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more q's on AMCAS app

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by moo, Jun 20, 2001.

  1. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2000
    Ok, what do you enter on the "Dates Attended" section when you indicate your current college? Is it ok to just put September 1998 to May 2002? And in the AMCAS Transcript Request Form, it says, "Degree Earned: BS" when I haven't earned the degree yet. Does this matter at all or am I being anal here?
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  3. 0099900

    0099900 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 19, 2001
    Toronto, ON, CANADA
    Hey Moo,

    For the "Dates Attended" section simply put in the duration of time that you think you'll be at your current school for until you graduate. I started university last winter and I expect to graduate next spring so I entered "Jan 2000 - May 2002".

    As for the transcript request form problem, I e-mailed AMCAS two weeks ago but they still have not responded .... so ... I said the heck with it and just submitted the form(with the Degree earned: BS on it) to my school and told them to attach it to my transcript.

    I noticed that you're from Canada. I have a question myself about "visa type" on the application. I'm a Canadian citizen with no type of visa whatsoever for the states. The only option that makes sense to me is "none" but in the help screen it says to only select "none" if you don't have citizenship in any country. I am confused. What did you select?

    Thanks and Good Luck,

  4. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2000

    I selected NONE too. However, under CITIZENSHIP, I selected CANADA so hopefully that'll be clearer. This whole process of applying to US medical schools is a lot more confusing for us than for the Americans (obviously). I've realized (by calling around and reading up on the MSAR) that there are a few types of schools in the US: the state schools, at which we have absolutely no chance; and the private schools. Some private schools are nicer to Canadians than others. For example, I called George Washington Univ today and asked them on their policy of Canadian applicants and they said that "What do you mean?" And I said "Do you accept Canadians?" and he said "Canadians are Americans." Imagine that! At other schools, you must be a permanent resident and those are the schools to which I am not applying. All schools require a VISA by matriculation, but the way I see it is this: Apply, and see who accepts you and then apply for a student VISA (you can't get one anyway without a school having first accepted you). Then, you gotta worry bout financial aid. Most schools require you to be a permanent resident before you can get federal financial aid, and getting that green card can be difficult. However, I am not going to worry about financing my education until after I am accepted. My goal/dream is to study medicine in the United States, and I am not really looking at practicing back in Canada. (the socialistic system in Canada SUCKS!) In any case, email me at [email protected] and we can talk more. I would also like to see the list of schools to which you are applying and see if my list has any schools that will not accept Canadians (may have overlooked some).

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