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Secondaries without MCAT?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Sukh1980, Aug 6, 2000.

  1. Sukh1980

    Sukh1980 Junior Member

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    Somebody in my class told me that their friend got secondaries from over 30 med schools without having taken the MCAT (planning to take in August). Granted, this person had a 4.0 science and non-science gpa, but still, I thought adcoms wouldn't consider an application until they received MCAT scores. Is this possible?
     
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  3. SCHOOCH

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    It is possible. I have recently returned secondaries from 4 of the 8 schools I applied to. Good luck
     
  4. kimg

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    I wasn't aware that MCAT scores were necessary before adcoms sent out secondaries. I know people who took their MCATs in August and sent out their secondaries even before the August exam date.
    I don't believe that they had stellar qualifications either (ie, 4.0). Is this a new policy? Because I'm taking my MCATs this month.
     
  5. water

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    I think many schools will send secondaries to ANYONE who applies to their school; that's why they don't need the MCAT. Many schools will only send secondaries to applicants after screening their stats; thus we will need the MCAT before receiving the secondaries. That's what I think. Hope this helps.
     
  6. lilycat

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    This might be a little late now, but oh well. The vast majority of med schools (~80%) will automatically send a secondary to anyone who designates them on their AMCAS. Thus, for August MCAT takers, you should get your AMCAS in ASAP because at least you can get a lot of your secondaries, and have your applications complete by the time the schools receive your MCAT scores.

     

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