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If you apply to a school after the close of business on Friday, and receive a rejection email at 1am Sunday morning, is it safe to say you were auto-screened by the computer?
 
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If you apply to a school after the close of business on Friday, and receive a rejection email at 1am Sunday morning, is it safe to say you were auto-screened by the computer?
You could be rejected on Tuesday or Friday and the email batch was set to go out Sunday. Or you could (effectively) be rejected in August but get emailed in July.

It's a fun process. Try to focus on more productive things, however minuscule. At the end of the day, the process is not transparent.
 

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If you apply to a school after the close of business on Friday, and receive a rejection email at 1am Sunday morning, is it safe to say you were auto-screened by the computer?
It being the weekend doesnt seem to matter at least to me.. you were rejected in like 40 hours, I doubt adcoms read apps within two days of receiving them. I could be wrong though, just keep your head up OP!
 

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It being the weekend doesnt seem to matter at least to me.. you were rejected in like 40 hours, I doubt adcoms read apps within two days of receiving them. I could be wrong though, just keep your head up OP!
I do.
 

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I know some schools sends out batches of rejections at the end of every week. The time of the day/week doesn't mean much. Your decision can come out on Monday but you don't receive the email on Friday.

I received rejections at late night before. It's probably a computer thing.
 

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It does sound like an auto-screen but some adcoms review applications at odd hours, including weekends, because their clinical schedules leave them no choice.
 
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It does sound like an auto-screen but some adcoms review applications at odd hours, including weekends, because their clinical schedules leave them no choice.
I've always wondered- how many more hours of work does an average adcom put in a week to perform adcom duties?
 
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I've always wondered- how many more hours of work does an average adcom put in a week to perform adcom duties?
My guess would be 1-2 hours. Thirty seconds to two minutes to screen an application, and 100 applications per week. That gives a range of 50 to 200 minutes.
 
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My guess would be 1-2 hours. Thirty seconds to two minutes to screen an application, and 100 applications per week. That gives a range of 50 to 200 minutes.
Ha!
A proper review including reading the PS, the ECs, the secondary, the LORs, and looking over the GPA/MCAT/courses taken and putting that all into context takes 20-30 minutes per application. I can't do more than 3 per hour. The work load can be upward of 35 applications every two weeks for about 16 weeks, plus post-interview reviews which can take about 2-3 minutes each for -2030 reviews per week. When it comes time to make decisions, they average 2 minutes each with most taking 1 minute and a small minority taking a 5-10 minutes for group discussion.
 
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