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So I read this in another thread. In mid-March, AMCAS sends a list to all the schools of students who applied and where they have been accepted. Thus, schools will know where you have been accepted by mid-March.

Is this true?
 

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Furthermore, are they told about all the schools you applied to or only those that offered you an acceptance? Do they know only the offers or do they also know your response? Do they also know where you have been rejected waitlisted etc.
 
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I thought that was Mid-May and

Mid March is the date for schools to have at least offered acceptances to fill half or all of their class sizes.
 

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may 15th should be the day the schools know...so they can check to see if anyone one of their potential med students will either choose them or someone else and then after that....lovely waitlist movement!
 
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Originally posted by Slickness
So I read this in another thread. In mid-March, AMCAS sends a list to all the schools of students who applied and where they have been accepted. Thus, schools will know where you have been accepted by mid-March.

Is this true?

I thought it was April 15th!
 

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Well at least we have established it's the 15th. Now we just have to get the month right.
 
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My UCSD acceptance said it was April 15th when the schools know and free to hound you and May 15th when you have to have made and established a decision.
 

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Originally posted by Slickness
Well at least we have established it's the 15th. Now we just have to get the month right.


LOL :laugh:

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Originally posted by Slickness
Well at least we have established it's the 15th. Now we just have to get the month right.

I think I'm leaning towards March 15th or April 15th. I've heard stories of schools calling up applicants asking them to make up their minds, and this was done before May 15th. So I think schools do know before the deadline of May 15th.
 

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Page 48 of the MSAR:

"Applicants fortunate enough to have multiple admission offers should not delay their fellow applicants by holding those acceptances for an extended period of time. Decisions should be made and schools notified as promptly as possible. In early May, AMCAS shares acceptance information with all medical schools. By mid-May, the AAMC expects that all medical schools will have notified applicants of their financial aid awards and that accepted applicants will have decided which school to attend. May 15 is the deadline for acceptance deposit refunds and for applicants' final decisions about medical schools; after May 15, schools can require applicants to choose. Under no circumstances should applicants be required to withdraw from other schools' waiting lists as a condition of accepting a medical school place. Ultimately, decisions about where to attend belong to applicants, not schools."

Although they don't specifically address the time they notify schools about where you've been accepted, this website is helpful for keeping the dates straight:

http://www.aamc.org/students/applying/policies/recommendations.htm
 

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does anyone else think its totally WACK that schools can leave you on the waitlist up until class starts, or in some cases the first week of class, and then pull you off?!?

i think there should be some rule about this, a cut off date. how horrible (but great) must that be to find out in august you are going to med school tomorrow
 
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Originally posted by Chrisobean
does anyone else think its totally WACK that schools can leave you on the waitlist up until class starts, or in some cases the first week of class, and then pull you off?!?

i think there should be some rule about this, a cut off date. how horrible (but great) must that be to find out in august you are going to med school tomorrow

I spoke with a student at Tufts who was pulled off the waitlist a week before classes started. He had already assumed that he wasn't go to med school this time around and he would be reapplying next cycle.

As for myself, I have 1 acceptance, but I am on the waitlist for my top choice. However, I think I am going to set an arbitrary date where I will withdraw from the waitlist if I am not accepted. I don't want to have to make any last minute changes/decisions.
 

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Yeah, no doubt. A close friend of mine suddenly got accepted to UVM a week and a half before classes started a couple of years ago. She had to quit her job, sell her condo, move across the country, and find a new place (that took cats) all in the space of a week. Pretty brutal.
 
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