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seeking AMCAS verification advice

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by postbacchus, Sep 28, 2001.

  1. postbacchus

    postbacchus Senior Member

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    I submitted my application on 6/26/01 and have not yet been verified. The red Xs appeared on my AMCAS app. about 2 weeks ago. I've been calling AMCAS, and they've told me, "You're in verification. That's all we can tell you." They also told me that there's a new "priority" list for verifying people who applied in June.

    My questions are these:
    1. Has anyone had similar experiences?
    2. How long has it taken people from the time their red Xs show until verification is complete?
    3. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get verified quicker and/or check how far along I am in verification?
    4. Are there any other June folks out there who haven't been verified?

    Thanks for the forum!
     
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  3. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member

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    I haven't been verified as of yet (7/13 and counting), but from my understanding, verification is simply matching up your grades with what your transcript(s) show(s)--I don't think there's any more to it, which begs the question of why it takes so freakin' long...

    I could be mistaken, but I'd say you are verified. Me, another couple of weeks and I hit the three month mark. Three months to match a few numbers. Unbelievable!
     
  4. Maple

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    HI,

    I submitted June 28th..no red x's or anything! Its three months today for me! I hav been told about the "priority list" too, but I entered that pool on Sept 14th..I think, so its been two weeks and I have not seen any changes. Hang in there.
     
  5. PathDoc

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    Hi. My girlfriend also submitted in late June, and still doesn't even have red Xs.
    :confused:
    We're hoping that she'll get processed soon, it's a helpless feeling though.
    So you're lucky to at least have the red Xs!
     
  6. postbacchus

    postbacchus Senior Member

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    Success! After I posted this, I called AMCAS. They said that I was verified on 9/24/01, and the verified app has been sent to schools. So from my experience, it took about 2-3 weeks from the time the red xs appeared to verification.

    If you submitted in June and don't see the red xs yet, I suggest you call AMCAS and ask them to add you to their priority verification list. Good luck to everyone else with this problem.
     
  7. postbacchus

    postbacchus Senior Member

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    PS - AMCAS told me that they aren't sending out an email any more to tell me I'm officially verified.
     
  8. Jalopycat

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    I submitted my application on 8-21. Earlier this week I got the red X's and the very next day I got the official "verification" notice. I guess that means mine is all done. I don't understand why mine was finished before some others that were submitted 2 months earlier.....
     
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    Submitted a little over two months, and my application looks the same as it did two months ago. It doesn't look like I will get verified by next August.
     
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    I found my red Xs earlier this week and have since recieved three emails telling me that I have submitted my application - in other words, the same email I got when I first did the application and paid for it! Postbaccus - are they not sending out verification notices at all these days, or just not to people who have called? Maybe they just dip into the email grab bag and send whatever they come up with.
     
  11. postbacchus

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    I'm trying very hard not to blow my top just now...

    I called AMCAS because, after telling me that they had verified my application, 10 days later no schools have received my verified application. The new "specialist" told me that my application had NOT been verified, and that I was still in verification. As the red Xs showed up on 9/20/01, I've now been in verification for 13 days. I asked her what the turnaround time was like, and she said that verification times vary with the complexity of the application. 13 days to match up about 30 classes with a computer!?!?!?!?!?

    I asked how long I should wait, and she had no idea. She also told me that they ARE still sending out the confirmation emails, contrary to what the previous "specialist" had told me. I also asked about getting put on the priority list, and she said that I was already in verification and therefore there was no priority list for me to be put on.

    I'm kicking myself because I forgot to get the name of the specialist who told me my application had been verified. Hopefully y'all can learn from my lesson and get the name, date and time for every time you call AMCAS.

    GRRRRRRRRRR. (That's me growling.) I'm lucky to have 6 interviews so far. I know several schools are still waiting for the verified applications, so I'm steamed. Good luck to everyone else out there...
     
  12. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator
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    The most believable theory on this that I have heard is that someone at AMCAS sorted the applications by AMCAS ID numbers, not the dates submitted. In their usual speedy fashion, they figured the mistake out about a month or so later. :confused:

    At this point I've decided that I really don't care anymore. :)
     
  13. pre-hawkdoc

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    Jamie, my man, you and I are on the same wavelength yet again.
     
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    hey everyone,
    i know this has been asked about hundreds of times before, so sorry about the redundancy, but my question is this: I've had the red X's on my app for about four days now, and I just saw that it now shows a "Processed Date" on the printout (I tried re-loading it a couple times to make sure it wasn't a mistake). Is this the same as being officially verified??? I haven't received an email from AMCAS or anything.
     
  15. SMW

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    Yup, you're verified. Congrats.
     

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