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AMCAS heads up

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by J.Pearlman, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. J.Pearlman

    J.Pearlman Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Hi guys, I am almost finished with the AMCAS, and I don't want anything going wrong with it so I just wanted to ask what mistakes I should be aware of what others already had. Also, for the course name, you abbreviate right?
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  3. J.Pearlman

    J.Pearlman Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Also, how come when I enter semester 2 (spring) of Year 99, it shows as semester 2 (spring) of academic Year 98. This would mean that I was in college before I graduated high school, am I doing something wrong.....
  4. nero

    nero Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2000
    that same thing happened to me, i think its because it counts the academic if the academic year was 98-99, both semesters show up as 98.............

    also, how do you put AP scores on AAMC

  5. secretstang19

    secretstang19 Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2002
    I had the same trouble with dates entering courses into the form, but my pre-med advisor assured me that regardless of how inscrutable it appears in the AMCAS form, the data are given to the schools in a manner that is readily understandable.

    The only other tip that I can give you is with the essay. If you cut 'n paste your essay from Word, be sure you proofread it in the AMCAS form: some of the symbols in word (like quotation marks) will come through as other symbols.

    Good luck!
  6. mvervaine

    mvervaine Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2002
    NY, NY
    to AP comment:

    i don't think you have to. your official transcript will tell AMCAS exactly what your college gave you credit for and the whole thing (the total no. of AP hrs) shows up as a separate item on your AMCAS application after you get verified (meaning AMCAS has received your school's transcript).
  7. chopsuey

    chopsuey miss independent 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2002
    good question.... ;)
    You do have to put in AP credits.... it just comes up as AP on the transcript page. i forget now how i did, but there is DEFINITELY a way. i put in Biology AP for the course name, and then AP1 as the course number (i might not have writtten part in myself..may have been AMCAS). the AMCAS grade was "G," but i think they did that, too. check the instruction manual/HELP pages and with you pre-med advisor if you're still confused. Also, the comment on the years was right...any classes taken from sept 98-May 99 show up as 98.

    :) good luck!!
  8. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92' 7+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 2001
    You'd enter the AP in under the summer of the year you graduated from high school and went into college. So lets say I was class of 1996 for my high school. Then I'd enter the AP under "Summer of 1996" in the AMCAS. So then that also means you started your first term of freshman year on the August or September of 1996 as well.
  9. basha

    basha Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2001
    i have taken two astronomy classes (AST-248 and AST-105), one given by the physics dept(dealt with mostly physics), and the other was taught by the astronomy dept (about facts of the solar system, all astro, no physics). Now, can I put one in my bcpm gpa and leave the other out. Would that look suspicious? I just dont want to have to delay my app any further.

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