Submitted AMCAS late July - minimizing disadvantages

DameJulie

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Hi all,
I recently submitted my AMCAS (late July). I understand that this is peak of the season, and my app probably won't get verified until late August or Sept. I am wondering if any of you have any tips/advice/suggestions as to minimize the disadvantage of long verification gap. I already have been pre-writing secondaries, but wondering if there's anything else I can do.
Also, my transcripts arrived back in early May. Wondering if that fact would put me in a more forward position in the verification queue.
Thanks guys. For those who are still working on their AMCAS, good luck to you!
 

efle

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Other than having secondaries ready to immediately return, all you can do is make sure your letters are in by the time you are verified. I think being complete late August / early Sept is closer to normal than disadvantaged, since the rule of thumb I've heard is to aim for letters arriving by Labor Day.
 

Catalystik

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Also, my transcripts arrived back in early May. Wondering if that fact would put me in a more forward position in the verification queue.
Unfortunately, no. Until your transcripts get checked in AND you pay the fees upon Primary submission, you don't enter the verification queue.