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Sending AMCAS pending august MCAT and getting secondaries

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by UMFdoc, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. UMFdoc

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    I took the MCAT in May and did not do well. I am retaking in August and already sent my AMCAS pending results to all the Florida schools. I spoke to the admissions offices and they said that they screen your primary and if everything else looks good, they will still send a secondary.


    Does anyone know what happens if they deny you the first time without the new MCAT scores? What I mean is if a school does not send me a secondary now, will they reconsider me after my new MCAT scores are released? Im scared I made things worse for myself by submitting my AMCAS.
     
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    im in same situation...even after sending in secondaries with a 20R first mcat...they will NOT look at it until the second mcat score comes in, correct? or will they start evaluating just because they have a first mcat score and your secondaries...aan admissions specialist..please clarify for us. thanks much
     
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    you can send the secondary and they will consider your packet incomplete until the new scores are in. But you have to let them know that you plan on retaking. My concern is that some schools screen your application before sending you the secondary. And I already applied to the Florida schools. Im scared that they will reject me for the secondaries now and that they might not consider me again when the new scores are out. I am afraid I will have lost my chance. Does anyone know about this??
     
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    we demand answers please. what aabout after they second you secondaries and u sent it in....while still waiting for second mcat scores...they will put ur file in incomplete until second mcat scores are received, correct?

    also, once the 2nd mcat scores are released...does amcas AUTOMATICALLY send them to all the schools u selected, or do u have to do it manually? (ie, sign into amcas and hit submit again)
     
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    Schools that don't screen will send everyone a secondary.

    Schools that partially screen may disqualify you for not meeting their cutoffs for something other than the MCAT and not send the secondary, so it won't matter what your MCAT is, they won't reconsider you. This could be factors like a low GPA, no volunteerism, insufficient clinical exposure, reside in a part of the state they don't consider, etc.

    Schools that do screen won't send a secondary until after the new MCAT score comes in, provided you checked the box so they know to expect it.
     
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    If a school has received your secondary, but not an expected second MCAT score, they may disqualify you from further consideration on the basis of other factors like a low GPA which is below their screening cutoffs. If all other factors are within their required parameters, they will wait for the second MCAT before considering your file.

    The second MCAT score is automatically released by AMCAS to all schools you've applied to within one business day of receiving it, without further action on your part. This means they release any score, even one that is embarassingly low, that might worsen the strength of your application. The latter situation can not be prevented.
     
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