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Which address?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by justapremed, May 29, 2008.

  1. justapremed

    justapremed 2+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    I got the impression that in the application process, things are constantly being snail mailed to the applicants... But as a college student, my address is constantly changing. Right now I'm home (permanent address) but in a couple of weeks, I'll be off to a different address to do summer stuff, and in mid-August, I'll be in a different address again when I'm back at school.

    How do you update addresses? is it easy/quick? I feel like it's going to be a pain to keep track of which school you've updated your address to...

    I'm guessing with the secondaries I should put down my summer address as the "preferred" address on AMCAS and then update to my school address in August?
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  3. Caesar

    Caesar In Memory of Riley Jane Physician Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Sep 26, 2007
    hSDN Alumni
    best bet is to contact the schools directly and let them know. Many schools show status changes online and via email as well. Keep that in mind. I live close enough to home that I will just send my stuff to my parents residence, so if that is an option for you you may want to consider that.
  4. spospo

    spospo Going to extremes 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    The 'kane
    i was in the same position. once i moved back to school, i just updated my amcas preferred address (is that a choice?) to school. i didn't have to contact a single school. only 1 or 2 things got sent back home, but my parents love me enough to have sent them down to me. really, not that much comes via snail mail. at least not from the schools to which i applied.
  5. SilkyDelicious

    SilkyDelicious 2+ Year Member

    Sep 26, 2007
    If your parents are pretty on top of things and know a little about the process, then your better off just sticking with your home address so you know nothing will get lost in translation. My parents opened all my mail and my mom just scanned anything important and emailed it to me, or just read it to me over the phone.

    I never had any issues.
  6. justapremed

    justapremed 2+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Thanks! Great idea - I go to school in the same state and will be in the same state over the summer (1.5 hour drive away, really), so I'll just get my parents to really pay close attention to their mail :)
  7. milliya

    milliya Soon To Be Saving Babies 2+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    North Carolina
    all you have to do is file 2 temporary change of address forms at the post office or online at (although it will cost $2 online): 1 for your summer program and 1 for your school.

    when you file a change of address, the form asks you to put the date that the change of address will take place but it also gives you the option of providing an ending date if the move is temporary.

    so, just file one under your summer program address with the start and end dates of the program and file another for school, with the date you will go to school and when you will come back home, then just give all the schools your permenant address

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