Why is it that schools that are lower ranked (but still good) have such stringent cutoff points (need >90/100) to receive immediate acceptances. Have these schools not learned that over the years people with really good numbers/profiles don't typically go to these schools. Is it really worth their time to accept people who are not likely to go to their school. It seems to me that you focus on people who are likely to come to your school first and then consider some of these stellar applicants. People with >32 MCAT and >3.7 GPA are not going to come to schools like MCP/Hahnemann, Albany, Temple,etc because in all liklihood they are going to get into higher ranked schools. Now I know that rank of a school is not the only parameter by which people choose schools, but am I right or wrong in general??? Why not short circuit the long waiting times and delays in applicants having to wait for acceptances, by giving acceptances to students who typically go to that respective school. You would think that afer all these years a school would have enough knowledge an experience to pick applicants that would most likely come their school. Can anyone explain to me the logic of giving an Temple acceptance (minus scholarship $$$money) to someone with a 35 MCAT/3.9 GPA. I think one would be hard pressed to explain the rational of this acceptance. The only reason someone with those stats would go to Temple is if they got a full ride or something pretty damn close to it. I am just fed up with the length of time that this process is taking. My god, my application to some schools has been complete for over 4 months. In this same period of time we have removed 1 million tons of debris from the world trade center disaster site, and nearly completed a military campaign in Afghanistan. Now I know that we are future doctors, and that patience is a virtue, but anyone who has been in a hospital knows that when stuff needs to get done it, it get done!!! Example}} I called Albert Einstein to check on my status and they told me I was missing my letters of recc. I asked if they could be there in the office but that they have not been opened yet, and the lady in the office said that this was highly probable. Now I have to tell you that Einstein has been feeding me this bull for like three months. We are all reasonable people but come on. I swear on all that is holy that if I was in that admissions office I could in one week file every single letter of reccomendation sent to that office. How hard can it be to open a packet, photocopy some forms, and check mark off that the file has all its needed letters. Even if it takes 20 minutes a pocket that (3packets/hour)(8hrs)=24packets a day (24)(30days)= 720 packets a month now this is a lot off applications , and 20 minutes is a boat load of time , and this is only one person working on this. If you had three people or more doing this not counting extra time like overtime or weekends, there is no excuse for this sort of delay. If I was the dean of admissions I would tell my staff lets doubletime it and in one weekend we will all come in here and bang out the bulk of these boxes in our offices. But as is typically usual, common sense and a little bit of dedication on the parts of some medical school id somehow missed. Somebody please tell mne I'm right or tell me to get lost! Anways, thanks to those of you who took to the time to read this post and for responding.