why does it take so long for amcas to process your primaires?

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I just wanna know what exactly are they doing? Like are they just verifying that you inserted your grades correctly? do they also look over ur criminal rercord and other records to ensure that those things are correct too?

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I just wanna know what exactly are they doing? Like are they just verifying that you inserted your grades correctly? do they also look over ur criminal rercord and other records to ensure that those things are correct too?
Information for common questions like this can be found in the applicant guide and other materials provided on the AMCAS site by the AAMC. There are also some convenient stickies for the cycle that address many of these topics.
 
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I never questioned it but come to think of it it is a much.
I’m by far not the biggest AI believer out there, but the transcript verification could definitely be done automatically right? It’s just matching grades in an application to grades in a transcript. I get that it’s pretty high stakes but then just have a human verify the stuff the algorithm isn’t 99.9999% sure about.
 
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Actually I take that back, given 50,000 applicants and an average turnaround time of 15 days (I think that’s fair), thats about 3,000 applications a day. That’s pretty great given they probably don’t have hundreds of full-time employees doing this non-stop.
 
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Yes, 50,000 applications with, I'd guess, more than 70,000 transcripts to match to a specific applicant and check against the application itself. I suspect that many of the workers move on to other degree programs later in the cycle or work on a temp basis. Is the school name correct, the grade, the name of the course, the term in which it was taken, the classification of the course as BCPM or not? Most students have taken 30-40 classes or more. Rinse and repeat.
 
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my university doesnt give out letters or GPAs, instead they give out percentages.

They have a conversion table at the back that says which % range converts to what letter

So for example, a 90-100% is a A+


from my understanding, amcas will have to look at each grade, use the table to convert them to letters, then convert the letters to GPA (A+/A is 4.0, A- is 3.7, etc etc)

for example imagine if i have a 92% on a course

so 92%-->A+-->4.0

will this mean that my transcript will take longer to be verified? if so how much longer : (
 
The AMCAS tracker can give you an estimate of the time it will take for your application to get verified:

 
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will this mean that my transcript will take longer to be verified?
Perhaps.

if so how much longer : (
Some.

Your primary will be verified when it's verified. In the meantime try channeling your energy into pre-writing secondaries, honing interview skills, and/or continuing extracurricular activities.
 
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my university doesnt give out letters or GPAs, instead they give out percentages.
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will this mean that my transcript will take longer to be verified? if so how much longer : (
You're fine. Don't worry about it. It's not a narrative transcript (gives no grades at all, but evaluative descriptions).
 
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I never questioned it but come to think of it it is a much.
I’m by far not the biggest AI believer out there, but the transcript verification could definitely be done automatically right? It’s just matching grades in an application to grades in a transcript. I get that it’s pretty high stakes but then just have a human verify the stuff the algorithm isn’t 99.9999% sure about.
It also requires someone to figure out how the school assigns credits to units, and then convert those to standardized credit hours. That may be a simple conversion starting from quarter or trimester going to semester, or it may be a more complex conversion. They're usually listed in the transcript, but require someone to read and interpret it.

It also requires some context in how to classify a course / see if it's classified correctly by content.
 
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