late app

  1. dark__prince

    Can I apply this cycle with a late mcat?

    Hi, I haven't taken my mcat and am only a research rotation away from graduating. I want to get into med school quickly as I'm 28 y/o and don't want to waste any more time. Would being able to take a Late August or September MCAT still be able to get me into the cycle for MD/DO schools? If I...
  2. sasukeuchiha33

    Was "complete by Labor Day" too late for this cycle?

    Hi all. So, I was complete with almost all of my apps on 9/1 (a week before Labor Day). Given that the SDN guideline is apps completed by Labor Day are considered on time, I felt pretty good about when I submitted. That, coupled with the delays caused by COVID, made me think that this was...
  3. D

    Is it worth it to apply this cycle?

    So while I was conflicted about whether or not to apply this cycle, one of my mentors has convinced me to apply. The problem is, I don't know how much this will hurt my cycle chances. I submitted my primary app on July 12th, and my transcript, LOR, MCAT are all good to go. However, I'm worried...
  4. A

    Applying DO with no DO shadowing

  5. U

    Test center incident-->voiding latest-possible MCAT date for early app. Reschedule ASAP or punt on this cycle?

    Thanks in advance for reading. I'll try to keep this short - essentially I am an otherwise well-qualified applicant with no MCAT score. (feel free to skip specifics in bullet points, only showing this to demonstrate MCAT truly is the rate-limiting step for me) . TLDR at bottom - 3.88/3.94...
  6. D

    Chances/School List

    Hello SDN community! I’m a middle of the road applicant so will being complete in late August/early Sept decrease my chances in a major way? What schools should I look at? Any help is appreciated!
  7. L

    Is it too late for me to submit secondaries to DO schools and actually have a chance of getting in?

    I am a reapplicant a Lot of which has to do with me not applying to enough schools last year. I have already submitted to MD schools but haven't heard anything yet, I have my AACOMAS submitted and verified and just need to add schools. Is it too late in the DO app season to submit secondaries...
  8. U

    Am I in trouble?

    I took the DAT for a second time this week and got a 20 AA. My first dat, I got a 17aa on the dat and three 16. The 16s turned into 20, 18,17. I also had 6 points improvement with my reading score and 2 points for the math/PAT. I applied to a whopping 30 schools, and everything else is ready...
  9. S

    Applying to more schools later in the cycle

    Hi everyone! I submitted my secondaries very early on, and have not heard anything back with regards to interviews. I'm starting to think that my list may have been too top-heavy (MCAT 521, cGPA 3.6, sGPA 3.5), I applied to mostly top 20 schools. Do y'all think it would be worth it for me to...
  10. F

    Where can I Apply Although Late?

    Hey I am trying to decide where to apply for MD medical schools after having taking the MCAT for the 2nd time. I know I am going to be a late applicant so I was wondering where I should apply with these credentials and still have a good chance of being accepted? GPA: 3.88 MCAT: 510...
  11. I

    Is being complete mid/late August too late?

    I'm thinking of adding a few schools to my list (Vanderbilt, Duke, Baylor, USC Keck, WUSTL, etc.). Is being complete mid-late August still okay for someone who is LM 81, or is it too late to bother?
  12. Justduckyy


    I am taking the DAT July 21 and was wondering if I will be considered "late". Everything else is verified and ready to go.
  13. J

    Withdrew from SMP. Best Options Moving Forward?

    Hi all, here is my story. I graduated from undergrad 2 years ago with a 3.59 overall and 3.29 BCPM. Have great clinical experience and decent volunteer experience. Worked in a microbio research lab for a gap year and attended an SMP program the year after that to solidify my chances and possibly...
  14. terebellumjokes

    Was it my late application? Reapply to new or same schools?

    Hey, this is my first post and I was hoping someone could offer me some advice on how to focus on the strengths (and my correct the weaknesses) of my application. I've been lurking the forums for a while now, but finally I think my situation is unique enough to warrant a post. Last cycle I...
  15. U

    Delay MCAT? More time needed, but means post-June 1 app (deemphasizing applicant anecdotes)

    (read bolded for quick skim) Thanks in advance for reading and responding. I don't think I am the only one with this question so hopefully others can glean something from this discussion. I am scheduled to test April 21 and it has occurred to me that I need to put some finishing touches on...
  16. MDhopeful234

    MD Very late application but 516MCAT - which secondaries are worth it?

    516 MCAT, 3.43 overallGPA, 3.2 scienceGPA (but went to an undergrad currently ranked #3 in the nation with the worst grade deflation ever). Current M.S. student. I am working on secondaries and I am wondering if I should complete all of them due to very very late timing. I am very late due to...
  17. Belyzel4

    Alternative path to becoming a practicing physician?

    I started reading through old SDN posts today, and it seems that I have committed one of the cardinal sins when it comes to medical school applications. I applied late with most of my secondaries complete between Oct 1st and Oct 15th. Unfortunately, I am not a standout applicant with my ~3.43...
  18. F

    Am I considered a late applicant?

    Hey all, So I had a problem sending my transcripts from my old school. They just sent off last week priority so I'm anticipating them being recieved and input by the 15th (Hopefully). This will put me at early to mid August verification. I'm applying both MD and DO and I'm not the strongest...
  19. flotsam

    Apply now vs. wait for one last post-bac grade

    Hi all, Should I apply now without this last grade (with an sGPA of 3.36) to make sure I'm on the early side, but exclude this final grade from my sGPA? Or, should I wait it out and hope I get my new transcript processed by the end of June and submit by 6/30? Any advice is sincerely appreciated!
  20. M

    Pushing back my MCAT

    Hello everyone, So my test is scheduled for June 16th and I don't feel really confident. I just want to take it once, so I am willing to push my test back util July 22nd, and there are still seats open nearby my city for that date. I have my letters all sent in to my university, they will be...
  21. F

    Scheduled for May 18 - 500 MCAT

    Hey guys, I'm scheduled to take my first MCAT on May 18th, but I took about 3 practice tests: NS 1 : 498 TPR : 483 (kept running out of time so guessed on most of the end passages in all sections) NS 2: 500 (took yesterday after memorizing Kaplan quicksheets) I honestly don't know what to do...
  22. pringlesreturns

    Advice for Reapplying

    Hello everyone! I'm currently sitting on 4 DO waitlists (MUCOM, CUSOM, KCU, DMU) hoping that one will yield an acceptance. But if not, I'm wondering what I can do to improve: 3.4 cpa and 3.4 sgpa both will be the about the same after no grade replacement. MCAT 505 (127,126,126,126) 2 years...
  23. C

    Any URM success with late AAMC primary app submission? (july,august, september)

    I plan on submitting my primary app around mid July. I heard in other threads that July submissions are considered late. I'm kindly asking any URM if they had any success with acceptances when applying later in the application cycle.