Originally Posted by twinklystar
ok..umm i have a q.. so, i had applied last year as well to MSUCOM.. except, it was very late..i'm talking early november here that i even submitted the primary...and then, sadly, there was some prob with my references..didn't work out..so i wasnt able to send in my secondaries.. ofcourse, my file was closed.. :$ i'd then started considering int.' schools, just becuz last year i wasn't ready to apply, but this year after having volunteered at the hospital right besides a physician i really felt that i WANT to be a doc (i'm afriad to say, i wasn't this motivated before..sadly.) but anywayz, i'm pretty sure now wht i want to do. so, .. how will this effect my app this year... ? shud i mention this in my personal statment, the details of why i cudnt send in secondaries..? :S
If you apply very early, you could definitely have a chance. COM's required courses only have to be done by the time you matriculate, so just indicate on your AACOMAS app that you'll be taking them. Do very well in those courses.
Honestly, you do sound like a half serious applicant for applying late and then not bothering to send in your secondaries--some of this perception might be influenced from the way you're typing though--but there is a section in the secondary where you can explain this if you don't put it in your personal statement. And please, for your sake, before you spend the money and make the commitment, be absolutely certain you're more than "pretty sure" that you want to do this...or at least don't write that in your PS.
How many EC hours do you have? What exactly are the reasons you couldn't send in your secondaries? MSUCOM's secondary is a bit of an annoyance for everyone in that they often have to go back to their letter writers to have them fill out the eval forms. If it's something like that..be careful of how you word your reasoning as you don't want to sound like you're coming up with excuses or whiney. I would have been complete by August, but one of my letter writers was really dragging her feet--didn't get it in until October! Admissions was cool about it though, i'm sure it's pretty common.
Anyways, good luck! Just be absolutely sure this the career you really want!