Quick question. When people record their timeline, and say "submitted", what precisely do they mean? I have looked through a few threads and not seen a definite answer. Do they mean, that they clicked the "submit" button, and their AMCAS is being verified? Or do they mean that their AMCAS has been verified and thus it has been submitted to the medical schools? One of the reasons I am curious is because, for certain reasons, I was not able to / chose not to apply in June, and have instead submitted it in the first week of August (because one school took a month to send/process their transcript). In hindsight, that was not a good choice. But, I am thus wondering if I am seriously prejudiced by the lateness of the application, which will most likely be verified by the end of August. Thus I need to know what "submitted" precisely refers to.