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Hello all,
I will be applying this coming summer for entry in fall of 2008. I had a question regarding application timing. Would being complete at most DO schools by late August/early Sept. still be considered early now that the test is computerized and there will be far fewer people taking it in August vs last year? I have to take the July MCAT due to work issues, but I was planning on having everything else in so that the schools are only waiting on my mcat scores. From searching SDN I found that most schools start interviewing at the end of Sept and I wasn't sure if I would be at a disadvantage. As far as specific schools go, CCOM, DMU, and PCOM are my top choices, so anyone with insight on when they received interview invites after being complete would be great. Thanks.
 

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Hello all,
I will be applying this coming summer for entry in fall of 2008. I had a question regarding application timing. Would being complete at most DO schools by late August/early Sept. still be considered early now that the test is computerized and there will be far fewer people taking it in August vs last year? I have to take the July MCAT due to work issues, but I was planning on having everything else in so that the schools are only waiting on my mcat scores. From searching SDN I found that most schools start interviewing at the end of Sept and I wasn't sure if I would be at a disadvantage. As far as specific schools go, CCOM, DMU, and PCOM are my top choices, so anyone with insight on when they received interview invites after being complete would be great. Thanks.

Okay, I'm not even at your place in the application process (I'm looking for 2009), but I would suggest that you have everything in as soon as you can possible have. This way when you take the MCAT in July, you'll be a step ahead. From what I've read you can already submit information in May. Look through the threads, I'm sure that you will find more details.

Good luck!:luck:

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i dont think you can submit your AACOMAS application till you have your mcat scores in....but im positive though.
 
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Hello all,
I will be applying this coming summer for entry in fall of 2008. I had a question regarding application timing. Would being complete at most DO schools by late August/early Sept. still be considered early now that the test is computerized and there will be far fewer people taking it in August vs last year? I have to take the July MCAT due to work issues, but I was planning on having everything else in so that the schools are only waiting on my mcat scores. From searching SDN I found that most schools start interviewing at the end of Sept and I wasn't sure if I would be at a disadvantage. As far as specific schools go, CCOM, DMU, and PCOM are my top choices, so anyone with insight on when they received interview invites after being complete would be great. Thanks.
I was complete a little later in the cycle. I had AACOMAS complete by late sept./early oct. and then (for reason still unexplained) I sat on the secondaries for awhile. I was invited for interview at DMU on Jan. 4th (about a month after completion) to interview on Jan. 19 and received my acceptance Feb. 1. As long as your stats are OK I think you should be fine.
 

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As far as specific schools go, CCOM, DMU, and PCOM are my top choices, so anyone with insight on when they received interview invites after being complete would be great. Thanks.

This is so variable that it's almost not worth discussing. Of the schools you're interested in, I applied to CCOM and DMU. I got an interview at CCOM 3 weeks after being complete. I got an interview at DMU before I submitted my secondary. I know other people have been complete at CCOM since Sept/Oct and STILL haven't heard anything.

My AACOMAS was verified end of Aug (8/27, I think).
 

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This is so variable that it's almost not worth discussing. Of the schools you're interested in, I applied to CCOM and DMU. I got an interview at CCOM 3 weeks after being complete. I got an interview at DMU before I submitted my secondary. I know other people have been complete at CCOM since Sept/Oct and STILL haven't heard anything.

My AACOMAS was verified end of Aug (8/27, I think).
I'm one of those people. Very frustrating as I don't believe there are any glaring mistakes on my app. Everytime I email or call I get the same canned response. I really have not been impressed with them. Every other school was great getting back to me in a very efficient manner to tell me my file was complete, schedule an interview, etc.
 
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