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Paper transcripts still haven't been received by AAMC after 3 weeks

PierreMD

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Not saying you did something wrong, but it never hurts to double check your info. I waited 5 weeks for a transcript to be e-delivered to AACOMAS before I realized I had a typo in my birthday :1whistle:
 
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HouseJC

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I called AMCAS today to check the status of my app. They had a message saying it will take up to 10 days for AMCAS to receive your transcripts and another maximum of 15 days for AMCAS to process and upload (or I might have mixed up the order). Either way, there are going to be a lot of delays.
 

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I called AMCAS today to check the status of my app. They had a message saying it will take up to 10 days for AMCAS to receive your transcripts and another maximum of 15 days for AMCAS to process and upload (or I might have mixed up the order). Either way, there are going to be a lot of delays.
Thank you! Good to hear what they're saying right now. It was mailed on the 8th so I'll hit 25 days tomorrow. I'll call on Wednesday.
 

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If my school sent a paper transcript on the 4th and then decided to send etranscripts for everyone on the 22nd through Parchment (which I did receive a delivered confirmation email for), and still haven't been marked in the app as received, is that a situation to consider requesting a new etranscript to be sent? I planned to give it until Friday of last week and now pushed it to Friday this week, but even knowing about the delays, I'm starting to get a little concerned.
 

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I’m in a similar situation. Transcripts sent 5/7 and my school sent a pdf of my transcript on 5/27 (they sent it to an email address AMCAS instructed them to do and have communicated with them bc they do not use any of the transcript delivery services). At this point, I don’t know if there is anything else I can do? Send another transcript? Or if I just need to wait? Can someone advise?
 

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Hello everyone, sorry to hear about all this confusion and hassle caused by being in transcript purgatory. I would suggest calling AMCAS or emailing them for advice. Bear in mind that it is taking a long time to call AMCAS and you'll most likely need to call a few times due to the long queues.
 

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Hello everyone, sorry to hear about all this confusion and hassle caused by being in transcript purgatory. I would suggest calling AMCAS or emailing them for advice. Bear in mind that it is taking a long time to call AMCAS and you'll most likely need to call a few times due to the long queues.

Have you been able to get through? Have tried multiple times on both phone and email no responses
 

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Kinda sucks how you must wait for the transcripts to arrive (~10 days) AND for AMCAS to process (~15 days!). Arranged for my transcripts to be sent to AMCAS and AACOMAS on May 20th and AACOMAS has already received and processed them last Friday. This is by mail from Canada btw.
 

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Note to All with transcript issues

With the AMCAS being understaffed and working from home, technical issue (particularly with Parchment, increased burdens with paper transcripts COVID still with serious issue in Washington DC, and now the Civil Unrest/Curfews, I do not think that re-sending transcripts will help, and in fact may just confuse the issue more. There is nothing to do but wait or try to call AMCAS which is also alot of waiting
 
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Note to All with transcript issues

With the AMCAS being understaffed and working from home, technical issue (particularly with Parchment, increased burdens with paper transcripts COVID still with serious issue in Washington DC, and now the Civil Unrest/Curfews, I do not think that re-sending transcripts will help, and in fact may just confuse the issue more. There is nothing to do but wait or try to call AMCAS which is also alot of waiting
Thank you. It's just scary to think that if my transcripts flew away in a breeze and got lost, I could be waiting a long time before figuring it out, having them resent, waiting forever for verification, and then appear to be late/a slacker. I hope that ADCOMs will be more forgiving with the transmittal date than they usually are.
 

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Note to All with transcript issues

With the AMCAS being understaffed and working from home, technical issue (particularly with Parchment, increased burdens with paper transcripts COVID still with serious issue in Washington DC, and now the Civil Unrest/Curfews, I do not think that re-sending transcripts will help, and in fact may just confuse the issue more. There is nothing to do but wait or try to call AMCAS which is also alot of waiting

My school faxed my transcript in early May and it expires after 30 days. It's still not marked as received. At what point should I start the process to have a paper transcript mailed so as not to lose more time?
 

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Thank you! Good to hear what they're saying right now. It was mailed on the 8th so I'll hit 25 days tomorrow. I'll call on Wednesday.

Just an FYI: the 10 days to deliver and 15 days to process are measured in BUSINESS days. I was calling every day last week so I can recite that “if your inquiry is related to the status...” recording in my sleep.

If it gives you any peace of mind, my transcript was finally marked as processed last Friday (May 29) and I ordered it May 4, so it took mine 20 business days to process. They are actually processing them it’s just super slow!
 
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My school faxed my transcript in early May and it expires after 30 days. It's still not marked as received. At what point should I start the process to have a paper transcript mailed so as not to lose more time?
A faxed transcript doesnt expire.... only possibly emailed ones do
 
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