Let's talk about our chances

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Let's talk about our chances

Postby Guest147 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:09 pm

The answer to this question will mainly only be helpful for those who already know they are being recommended by a SF (which would seem to apply to quite a few people on here).

Does anyone have any sense of what our chances of getting the scholarship are if we've been recommended? I think I read somewhere that 60-70% of the recommendations SMART gets from the SFs are accepted. At first glance, that might tell you that you have a 60-70% of making it if you know you've been recommended; HOWEVER, it seems that many candidates get recommended by multiple SFs. Do you think that 30-40% rejection rate includes recommendations that are rejected by SMART because the candidate was awarded a position at a different SF? If that's the case, maybe our chances our better than we thought and we're getting worked up over something we actually stand almost 100% chance of getting (again, for those who know they've been recommended and are still going crazy waiting to find out).

What do you guys think?
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Re: Let's talk about our chances

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:49 pm

Guest147 wrote:The answer to this question will mainly only be helpful for those who already know they are being recommended by a SF (which would seem to apply to quite a few people on here).

Does anyone have any sense of what our chances of getting the scholarship are if we've been recommended? I think I read somewhere that 60-70% of the recommendations SMART gets from the SFs are accepted. At first glance, that might tell you that you have a 60-70% of making it if you know you've been recommended; HOWEVER, it seems that many candidates get recommended by multiple SFs. Do you think that 30-40% rejection rate includes recommendations that are rejected by SMART because the candidate was awarded a position at a different SF? If that's the case, maybe our chances our better than we thought and we're getting worked up over something we actually stand almost 100% chance of getting (again, for those who know they've been recommended and are still going crazy waiting to find out).

What do you guys think?


I think it's 60-70% of anyone who is recommended, regardless of how many times they were recommended. Being recommended by multiple SFs would probably boost your chances though.
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Re: Let's talk about our chances

Postby Guest147 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:16 pm

Guest wrote:
Guest147 wrote:The answer to this question will mainly only be helpful for those who already know they are being recommended by a SF (which would seem to apply to quite a few people on here).

Does anyone have any sense of what our chances of getting the scholarship are if we've been recommended? I think I read somewhere that 60-70% of the recommendations SMART gets from the SFs are accepted. At first glance, that might tell you that you have a 60-70% of making it if you know you've been recommended; HOWEVER, it seems that many candidates get recommended by multiple SFs. Do you think that 30-40% rejection rate includes recommendations that are rejected by SMART because the candidate was awarded a position at a different SF? If that's the case, maybe our chances our better than we thought and we're getting worked up over something we actually stand almost 100% chance of getting (again, for those who know they've been recommended and are still going crazy waiting to find out).

What do you guys think?


I think it's 60-70% of anyone who is recommended, regardless of how many times they were recommended. Being recommended by multiple SFs would probably boost your chances though.


I wondered about that. I couldn't find where I got those figures (60-70%) but it made sense to me that some SF would be rejected if their applicant was going to another SF. Then again, I suppose if that were the case, the SF would just select their second pick.
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