Jump to content

Recommended Posts

RRTtoPA-C is right! I applied before they did, but they got an interview before me because the application is rolling, and the faculty pick who they think fits first no matter what order they applied. They'll have people accepted way before they application due date. They get over 1,000 applications, and out of the 120 people they interview, they'll accept 44. If you get an interview, the best thing you can do is be confident and stand out!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/1/2017 at 2:33 PM, RRTtoPA-C said:

So this is what I know about the process before the PA dept. but don't quote me on it. Academic admissions gets your app first, they make sure everything checks out like GPA requirements, GRE scores, etc, and they read your admission essay. If everything checks out and they like your essay they pass it on, and your status changes to complete. So just because you submitted first doesn't mean someone else didn't beat you to the complete stage. They receive ALOT of apps the first day it opens, historically July 1st. Then the PA dept gets those apps and has to sift through them and pick out the ones they think would be the best "fit for this program." They pick about 15-20 people per interview date. With that being said, it's a rolling admission so they don't wait until they have all the apps and pick out 100-115 students to interview. So if they get 50 apps the first day they are "complete" odds are they can find 10-15 students to interview from the first day. Just to give you some rule of thumb, I applied the 2nd or 3rd week after it opened and received an invite for Oct. Typically they send invites out a week or two before the interview date and interview till the class fills up typically in Dec or Jan. 

Is "Complete" the stage after "ready for review"? I was at the Closer look tour on september 8th. They had the first rounds of interviews then. Admissions said they don't make the final decision so I didn't think they played a huge role in passing the apps over. I guess it would make sense that they look over your stats. Yeah I am surprised you received an interview date so far in advance. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Rinmi said:

Is "Complete" the stage after "ready for review"? I was at the Closer look tour on september 8th. They had the first rounds of interviews then. Admissions said they don't make the final decision so I didn't think they played a huge role in passing the apps over. I guess it would make sense that they look over your stats. Yeah I am surprised you received an interview date so far in advance. 

Let me clarify, when I said I received an invite, I mean that my interview was in October. They don't offer invitations typically until a week or two before the interview date. 

And yes, complete is the step after ready for review once admissions reviews and passes it along. My problem was one of my references took forever to submit their form. They won't even review it until EVERYTHING is submitted, not just your part.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know I asked about a month ago, but how long does it usually take for the Admission Team to review applications and make a decision to reject or pass it along?

I only ask because my status has been stuck in "Ready for Review" for almost a month. All supporting materials were in around the same time frame. I understand we've had Labor Day and Irma, but just wondering if it usually takes them over a month to review applications.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately I can only tell you my experience. I applied in July, supporting documents were submitted sometime in September and received an interview in late October. On the plus side as long as it doesn't say "decision made- notification by mail" before you have received an interview, then you still have a chance!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, KPwannabeaPA said:

Hey everyone! Congrats to those who have already interviewed. Has anyone heard back from their interview yet?? I have an interview here tomorrow!! 

I interviewed on September 8 and just got my packet in the mail yesterday! So excited! You're going to do great! 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, AnnaPA said:

@KPwannabeaPA What are your stats? 

Hmm.. trying to remember. 

 

Over 2000 hours working as a CNA 

around 300 hours working as an MA 

Close to 1000 PA shadowing hours

3.45 GPA and something like 303 for verbal and quantitative on the GRE..

BS biology and minor in Community Health

I applied and interviewed here last year, and they waitlisted me.. so I improved my application to re-apply this year, and am hoping it'll be enough for an acceptance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, K3514 said:

I interviewed on September 8 and just got my packet in the mail yesterday! So excited! You're going to do great! 

Congratulations to you!!! How long did they give you to pay the $500 and accept your seat? Do you mind sharing your stats? Hoping we can be in the class together!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, KPwannabeaPA said:

Congratulations to you!!! How long did they give you to pay the $500 and accept your seat? Do you mind sharing your stats? Hoping we can be in the class together!!

Thank you so much! 14 days! I'll message you and I hope so as well! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I received my acceptance application in the mail but I have recently been accepted to my top school elsewhere, so I am declining the offer.  Hope this opens up a seat for everyone else interviewing!! Best of luck in the process! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If your application says "Ready to Review", you just have to wait now and see if they pick you for an interview. It's definitely a waiting game, but they just started interviews so there is plenty of time left in their interview process!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Hhm84413 said:

Has anyone else's application been in "Ready for Review" status since the very beginning on August?

I'm in the same boat, I know it is reviewed by Office of Admissions, then passed on the the PA Admissions Committee to review and decide on interview offers. 

As I was told above, as long as it doesn't say "decision made - notification via mail" in the status there is still hope.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, cristinab said:

I interviewed on 9/8 and have also been accepted! Congrats everyone and good luck to those with upcoming interviews!  @KPwannabeaPA We were in the same group last year (10/31)-So excited to be classmates! 

Hey, that is so great! Congratulations to you! I'm embarrassed to say that I don't recognize you from just this screen name to be able to remember you from the interview. But I did interview on Halloween last year, so it must be true! Excited to be classmates as well!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Similar Content

    • By agerm
      The application cycle for class starting in May 2020 is open today! Good luck to everyone!
    • By kellybb0104
      Good Day Everyone,
       
      I applied to an EMPA Residency offered by Georgia Regents University/ Medical College of Georgia. I wanted to know if any fellow PAs applied to this program as well. 
       
      For those who are curious, this program is not listed on the APPAP.org website. I actually found this residency while searching for "unlisted" PA residencies. The school doesn't even have a web "link" for the EMPA residency. Information about the residency can be found at www.doceos.us/course-physician_assistant_program-i10869.htm. I was told by the residency coordinator that the info on this website is quite outdated, so I am still waiting to learn about the details of the residency.  
       
       
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Physician Assistant Forum! This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More