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How many of your secondaries did you actually finish?

I applied to ~35 MD/DO schools total, but I'm just so damn sick of filling out these stupid secondaries that I don't feel like finishing them all. So far I've finished 28 and I feel like that's enough. My first interview is in three weeks and I feel like preparing for that should be higher priority now. How many of the schools you originally applied to did you all end up completely finishing?
 
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I'm hoping to finish all, but three schools screen and I've only gotten past one so far...

I, too, am a little burnt on writing, but I also took an intensive writing class this summer. So 30+ secondaries and a lot of other writing assignments means I'll be happy to get back to just studying for exams next semester.
 
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I have applied to 27, gotten 22 secondaries (still waiting on few), submitted 13 (letters, photos, etc.), and I am complete at 8 schools currently. 1 rejection so far, and 1 school that I am definitely not submitting a secondary to at all.

I was pretty pumped when I started, with a "give it my all" mentality, but I'm starting to get bored with the waiting. I had a list of 10 core schools, but everywhere else I applied is based on stats, mission statements, and faculty recommendations so my investment with the remaining schools' secondaries is initially pretty low.

I also pre-wrote a lot of secondaries, and I just spend my time between paychecks until I can submit more. It's definitely a marathon. I plan to do as many as I can before the end of September (maybe even add 3 more schools), then take what I can :)
 
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I have applied to 27, gotten 22 secondaries (still waiting on few), submitted 13 (letters, photos, etc.), and I am complete at 8 schools currently. 1 rejection so far, and 1 school that I am definitely not submitting a secondary to at all.

I was pretty pumped when I started, with a "give it my all" mentality, but I'm starting to get bored with the waiting. I had a list of 10 core schools, but everywhere else I applied is based on stats, mission statements, and faculty recommendations so my investment with the remaining schools' secondaries is initially pretty low.

I also pre-wrote a lot of secondaries, and I just spend my time between paychecks until I can submit more. It's definitely a marathon. I plan to do as many as I can before the end of September (maybe even add 3 more schools), then take what I can :)

The paycheck issue is spot-on. We managed to get an interest-free credit card, but not all schools let me use it. I know we can pay it off at the end of the year, but I'm having a difficult time submitting secondaries to the schools that don't accept that credit card as I don't want the fees on the same month. Part of this is a financial/numbers game.
 
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The paycheck issue is spot-on. We managed to get an interest-free credit card, but not all schools let me use it. I know we can pay it off at the end of the year, but I'm having a difficult time submitting secondaries to the schools that don't accept that credit card as I don't want the fees on the same month. Part of this is a financial/numbers game.

I've been considering getting one of those to help speed up the process. Once you get past the test, rec letters, and primary app I think it's definitely a money issue. I can personally write all day, but I can't pull cash out of thin air lol
 
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I've been considering getting one of those to help speed up the process. Once you get past the test, rec letters, and primary app I think it's definitely a money issue. I can personally write all day, but I can't pull cash out of thin air lol
Ours gives us $250 cash back after spending $1000 in three months. I'm like, "I got this - no problem on the one grand."
 
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I didn't do three for the following reasons:

Texas A&M: Required CASPER and had a long secondary. Not worth the extra loophole of having to take an additional and ridiculous standardized test; especially for a school I couldn't really see myself at.
Texas Tech El Paso: Could never see myself living in El Paso
UT RGV: Could never see myself living in Rio Grande Valley
 
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