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How do I withdraw?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by medical22, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. medical22

    medical22 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 15, 2001
    I did very poorly on the August MCAT that I took for the first time. Even though my GPA is above average and I have a little experience volunteering, I don't think I have much chance of getting accepted next year with the MCAT score I received. I've already sent in some of my secondaries. I would like to leave those, but withdraw from the other schools that I designated on my AMCAS application. It really hurts that all the money has gone waste :( I'd appreciate if someone could tell me the process of withdrawing. Thanks!
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  3. Patch

    Patch 10+ Year Member

    Sep 11, 2001
    I am sorry to hear that your August MCATs didn't go well. There's always next year!

    I don't think you need to do anything for the schools that you didn't send secondaries for. The schools will get a hint if you do not send back the money.

    Unfortunately, I think it will be on your permanent AMCAS record that you applied to all of these schools (even ones that you do not end up sending secondaries to). If I am mistaken on this, someone please correct me.

    Good luck next year.
  4. AceUF78

    AceUF78 Membaaa.... 10+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 1999
    Yeah you dont HAVE TO do anything to withdraw from the schools that you haven't send secondaries to.... However, it's a nice gesture to send them a formal letter of withdrawal. You dont have to explain anything. You can just say: "due to unforseen circumstances, I will no longer be able to apply to your instituition, but I do look forward to applying there during the next application cycle. Sincerely - XYZ"
    Trust me when I tell you this: They appreciate that, since it saves them a lot of hassle of contacting you or sending you repeated reminders to finish your secondary.
  5. medical22

    medical22 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 15, 2001
    Is it true what Patch wrote? Will it be on my permanenet record that I applied to the schools even if I don't send them the secondaries. If so, I might as well send them in, right? Can someone please clarify this? Thanks.
  6. lake show

    lake show Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 7, 2001
    yes, the fact that you sent in an amcas application to the schools designate your application to the school, whether or not you sent in secondaries. you can continue sending in the remainder of your 2ndaries if you'd like, but it's just more money to be spent.

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