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AMCAS does it again!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by goldie, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. goldie

    goldie Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2001
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    After sending paper AMCAS applications to many medical schools, interviewing at some of them, and feeling like everything is okay, AMCAS finds another way to foul everything up. I think.

    So I was "verified" the other day, whatever that means, and I noticed something alarming. I had spent a junior year abroad, and received letter grades for the classes I took there. My undergraduate college did not include these in my GPA, and neither did AMCAS prior to "verification". Well, guess what? The geniuses decided to include them, resulting in a discrepancy between what I thought was my GPA (which it is, according to standard practice) and my new, "verfied" GPA.

    So I will be making dozens of phone calls, spending yet more money because of AMCAS screw-ups.

  2. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator
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    Jul 6, 2001
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    That bites! I'm sorry to hear about the GPA mixup. Instead of using your long-distance service, buy a pre-paid calling card from Sam's or Wal-Mart. I bought a five hundred minute one for $20 just to use for med apps and AMCAS. I think this year is probably AMCAS's worst in history!


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