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I'm not sure if I should send out my AMCAS

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MyEyesMesmerize, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. MyEyesMesmerize

    MyEyesMesmerize Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    Here's my problem: I am retaking the MCAT in Aug so my scores wont be available till Oct. Also, My premed committee wont sent out a letter of rec until they have received those scores also with a minumum score of 27. So what do i do? Should I still send out my application now being that the schools will hold my application until those scores are in? Without those Aug scores will I be receiving secondaries? My concern is that I will recieve them with my current MCAT score but will have no committee letter to send out to the schools within their time limit to return secondaries.
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  3. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Most schools don't have deadlines, except I think Miami gives 2 weeks....but I still don't think that time limit includes your committee letter, only the secondary. You should probably just send in AMCAS now so you can start to receive secondaries sooner.
  4. ckent

    ckent Banned Banned

    Jul 31, 2000
    My pre-med advisor used to tell us that we should send in our amcas ASAP so that they can start a file on you, regardless of whether or not you plan to take the august mcat or whether or not your letters of rec are ready.
  5. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    Definitely submit now. You will get plenty of secondaries without the scores (I did last year). Many of the secondaries are on-line and don't even require any sort of invitation to complete. Last year only a few schools screened pre-secondary. You want your files to be complete and just waiting for those August scores to be added in mid October (or whenever AMCAS gets around to getting them to the schools!). Hopefully your committee will send its letter quickly at that point. Good luck! :)

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