Need advice! Applied for clinicals starting Monday way back when. Got letter that I was being considered, was eligible and had completed all prereqs. Went to orientation, hired a sitter for my little ones, got my physical, scheduled my drug screen, got my shots/titers, scheduled my NET and my fingerprinting, did the CPR and so on. Got a letter Dec. 22, the day the university closed for the holidays saying the competition was stiff and my point totals and GPA weren't as high as others and that I could apply for next fall with another 40$ app. fee. I have a 4.0GPA and very high point totals so I thought something was up. Called school today as soon as they opened. They made a mistake in calculating my GPA. I should have been in instead of out. The person in charge doesn't come back till the end of the week and so I have to wait till they discuss it to see how they want to proceed. Monday the program starts. They don't want to take an accepted candidate out of the program to put me in from the sounds of it. I am in a lurch... the babysitters waiting, my spring break plane tickets are waiting, my family is waiting. It was heartbreaking to tell people I didn't get accepted when the letter came.
I guess I need to vent some. I also need to know has anyone ever heard of them adding a seat to a program to fix a mess up? Or maybe removing an accepted candidate to fix a screw up? Or maybe just some suggestions to deal with this can of worms. I'm really trying to be nice but I really feel that I've been wronged and I'm not sure how to approach the chair of the department without making myself look like a twit as a candidate. Any outside the box solutions would be nice.
Jan 3, '07
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Also, how many people actually stay in clinicals? I'm trying to look at it like all the prereqs where I saw people dropping like flies at the expense, time demands, difficulty and quantity of content. They have to lose a few along the way. With that in mind maybe they'd add a seat knowing full well it won't be long till they'll be back down to the right number.
I have heard of a student at my school given a spot for the next class automatically since the acceptance letter was sent to the wrong address (I have idea who was a fault)! I am also aware of a situation this past Fall, where two students were given seats over capacity (I do not know the circumstances) and it worked out well. The Fall class lost 3 people within two weeks so they were no longer over capacity within a short period of time.
I agree with the others. Continue to vent as you are doing now so you are calm when you approach your Director. Dress and act very professional. Ask the Director how he/she plans to resolve this matter so that it is fair to both you and the school. Whatever the outcome accept his/her resolution (I am already in nice fanny-kissing mode since school starts soon). Good luck. :spin:
Last edit by SummerGarden on Jan 3, '07