sign-up bonus points for free flights during my interview trips. ;)

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I will be a second year student at ATSU for this next year!  Please let me know if you have any questions about the application process or the school in general.  

 

mcourtney@atsu.edu

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Very excited. This is my second time applying but my first time applying early and my first time applying to this school. Last cycle I was only able to apply to one school because I did not understand CASPA very well. 

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Hi!

 

I was wondering if someone can help me answer the supplemental application questions?

 Why did you choose the Physician Assistant program at A.T. Still University?

 

How do you meet the ATSU mission?

 

 

I am confused on what to write and I hope somebody can help me write it?

 

Thank you

Shari

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Hi!

 

I was wondering if someone can help me answer the supplemental application questions?

Why did you choose the Physician Assistant program at A.T. Still University?

 

How do you meet the ATSU mission?

 

 

I am confused on what to write and I hope somebody can help me write it?

 

Thank you

Shari

 

Are these two separate questions?

 

 

 

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I would do some research on their website and figure out why you think you would be a good fit for their program!

 

 

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Application submitted 4/28

Secondary application complete 5/17

Good luck everybody!

 

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Application submitted 4/28

Secondary application complete 5/17

Good luck everybody!

 

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Perhaps I am missing something, but I don't see the link under the secondary applications for the PA program? I only see applications for the "advanced PA" or "non-bac advanced PA"... Where did you find the secondary application?

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Perhaps I am missing something, but I don't see the link under the secondary applications for the PA program? I only see applications for the "advanced PA" or "non-bac advanced PA"... Where did you find the secondary application?

ATSU will send you the secondary if you meet their standards.

 

 

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ATSU will send you the secondary if you meet their standards.

 

 

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Thanks!

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Perhaps I am missing something, but I don't see the link under the secondary applications for the PA program? I only see applications for the "advanced PA" or "non-bac advanced PA"... Where did you find the secondary application?

Jmtam is correct. You'll receive an email for the secondary once they see your CASPA app and want you to move forward.

 

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Submitted CASPA Friday 5/19 and verified Monday 5/22. Heard back from ATSU on 5/23 inviting for secondary application. Finished secondary application 5/23 and submitted with payment. Emailed morning of 5/24 indicating a complete application status and that my application is being forwarded to admissions committee for final review. 

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Submitted CASPA Friday 5/19 and verified Monday 5/22. Heard back from ATSU on 5/23 inviting for secondary application. Finished secondary application 5/23 and submitted with payment. Emailed morning of 5/24 indicating a complete application status and that my application is being forwarded to admissions committee for final review.

 

Literally underwent the same process and time frame. My app has been sent for review. Good luck! 

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According to last years thread ATSU is a month ahead of schedule since secondaries went out late June. Interviews went out July 1st, so I hope those come earlier this year too so  I can score an interview in mid-late June since July is historically a hectic interview month. 

 

Hopefully a 3.62 Cum and 3.65 Science with 11,000 PCE is adequate for an early interview. I am a first time applicant. 

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I would hope so as well. Unfortunately, my GPA is not as high as yours. However, I am a second-time applicant. I guess we'll see how things roll out! 

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Got my email that my application is complete and forwarded on to the adcom! Now we just hurry up and wait...

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Does anybody know appx. when they start sending rejections/interview invites. I know that last year they started interviewing in Aug, by Oct most of their seats have been filled. 

i'm worried bec I will be out of the country pretty much the beginning of Aug for 3 weeks... :((((

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Does anybody know appx. when they start sending rejections/interview invites. I know that last year they started interviewing in Aug, by Oct most of their seats have been filled. 

i'm worried bec I will be out of the country pretty much the beginning of Aug for 3 weeks... :((((

From what I read here, last year they sent out the first round of interview invites and rejections at the beginning of July. I believe the first interview session was in August

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Traditionally first interview is in August

 

 

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Does anyone know why Midwestern seems to be the powerhouse PA school in AZ when compared to ATSU. ATSU is attached to an osteopathic medical school as well, does Midwestern have better clinical placement or something?

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Does anybody know appx. when they start sending rejections/interview invites. I know that last year they started interviewing in Aug, by Oct most of their seats have been filled. 

i'm worried bec I will be out of the country pretty much the beginning of Aug for 3 weeks... :((((

 

I wouldn't say most of their seats were filled in October. I interviewed in early October and several people from my interview group got accepted. Unfortunately I wasn't one of them ;) Reapplying this year!

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For those of you who completed your supplemental and got forwarded to the adcom, what is the deal with the LORs on the supplemental?

 

Will they just check it with your CASPA application and move on?

 

 

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For those of you who completed your supplemental and got forwarded to the adcom, what is the deal with the LORs on the supplemental?

 

Will they just check it with your CASPA application and move on?

 

 

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I'm not sure I understand your question... 

 

They require 3 specific letters of Rec that fall into the categories of 1)Science faculty/instructor 2) Healthcare professional 3) employer or supervisor. The letters can be one of each or any mix of the 3. I had 3 Healthcare professionals for example (PA/MD/NP). They took them straight from my CASPA application, but they said that I could also send them directly to the program if I preferred.

 

After they verified I met those basic requirements they emailed me letting me know my app had been forwarded to the adcom 

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Does anyone know why Midwestern seems to be the powerhouse PA school in AZ when compared to ATSU. ATSU is attached to an osteopathic medical school as well, does Midwestern have better clinical placement or something?

What makes you say that Midwestern seems to be the powerhouse? I'm an out of state applicant, but Midwestern never crossed my radar as somewhere I was interested in applying. I felt like I fit the mission better at ATSU and appreciated their holistic review. 

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Greetings everyone! I submitted my secondary on May 26th! Best of luck to everyone this cycle!

I submitted 5/27! Did you get an email saying it's being forwarded to the adcom?

 

My letters of rec. status is still unmarked on the secondary application.

 

 

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All are checked, but the "application completed" section on my supplemental app.

 

SO NERVE-RACKING!!

 

 

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I was told by a representative in the admissions department that your LOR will be transferred from your CASPA.

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I submitted 5/27! Did you get an email saying it's being forwarded to the adcom?

 

My letters of rec. status is still unmarked on the secondary application.

 

 

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Hi! No, I haven't received an email about my app being forward to adcom but it takes up to two weeks for them to verify everything, including letters of rec (LOR). Mine still has the LOR unchecked, too. It's been 3 days since I submitted mine so I wouldn't get worried yet. Once it hits two weeks and if nothing has changed, I'll call the school.

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I submitted my secondary on May 26th and was notified today that my app is complete and being forwarded to the adcom. Here we go! Best of luck to all!

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I submitted 5/25 and received verification that it's being reviewed by the adcom today! Goodluck to all. :)

 

 

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Hi all!

This will be my second year applying to ATSU. Applied last year and interviewed in October. Submitted my secondary today! Hoping for an earlier interview this year :) 

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Hi all!

 

This will be my second year applying to ATSU. Applied last year and interviewed in October. Submitted my secondary today! Hoping for an earlier interview this year :) 

Good luck!! Do you mind sharing some insight on the interview? 

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Good luck!! Do you mind sharing some insight on the interview? 

It was my first interview last year so I went in super nervous, which I think was a big downfall. But from what I remember it was a decently large group at each interview (30ish) and you take a tour, have lunch and then have two different individual interviews throughout the day. All of the faculty and students were super nice and I learned a lot about the program, including (fun fact) that a decent portion of the class has to go out of state for clinical rotations. I don't feel like that is broadcasted on their website very well so I was a little surprised last year. 

 

Hope this helps! Good luck to everyone this cycle. 

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Hi everyone! Just sent in my CASPA app yesterday. First time applying to PA schools! I'm so excited and nervous. Waiting is the worst part. Best of luck to you all!

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Hi, this is also my first time applying to PA schools. I submitted May 23 and got the email my supplemental was complete and now with admissions. Good luck to everyone!

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