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Anyone else starting the Duke Secondary now??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Mike59, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. Mike59

    Mike59 Sweatshop FP in Ontario 7+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2001
    The inner-net
    It's already one week late, but is anyone else in the same boat?

    With the Aug. MCAT and all, wouldn't they understand that a secondary is not top priority? I have great numbers and experience, but I just hope I'm not throwing away my money just because its fashionable late.:confused:
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  3. jalan2

    jalan2 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    From other Duke posts/threads, others in SDN have called Duke and asked about the 2-week deadline. They said that the adm office informed them that the deadline is not a firm deadline at all. Duke just wants you to send it in as soon as you can.

    As for me, I didn't take Aug '02 MCAT and I was also late for almost a week. I don't think it matters. Good luck.
  4. xaelia

    xaelia neenlet Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2002
    Hm. I think I've had it checked out for like a month now...those essays are miserable. If they want people to return it more quickly, they shouldn't be so mean to us. ;)
  5. RSQ 1der

    RSQ 1der Junior Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Washington, DC
    I am a week late would be almost impossible to get through all those q's and deal with life in general plus other apps in only two weeks! I guess they want to make sure that people who apply really want to go there???

    good luck! :cool:
  6. jot


    don't write a letter -- i think that would be counterproductive. just send it in when you are done, its not a big deal:) don't rush it too badly either, do a quality job and send it in - no point wasting time with 1 shoddy answer over an already long secondary
  7. omores

    omores sleep deprived 10+ Year Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    And for future reference, don't drive yourself bonkers over the questions like class rank, test scores, etc. I wasn't able to supply some of that information (took my SATs in 1984!), but they said it was fine just to leave it blank. Actually, I think I had to put zeros in because the application wouldn't allow blanks. This missing information didn't cause any problems at all.

    Best of luck in the application process.
  8. Focus

    Focus crazy!! 7+ Year Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    Took me three weeks for mine. What's worse is that, it only took me a total of two days to write it. Procrastination is great!

    - Focus
  9. conure

    conure Master Distiller 7+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2002
    this is directly of the Duke FAQ. As I am a non-trad and have little desire to track down my high school class rank/SAT/or ACT scores this is nice to see.

    Your Question:
    Q1024: If I have no SAT scores or high school rank, what should I do?

    Your Answer:
    You may put N/A to proceed.

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