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Is this considered right

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by fido, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. fido

    fido 2+ Year Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    When you are complete for primary and your file is ready to go, is it right that first school will look to the file not before August? the reason for my question is I will send my application early on the first of June while my MCAT day will be mid July ,so the scores will be in mid August. Is this considered little late than Mid July completion if I take mid June MCAT? .since the schools officially start to look to applications in August.

    Here is another one, is EK 1001 is enough practice, I intend to finish all the 4004 questions and 101 q in verbal then some practice tests from AMCAS .How this sounds?

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  3. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    Schools start to download your application around July 1st.
  4. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man 10+ Year Member

    You won't be late so long as you complete your file shortly after you hear back from the schools. Good luck!
  5. foofish

    foofish 7+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Right, schools won't start considering your application until it is complete, which means they have your primary, secondary, MCAT, LORs, and fees.
  6. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    are you able to get secondaries if everything is complete except for your mcat scores are not in yet? thanks :D
  7. DocOB

    DocOB 2+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    Gladwin, Michigan
    that depends on the school. Way back in the day, like when God was a baby, we took the MCAT twice a year by pencil and paper. I took the August sitting, and getting scores back were even slower back then, and I got a few secondaries. Keep in mind that they were from schools that send them out to everybody like Columbia and U of Mich so it wasn't a big deal that I got them. Each school does the secondary a bit different, but schools that are selective about them probably won't send you one intil they see you MCAT scores.
  8. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Orange, CA
    Depends on the school - if they don't screen for secondaries then yes, they will let you do your secondary before they have your MCAT (GW comes to mind - I did their secondary before I was even verified by AMCAS). Other schools won't look at your or send you a secondary until they have your AMCAS.
  9. TheAmazingGOB

    TheAmazingGOB It ain't easy bein' white 5+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    As other posters have said, most schools don't give you secondaries until they have your MCAT score. Earlier is always better, so if you feel prepared to take the MCAT at an earlier date, do it.
  10. eternalrage

    eternalrage Even Kal has bad days... 10+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    As for the EK thing, ask in the MCAT subforum.

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