Does anyone regret not filling out a secondary?

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I never filled out the secondary for UMN twin cities. I dont know why I didnt. Mostly lazyness I guess. Anyway just venting.
 

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I never filled out the secondary for UMN twin cities. I dont know why I didnt. Mostly lazyness I guess. Anyway just venting.

Sometimes it just happens. I didn't do 3 of my secondaries, but mostly because when I received them, the instructions said that out-of-state acceptances were very few and far between. And since I'm no stellar applicant, I decided to forego applying. And yeah, laziness also has something to do with it. :)

I did end up doing 21 secondaries (MD and DO) overall, though. So hopefully I get some love, somewhere!
 

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The few schools I did get interviews at I ended up liking a LOT, and I feel really fortunate for that. I'd be thrilled to go to one of them in particular. But I'm still waitlisted, so sigh..YES, I regret not filling a few more secondaries just to be safe (Albany, Case, and Pittsburgh in particular) I just got too tired and discouraged, because by December I hadn't gotten an interview yet--so I was seriously contemplating giving up and didn't end up filling out more secondaries.

I also regret not initially applying to more schools, like MCW and Miami. I didn't even know about these schools somehow. Serves me right for not getting a MSAR or some sort of guidance..or for not being a avid SDN reader before the app cycle. I also had no idea you could add more schools to your AMCAS until the deadlines for each respective school. So..you're definitely not alone.
 

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I ended up not filling out the secondaries for four schools as it was getting too late in the application cycle and I was working on too many projects to devote the time necessary.
 

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Once the rejections started coming in I really lost hope and couldn't bring myself to finish a few of my secondaries. I truly thought that I was wasting my time (my stats are kinda sketchy) and I couldn't manufacture one more drop of optimism or hope.

I regret it now that I've received a couple interviews because I think I could've had a chance at those schools. Live and learn, I guess. :oops:

If I have to reapply next cycle, I'll definitely do a lot of things differently.
 

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Duke's secondary came in way later than all of the other ones. It also had like six essays with no maximum number of words. I got an acceptance to another school shortly after I received the secondary, so I never bothered with it, which I don't regret.
 

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I regret not going on my OHSU interview, especially after the big rejection from UW. Goodbye Pacific Northwest :( .
 

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I regret not going on my OHSU secondary, especially after the big rejection from UW. Goodbye Pacific Northwest :( .

I haven't applied yet, but I just wanted to say how much I want to smack you! (Not to be harsh or anything)I want to go to OHSU so so so bad!!!!! Wish me luck for 2008:)
 

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I didn't get the UCI secondary until Dec 1st. By then I was no longer in essay writting mode (plus I am OOS so it was a long shot anyway). I don't know, I sort of feel like it was bad karma though...
 
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