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Web Application Delay

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Schoolboy, Apr 23, 2001.

  1. I received this email from the Princeton Review.

    Dear MCAT Students:
    This is important information that pertains to you. Read on.

    Chronicle of Higher Education - April 23, 2001
    Bugs Delay Web-Based Applications for 115 Medical Schools
    Prospective medical students will have to wait a month longer than usual to
    receive their 2002 medical-school applications.
    That's because some bugs were discovered in the new Web-based application
    being offered this year by the American Medical College Application Service.
    Instead of receiving paper forms on April 1, students will have to wait
    until May 1, when the Web version becomes available. That means they will
    have to move a little faster to get their work completed by June 18, the
    date they can begin submitting completed applications.
    In previous years, applicants have been able to choose between a
    conventional paper application and the Web-based version. This year, all of
    the applications will be online.
    The American Medical College Application Service is a nonprofit service that
    processes applications to 115 medical schools. It's run by the Association
    of American Medical Colleges.
    "I suppose having less time to complete an application could be an extra
    stress on top of everything else when you're applying to medical school,"
    says Tim Clarke, spokesman for the American Medical Student Association.
    "But as long as the delay affects everyone equally," he adds, "I'm not sure
    it will be a major problem."
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  3. kris

    kris Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2001
    I wonder why the guy quoted thinks it'll add stress to have from May 1 to June 18 to get the application done. It's not as if you can be filling out secondaries already.

    I'd hate for folks to get the idea that 6 weeks doesn't give you enough time to fill out the application.

    It's not like you have to WAIT for the application to come out to begin working on your personal statement or your list of jobs/dates, etc. It doesn't seem like it should take a month to figure out your coursework. The program pretty much crunches the numbers for you.

    Have I already forgotten what the application asked for?

    Well, you all probably know this, but start getting the necessary transcripts together NOW so you don't have to wait for them once the application is available.

    I wish you all good luck who are applying this year, and I hope you all have some good readers to help you edit your personal statements.


    [This message has been edited by kris (edited April 23, 2001).]

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