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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003], Sep 23, 2002.
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thank you, Barakutha!!
thanks for the heads up! I'm getting nervous about finding out my scores
You all should have seen how nervous I was as I logging in to find out my April scores...
Thankfully, my scores were accpetable...
Good Luck to All!
I was excited to find out my scores online too...then the letter said a $15 fee for looking at them online. Okay...
STOP THE MADNESS!!
I know that it's only $15 but come on! Where does it all end? These "people" prey on the frail nerves of all of us pre-meds and are LIVIN' LARGE because of it. Now I know that med school is expensive on both ends...but really, would it kill them to let us look at our scores online for free??????
Best of luck to all of you! I spent the entire day at work checking my score from 8am to 2:30pm when it finally was posted. I'm glad I don't have to do that again, GOD willing.
So...don't they mail MCAT scores around Oct. 3? They're basically making people who are too impatient to wait for USPS pay $15? That's quasi-evil...
All I know is that there was a 10 day (6-7 business day) interval between online scores and mailed reports. I thought $15 was worth the peace of mind.
It's not the amount of money...it's the principal of the thing!!
It's like dangling a twinkie in front of a starving man (whose been starving since August 17th!), and telling him to pay $15 dollars to get it right away or wait 10 more days and get it for free.
OHH THE HUMANITY!!
Actually, I don't think they're gonna mail the scores Oct. 3. I think that that's when they PRINT them. Then they've gotta be stuffed, stamped, and mailed (which could take a few more days). I bet stuffing all that crap is pretty time consuming. Here's why I say all of this:
"MCAT scores will be mailed approximately 60 days after testing, arriving in your mailbox sometime after that (USPS willing). At the time that they are sent to the printer in preparation for mailing, they will be available from the MCAT Web site for $15."
What sucks is that the paper they sent us with the passwords says that they will begin mailing the paper score reports about 50 days after the test, and the website now says 60 days. Oh well. I guess I can wait a while for my 41S (he said sarcastically).
I am still in denial that August 17th ever happened.
It is definitely a scam. They should offer them online for free. Or at least for the $200, anyway. These "not-for-profits" that are constantly looking for new revenue sources to fund their multimillion dollar foundations irk me.
That said, I am an April MCATer and I paid the damn money. They say that they print and mail them on the day that they are online, but I got mine several weeks later.
I like the Twinkie analogy. They should charge a $500 "our service worked" enrollment fee once you enter medical school. That would be a scam too, but they could get by with it, because what's $500 more?
does anyone know when they actually send them to the med schools? do you think it is the day that they are posted online, or what?
Here is an idea, how about instead of lining their pockets with the 500 thousand or so dollars they collect from early on line score release, the aamc take that money and donate it to a charitable cause? How about cancer research? genome projects?
Those greedy bastards are just gonna pocket the money as profit. They've been functioning for years on end without the extra 15$, so clearly it is not needed for administrative purposes. Seems like they are just charging it to squeeze a few more dollars out of the future doctors of america.
I was told by a school that they are waiting for my August MCAT scores to make a decision on my app and that they expect to receive them in *late* October. I am planning on sending a copy of my online scores to each school I have applied to as soon as I get them, just in case this late October thing is legit.
You are right - the schools will not get your scores until late October (that is what happened last year), since it takes a while for AMCAS to transmit it to each school. I think it it a good idea for you to send a copy of your scores to each school as soon as you get your scores. That is what I am planning on doing. Hopefully it will expediate the process a little bit.
I would count on mid to late October. They cannot put the MCAT scores in you AMCAS app right away, because students could check them through their online app. They could not collect their $15 per person, then.