Do you need MCAT scores to submit AMCAS application?

Fete

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Will I receive secondaries without submitting my MCAT scores. I'm still waiting for them to be processed.
 
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Fete

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Yes. Your file just won't be complete and won't be reviewed at schools until the MCAT is released
So I will receive secondaries from these schools.
 

Catalystik

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So I will receive secondaries from these schools.
Some schools send Secondaries even before your application is completely processed by AMCAS.

In the interest of saving application dollars, why not submit to just one school now in case your MCAT score isn't what you expect, just to get in the queue for verification? You can add more later once you know how competitive you are. Your school list would be very different if you score a 504 vs a 514 or 524.
 
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So I will receive secondaries from these schools.
Some yes, others no. The pre-secondary screening process varies widely across schools

Most Common
1)Some get your contact info only from AMCAS and send out secondaries unscreened prior to primary application or verified
2)Some send out secondaries unscreened when they receive transmitted primary app from AMCAS
3)Some do a preliminary basic screen with a predetermined MCAT/GPA "forumla". This could simply mean they look at "outstanding" candidates first before sending secondaries to the next batch.

Less Common
4)Some do a full review of primary before sending out secondaries to candidates it has voted on
5)Extending the above, some send secondaries out only to those it will invite to interview.
 
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