genessis42

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Is it considered to be too late if I finish the secondaries by the first half of August? I was verified at the end of July, and it took a week to get them from all my schools.

I was a little bit cautious to submit without having someone look at them because I didn't want them to be too hasty or subpar, and they cost like $75 each.

Is finishing them by tomorrow Early or just Average? I thought a lot of schools don't interview until end of August.
 

Hopeful___MD

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I've seen people say that finishing secondaries in September is fine, depending on the school. For example, JHU doesn't screen secondaries and doesn't roll out IIs/rejections until November. For rolling admissions, it's still fine. I think by late September you must be a pretty good applicant for it to be "okay" to finish secondaries that late.
 
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genessis42

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Any past applicants have some good advice for us? I'm trying to put my best secondaries forward.

I suppose it's still better than hastily writing them and not netting any interviews :eek:
 

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I believe that finishing any time in August is still towards the early end, and definitely on time. This website has a bias, incase you haven't noticed :p
 

Glazedonutlove

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I've seen people say that finishing secondaries in September is fine, depending on the school. For example, JHU doesn't screen secondaries and doesn't roll out IIs/rejections until November. For rolling admissions, it's still fine. I think by late September you must be a pretty good applicant for it to be "okay" to finish secondaries that late.
Jhu gave IIs today
 
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It's fine. I'm not done yet, but not too worried.
 

gannicus89

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Is it considered to be too late if I finish the secondaries by the first half of August? I was verified at the end of July, and it took a week to get them from all my schools.

I was a little bit cautious to submit without having someone look at them because I didn't want them to be too hasty or subpar, and they cost like $75 each.

Is finishing them by tomorrow Early or just Average? I thought a lot of schools don't interview until end of August.
You're fine. 75 each? ...why...?
 

ciestar

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I just finished writing my last secondary...
just feeling like...now what?
 
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mw18

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Mid-August is perfectly fine. A well-done secondary in mid-August >> a hastily and sloppily done secondary in July. There's still plenty of time for IIs.
 
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