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No, you don't have to give up your waitlists by April 30th unless you're 100% set on a certain school. You can then choose "Commit to Enroll" which I believe will withdraw your other applications and waitlists.
I was under the impression that it doesn't automatically withdraw you from anything, and that we would have to do all of that ourselves upon choosing the final school.
 
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You can only have one school that you “plan to enroll” by April 30th. That means you have to withdraw all your other ACCEPTANCES. However, you can still remain WAITLISTED for as many schools as possible. If you got off the waitlist after April 30th, you have x number of days to notify the school and AMCAS if you wanted to change your “plan to enroll” option. Sometimes before matriculation, you have to “commit to enroll” to a school.

Source: me lol, correct me if wronged
 

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I was under the impression that it doesn't automatically withdraw you from anything, and that we would have to do all of that ourselves upon choosing the final school.
Looks like you're correct. Just looked it up and it says if you select "Commit to Enroll" you are acknowledging that you've withdrawn from all schools, including waitlists, but you have to do it on your own.
 
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You can only have one school that you “plan to enroll” by April 30th. That means you have to withdraw all your other ACCEPTANCES. However, you can still remain WAITLISTED for as many schools as possible. If you got off the waitlist after April 30th, you have x number of days to notify the school and AMCAS if you wanted to change your “plan to enroll” option. Sometimes before matriculation, you have to “commit to enroll” to a school.

Source: me lol, correct me if wronged
Just to make sure I get this right lol so by end of day April 30th, I have to click plan to enroll on one school AND withdraw all other acceptances? but I can stay on waitlists. Correct?
 
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wondering if VCU had been pulling people off the waitlist since the last person posted on Monday :)
Every day :(:):)
There are a lot of active SDNers on this thread (moreso than other school-specific threads), so it seems somewhat logical to assume that lack of posts about acceptance off the WL means lack of acceptances off the WL. It should pick up around the 30th.

I hope we both get our 1st acceptance soon.
 
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Does anyone know how they factor in the answer to the question of if you have been accepted elsewhere on the alt list? Or do they even use it? I should have asked Dean Mission but forgot.
 

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Does anyone know how they factor in the answer to the question of if you have been accepted elsewhere on the alt list? Or do they even use it? I should have asked Dean Mission but forgot.
I hope it doesn't factor in because VCU has always been my clear top choice.
 

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You can only have one school that you “plan to enroll” by April 30th. That means you have to withdraw all your other ACCEPTANCES. However, you can still remain WAITLISTED for as many schools as possible. If you got off the waitlist after April 30th, you have x number of days to notify the school and AMCAS if you wanted to change your “plan to enroll” option. Sometimes before matriculation, you have to “commit to enroll” to a school.

Source: me lol, correct me if wronged
I'm not sure if this is universally correct. One school told me that you have to "plan to enroll" there by April 30th, but do not have to withdraw your other acceptances until the 'commit to enroll' deadline. Another school told me that they do not have any "plan to enroll" requirement in place, just the commit to enroll deadline.
 

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I'm not sure if this is universally correct. One school told me that you have to "plan to enroll" there by April 30th, but do not have to withdraw your other acceptances until the 'commit to enroll' deadline. Another school told me that they do not have any "plan to enroll" requirement in place, just the commit to enroll deadline.
This is correct from what the aamc guidelines say. As long as you don’t hit commit to enroll, you can stay on WLs
 
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I'm not sure if this is universally correct. One school told me that you have to "plan to enroll" there by April 30th, but do not have to withdraw your other acceptances until the 'commit to enroll' deadline. Another school told me that they do not have any "plan to enroll" requirement in place, just the commit to enroll deadline.
Commit to enroll deadlines are in like July for most schools you definitely have to withdraw other acceptances before then
 
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Commit to enroll deadlines are in like July for most schools you definitely have to withdraw other acceptances before then
The more I'm looking at the actual wording on the AAMC website, it doesn't specifically state that you HAVE to withdraw from schools on April 30th. It just states to do it in fairness to other applicants. I think you may just lose your deposits at all the schools you don't withdraw from in time. CARS was hard though so I may just be misinterpreting it.
 
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It's confusing because their wording seems contradictory. This is what it says:

"I have preliminarily selected this medical school as the one I plan to attend in accordance with Protocol 9 of the Application and Acceptance Protocols for Applicants. Medical schools can only see aggregate information until April 30th and will not know which applicants have selected "Plan to Enroll" at their school or at other schools. Beginning April 30th, medical schools can see which of their accepted applicants have selected "Plan to Enroll" at their institution. I understand that I can continue to interview, hold my current acceptance offers and receive additional acceptance offers, and remain on any waitlist at any other medical schools to which I applied."

Protocol 9 says to drop all acceptances but one by April 30th, but then the "hold my current acceptance offers" part makes it sound like this isn't a requirement. Meanwhile, the AAMC representative I spoke to said all of these deadlines are simply guidelines and the "plan/commit to enroll" rules were entirely school-specific. I talked to the schools and they are confused as well since it's new this year :shrug: so I guess we all just have to see how it plays out.

In addition, it says, "Beginning April 30th, medical schools can see which of their accepted applicants have selected "Plan to Enroll" at their institution." but I don't see that medical schools can tell that we selected "plan to enroll" at another institution instead? According to SDN though, they can see this but not the school name I believe.
The part you bolded isn’t talking about past April 30 - it’s just saying you can still hold other acceptances even after clicking plan to enroll. Protocol 9 is talking about after April 30. And yes they’re technically only guidelines but I wouldn’t want to run the risk of having one of my acceptances assume I’m choosing another school because I didn’t move to one acceptance by the recommended date (since they can then see if you’ve selected another school regardless of whether or not its name is revealed) I think it’s a “recommendation” because it gives people a few days of wiggle room to have their withdrawals processed.
 

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Just got accepted (yay! OOS, LM 71) Does anyone else who was accepted know if we fill out the matriculation form if we're not 100% sure yet? Right now they're my top choice, but I'm still on a couple other waitlists so I don't want to mess anything up lol
Would love to know the answer to this as well, but it seems like you don’t have to know 100% to fill that out. But again I’m not sure
 
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Do you guys expect a large movement on the week of April 30th or it’s just going to run at the same pace as the past two weeks?
If the rules are followed/enforced, then we should have a surge in WL movement the next week or so (depending on how quickly they redistribute).
 
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Looked back at last year's thread - there was a lot of OOS movement the first week of May, then IS seemed to have a little lurch of movement around early June.
I'll lose my mind if IS movement doesn't really start until June haha
 
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Did anyone who came off the alternate list the last two weeks still not get their Banner ID? My residency is filled out on the portal, but the IDs are blank.
 

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Does VCU withdraw applicants that have committed to enroll at another school
To my understanding...

The AMCAS tool is a supplementary database to help schools get a better idea if they need to accept more students from waitlists to fill all potential seats. Only you can withdraw yourself from a school by directly communicating with the said school. The only case in which you are unwillingly withdrawn from a school is if you don't respond by the given deadline to a schools invitation to alternate list/acceptance, then a school can withdraw you.

Though, all schools where you have been accepted will see that you selected "commit to enroll." They may not know exactly where you committed, but it is poor form to hold other seats/waitlist spots past this point. Something for all to keep in mind. Best of luck to you!
 
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