Oh_Gee

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let's see who wins.
so far, i have spent $5500
that includes 30 primaries, 29 secondaries (half are DO schools), the cost of travel for 2 interviews
 

Spector1

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$6,393.20 for 60 primaries 52 secondaries not including the cost & expenses of any upcoming interviews.

(I reckon my upcoming interviews will probably cost me around ~$400 a school so that will rack up quite a bit too) (flights to the boonies are expensive XD)
 
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ZedsDed

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$6,393.20 for 60 primaries 52 secondaries not including the cost & expenses of any upcoming interviews.
.....WHY? Below-average stats or just classic SDN neuroticism?
Not an insult btw, my stats are meh.
 
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Spector1

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.....WHY? Below-average stats are just classic SDN neuroticism?
I'd much rather kick myself in the foot for applying to too many schools and wasting a bit of money rather than having to bang my head against the wall for not applying to enough and wasting not only a lot of money but also a whole year of my life.

Also its still august. I might as well make the most of it.
 

ZedsDed

You know what really grinds my gears?
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I'd much rather kick myself in the foot for applying to too many schools and wasting a bit of money rather than having to bang my head against the wall for not applying to enough and wasting not only a lot of money but also a whole year of my life.

Also its still august. I might as well make the most of it.
Can you pm me your stats please? I'm curious to see how such a strategy works out.
 

cryhavoc

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If I had the money, I'd honestly apply to 60 schools. Alas, I must make do with 14.

I could do 2-3 secondaries a day easily. Perks of having creative writing as one of my majors.
 
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Spector1

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I'm gonna guess that the dude applying to 60 schools probably isn't really able to commiserate with an OK GPA from a top school, 37 MCAT app :p
decent gpa from a top 20 undergrad, but well lets say its not quite a 37 mcat.

Also I didnt apply to 60 schools from the start, I just kept finishing my secondaries then applying to more primaries as I felt that I might as well make the most of august/secondary season.
 

carpediem22

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Re: How much have you spent?
--> enough to make me want to put my credit card through a shredder

Re: 60 schools
--> _____
 

gyrfalcon

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let's see who wins.
so far, i have spent $5500
that includes 30 primaries, 29 secondaries (half are DO schools), the cost of travel for 2 interviews
$6073 for 47 primaries, 43 secondaries, and 3 interviews (so far). Unbalanced stats with good MCAT and postbac grades, horrible undergrad grades. Like Spector1, I would rather pay/waste a bit extra and apply to more places now than to waste a year to reapply. I'm an older nontrad so every year counts :p
 

rederza

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TMDSAS: $140
Secondary:$110
Travel:$85 hotel,maybe $50 or so gas

I've had two interviews so far, but the next two I will have to fly/stay overnight so I guess that might add up really quick too.
 
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Primary: ~$900 to apply to 40 schools.
Secondary: ~$100!! (Why Tulane!! I'm broke!! + some other school I can't remember)

FAP FTW!!
 

nwts

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I haven't actually added up the number, and I really don't think I want to know.
 

musicalfeet

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This is probably fiscally irresponsible but I refuse to total and calculate the cost until the end. I don't want to find out how broke I am until it's over. :) All I remember is probably around 2-3k for primaries. Lost track of secondaries because I'm just punching in my credit card number. hehe..
 
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wagonwheel23

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This is the worst question ever. I transferred quite a bit of money from my savings account to my checking account and have not calculated the full cost. Once I'm finished with all of my secondaries (1 left!) and have a few weeks to relax, I'll calculate the damage.
 
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AsianPersuasion

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I'm jelly that y'all are applying :arghh: gotta wait till next year..
Best of luck!!!
 

PREMEDitated22

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Fap is a God send. 15 schools that they gave. Saving for interviews and clothes.
 
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NotAnotherPreMed

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I would save I've spent around 3k on Primaries+Secondaries for 20 odd schools. 100 bucks for a suit. and 350 on travel for my two IIs so far. So 3450 for now and more depending on what interviews I get going forward. Lol at least there's student housing in the places I've received IIs at so far.
 

carolina910

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Primaries: $937 (22 schools)
Secondaries: $2,198 (22 schools)
Interview expenses (so far): $818

Total (so far): $3,953
Total left in my bank account after paying off these charges tomorrow: $29.79. Not even kidding.
 

Bones 2020

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almost $2,000 for primaries and secondaries, another $900 for one interview across the country