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Is mid August considered late for having secondaries complete?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by LuluLovesMe, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. LuluLovesMe

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    Just wondering. I am not really able to submit any earlier than that.
     
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    Slightly late....but if you have a stellar app...go for it! I'm in the same boat with a new MCAT score coming Aug 18. But I may just go ahead and complete secondaries prior..so at least I'll be in the process while they wait on my new MCAT score.
     
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    No, that's when most people will have them complete
     
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    no, not for having secondaries complete
    now if you were just submitting your primary in mid-August, that would be a different story
     
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    Just to refresh on timeline reality:

    AMCAS doesnt start transmitting until July 1st (though some schools have secondaries sent to contact info upon submission to AMCAS)
    Most Primary Apps are verified and transmitted mid July thru late August
    Most adcoms dont start meeting for review until at least mid-August, more likely September (though adcom staff may be doing early reviews).
    Submitting Primary Application June is Early, July Medium, August Late
    Having Primary verified and transmitted to school by end of August is normal speed
    Having Secondary and all LORs complete to school by end of September is normal speed, by end of October is about late.

    Getting primary in early does matter because of all the other items that follow it. But applicants often see the beginning and not understanding how it flows from there.
     
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    I didn't even get most of my secondaries till mid-August
     
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    I look at becoming Complete with all supplemental submissions sent in by September 1 as "not late".
     
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