AMCAS question

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  1. xlr8

    xlr8 New Member

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    Hi I'm filling out my AMCAS and had a question, couldn't find the answer in the Help section:

    Under "Schools Attended" this question is asked:
    "Have you ever taken a post-secondary course anywhere other than at your home institution, including college courses taken while in high school?"

    I answered yes, as I have taken many AP classes in high school.

    Then, at the next screen it proceeds to ask me "Is a transcript is required?" I can either choose Yes or Continue. I am assuming that I just choose continue because my AP credits are also listed on my college transcript. Is this correct, or is there any other transcript I'd have to give for the AP credits? I just wanted to make sure, if anyone that has AP credit and filled out AMCAS could verify for me it would be much appreciated, thank you.
     
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  3. armybound

    armybound future urologist.
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    where did the AP credit count? was it just at the 1 college you're attending, or did you get college credit at more than 1 place?
     
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    Those "post-secondary courses" anywhere else means dual enrollment while in high school, community college while in a university, etc.

    AP/IB courses are still high school classes; you just received college credit for them. IMO, you answer "No" to that question. Those AP courses, although you list them under the Courses section, show up on the transcript from the university you currently are attending (this is assuming you haven't transferred or haven't taken other coursework in a community college).

    Hope that helps.
     
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    I did exactly this on my AMCAS last year, and it was accepted no problem so I'm pretty sure it's right. The one thing is that I wasn't able to put down any of the AP classes that my school did not give me credit for (ie about half of them), and I'm not sure how you could go about doing that if you really wanted them on there. But really all you want your AP exams on there for is if you had some kind of placement out of premed requirements (like Calc), which your school almost certainly granted you credit for.
     
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    You do NOT need any kind of transcript verification. Just make sure your APs appear on one of your college transcripts.
     
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    i have a different question about AMCAS. can you submit it for verification and then update the personal statement or activities later on?
     
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    There are certain aspects you can change, like contact information, but with stuff like a personal statement or activities, I don't think you can.

    You can return to the application later on to add more schools it can be sent to. All in all, you want to try to get it right the first time; the appeal process is a long and arduous one.
     
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    REL Senior Member
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    Once AMCAS is submitted you can not change anything except:
    - contact information: address, phone, email etc.
    - projected MCAT future test date, or cancellation of a projected date
    - apply to additional programs during the cycle

    After you have submitted AMCAS, you can send update transcripts/grade sheets (end of summer/fall terms) to most individual programs as significant events occur.
     
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    When can we submit our AMCAS this year?
     
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    "around June 4"
     
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    O snap, I'd like to know the answer to that too!
     
  15. armybound

    armybound future urologist.
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    no, you can't.
     

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