Lost Power for a week - resulted in slow secondary turnaround time (~2 weeks). E-mail admissions?

KatsuCurry

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Hi all,

I live in New Jersey and lost power for almost a week. While I hoped to submit my secondaries ASAP, my turnaround time for a number of schools has been around 2 weeks (15 days for one school), including some of my top choices. Is it worth it to e-mail admissions to explain myself, or is turnaround time not really that important?
 
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Hi all,

I live in New Jersey and lost power for almost a week. While I hoped to submit my secondaries ASAP, my turnaround time for a number of schools has been around 2 weeks (15 days for one school), including some of my top choices. Is it worth it to e-mail admissions to explain myself, or is turnaround time not really that important?
Med schools are not like jealous prom dates, sitting around with a stop watch trying to time you to who responds the fastest for an invite.
 
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Got accepted at a school where I let the secondary sit for 8 weeks. While I don’t advise this, it just goes to show it really isn’t used as a red flag like some people think. Don’t be neurotic
 
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