secondary application

  1. PapaGuava

    2019-2020 Michigan State

    Secondary prompts: Good luck to everyone applying! Interview Feedback: Michigan State University
  2. mck1234

    Dyslexia in a diversity essay

    Hi everyone!! I need advice on whether or not its too dangerous to mention having dyslexia in my secondary application. I was diagnosed in elementary school and it was the pillar challenge that I faced as I grew up. As I start to write my diversity essay I cant help but want to write about it, I...
  3. Z

    Application timeline questions- Am I on track?

    Hello, So I I'm currently on my 2nd gap year and planning to apply to med school this cycle. Due to personal and financial reasons, I can't take any more time off and need to apply this cycle. I'm interested in applying to both MD and DO schools, but I'm planning on taking the MCAT on August...
  4. terebellumjokes

    Should I mention winemaking in my application?

    Hey guys! Wondering if I could get some opinions on what is “ok” for a secondary essay. I’m reapplying this cycle (waitlisted last cycle) and don’t want to elaborate on things I might’ve already written about. I’ve been making my own wine for over 10 years now, and my initial interest in...
  5. L

    Diversity Question???

    Hello guys! I'm currently preparing for post-bacc and not sure what to write for the diversity question. Now, I can think of two options. 1. Typical immigrant story grew in single-culture Asian country -> moved to a rural city in America, experienced ignorant sentiments, practiced my...
  6. M

    2018-2019 Official Medical School Application Costs

    Hi! I’m planning on applying to med school this cycle and wanted to gauge how much people ended up spending in total. I’ve seen there are some threads for previous years as well as a cost estimator made by SDN (Medical School Application Cost Calculator by SDN), but I was hoping to get some...
  7. Dr. ThorStrange

    Who is considered URM?

    Who, on this list, is considered URM? Black/African American Hispanic/Latino Native American Hawaiian Asian White (European Descent) White (Middle Eastern Descent) What do you guys think?
  8. Dr. ThorStrange

    UC Davis 2018-2019 Secondary Application

    Discuss any elements of your application that you feel might be concerning to the Admissions Committee. Is this question required or optional on the application? If required, should I explain about one bad grade or low MCAT? How should I approach this question? Should I mention the concern then...
  9. jordij94


  10. C

    Secondary app fee waver for FAP URM applicants?

    Are all secondary applications waived for FAP students/applicants? I ask this because I plan on applying to 40+ schools w. the FAP.
  11. Fishy fish

    Secondary Photos 2x2?

    Does anyone know how I can resize a picture to 2"x2" without photoshop? I read on one of the posts that really they just want the picture to be square shaped. Is that true? P.S. i know this may be a silly question. Just want to double check!
  12. Fishy fish

    List as relative?

    So I noticed a lot of DO schools like to know if you have any relatives/family members who are osteopathic physicians. My brother-in-law is an osteopathic physician. I actually shadowed him and he wrote me a letter of recommendation. The only reason I asked if because he is not someone I...
  13. N

    Adversity Challenge Secondary Essay

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of writing my secondaries and was wondering what direction I should go with my adversity/challenge essay. Would it be best if I talk about: Immigrating to the U.S from Iran at the age of seven: 1. being mocked for not speaking english and the process and...
  14. S

    Diversity secondary concern- too arrogant or elitist?

    Hey everyone — long time lurker and now posting for the first time! For my diversity secondary, I’m going with sort of a “diversity of mindset” approach: I’m talking about how I have a passion for developing medical technologies and other innovations to push science forward. I talk about how my...
  15. Neoneji123

    Secondary Help...suggestions greatly appreciated!

    Hi Guys! I've begun receiving some DO secondaries and I started work on them. Finished with CCOM's. A lot of the questions have an overlap (such as why here or diversity question). I was wondering if someone would kindly read my first secondary I wrote and give me a critique on it. It will help...
  16. H

    Reapplicant questions: Personal statement, activity description, & secondary apps

    Hello, I'm a re-applicant due to a low MCAT score as well as applying too late in the cycle (called some schools that rejected me and found this out). A school told me that my experiences were "good", and some other schools seemed to like my personal statement, but I'm reading on here and on...
  17. hs764

    Do I let the admissions committee know that I made a dumb mistake?

    So I wrote the essays and submitted the fee for my University of Chicago secondary application months ago, but just today realized that I never hit that crucial "submit application" button. I feel like an idiot and I assume that the school is going to think I'm a huge slacker and pass me over...
  18. T

    Applying to Schools where Letter of Rec. Requirements are not met

    Hello, I have submitted my primary AMCAS application and have received a secondary application from every school that I choose to apply to. There are a few schools were I do not meet their letter of recommendation requirements(I only have one science professor of the two that they require). I...
  19. N

    Can I send letters of recommendation after I submit my AMCAS?

    Is it possible to submit letters of recommendation after I submit my AMCAS without having to get it reapproved? Is there a service for submitting letters of recommendation with my secondary application?
  20. D

    FSU COM Application Timeline

    I just submitted my secondary application to FSU about a week ago. I'm wondering if that's too late in the application cycle to receive a regular admission interview? I have decent MCAT and GPA around their average and a lot of research/volunteering/shadowing experience.
  21. Ascleoius

    Secondary essays reader/peer review

    Hello it is late in the application cycle, but I just submitted my primaries and received my secondary applications a few days ago. I am wondering if there is still anyone would like to do peer reviews/read for my secondary essays? Thank you all so much in advance!
  22. U

    Diversity statement advice

    Yes, another thread asking for advice about what to write for those secondary diversity essays... In terms of demographics, I'm nothing special (22, white, female, middle class, parents still married, grew up in suburbia). I've brainstormed a few topics, but I'm not feeling too compelled about...
  23. anatomicalagb


    I have sent my AMCAS on 7/12 but it isn't verified yet and I have not received any secondaries, is that normal?
  24. DrTempoOne

    Secondary question

    Hey I know there is no definite answer for this but I received about eight secondaries recently and completed all of them. My question is that, when completing the secondaries, does that usually lead into interviews? Of course, if the secondary isn't that well written or is poorly done would...
  25. whatisit350

    TMDSAS secondary application essay length

    For those who are filling out the TMDSAS, on the secondary application for A&M, how many characters are y'all using for the adversity questions at the end?
  26. M

    Weak state ties better than no state ties?

    I saw there were some threads about what constitutes strong state ties but my questions are a bit different as those threads all seemed to be about specific examples. There are a few public schools to which I want to apply, and I know my ties aren't strong to their respective states, but I was...
  27. LittleEngineCould

    When "Better late than never" is not better

    Call me a trooper (I'm sure some of you have a more interesting choice for the word), but I've just submitted my primary application earlier today. Hold the tears for me though-- I have factual information that this is absolutely no issue in regards to my local [off-shore] selections. I'm an...
  28. L

    Which challenge is better to write about for secondary application question?

    Hey all! So I have come across a question stem in secondaries that asks for a challenge I've faced, and I'm conflicted between what to choose. option 1) moving to a new country and living there for my first two years of high school. Challenges are assimilating to new culture, doing well in...
  29. B

    Too late?

    Applying to every public MD school within Texas. Submitted TMDSAS on 07/08/16, verified and transmitted on 07/29/16. Received most secondaries within 1 week (except Dell). Submitting all secondaries this week 08/15/16 - 08/19/16. I've been told it's kind of late -but not really. I've also been...
  30. B

    Late or not?

    Applying to every public MD school within Texas. Submitted TMDSAS on 07/08/16, verified and transmitted on 07/29/16. Received most secondaries within 1 week (except Dell). Submitting all secondaries this week 08/15/16 - 08/19/16. I've been told it's kind of late -but not really. I've also been...
  31. willowyone

    Will admissions boards look down on me for waiting until senior year to decide to pursue med school?

    I'm filling out secondary applications now and I'm working on Penn State's. They ask why I do not have a pre-health committee letter despite the fact that my undergraduate school does offer them......the honest reason is that I didn't decide to apply to med school until after the deadline for...
  32. A

    Should you follow up with dental schools after submitting applications?

    Hey everyone, I submitted my AADSAS application about a week ago and had a question about following up on the status of my apps with the dental school. I know some dental schools specifically say "please refrain from calling or emailing our office regarding your application status", so I'm...
  33. L

    Should I leave a secondary question blank or write not applicable?

    This is probably a dumb question but when a secondary application asks something that doesn't apply to me or I have nothing to write (ex: "if you took a year off school, explain" or "is there anything else you'd like us to know"), should i just leave it blank or write "Not Applicable"? I know...
  34. L

    Talking about transgender people in my secondary essays

    I'm planning on going to medical school to become a plastic surgeon. Some of the surgeries I want to perform are chest masculinization surgery, breast augmentation, facial feminization surgery, and facial masculinization surgery as I want to help transgender people feel more comfortable in their...
  35. dentalgoal team

    Advertisement Personal Statement / Secondary Editing

    Dear Pre-Dental Student DentalGoal offers professional essay editing, secondary application editing and interview coaching. We take pride in our work, our customer can attest to the high level of quality and satisfaction they receive from using our service. We offer a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE on...
  36. L

    Worth mentioning this in secondary? Question is "Is there anything else you would like us to know?"

    Hi guys, so I'm a first generation college student and I come from a low income family. The latter might be obvious to admissions since I was approved for AAMC fee assistance, but I don't mention the former anywhere on my primary. Is it worth even mentioning this in the secondary question "Is...
  37. L

    UHCO supplementary app

    I recently completed and paid for the secondary app for UHCO. I was expecting to be prompted to write an essay of some sort, just from what I've heard in the past. Now, I'm wondering if I had overlooked it or if they decided to eliminate it from the supplementary process completely? **Edit...
  38. S

    UCLA Secondary

    Has anyone received a secondary from UCLA? If you have not received one yet, does this mean you will not get one?
  39. S

    UCLA Secondaries

    Has anyone received a secondary from UCLA? If you have not received one yet, does this mean you will not get one?
  40. R

    Relative Information on Supplemental Application

    How important is to include information about relatives in supplemental applications? I have a cousin in a medical school I have applied to, but we do not have a relationship, and I have a feeling my cousin would talk me down if given the chance. Will the medical school contact my cousin? Is it...