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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by serpiente, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. serpiente

    serpiente Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    I am the biggest idiot ever! I recently submitted my AMCAS. Since I was kind of late with everything, I rushed and mailed paper copies to a few schools. With the paper copy, MCAT scores etc, I included a cover note introducing myself etc. Anyway in the letter I said I was applying for the class of 2002, not 2006! It's already sent to about 5 schools, can't do anything now. Do you think that the note will go into my file--or more importantly that someone will see the mistake and think I'm an idiot? I need some reassurance here, please.
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  3. Milhouse Van Houten

    Milhouse Van Houten Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    dude, chill out. no one is going to care whatsoever. it painstakingly obvious that you meant for the entering class of 2002. they're not going to thing that you are dumb or that this application has been lost in the mail for 4 years and just arrived. nobody will notice it!
  4. sc

    sc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    I wouldn't worry :)
  5. dream believer

    dream believer Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Don't worry. That happened to a friend of mine and nothing ever came of it.
  6. Homer J. Simpson

    Homer J. Simpson 1st and goal from the 1 yard line. 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    San Fran, CA
    Dude, relax.

    I submitted my app to SCAMCAS with some incomplete info. Things like contact names (in post 2ndary exps.) and some minor biographic information. I did this because there was a bug for about 2 weeks where you couldn't edit certain pages so I just said "**** it", and sent it in. This year is so screwed up at this point that most adcoms aren't gonna be nitpicking about the piddly **** in an application.

    Oh yeah, one more thing; in my practice vision, when I pasted from Word all the apostrophes became question marks, I submitted to SCAMCAS with that snafu still in place also.

    There are going to be many typos and mistakes in this year's applications.
  7. sz

    sz Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2001
    Hershey, PA

    Don't sweat it! Personally for me, it confusing that I am applying this year, but all schools want you to specify which "entering" class I am applying for! I don't know..its not that big of a deal..but its just dumb because you can hardly apply two or three years in advance!!! You know what I mean? :)
  8. 12R34Y

    12R34Y 10+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2000
    I'm glad to hear that someone else also had their quotation marks and apostrophes turned into ? marks on their essays..........

    I also told AMCAS about this. doubt it will get changed though.

  9. Resident Alien

    Resident Alien What? 7+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2001
    If you said the app. was for the Fall of 2002, you're fine, because thats how ive been noticing all the med schools and amcas do it.....they havent (yet) said, "dear applicant for 2006" bla bla bla....bottom line is you're ok :)

    About those quotation marks, it was definitely a bug, in particular when u "paste" the statement. It kept happening with me, and i just fished out the mistakes and manually changed them. Hope that helps.... and good luck!
  10. serpiente

    serpiente Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    Thanks for the support guys!I don't think anyone will notice. But I probably won't make that mistake again!

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