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Juggling Acceptances (hypothetical)

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by thewendster, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. thewendster

    thewendster Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    My BF just finished his law school application process and found that the turnaround time between schools varied greatly. Over a span of 3 months he was offered admission to several schools; here's the caveat, each acceptance offer was only good for 2-3 weeks.

    My question is whether the same goes for med school. What if you find an acceptance early in a school way before a final decision has been made about you at your dream school? It seems like we're forced to gamble whether it is snap up an early acceptance or hold out for that possible dream school. Thoughts?
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  3. searun

    searun 5+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2006
    You are allowed to hold multiple medical school acceptances until May 15 of your application cycle. For example, if you are accepted at two med schools in October, three med schools in January, and one med school in February, you can make your ultimate final choice between these six schools on May 15. And then, if you are accepted from a wait list after May 15, you still have the option of attending the school that accepted you off of the waitlist.

    So it is much different than law school. If you get accepted to your dream school, you can attend, regardless of the date of acceptance, unless you have already matriculated at another school.

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