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I read someone's post in last year's verification thread that they submitted in August and were verified 9 hours later. Is this something AMCAS accelerates?
 

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For ED applicants, Yes.

This is interesting. If this is the case though, what is stopping people from submitting early decision, receiving speedy verification, and then withdrawing from the ED program soon after to add regular decision schools after the verification like normal?
 

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This is interesting. If this is the case though, what is stopping people from submitting early decision, receiving speedy verification, and then withdrawing from the ED program soon after to add regular decision schools after the verification like normal?
Once an application is verified and transmitted, withdrawing from a program is no longer possible. No matter if you tell the school your are no longer interested, your AMCAS application is already marked as ED.. If you were to add schools you would be in violation of agreement you verified when you submitted AMCAS. To do so would risk a "nuclear response" from AMCAS that could include banning. In that case you would take the proper nuclear blast position with your head between your knees kissing your a$$ goodbye
 
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I read someone's post in last year's verification thread that they submitted in August and were verified 9 hours later. Is this something AMCAS accelerates?

I applied EDP this year. Submitted on the 16th, verified 38 minutes later.


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Once an application is verified and transmitted, withdrawing from a program is no longer possible. No matter if you tell the school your are no longer interested, your AMCAS application is already marked as ED.. If you were to add schools you would be in violation of agreement you verified when you submitted AMCAS. To do so would risk a "nuclear response" from AMCAS that could include banning. In that case you would take the proper nuclear blast position with your head between your knees kissing your a$$ goodbye

Then, how do people withdraw from schools they are no longer interested in? I hear SDNers talk about withdrawing all the time, so I'm confused :confused:
Are you saying we would have to wait until Oct. 1st regardless to add new schools or withdraw from the ED program? We can't tell AMCAS we are not interested in ED anymore? Does the same go for MD/PhD (like if an applicant later decides to do only MD)?
 

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Then, how do people withdraw from schools they are no longer interested in? I hear SDNers talk about withdrawing all the time, so I'm confused :confused:
Are you saying we would have to wait until Oct. 1st regardless to add new schools or withdraw from the ED program? We can't tell AMCAS we are not interested in ED anymore? Does the same go for MD/PhD (like if an applicant later decides to do only MD)?
You shouldn't be applying ED unless you are absolutely, unequivocally certain that, if accepted, you would attend _______SOM. If you're not certain, than the answer is simple: don't apply ED. When you apply ED, you are entering into a "gentlemen's agreement" with AMCAS and the medical school where you apply that you will only apply to that ONE school. Until October, you can't just back out of the agreement. That's why people don't apply through ED lightly.
 
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withdrawing means different things at different points in the process.

AMCAS primary application is submitted, verified and then transmitted to schools. You can only withdraw AMCAS prior to the primary application being transmitted to the schools. Once the application is transmitted by AMCAS to the schools, your AMCAS "status" remains . At that point you would have contact each individual school to withdraw your application. That does not change anything with regard to AMCAS. You are considered to have applied to that school, irregardless of any withdrawal at any individual school.
 
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