unluckyadhessiveness

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Thanks so much, very kind of you! How would you describe the school's culture? What kind of input did you receive that solidified your decision to attend UCI?
I’d describe the culture as chill and collaborative. Everyone’s super down to earth and we all really make an effort to help each other. This even goes cross-class with the upper years checking in with us and helping guide our studies. The class size of 100 is perfect in my opinion, it’s big enough to meet a lot of people but intimate enough to become close

biggest factors for me which led me to choose UCI
-cost
-location
-vibe (really liked the students I met on interview day)
-support of faculty (every faculty member I’ve met is super young and passionate about helping students reach their goals)
 
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Do you think personal accomplishment = non-academic or an accomplishment achieved by yourself? I wanted to mention my marching band winning the Sweepstakes award at a competition, but that's a group effort? Not sure if it counts for "personal" accomplishment?
I'm doing something like this. Cofounding an organization. Its a personal accomplishment in my opinion but its a vague question for a reason!
 
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Is anybody still waiting for a secondary?? I was verified on 7/24, IS, LizzyM ~74... I'm getting worried and not sure if they're just behind since everybody else seems to be getting interviews already
 
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Is anybody still waiting for a secondary?? I was verified on 7/24, IS, LizzyM ~74... I'm getting worried and not sure if they're just behind since everybody else seems to be getting interviews already
it is still possible to get a secondary in the cycle, but the more time passes, there more applications that they have to select from to give out secondaries
 
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Apparently the schools and AMCAS are pretty disjointed. On top of that the "primary" they receive is in a pretty awful format from what I understand. Re-entering data on their portal makes it easier for them.

Still lazy because the better solution is just for AAMC to make a primary system that's more conducive to AdComs' review process. Maybe send them an electronic version to which they can move our entries around and re-organize to their liking. Too bad that won't be happening any time soon with how cumbersome COVID-19 has been on the AAMC.
 
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Apparently the schools and AMCAS are pretty disjointed. On top of that the "primary" they receive is in a pretty awful format from what I understand. Re-entering data on their portal makes it easier for them.

Still lazy because the better solution is just for AAMC to make a primary system that's more conducive to AdComs' review process. Maybe send them an electronic version to which they can move our entries around and re-organize to their liking. Too bad that won't be happening any time soon with how cumbersome COVID-19 has been on the AAMC.
we should get AAMCAS to write a secondary showing an example of ability to be adaptable :laugh:
 
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HI all! First time applicant to UC-Irvine and def reaching but I wanted to see if anyone else had a long wait before receiving secondaru.

My AMCAS was Verified 8/13 but did not add UC-Irvine until Sept 3. I received the receipt email but still have not received the Secondary. Should I email them? Thanks in advance!
 

spottedcory

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Aug 17, 2018
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HI all! First time applicant to UC-Irvine and def reaching but I wanted to see if anyone else had a long wait before receiving secondaru.

My AMCAS was Verified 8/13 but did not add UC-Irvine until Sept 3. I received the receipt email but still have not received the Secondary. Should I email them? Thanks in advance!
They screen for the secondary--don't email them. I took around 2 months to recieve mine
 
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HI all! First time applicant to UC-Irvine and def reaching but I wanted to see if anyone else had a long wait before receiving secondaru.

My AMCAS was Verified 8/13 but did not add UC-Irvine until Sept 3. I received the receipt email but still have not received the Secondary. Should I email them? Thanks in advance!
I haven't received a secondary either and I was verified on 8/20. I guess I wasn't worth getting to know more about. :1cry:
 

ATGC17

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Mar 13, 2018
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Good look. Thanks for letting me know!
I have a friend who was verified on 9/1 and received secondary 9/3 so I was like hmmmm...?
Same here. My friend was verified and received one three days later. We both have identical stats, exps, and demographics (IS, ORM), so who knows why there's such a discrepancy?!
 
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Same here. My friend was verified and received one three days later. We both have identical stats, exps, and demographics (IS, ORM), so who knows why there's such a discrepancy?!
Yup! I am OOS (AZ) and she is in NorCal (IS). Her MCAT is 6 points higher too so I thought maybe that.
 
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No one knows. I live commuting distance from the school, have professional and personal connections there, and high stat, and it still took 2 months lmfao
FACTS! This is literally me with my home school and took a month to get the secondary after my Primary was verified. Thanks for helping me be less neurotic.
 

ThatSerb

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do you guys think that serving in the peace corps in a latin american country would count for the "Have you participated in service to the Latino/Latinx/Latine community for at least one year?" question? or does it need to be a local latino community just in the US?
 
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spottedcory

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Just checked my portal and saw that they added interview status (see pic) - does this mean they're still considering me right now and haven't granted an interview yet, or they've already reviewed and decided not to offer me an interview?
The interview section was there for me by default, like even before I submitted my secondary lol
 
Apr 29, 2020
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For the 9/22 interviewees, we're supposed to see our full 'agenda' for interview day but I don't see mine yet? anyone else have this problem?
 
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