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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Nogpa, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. Nogpa

    Nogpa Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2002
    Hi all-
    I was wondering what an acceptable time fram for verification is? I submitted on June 10, and have not been on hold(I called and checked) and yet, I still have not been verified. Anyone have any advice? I'd like to kick 'em in the a$$, but don't know how. Has anyone else who submitted that early still gone un-verified?


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  3. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    a month is still a reasonable amount of time, but keep calling!
  4. Nogpa

    Nogpa Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2002
    I did that, and I got a lovely cut and paste from the AMCAS web-site informing me that "the large volume..blah blah blah...4 to 6 weeks for verification. I wrote back again and haven't heard a peep. I called and found out that my application was on hold for seven seconds when I first submitted, but has been active ever since. Really helpful stuff.

    It's frustrating because I feel like I'm a bit of a long shot anyway. The whole idea was to get it in before the schools had read a thousand others. Oh well. Dealing with AMCAS is like clapping with one hand.

  5. scootad.

    scootad. Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2001
    You need to call and harrass AMCAS at least twice a day.
    I had the same problem 2 years ago when I applied and the AMCAS people didnt do anything until I kept calling them demanding to find out what was causing the delay. It turns out there was a misunderstanding regarding an undergraduate transcript and my application was needlessly delayed an extra 3 weeks. If I hadnt harrassed them, my application would have been delayed further. Take action and don't let the AMCAS idiots ruin your chances at getting into med school!:mad:
  6. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008 7+ Year Member

    May 11, 2002
    i'm in the same boat Nogpa. though i did submit 9 days after you, it's still been more than 3 weeks and seems like an eternity. kinda crappy that everyone after us has already been verified. i've called every day and they tell me the same bullsh*t about 4-6 weeks. but the website says 4-6 weeks to be processed, i.e. completely finished, so they better get cracking. this morning when i called, the amcas person (as they all usually are) was quite rude. i was so frustrated that i hung up on her. i surprised myself by doing that, but it felt good. probably just made her smile that she didn't have to deal with someone else. a big argh.
  7. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    the hospital
    A month and a half or so...
  8. Dr/\/\om

    Dr/\/\om Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2002
    Tulsa, OK
    Get used to it. Some of the individual schools aren't any better.:rolleyes:

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