Secondaries

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  1. KatieJune

    KatieJune Senior Member

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    Do most private schools send secondaries to everyone or do some screen. I'm guessing highly competitive schools may screen, but what about middle and lower tier private schools?
     
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  3. Rezul

    Rezul Portuguese Momma

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    Most med schools like the cash associated with the secondaries, so they send them to all. In fact, I don't think I know of any school that refused to send anyone a secondary app.
     
  4. Drako

    Drako Senior Member

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    Some schools don't screen and some screen. If you read the schools' websites, then you will come accross examples.

    Does it even matter? If you get a secondary, then you get one and would have to decide whether or not to fill it out and send it back with a check.
     
  5. Jadeite

    Jadeite Thought Puddle

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    I think many do screen, but the standards might be so very low that almost everyone gets passed. Though it may not apply, I do know a friend who applied to dental schools with a 2.6 and a 17 on the DATs and she didn't get secondaries. I do know that allopathic medical schools send secondaries reguardless of whether you have the required classes (So re-read over everything before you send them a check!).

    Jade~
     
  6. vyc

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    i know for certain that stanford screens.
    there are other schools that screen as well.
    possibly Georgetown?
     
  7. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008

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    all of the UC schools screen too. in fact ucsf screens quite heavily. out of roughly 4500 primaries they only sent out 1400-1500 secondaries. i think the other UC schools screen similarly.

    personally, i think screening is more comforting b/c you know that if you receive a secondary you have already passed some sort of invisible irrational hurdle :eek: then, you sweat it out with the other thousand and change applicants for interview invites.


    think about it this way..lets say school X doesn't screen, sends out 4500 secondaries and 500 interview invites. the primary costs $45 and the secondary costs $100. So, you spent 145 bucks for a shot at being one of the 500 out of 5000 to get an interview. school Y screens and only sends out 1500 secondaries (out of 5000 applicants). they interview 500. cost of primary and secondary is $145. So, for 145 bucks you are one of 1500 hoping for one of the 500 interview invites. What would you rather have after spending the $145? A 1 in 3 shot for an interview, or a 1 in 10?
     
  9. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A.

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    I, for one, am thankful to both Stanford and UC-San Francisco for not sending me a secondary- thereby saving me $100+ to be spent on strippers and booze... hey wait a second, I dont drink and have never been to a strip club, how does that work?
     
  10. relatively prime

    relatively prime post happy member

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    Unfortunately I think that info is wrong. I have the book too... and it's wrong for both Vanderbilt and Pritzker. I think this year schools are just going mad with the secondaries.
     
  11. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.

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    Great website you have going there Poc. It's accurate to the best of my knowledge.
     
  12. tBw

    tBw totally deluded

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    Maybe it was a sign it was time to start...?:laugh:
     
  13. rainmkre

    rainmkre Junior Member

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    how to start with secondaries
     
  14. vixen

    vixen I like members

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    how'd you guys find word processors or typewriters? I really don't want to hand write mine.
     
  15. TX chickie

    TX chickie Junior Member

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    do all secondary apps require additional fees? aiyaya!
     
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    vixen,
    I have seen tons of businesses in my neighborhood that type stuff for you for a nominal fee. Perhaps that's feasable???

    Also, do you work at an administrative office . . or does your dept have an administrative office? My dept has a whole bunch of type writers that the secretaries use and I am going to borrow one of them.

    Tweetie
     

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