Anyone know when one is considered matriculated As a medical student?

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Im currently in orientation for an international school. I am having second thoughts for a variety of reasons. Classes dont begin until the first week of september and I am wondering if its too late to pull out without being considered a matriculated student on AMCAS/AACOMAS.
 

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Im currently in orientation for an international school. I am having second thoughts for a variety of reasons. Classes dont begin until the first week of september and I am wondering if its too late to pull out without being considered a matriculated student on AMCAS/AACOMAS.
Not sure there's a definition. I would say if you haven't taken exams and/or you're allowed a full tuition refund, that might be good enough to consider "not matriculated."
 

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Im currently in orientation for an international school. I am having second thoughts for a variety of reasons. Classes dont begin until the first week of september and I am wondering if its too late to pull out without being considered a matriculated student on AMCAS/AACOMAS.
Domestic allopathic schools consider you "off the table" when you show up at orientation. If you have gone through the financial aid process and registered then I think you would be generally deemed matriculated.

That distinction, however, should not drive your decision-making process at this point.
 

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In real life? Day 1 of school. On SDN? Whenever you get your first acceptance and the courage to start posting in allopathic.
 
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Domestic allopathic schools consider you "off the table" when you show up at orientation. If you have gone through the financial aid process and registered then I think you would be generally deemed matriculated.

That distinction, however, should not drive your decision-making process at this point.
this is what it states on amcas: you have "matriculated" as a medical school student if you were officially enrolled and attended classes as a candidate for a medical school degree.

I have gone through financial aid but have not had the loans disbursed yet and have obviously not attended any classes as classes dont start until September.
 

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this is what it states on amcas: you have "matriculated" as a medical school student if you were officially enrolled and attended classes as a candidate for a medical school degree.

I have gone through financial aid but have not had the loans disbursed yet and have obviously not attended any classes as classes dont start until September.
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Then withdraw. I would put on future applications that I did not matriculate. By having 800+ posts on SDN, you should already know that being a US-IMG is a terrible decision.
 

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this is what it states on amcas: you have "matriculated" as a medical school student if you were officially enrolled and attended classes as a candidate for a medical school degree.

I have gone through financial aid but have not had the loans disbursed yet and have obviously not attended any classes as classes dont start until September.
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Enrolled = registered, so if AMCAS draws the line at being registered and attending classes then you could argue that you have not yet matriculated, even if you have registered. They used to be a little less forgiving over this.

The question remains, however, whether your international school considers you to have matriculated.
 
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Don't say that you weren't warned about this.

Im currently in orientation for an international school. I am having second thoughts for a variety of reasons. Classes dont begin until the first week of september and I am wondering if its too late to pull out without being considered a matriculated student on AMCAS/AACOMAS.