In late December I received an email from State University and I interviewed the last weekend (Feb 17, 2017). I’m not going to talk too much about it, because I was waitlisted. But, I really enjoyed the feel of the town and the veterinary school itself. I’m really interested in large animal and their case load was pretty good. I also liked what I saw on the tour of the veterinary teaching hospital. It’s all connected, compared to CSU, it made it seem like it would be easy to get from small animal to large in a flash. Another thing I liked is that their lecture halls are on the same campus as the vet teaching hospital; whereas CSU you’re on main campus your first year (or two?). They are also breaking ground on a new vet teaching hospital, so if you’re interested in MSU I’d definitely recommend checking it out! Four of us from A&M were interviewed, two were accepted and the rest of us waitlisted; Aggies represented!
My second acceptance came much earlier than expected, I was told I’d hear back on February 15th and I actually got an email on the second from CSU (which went to my spam mail, again!) that there was a status update on my application. Of course, I panicked thinking it was a rejection just two weeks after the interview but I was very pleasantly surprised when I had an admission’s offer! I was sitting in class and I actually had to leave so I could call everyone and tell them the great news.
It was actually really strange to withdraw my application from the waitlists of Iowa, Western, and Michigan. However, it was even harder emailing SGU to tell them I was relinquishing my seat for the incoming class; they will always be the first school to give me the opportunity to continue my education and fulfill this dream.
The most exciting part is that CSU was my number one choice going into this. Which is why I completed my undergraduate coursework there. The in-state tuition at A&M would have been nice, though.
I plan to continue updating this blog; follow me through orientation and the next four years!