How important are my grades after submitting AMCAS app?

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After submitting the application, how important are my grades for the remainder of my undergrad career? Will med schools see the rest of my grades before making a decision? And if so, when?

Obviously I will still try to get all A's, but with the current COVID situation, I'm wondering as to how much pressure I should be putting on myself still.
 

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Until you have secured an acceptance, grades still matter. If you haven't received an interview at schools by the end of the Fall semester, having strong Fall grades might be enough to swing an interview. If you are unsuccessful and have to reapply, you would absolutely want to make sure your final years' grades are as strong as possible. Once you do secure an acceptance, then just be sure not to fail any courses and you should be fine.

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Until you have secured an acceptance, grades still matter. If you haven't received an interview at schools by the end of the Fall semester, having strong Fall grades might be enough to swing an interview. If you are unsuccessful and have to reapply, you would absolutely want to make sure your final years' grades are as strong as possible. Once you do secure an acceptance, then just be sure not to fail any courses and you should be fine.

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Just to add, all acceptances are conditional and can be rescinded. Most acceptance agreements have something along the lines "maintain academic standards" which usually means C or better. Now some schools require C+ for prereqs so they could make the argument you need that. Additionally some schools will "review" of you GPA drops significantly (say 3.8 to a 3.2) as might in senior-itis. So, in short, keep up at least reasonably good work
 
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