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    2018 Fall
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    Genetic Counseling

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  1. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Indiana U or state? I submitted my application to Indiana U already and got an email soon after on what materials they had from me and what they were expecting, and since i'm still in school, they said I should send my transcript once the semester ended (12/20ish). They also say to reply to the email if they should anticipate anything from you. So I think if you submit your app and reply to that email about how they can expect your transcript soon, you should be fine! If you haven't already submitted your app for IU you may be in trouble though because they don't send out LoR requests until you submit the app unless you've already discussed that with your recommenders. Just a heads up in case you didn't know!
  2. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    I'm also applying to UC! I've talked to a current student who had nothing but good things to say about it so I'm hoping for an interview at least. The only thing I have left to do is the dreaded video essay Also waiting for my semester to end so I can upload a transcript that shows my grades up till now. It sounds like you have a ton of experience and re-applicants seem to be looked upon favorably so I think you have a shot at getting an interview this time around! Good luck!! Also I think with the match program we are all notified on the exact same day regardless of the number of schools. Even the schools themselves won't know till April 27!
  3. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Does anyone else read accepted student bios and feel really unaccomplished? I was just reading the bios for Northwestern students and this one student had even competed in the olympics. Like at that point I just wanted to give up loll
  4. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    I think the weakest part of my application is not having a lot of shadowing experience (only 3 days /:) so I'll probably work on that if I don't get in. Otherwise, both of the crisis line agencies I volunteer at are also shelters and are always hiring so I will probably try to get a job at one of those. I'll be graduating in April with a BS in Biology and the only type of job I can really get is doing research, which I already do and don't enjoy very much. Obviously, I'm really hoping to get in this time, which is why I'm applying to 10 schools! Hopefully I will at least get interviews, because I think feedback from those will help direct me on how to improve for next cycle. I really wish they would let us know earlier! It sucks bc I've already submitted my apps to the schools with earlier deadlines (like OSU, IU, CWRU) and won't even know about interviews till late january/early feb
  5. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    According to data from 2010, 31.5% were accepted (230/731 unique applicants). But I feel like it's probably more competitive now, because more people are aware of the field. I remember at Wayne state's open house the director was saying we were the biggest group they'd ever had! There have been a couple more programs added though so maybe it's been balanced out
  6. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Are you applying this cycle? Because if so, I don't think your chances are great if you don't have the crisis counseling experience yet because I've heard that it's a really important component! I might be wrong but at both open houses I went to, they emphasized this (but the school you're applying to might be different, I went to Michigan and Wayne State's open houses). As for biochem, I did do fine when I took it, but it was definitely a lot of work! Maybe you can take it at a community college or somewhere it might be easier? If I were you I would wait a year to get counseling experience and do better in biochem or I would apply to more schools to increase the chances of getting an interview! I'm also a first time applicant, but I see how competitive it is to get in /: I think your NW internship might help you a lot though! Good luck!
  7. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Looks like a great program! But I went through the FAQs and it looks like they don't offer scholarships, clinicals are offsite, and the personal statement can be max 500 words which doesn't even seem possible for me at this point so I'm going to pass on applying there which means you have 1 less competitor lol. Although it doesn't look like we're applying to any of the same schools anyways, but i was interested in Arizona. Thanks for putting the website here!
  8. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Nice!!! I'm spreading mine out so it doesn't seem like I'm spending ~$700 at once lol. So far I've only submitted Ohio and Indiana and still waiting for one more LoR to be submitted /: Did Northwestern, Wisconsin, and VCU send you a confirmation email with the materials they've received so far? I'm not sure if they got my GRE scores but i know Indiana and Ohio told me what they had received when I submitted my apps so I'm just wondering
  9. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    yeah...that definitely sounds like a trap. I don't want schools to think I'm indecisive/don't care about their school or anything because I'm applying to 10 lol and honestly I have almost no preference. I'm just trying to get in at this point! I just hate leaving part of the application blank but in this case I probably will.
  10. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    So a lot of the applications have a section to list the other schools we're applying to and I was wondering if that was something we're actually supposed to fill out? It feels like a trap!
  11. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Are you talking about the SOPHAS schools? I'm applying to Johns Hopkins through there and I emailed the director about that so I can let you know if thats the school you're applying to
  12. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    You mean we just list them on the application not on the CV right? Bc NW has that supplemental form and OSU has a spot to specifically enter them. So I'm not even putting pre reqs on my CV unless I hear otherwise..
  13. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Are we supposed to list pre-reqs or does it depend on the school? Because when i asked the Michigan director about it she said we don't need to bc they will see our transcript
  14. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    The free GRE powerprep practice tests that you get when you register for it were most helpful in predicting my score but overall I did better on the real thing than on any practice test (i also took magoosh practice tests). I wouldn't call my experience good because I have major standardized test anxiety but I got the scores I wanted on my first try although I studied about 6-7 hours a day for it and memorized all of those geometry formulas by practicing a lot. Honestly once you get it over with you'll feel soooo much better so just work hard now and it will pay off! Good luck!!
  15. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    This is their new website: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/clinical/graduate/grad/genetic-counseling I emailed the program and they said "Doing the video is optional, but if you would like to sell yourself (you only get three tries)…practice and go for it!" So i'm probably going to do it because i really want to at least get an interview but it's definitely not required.