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4 hours ago, beatrix1998 said:

Hello everyone,

I am planning on registering for CASPer test but don't know which admission cycle to choose, is it 2019-2020 or 2020-2021?

Also, it requires identification number, where and how can you acquire that?

Thank you.

2020-2021. When you sign into caspa in the top right corner of the website underneath where it displays your name you’ll see your CASPA ID, use that. 

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On 7/10/2020 at 11:50 PM, beatrix1998 said:

Hello everyone,

I am planning on registering for CASPer test but don't know which admission cycle to choose, is it 2019-2020 or 2020-2021?

Also, it requires identification number, where and how can you acquire that?

Thank you.

2020-2021 cycle and your ID number is your CAPSA ID. When you log into your CASPA account, you will see your ID in the upper right hand corner. 

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On 7/21/2020 at 12:08 PM, PrePA2020123456789 said:

I emailed the program regarding when interviews will be sent out and they said  "Interview invitations will not be sent until December 2020." 

Looks like we will be waiting for a while!

Thank you for letting us know! I attended the virtual PA program conference yesterday and in the chat Stanford did say that interviews will be held in January 2021 with invitations/rejections sent out in December 2020. 

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29 minutes ago, alexEMTprePA said:

What does Stanford mean when they say they accept applications on a "semi-rolling" basis?

I believe it means that they examine the apps when they are recieved but at blocks at a time, rather than continuously

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Good Luck to everyone applying! It's like night and day when comparing the admission timeline this cycle with last years cycle. We have a LONG wait until we hear back from them. This time last year people were getting their rejections/interview invites/Casper invites. 

I expect this forum to be dead until December but just wanted to say hiii to you all. 😄

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45 minutes ago, osakanohime said:

Does anyone know how long it takes to get a confirmation email after you submit your CASPA Application? 

I got a confirmation email from Stanford 5 days after submitting. 

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On 8/10/2020 at 9:57 AM, biopsyd said:

I got a confirmation email from Stanford 5 days after submitting. 

Its been 5 days, technically 6 and nothing...im like slowly getting more unnerved but this. I already emailed them but haven't received a response. Should I call them? Do they even have a reachable number?  

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13 hours ago, osakanohime said:

Its been 5 days, technically 6 and nothing...im like slowly getting more unnerved but this. I already emailed them but haven't received a response. Should I call them? Do they even have a reachable number?  

I don’t think I heard from them for several weeks and from what I have seen they won’t even send out interview invites until December. So I wouldn’t worry 

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16 hours ago, TeddyRucpin said:

My 30+ apps are blending together...is there a secondary/supplemental for Stanford? I recall only the extra essay within CASPA.

Thanks.

Nope! Just the essays on CASPA.

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Hi. I saw Stanford statistic requirement doesn’t accept psychology stats. Anyone run into this issue? Also, the three upper division classes required, what If only two are fulfilled? Should I drop Stanford as an option?

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Hi. I saw Stanford statistic requirement doesn’t accept psychology stats. Anyone run into this issue? Also, the three upper division classes required, what If only two are fulfilled? Should I drop Stanford as an option?

Stanford will accept any psych class. Their pre-requisites are not a requirement and merely recommended (I confirmed this with their admissions office via email).

I got this from the front of the website:

“We are proud to have a robust and holistic admission process that welcomes applicants with a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds. We have two requirements for admission: (1) a bachelor's degree; and (2) completion of the CASPer assessment. All other application elements are recommended but not required.”

You should still apply! I recommend you do thorough research into the requirements and contact their admissions office for any unique discrepancies.


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Can someone verify what I'm understanding? Is the total cost of attending Stanford's PA program 300k before the addition of incurring interest? Then, at the time of graduating from a ~3 year program, you'd owe about 325-330k? 

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2 hours ago, Pa98173jd said:

Can someone verify what I'm understanding? Is the total cost of attending Stanford's PA program 300k before the addition of incurring interest? Then, at the time of graduating from a ~3 year program, you'd owe about 325-330k? 

Hi there, have family members in financial aid sector. Yes, this is true - essentially it will continue to accrue interest over time once you have signed up for the loan and the first disbursement is made. Now if it is a federal loan, those loans interest rate normally stay stagnant at the same rate over time. Any other loans such as private student loans or whichever one you take out, they will depend on the market in terms of the interest rate - this will depend on what you agree to take out and their terms of contract.

It's very valid to believe that interest will accrue during school because most loan agreements will state that interest will accrue once the first disbursement of the loans are made. 🙂🙂

I normally go to this page for all my questions regarding loans and federal student aid.  https://studentaid.gov/

 

Also, their website states the following for 20/21 so im assuming it will be a little more including the second year and tuition increases annually:  http://med.stanford.edu/pa/tuition.html

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Based on if you are living on campus or off campus, it will be that times 2 because this only shows 4 quarters, and the program is a total of 9 quarters. 

Example would be (Living Off  Campus) is $132,033 x 2 = $264,066  + (accruing interest for the entire 9 quarters after first disbursement for that specific loan is made)  which will come out to closer to $300,000. I wanted to be a little more exact because I am not sure where the $300k is coming from but $264,066 is not $300k. 

You will most likely get a financial aid/loan entry interview and also an exit interview/session because they need to make sure you understand what you are borrowing and are aware how much you actually will owe and you can also always call their financial aid office for more info.

financialaid@stanford.edu , 650-723-3058

Hope this was helpful!

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35 minutes ago, prepa6654 said:

Hi there, have family members in financial aid sector. Yes, this is true - essentially it will continue to accrue interest over time once you have signed up for the loan and the first disbursement is made. Now if it is a federal loan, those loans interest rate normally stay stagnant at the same rate over time. Any other loans such as private student loans or whichever one you take out, they will depend on the market in terms of the interest rate - this will depend on what you agree to take out and their terms of contract.

It's very valid to believe that interest will accrue during school because most loan agreements will state that interest will accrue once the first disbursement of the loans are made. 🙂🙂

I normally go to this page for all my questions regarding loans and federal student aid.  https://studentaid.gov/

 

Also, their website states the following for 20/21 so im assuming it will be a little more including the second year and tuition increases annually:  http://med.stanford.edu/pa/tuition.html

image.thumb.png.74dc4e3cdcdd6bc34361eb06bccba964.png

Based on if you are living on campus or off campus, it will be that times 2 because this only shows 4 quarters, and the program is a total of 9 quarters. 

Example would be (Living Off  Campus) is $132,033 x 2 = $264,066  + (accruing interest for the entire 9 quarters after first disbursement for that specific loan is made)  which will come out to closer to $300,000. I wanted to be a little more exact because I am not sure where the $300k is coming from but $264,066 is not $300k. 

You will most likely get a financial aid/loan entry interview and also an exit interview/session because they need to make sure you understand what you are borrowing and are aware how much you actually will owe and you can also always call their financial aid office for more info.

financialaid@stanford.edu , 650-723-3058

Hope this was helpful!

Thank you for the information! I calculated the 300k by taking the cost of 3 quarters of living off campus, since they don't guarantee on-campus housing for PA students, and multiplying by 3 to account for 9 quarters. Im glad they have financial counseling because that is almost an entire small house in California or 2 houses in other states just in debt lol. Im mostly just shocked because most programs are 24 months ~100k so we would essentially agree to pay 3x as much for a longer program duration. I hope they offer scholarships specific to PA students

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30 minutes ago, Pa98173jd said:

Thank you for the information! I calculated the 300k by taking the cost of 3 quarters of living off campus, since they don't guarantee on-campus housing for PA students, and multiplying by 3 to account for 9 quarters. Im glad they have financial counseling because that is almost an entire small house in California or 2 houses in other states just in debt lol. Im mostly just shocked because most programs are 24 months ~100k so we would essentially agree to pay 3x as much for a longer program duration. I hope they offer scholarships specific to PA students

Oh right, that makes a ton of sense. Thank you for clarifying. Yes, I believe Stanford has a really high reputation and also I'm assuming the quality of education is of high standards too. I know everyone says it doesn't matter what PA program you go to as long as you pass the PANCE, but I am sure certain institutions have a standard level of networking opportunities and in a way, I think we are paying for that in this tuition, but that's just my take on it - this is debatable. It's also standard cost of living in CA, CA generally is much more expensive than other places because of rent, etc.  Yeah I am looking into scholarships too. Good luck everyone!

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On 9/16/2020 at 9:09 AM, prepa6654 said:

Hi there, have family members in financial aid sector. Yes, this is true - essentially it will continue to accrue interest over time once you have signed up for the loan and the first disbursement is made. Now if it is a federal loan, those loans interest rate normally stay stagnant at the same rate over time. Any other loans such as private student loans or whichever one you take out, they will depend on the market in terms of the interest rate - this will depend on what you agree to take out and their terms of contract.

It's very valid to believe that interest will accrue during school because most loan agreements will state that interest will accrue once the first disbursement of the loans are made. 🙂🙂

I normally go to this page for all my questions regarding loans and federal student aid.  https://studentaid.gov/

 

Also, their website states the following for 20/21 so im assuming it will be a little more including the second year and tuition increases annually:  http://med.stanford.edu/pa/tuition.html

image.thumb.png.74dc4e3cdcdd6bc34361eb06bccba964.png

Based on if you are living on campus or off campus, it will be that times 2 because this only shows 4 quarters, and the program is a total of 9 quarters. 

Example would be (Living Off  Campus) is $132,033 x 2 = $264,066  + (accruing interest for the entire 9 quarters after first disbursement for that specific loan is made)  which will come out to closer to $300,000. I wanted to be a little more exact because I am not sure where the $300k is coming from but $264,066 is not $300k. 

You will most likely get a financial aid/loan entry interview and also an exit interview/session because they need to make sure you understand what you are borrowing and are aware how much you actually will owe and you can also always call their financial aid office for more info.

financialaid@stanford.edu , 650-723-3058

Hope this was helpful!

 

On 9/16/2020 at 6:57 AM, Pa98173jd said:

Can someone verify what I'm understanding? Is the total cost of attending Stanford's PA program 300k before the addition of incurring interest? Then, at the time of graduating from a ~3 year program, you'd owe about 325-330k? 

Wait isn't this madness?!!! There is no logical reason for Stanford to be this preposterous!! Why should a PA program cost this much?? Ugh if I had known this I would not have bothered applying in the first place. Ok, I'll quit tripping now. I'm sure for a lot of people this is nothing smh. 

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Wait isn't this madness?!!! There is no logical reason for Stanford to be this preposterous!! Why should a PA program cost this much?? Ugh if I had known this I would not have bothered applying in the first place. Ok, I'll quit tripping now. I'm sure for a lot of people this is nothing smh. 

Yup. For a program that boasts about being barrier free and reviewing applicants holistically...they’re basically making it tough for BIPOC to attend EVEN if they get in....unless of course you have the means which some applicants will. I guess it makes sense now why almost all of Stanford’s previous incoming class, and class photos, show the group being predominantly white


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Yup. For a program that boasts about being barrier free and reviewing applicants holistically...they’re basically making it tough for BIPOC to attend EVEN if they get in....unless of course you have the means which some applicants will. I guess it makes sense now why almost all of Stanford’s previous incoming class, and class photos, show the group being predominantly white emoji854.png


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5 hours ago, crs92 said:


Yup. For a program that boasts about being barrier free and reviewing applicants holistically...they’re basically making it tough for BIPOC to attend EVEN if they get in....unless of course you have the means which some applicants will. I guess it makes sense now why almost all of Stanford’s previous incoming class, and class photos, show the group being predominantly white emoji854.png


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Thank you for this! I've reached the same conclusion last cycle but was so scared to point it out. For real! And diversity is in their mission. I guess that means diversity of European ethnicities or diversity of PCE. 

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