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AMCAS already delayed a week....uh oh!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by pwrpfgrl, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. pwrpfgrl

    pwrpfgrl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I just noticed that the 2003 AMCAS application won't be available for another week (even though it was supposed to go live on Wednesday). UGH. This makes me nervous!!! :(

    I also saw that it will be unavailable from 5-7 am everyday. As a west coaster, I thought this would be the perfect time for me to work on it. They are already screwing up all my plans!!
    :mad:

    dumb amcas.
     
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  3. CANES2006

    CANES2006 Miami chica 10+ Year Member

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    Oh man. I see that problems are occurring already. Last year it was delayed a whole month before it was launched online. Good luck. It seems that AMCAS didn't learn from their mistakes last year.
     
  4. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Thug 4 Life 7+ Year Member

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    Hahahaha!!! The probs have begun again!! Enjoy y'all! Of course, I won't be laughing if I'm reapplying! <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
     
  5. trouta

    trouta Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I wouldnt worry about it too much, they got so much flack for all the crap that happened last year that they have been working on it non-stop since then. Things will never be as bad as they were last year.
     
  6. Street Philosopher

    Street Philosopher freebird 10+ Year Member

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    never say never! this IS AMCAS here.
     
  7. Green912

    Green912 10+ Year Member

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    At least if you're delayed then everyone else is also. On a selfish note I wouldn't mind a delay since I'm taking the August MCAT.
     
  8. praying4MD

    praying4MD 2K Member 10+ Year Member

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    {A Stroll down nightmarish memory lane.} <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" />
     
  9. Luv Nietzsche

    Luv Nietzsche Member 7+ Year Member

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    Glad to see a Chomsky's quote.
     
  10. Hero

    Hero Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    If there's a way to screw up, they'll find it for sure. Bunch of incompetent mofos!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  11. Dr. Will

    Dr. Will 10+ Year Member

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    Relax everyone! Delays just give us more time to get everything together for what is sure to be a fun year of applying, or possibly reapplying for myself.
     
  12. LizardKing

    LizardKing Veteran Member 7+ Year Member

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    expect more delays.
     
  13. KyGrlDr2B

    KyGrlDr2B 7+ Year Member

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    LOL! *points finger and laughs* Learn to live with it. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  14. Epi

    Epi Fuzzy Tiger 7+ Year Member

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    Well, at least the delay is only a week and not a month......

    Look at the bright side. :)

    A week is nothing,. when you start talking about months of delay, thats when you should start worrying.
     
  15. praying4MD

    praying4MD 2K Member 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Luv Nietzsche:
    <strong>Glad to see a Chomsky's quote.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Always! I am a *huge* fan of the genius. He's amazing. :cool:

    Nietzsche is also incredible. "God is dead. God is dead and we killed him." I have a feeling I'm half mistquoting there, but oh well. And how can you beat, "Why I write such good books"? My favorite is "Genealogy of Morals." :)
     
  16. Cambrian

    Cambrian Colonel/Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Oh my God, the AMCAS people still haven't learned. They are going to screw over more people this year. And they had a whole year to improve. Someone should really bitch slap those people.
     
  17. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    here is some wisdom i learned from last year...
    1) if you call amcas, always get the name of the person who has helped you
    2) if they said they will fix something, ask for a fax conformationt that it will be done. stay on the line until they fax you the letter!!!
    3) always double check everything they say by calling back the next day
    4) if your on hold for too long (&gt;10min), have them call you back
    5) remember that amcas has more than one phone number, so dont always use the one that is listed. change just one number and youll be surprised who you'll get
    6) if things arent going your way, complain your ass off

    if i think of anymore, ill let you guys know
     
  18. praying4MD

    praying4MD 2K Member 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by C U in MD school:
    <strong>here is some wisdom i learned from last year...
    1) if you call amcas, always get the name of the person who has helped you</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Especially if they hit on you.
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong> always double check everything they say by calling back the next day</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Unless they hit on you.
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong> 4) if your on hold for too long (&gt;10min), have them call you back</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Again, unless they hit on you.
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong> 5) remember that amcas has more than one phone number, so dont always use the one that is listed. change just one number and youll be surprised who you'll get</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">NO KIDDING.
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>6) if things arent going your way, complain your ass off</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Or, go on a date with "Melvin." <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    For confused people/newcomers, see my thread from last year about Melvin.
     
  19. PMPMD

    PMPMD 4G MD Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    I'm so glad I'm not doing AMCAS again this year. That was a nightmare last year. I got an email from a tech support person in October...for a problem I reported in July. If you are using AMCAS this year, good luck. Start working on it early, and don't be surprised when you lose hours of work in an instant.
     
  20. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by praying4MD:
    Or, go on a date with "Melvin." <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
    For confused people/newcomers, see my thread from last year about Melvin.[/QB]</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I bet Melvin and Nancy ran off to the Bahamas and will never be seen or heard from again.

    Again, for who these people are, when you can search, check out our "NIGHTMARE" from last year. But be WARNED......... what you read will not be pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" />
     
  21. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    I suggest thinking about who you all will be using for legal representation! Many of us only got our apps processed when we threatened legal action. :rolleyes:
     
  22. Sammmeyeam

    Sammmeyeam Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    heheh,

    If I recall correctly, they delayed it for 1 week initially, and then they delayed it for a month afterwards...
     
  23. otter

    otter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Last year, my app took 3.5 months to get processed and I know for a fact that some people who applied after me got theirs processed before me. Makes me wonder what the point of applying early was in the first place.
     
  24. pwrpfgrl

    pwrpfgrl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    <img src="http://www.mins.net/ubb/graemlins/cry.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.mins.net/ubb/graemlins/cry.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.mins.net/ubb/graemlins/cry.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.mins.net/ubb/graemlins/cry.gif" alt="" />

    :( :mad:
     
  25. pwrpfgrl

    pwrpfgrl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    oh, and i also saw that it is the applicants responsibility to notify amcas if their information hasn't been recieved by schools w/in 5-7 weeks of certification. what are we paying them for anyways?

    <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
    ok, i'm done complaining (for now). it's just that i generally trust people to do their jobs and am a little worried that i'm going to get screwed because of it. does anyone know which schools are going to have paper apps. again this year (like the UC's did last year?) and how important it is to submit both if they're offered?
     
  26. Dr. Will

    Dr. Will 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by pwrpfgrl:
    <strong>oh, and i also saw that it is the applicants responsibility to notify amcas if their information hasn't been recieved by schools w/in 5-7 weeks of certification. what are we paying them for anyways?

    <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
    ok, i'm done complaining (for now). it's just that i generally trust people to do their jobs and am a little worried that i'm going to get screwed because of it. does anyone know which schools are going to have paper apps. again this year (like the UC's did last year?) and how important it is to submit both if they're offered?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">It is extremely important to submit these paper applications if needed. I didn't for the UC's so by the time I learned they were required it was way too late. They never processed my apps. If you're not sure on this for other schools, just send them in to be safe.
     
  27. GATORade

    GATORade Retired 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Green912:
    <strong>At least if you're delayed then everyone else is also. On a selfish note I wouldn't mind a delay since I'm taking the August MCAT.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You took the words right out of my mouth. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
    We're such prick$. :rolleyes: JK.
     
  28. Assassin

    Assassin Assassin 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by C U in MD school:
    <strong>here is some wisdom i learned from last year...
    1) if you call amcas, always get the name of the person who has helped you
    2) if they said they will fix something, ask for a fax conformationt that it will be done. stay on the line until they fax you the letter!!!
    3) always double check everything they say by calling back the next day
    4) if your on hold for too long (&gt;10min), have them call you back
    5) remember that amcas has more than one phone number, so dont always use the one that is listed. change just one number and youll be surprised who you'll get
    6) if things arent going your way, complain your ass off

    if i think of anymore, ill let you guys know</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">here's something i learned the hard way:

    NEVER email any corrections to AMCAS; a month later you will get a reply saying in order for them to correct anything, they will need to see it in writing <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> (wasn't funny at the time)
     
  29. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    actually, i got in on may 1 last year and typed in my bio info.

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by CANES2006:
    <strong>Oh man. I see that problems are occurring already. Last year it was delayed a whole month before it was launched online. Good luck. It seems that AMCAS didn't learn from their mistakes last year.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  30. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

    Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003] Platinum Member 7+ Year Member

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    I do not know where you took your info about that delay. I checked out their web site and there is no delay info. It is 1-st of May already but their application is not yet available.
     
  31. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

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    <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    Oops...I mean, sorry to hear that. Uh, yeah.

    <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  32. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by RNA Ladder 2003:
    <strong>I do not know where you took your info about that delay. I checked out their web site and there is no delay info. It is 1-st of May already but their application is not yet available.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">RNA:

    You actually have to click on the left hand side where it says "AMCAS 2003". That takes you to a new page, and it is there that it says may 8th. Your correct about the front page... they havn't updated it yet.
     
  33. spacecadet

    spacecadet Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    It says "on or about May 8" - so don't hold your breath next Wednesday! That is too funny. After dealing with this last year, I can't believe I'm going to have to deal with it again! Maybe I'll just wait until August to submit my application, and then get processed before all the people who submit in June and July. :)
     
  34. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    ehehe, that on and about statement is all lies!
     
  35. wolferman

    wolferman Member? 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by C U in MD school:
    <strong>2) if they said they will fix something, ask for a fax conformationt that it will be done. stay on the line until they fax you the letter!!!
    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Have they actually done this for you? If so, this is a great idea.

    Is there any way I can read about the Melvin post before the search capability comes back. I was told by a rep that Melvin could fix my problem, though he couldn't when I spoke to him, so I'm curious what any of you had to say about him.
     

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