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Old 09-09-2013
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When they say something like UCSE or recent grad is "preferred" on their web sites, does it actually mean its required? Anyone with experience please share. Thanks
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I think it means that if they are willing to make exceptions in order to find the best candidate for their programs. That means if you do not have USCE still apply there because if they like other aspects of your application they will offer you an interview.

They basically don't want to deter you from applying to there program if you fit all the criteria but that one.
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