This is even better...I interviewed at Temple (was actually A LOT more impressed than I thought I would be), and I was accepted. A few weeks after the acceptance letter, they sent me a letter with a "password" to their online system. But the online system also requires a user name. The letter did not give me one, and my user name for the application process didn't work. So...I called the office to see what it was, and they told me that they had too many other things going on at the moment, and it wasn't important for me to be worrying about it right now. Basically...they totally blew me off AFTER they accepted me. Needless to say, I will not be Temple Med Class of 2010.zahque said:
Crossing out and rewriting would be the least of my worries. They seem seriously understaffed, it worries mebigdan said:the letters had the application year crossed out and re-written in ink. I called to ask about it, and that was a debacle.
I had the same experience with Tufts. Although, after I called them they sent a response via snail mail about my question. It seems like it would have been easier to just call me back.bubbleyum said:i have been too afraid to call up temple after all the stories i've heard here, so have no personal experiences.
but the most UNREACHABLE from my own personal experience seems to be tufts. every time i call it goes straight to voicemail, even during their "calling hours."
I would like to add Downstate as the second sucky SUNY admissions office.zurned said:I vote for stony brook btw. They just sound cold and unwilling to help, even though they're still among my top choices.
HAHAHA..they really are serious when they say all correspondence is via snail-mail...As for Temple, the woman I spoke with had a serious attitude problem. I asked someone at Maryland's admissions if an update letter I sent had been received and she told me to check my online status. Even after telling her that it wouldn't show up online because it wasnt a letter of recommendation, she stuck with her story of "check your status online" (I did check like a fool and it of course did not show up on my status page). What's the use of speaking with live human beings if they are just going to mimic recordings. Ive given up on checking my status at schools (except Ros Franklin bc theyre really good about it) since I just end up getting a "check youre status online" or "your file is in review"....my file must be pretty damn interesting to be reviewed that long...chaeymaey said:I had the same experience with Tufts. Although, after I called them they sent a response via snail mail about my question. It seems like it would have been easier to just call me back.
i called amcas when i had some trouble with them back in the summer, and they were actually very pleasant and very helpful on the phone. i agree that the email "help" is a joke though...definitely best to bypass it and just call them in person.Em1 said:Even though it's not a school, I'd like to add AMCAS.
I had questions about a number of things pertaining to unique situations of mine (meaning different from the help section descriptions). After reading the help section and not finding the answers I needed, I emailed them and got back... you guessed it... quotes from the help section! It's like a computer saw the phrase "study abroad" in my email and automatically sent the useless message.
yeah, I agree! the AMCAS guy I got on the phone was REALLY nice... I was really afraid that I'd be forced to resubmit my AMCAS due to errors, and so he told me what the top 10 errors were that caused them to not process applications... and that they allowed for up to 9 AMCAS corrections, etc. very reassuring guy.jbrice1639 said:i called amcas when i had some trouble with them back in the summer, and they were actually very pleasant and very helpful on the phone. i agree that the email "help" is a joke though...definitely best to bypass it and just call them in person.
It's not just the AMCAS email help, it's the AAMC.jbrice1639 said:i agree that the email "help" is a joke though...definitely best to bypass it and just call them in person.