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How fast do you receive secondaries if you added extra schools AFTER verification?

blueberry4104

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For those who added additional schools to their AMCAS after they were verified, how fast did you receive the secondaries (for schools that send them automatically vs. schools that pre-screen for secondaries)? Did you experience any delays due to adding the schools post-verification?

I am submitting with a throwaway school, then adding all the other schools the day I get my MCAT score back (July 21st), just in case it ends up being terrible. I want to minimize delays as much as possible and will pre-write as many as I can. If I am complete by August 1st this year, I'll be "early" right?
 
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gonnif

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In previous cycles schools would receive your primary within 24 hours maybe less if you are already verified. Some schools send secondaries automatically and some screen. You’d have to check each school.
That is a bit too optomistic and general
It can be anywhere from a day to a month and is school specific. And to clarify it is after both verification and transmission
 
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That is a bit too optomistic and general
It can be anywhere from a day to a month and is school specific. And to clarify it is after both verification and transmission

Let's say I get verified on July 18th with one throwaway school. Does my primary get transmitted to the throwaway school immediately, or can it take up to 24 hours? or longer?

And then when I add School X on July 21st, since I was already verified three days prior, the primary will get transmitted to School X within 1 day?
 

gonnif

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Let's say I get verified on July 18th with one throwaway school. Does my primary get transmitted to the throwaway school immediately, or can it take up to 24 hours? or longer?

And then when I add School X on July 21st, since I was already verified three days prior, the primary will get transmitted to School X within 1 day?
1) chill out
2) once your application is verified (processed) it will be placed into transmittal queue and will be sent on the next business day as transmission is sent as a batch upload once a day
3) if you add schools to a previously verified application and first transmission date has past, the application will be transmitted on next business day
 

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That is a bit too optomistic and general
It can be anywhere from a day to a month and is school specific. And to clarify it is after both verification and transmission
Once your primary is verified and your primary is initially transmitted to the school(s)you listed on your primary, it COULD then take a month for schools to receive your primary when you add schools ? Sorry I’m obviously missing something here. I really thought that once you are verified you could add schools and the transmission to the new schools is very quick.
 

gonnif

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Once your primary is verified and your primary is initially transmitted to the school(s)you listed on your primary, it COULD then take a month for schools to receive your primary when you add schools ? Sorry I’m obviously missing something here. I really thought that once you are verified you could add schools and the transmission to the new schools is very quick.
Perhaps I missed the point of the question. Your primary will be transmitted in a day but it can take a month for SECONDARIES to be sent from the schools back to applicant after they have received the primary
 
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