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    I'm in sort of a predicament..mainly because my premed adviser is terrible..

    Anyways my school ends finals at the end of may. That means my grades wont be in until about mid/late june. I wanted to send out my complete application as early as possible to make sure im in the first pool of applicants. Hypothetically, I could try to find out my grade by June from the teacher but it wont be on the transcript until mid/late June..which would mean i could fill out my app and send it on time and send the transcripts in towards the end of June. Or i could send out my transcripts early and not include this semesters classes (but im taking histology and biochem and should be good grades..)

    Could someone possibly give me a timeline in terms of amcas verification and processing up until when i should start getting secondaries based on this timeline?

    Thanks so much!
     

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      Your application won't go through until the grades are verified by AMCAS and you have to report all grades. So you can submit your application whenever you want, but you have to list all classes and all grades, but it won't be verified until AMCAS receives official transcript with spring grades.
       

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        I'm on quarter system and am submitting before I get my spring grades, mainly because they won't help or hurt my current GPA. However, I will update schools with my spring grades with secondaries. I also don't have any super important classes this spring quarter- you may want to wait to get biochem on there but just my opinion.
         
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          Your application won't go through until the grades are verified by AMCAS and you have to report all grades. So you can submit your application whenever you want, but you have to list all classes and all grades, but it won't be verified until AMCAS receives official transcript with spring grades.

          Yeah, that's the bottom line. Sending in AMCAS alone doesn't do anything, you have to send the transcripts and have them verified and only after that do the schools receive them. If you send in your transcripts right after starting AMCAS, they will be ready to go when you're ready to submit AMCAS on the first day you're allowed to, so you'll probably have a shorter lag time (obviously this means you would NOT be able to report your recent grades on there since they won't be on transcripts). Lag times for verification range from as little as 2 days to 3 weeks from my own and other people's experiences
           

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            I'm in sort of a predicament..mainly because my premed adviser is terrible..

            Anyways my school ends finals at the end of may. That means my grades wont be in until about mid/late june. I wanted to send out my complete application as early as possible to make sure im in the first pool of applicants. Hypothetically, I could try to find out my grade by June from the teacher but it wont be on the transcript until mid/late June..which would mean i could fill out my app and send it on time and send the transcripts in towards the end of June. Or i could send out my transcripts early and not include this semesters classes (but im taking histology and biochem and should be good grades..)

            Could someone possibly give me a timeline in terms of amcas verification and processing up until when i should start getting secondaries based on this timeline?

            Thanks so much!

            If the grades are good for your GPA wait for them.

            You could submit before, but it won't hurt to wait.

            June 5 - early July are basically all the same. Anyone who submits those times will get secondaries the same time, and if they have fast turnaround for those will get interviews and acceptances as early as possible.

            mid-July thru late July is midrange. Not late, but you won't get secondaries the moment they come out. If you have fast secondary turnaround (less than one week) then you should still be in pretty good shape.

            August is getting average, not a good idea if you have bad numbers.

            Sept is pretty late as many are already interviewing.

            October is definitely late as people are already getting accepted.

            Nov and Dec - why bother?
             

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              Your application won't go through until the grades are verified by AMCAS and you have to report all grades. So you can submit your application whenever you want, but you have to list all classes and all grades, but it won't be verified until AMCAS receives official transcript with spring grades.

              Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is only true if you put the grades into AMCAS. If you list the classes as "In progress or future" classes, then it doesn't matter if those grades aren't on your transcript.
               

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                Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is only true if you put the grades into AMCAS. If you list the classes as "In progress or future" classes, then it doesn't matter if those grades aren't on your transcript.

                Yeah, that's true, but you do eventually have to send in those transcripts...schools will be expecting them.
                 
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