I had my first app complete around 8/26 and latest app 9/20. I had 14 interview invites out of 21 apps. I wouldn't say July is late, especially if it because of an MCAT score and you have everything complete prior.I plan on submitting my primary app around mid July. I heard in other threads that July submissions are considered late. I'm kindly asking any URM if they had any success with acceptances when applying later in the application cycle.
Current non-trad M3 at my state med school. I submitted mid-August and was verified in early October. I didn't submit any secondaries until a few weeks after that. I was pretty broke at the time so I only applied to 4 schools, received 2 interviews and eventually, 2 acceptances. I don't recommend applying so narrowly as it was pretty risky, but it did work out fine for me.I plan on submitting my primary app around mid July. I heard in other threads that July submissions are considered late. I'm kindly asking any URM if they had any success with acceptances when applying later in the application cycle.
During peak times (which I think are July-August) it can take up to 6 weeks to get verified by AMCAS so keep that in mind. I applied super late (mid-Oct) and it only took a week to get verified but that was likely because I was one of few fools to be submitting so late. Also, you can submit before you take the MCAT. There are pros and cons to this but it is an option.You guys are so inspiring.
I won't be taking the MCAT until June 30, so my app won't be complete until I get the scores back august 1st. Not familiar with how long it takes to get verified, but im guessing it takes 1-2 weeks. So I'm probably looking at a mid-august submission.
I hope I can get in!
Do you care to share what your stats was btw?I applied late both cycles I applied, both September. Applied 5-6 schools, only got 1 interview invite each time, and was waitlisted both times. The earlier the better. It's hard to say but it's likely I would have had more interviews if I applied earlier and maybe not have been waitlisted first. It worked out in the end but it was a bit of an unnecessary gamble and my options were ultimately limited.
did you apply last cycle?
Great depending on your MCAT which if it's over 506 I don't recommend you taking it overdid you apply last cycle?
I would like to retake my MCAT at the end of august./ early sept.
I have a 3.8c and 3.7s
one publication 4th author
1500 hours of clinical
3200hrs of work experience at one job
lots of other leadership roles
what do you think my chances are If I would be complete at late sept/ early oct?
honestly you have a amazing chance at medical school , if you score a 502 + you have a shot of getting into most medical school. get a 506+ you can apply to any school in the country ! A 3.8/3.7 with the experience you have plus being a URM is very very sought after , I realize this myself from my application cycle.thank YOU! these over neurotic people on here crush hopes and dreams, but not you my friend!
Did you have high stats btw 3.5+ gpa 510+ MCAT?I was complete at 9 schools in late August/early September. I received 5 interviews: 1 in October, 1 in November, 2 in December, 1 in January. Accepted to 1 school, waitlisted at 1, declined 1 interview, and waiting to hear from 2 still. )
hi, Congrats on landing 6 acceptances out of 7 interviews!!I submitted in July, was verified in August, and sent secondaries from August until October. I've had 7 interviews and have 6 acceptances so far. But also NoMD4Me said, it is so so so much better if you submit early. Having interviews in December and January isn't very fun and if you submit early, you might be able to avoid that. My biggest suggestion is to pre-write all your secondaries and start writing your 15 activities and 3 meaningfuls now. Those two things delayed my application and just made everything so much more stressful.
Thanks! I’ve quoted my WAMC thread below with my stats:hi, Congrats on landing 6 acceptances out of 7 interviews!!
just curious MD schools or DO?
gpa mcat and hours??
if you could provide that would help me gauge what my chances are/ friends in the same boat as late app.
- cGPA - 3.65, sGPA ~3.5
- MCAT: 510
- State of Residence: Indiana
- URM - African American (also applying disadvantaged)
- Clinical experience: ~90 hours (I am currently interviewing for a volunteer program at a hospital)
- Research experience: 2 poster presentations. 2nd author on paper currently in review. 2 summer research programs. ~720 hours
- Shadowing experience: ~30 hours with Bariatric Surgeon, saw 4 surgeries, 6 endoscopies, and a day of office work/general appointments.
- Non-clinical volunteering: ~120
- Other extracurricular activities:
- RA for 50 residents during Sophomore year.
- 3 years on Student Board that represents our schools foundation (Vice President next year)
- TA for 1 semester.
- Member of Department of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Advisory Group - met with Dean to give recommendations about the department.
- Relevant honors or awards: Semester Honors and Dean List every semester. Received Competitive scholarship in high school. 3 consecutive awards from Black Caucus of Faculty and Staff for academics, service, and leadership.
Nah an extra week probably won’t do much. You need to make sure to have all your secondaries pre-written though. As far as moving it back, whatever you feel will get you your highest score you should do.Do you guys think there is a significant difference between June 30 and July 7 MCAT? I will be submitting my primary on or around June 1 to 1 throwaway. I got accepted to my top choice summer internship this morning, but all students attend a conference during the summer and this year its from June 24-June 26. Initially I was going to take a June 30 MCAT but im worried that might not be wise given this change in circumstances. Based on this thread it seems like I would be okay, my stats are strong otherwise and I have strong EC's. I just want to take the MCAT once and do well haha which is why im not rushing it lol.
Oh yeah I was planning on prewriting my secondaries all throughout July so that when my score comes back in August I will be able to send them back within a few days. I’m only worried about schools like UCLA and UCSF who screen secondaries and how an extra week might affect me/ that.Nah an extra week probably won’t do much. You need to make sure to have all your secondaries pre-written though. As far as moving it back, whatever you feel will get you your highest score you should do.
I know this may be considered private information. but what schools where you accepted to. trying to build my list of schools.. for keep anonymity you dont have to list the name of the state school (if you were accepted to one)Thanks! I’ve quoted my WAMC thread below with my stats:
I think you'll be fine with UCLA, they seem to release secondaries in batches. I didn't get mine until 8/29 along with people who were complete months before me.Oh yeah I was planning on prewriting my secondaries all throughout July so that when my score comes back in August I will be able to send them back within a few days. I’m only worried about schools like UCLA and UCSF who screen secondaries and how an extra week might affect me/ that.
But like you said in the grand scheme of things if I was meant to get an interview at those schools one week won’t be the deciding factor right? Lol
I'll PM you my list.I know this may be considered private information. but what schools where you accepted to. trying to build my list of schools.. for keep anonymity you dont have to list the name of the state school (if you were accepted to one)
Yes that's definitely fine. The idea is to have your entire application (Secondaries, LOR, etc.) complete by August.Hi, Im in a similar situation to Op. I am graduating this spring with a 3.96gpa 4.0 science gpa (elected as a nominee for The position of Valedecotrian of my college). I was wondering if I take the july 7 mcat if I will be ok as in not to late. I plan on submitting my application early june for verfication then updating my mcat on august7 as well as finalizing my school list. Also identifying as a urm (puertorican) and am a new york state resident. Thanks.
To add to this I would say September, (Labor Day) for being fully complete means you are still on time. According to adcoms on hereYes that's definitely fine. The idea is to have your entire application (Secondaries, LOR, etc.) complete by August.
Congrats on the great GPA. Kill the MCAT and you'll be golden.