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    supadupaflow is offline Junior Member 511 points
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    Failed first semester

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    I've read many times on this thread about how Ross fails out students on purpose and is not concerned about the students' success. This is definitely not true. For one, it is important for Ross to improve the attrition rates to continue to be able to grant students federal loans, so they are actively providing resources for the students to succeed.

    Since I failed my first semester, I am now require to attend weekly or bi-weekly "ELLS" sessions at the "Center for Teaching and Learning." These are small groups, where we discuss problems with testing, study strategies, time management, etc. We also discuss practice questions as a group. Most of the professors are very helpful and accessible. I have never had problems scheduling office hours. Out of 450 people, there are currently about 60 people who are registered for the "ELLS" class. And I'm not sure how many dropped out. For most of us, it was not a matter of partying too much or not spending enough time. In fact, this semester I am doing much better, but not spending as much time studying as I did last semester. I have learned how to spend my study time more effectively, and participate in study groups more actively.

    Sometimes the students are just unmotivated and in it for the wrong reasons, and these are sometimes Ross U takes chances on, contributing to a higher attrition rate. On the other hand, it provides an opportunity for many who weren't able to make it to a U.S. medical school.

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    Sorry to hear that Supa.

    Am glad to hear that you aren't just bashing Ross for no reason- these forums can always cause us "hopeful applicants" (interviewed today!) some anxiety about the future....

    At the Austin info seminar more than one alum said you get out what you put in, fair assessment?

    Shane

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    It's fine, I 've learned a lot from my mistakes and am actually retaining and understanding the information this time around.

    Congratulations on the interview. They usually don't take too long to follow up. I had an acceptance two weeks after the interview.

    I would say that is a mostly fair assessment. Granted there are a few people like me who put in an above average amount of time studying the material, but didn't initially see the results we hoped for. If during your study time you are studying for long term retention and to actually understand the material, rather than simply memorize just because you got by doing that in undergrad, you'll be fine. It's no cake walk, as you already know, but yes for the most part you get what you in.

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    sgerry is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Unfor i found out (the hard way- i.e. "retake"), that rote memorization does indeed not work with me. The Big Picture concepts really stick.

    Thinking I may be MERP'd, and thats not a bad thing at all!

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