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jshtoole has 5 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in ER/SICU.

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Hello all! Creating a new thread for the 2021 cycle. I applied and interviewed last year and Pitt is my dream school. Looking forward to meeting you all. Last year I got a call from admissions in February about and interview in March and I imagine that they'll follow a similar timeline.

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I’m planning to apply for the 2021 start. Does anyone happen to know about the differences between the first deadline and the second deadline? Is there a benefit to doing one over the other?

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jshtoole has 5 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in ER/SICU.

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The first deadline is the priority deadline as far as I am aware. They take the first group of students and assign March interview dates sometime in February. Dr O'donnell said they assign points for different criteria-GPA, research, GRE scores, residency status, etc-and that the interview is the last set of points. If you meet a specific threshold, they'll call you the following week (or two in some cases) and offer you a position in the program, inform you that you'll be waiting to compete against the second round of applicants (which is where they start creating the alternate list), or a rejection letter.

From personal experience, the cutoff for the GRE is 300. If you score above, you are competitive for this program. If not, I'd heard of a student being told to retake the GRE and reapply for the summer interviews. One of the students two years was placed on the alternate list and offered a position fairly close to the start date. if you do apply, there is a list somewhere in one of these blogs that is very close to the actual questions we were asked. Other than that, they really like research on applications.

Hope this helps!

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