update letters

  1. prairiemusic

    Is this worth an update to schools?

    After I submitted my AMCAS, I finished a class this summer and got an A. This A brings my sGPA from like 2.98 to 3.05, which is right around my cGPA. So far I've only been pre-II rejected by three state schools, which all said something to the effect of "your application wasn't competitive...
  2. Humerus84

    Receiving unknown award after likely admissions decision. Update?

    Hello all, I recently got notified by the head of my department that I will be receiving a departmental award at my undergraduate institution and will be recognized at a spring awards ceremony. From what I understand, these are named awards and given out only to ~10 students out of the 1,000 or...
  3. kaymellow

    Updates w/ grades question

    I plan to update (each school that allows) with my grades for this semester, but I am unsure of how to do so. Do I order official transcripts, scan them then upload? Screenshot unofficial transcripts? My school does not give us access to download our unofficial transcripts, they just show...
  4. Rainbows&Waterfalls

    Sending updates/letters of intent

    One of the schools that I was waitlisted at is adamant about sending updates and expressing interest. I interviewed there mid-September and was waitlisted mid-October. I am just curious about what the format of these updates should look like, along with what an appropriate length is. Plus, how...
  5. H

    Started Job at Big Tech Company-How to Send Update?

    A large part of my personal statement was how my work experience in my field will make me a better medical student/doctor. I changed jobs/started at a Big Tech Company (think Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google) at the beginning of the year. I want to inform the school I was waitlisted at...
  6. M

    Update letters vs submitting updates via the portal?

    When I was finishing my AMCAS application and secondaries I did not have a job for the gap year because the lab I was set up to work in had their funding cut. Now I have recently started a new full time position about a month ago. When I asked m pre-med advising office they gave me this generic...
  7. turtles43

    Updates

    Hey everyone! I have been reading through some threads regarding update letters, and I was wondering if it is looked down on to not send any updates? I honestly don't have updates for schools. I've been working full-time, tutoring, volunteering, and travelling, but all of that was already noted...
  8. london.smog

    How can I talk about my new research experiences in secondaries?

    Or more specifically, how do I explain it in the popular "what are you doing this year?" question. I recently received a grant to do public health research in a conflict region and it's going to take up most of my time this coming year. For my secondaries/updates, I'm not sure how much is too...
  9. B

    Update for publication

    I submitted my AMCAS on June 10th, and just found out today (June 14th) I had a first author paper accepted for publishing to a major journal. I didn't make any reference to this in my app, so how do I update schools on this? And how early is too early? I imagine I can do it mostly in...