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AAMC will do anything to make a buck

MyEyesMesmerize

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    I received in the mail today an envelope from the MCAT people. I thought by some miracle they had the scores done. lol Only to find out I can see my scores online around june 7th. I was like cool, until I saw you gotta pay $15 for the service. Jeeze these people are ridiculous. Like $180 wasn't enough. They're my freakin grades just show em to me. lol I just needed to vent cuz they are outrageous.
     

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      •••quote:••• lol Only to find out I can see my scores online around june 7th. I was like cool, until I saw you gotta pay $15 for the service ••••I didn't know AAMC had an online score service! It sux to pay for it, but honestly, I'm surprised it only costs 15 bucks instead of 50 :D

      In any case, this is definitely a GOOD thing, because a lot of people (like me) were planning on waiting until MCATs were in (june 20th or later more likely) to submit, so that we could choose our schools according to scores. This way, we can find out our scores and still submit at the earliest time possible.
       

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        wait wait wait wait, are you saying that AAMC will have finished scoring all the tests by june 7th, but won't send them out to us until 2 weeks afterwards? meanwhile, we're out here sweating, worrying, and stressing? b4, i just thought they were incompetent for taking so long to score those tests, now i'm starting to believe that they are just evil~!
         
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          Dude, give AAMC a break... I am sooooo happy they are doing this... hell,. I'd probably pay up to $40 to get my scores on June 7th... that's about 2 weeks early!! And the best part...no checking your mail every day for a week hoping your scores will ahve arrived... we know exactly what day we are going to have them!!

          I think this is great... and $15 is veyr reasonable!

          Now the $30 a school they charge for the AMCAS... that's kinda steep.
           

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            •••quote:•••Originally posted by isidella:
            •I have searched the AAMC MCAT website and have found nothing detailing this early score reporting. Could someone point me to it? Thanks.•••••I couldn't find it on the website either... I just got a lette rin the mail... like everyone else. I hope this isn't a hox.
             

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              Good luck to all!

              This reminds me of going onto the net to check my grades at the end of every semester. I just hate it when you click on the "Grades" button of the student service website and the damn thing takes 5 minutes to load. I hope you guys don't have a heart attack on the 7th!
               

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                looks like AAMC shot themselves in the foot with the AMCAS delay. a few people have mentioned that they'd use the "service" to decide which schools to apply to before sending off the primaries. now that it's been delayed, the number will probably go down. poor AAMC, now they can only upgrade to a 486 PC with a 2400 baud modem instead of a pentium pro with 14.4K. boohoo.
                 

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                  I must be the only person who is not going to waste my money in 2 days. I've waited this long, I can sure as heck wait another week. Besides the 15 bucks is only going to add insult to injury for a lot of folks. Remember half of us did worse than average. I would rather live in a hopeful ignorance. :p
                   

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                    It is kinda funny how things work. You get all excited about something and then the fine print comes in and the offer doesn't sound so good any more. The $15 isn't so bad yet after going through the grueling process with the huge sum of money you are going to have to pay back after Medical school, every penny counts. Patience just seems to run out.
                     
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