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  1. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    I'm including it. It's right in my intro for my personal statement. Especially since I'm applying to 5 of the same programs they would know, so there is no point to hide or gloss over it.
  2. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Definitely! That's why I'm applying to UAMS. I'm not super gung-ho on living in the close. However, my dad lives in Cincinnati, so spending the second year in Louisville wouldn't be soo bad as I'd have family close.
  3. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    It means they are a program that has satellite sites for the second year. Just like how Augustana you can do the second year in San Diego or still in Sioux Falls. When it comes to matching, that means that maybe Augustana - San Diego is my first choice, but Augustana, Sioux Falls the 2nd year is my last. It gives me the flexibility to match it that way.
  4. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    If you're actually in the application is states this for the GRE " Arrange to have official notifications of your scores sent to: Genetic Counseling Program Baylor College of Medicine One Baylor Plaza, Mail Stop BCM115 DeBakey Bldg., Suite M108 Houston, TX 77030 (Institution code: 6052)" and this for transcripts "Provide a transcript for each degree. Official transcripts are required and may be sent electronically to [email protected] or mailed to: SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE. Unofficial transcripts do not replace official transcripts but must be uploaded for initial screening of the application." I would note that I sent one of my transcripts via the email route and I had a notice that it still hasn't been retrieved, which I am about to follow up on. So just be wary or super on top of it if going that route.
  5. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants UofA's site is up
  6. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Wow, I'm over here still stressing and haven't submitted a single application yet. I sent in all my transcripts, need to send in a few schools my GRE scores, and really just have to finish my personal statement. I just took the final for the neurogenetics class which had been taking most of my focus, so now I need to dig in deep and get everything finished and turned in. Hoping to turn everything in by December 1st.
  7. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Nope, not required in the slightest. I'm not sure entirely what they use it for, other than to gauge how they stand versus other schools? But feel free to leave blank, shouldn't affect you one way or the other.
  8. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    You’re right. She received everything, but Baylor and UAMS. So now those will be my two top priority schools to get submitted first.
  9. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    I just submitted my recommenders for Baylor and there's a check box once you do that says "Contact and waive rights" so I think the emails do get sent out once saved. I'm gonna try to check with the genetic counselor who is writing me a letter on Monday to see if she received an email from UAMS and Baylor and will update on what she says
  10. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Looks like the Arizona app is completely up and running now Does anyone know if you have to submit the application for UAMS before the recommendation emails are sent out?? I'm stressing since this is the first one of my apps due, but I feel like I need to submit it by mid-November so there's enough time for my recommenders to receive the email and then turn in the letter... I'm not even close to being done with my PS which is always the last thing I finish before submitting. ughhh
  11. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    I’m taking one at UCSD extension starting January. Can’t remember if it’s one or two I Chem required before but I didn’t have to send transcripts or anything to sign up for mine. I have seen good reviews for the UCSD course and it was a 1/3 the price of the one available at my university. But I guess on that note UofArizona should have an online biochem over the summer if you apply as a non degree seeking student that would be online as well
  12. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Great! I have Mondays off from work and want to use as little PTO as possible as well as not tell my job until I have to so Monday interviews will be very beneficial for me. ___ And I'm sure everyone who cares got emailed, but Baylor's application is up now!
  13. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    A cool thing with the new match system is you can go on the participating program page on their website and see which "tracks" they have. These are broken off into different financial aid options that someone could be accepted by. It also allows you come ranking time to be able to rank Emory for example as #1 only if you got a scholarship and also rank Emory last without a scholarship. Here's the web page: For Baylor, it looks like they are not giving scholarships this year, likely due to being a new program. Though their tuition did seem to be reasonable, especially for being a private school. Emory on the other hand has 5 tracks, 4 of which offer scholarships ranging from $2000 to $5000. I am not sure if they have a similar set up to UTHealth where if given a scholarship you also get in-state tuition, definitely something that you should look into.
  14. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Where are you listing the courses? If it’s just a section on the application go ahead and list all of them. If you’re thinking of including these in your personal statement, stick to a few core classes. I’ve never heard of, or used a site like that. I wouldn’t worry about asking your recommenders to upload to 10 different sites. It’s honestly pretty easy, they get sent an email and open the link to follow the instructions and done. The hard part is writing the letter, not uploading it. They wouldn’t have agreed if they weren’t going to put in the effort.
  15. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Yep! Definitely get it done now and don't wait till acceptance. You can put in up to 10 schools, so as long as you aren't applying to more it should matter. The only reason to wait would be if you are applying to more than 10 then waiting till maybe interview invites might be better so that you don't have to go back later to update schools. FAFSA always says something about if you wait too long any grant money and things like that might be already used up too. Plus its nice to feel like you got something checked off your list!