UC secondaries

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by KatieJune, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. KatieJune

    KatieJune Senior Member

    Jun 9, 2002
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    After how long after submitting your AMCAS application did you get secondaries from UC schools? Thanks!
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  3. ANJ

    ANJ Junior Member

    Oct 8, 2002
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    I got UCSD a month after submitting my AMCAS but I haven't heard from any of the other UC's! Does anyone know what is taking them so long?:(
  4. SMW

    SMW Grand Member

    Jul 12, 2001
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    Patience, Patience, they took forever last year too. Here's my idea of what's going on (quoted from an old thread, What Admissions Office Secretaries Really Do) :

    1) Secretary takes armload of mail from mailperson.
    2) Said mail cascades all over his/her desk and onto the floor, both behind
    and in front of secretary's desk.
    3) Secretary picks up mail from in front of desk
    4) Secretary goes out to lunch.
    5) Secretary answers phone from anxious pre-med applicant wanting to know if file is complete. Answers s/he does not know because data has not been entered into computer database.
    6) Secretary picks up letter opener and starts to slit open what appears to be a secondary application.
    7) Secretary answers phone again, taking call from anxious pre-med applicant wanting to know if epidemiology course meets the requirement for a science LOR.
    8) Secretary picks up letter opener again, and finishes slitting the envelope.
    9) Secretary answers phone again, taking call from anxious pre-med who wants to know if school screens for secondaries. Says no, and reminds applicant that this information is on admissions webpage.
    10) Secretary takes secondary application out of envelope.
    11) Secretary answers phone again......................................

    Meanwhile Solid Gold's application waits stoically behind the desk, where it will remain for the next 20 years!

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