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Will it be really late if I submit my AMCAS this Monday?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Premed2003, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. Premed2003

    Premed2003 Senior Member
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    I wanted to submit on day #1, but even though I've been working on my PS for months, I'm still changing it after people critique it....if I submit it on Monday, is it going to be too late already? I know everyone says to submit ASAP. Would it be better if I submit on Friday or Saturday? Or could I aim for Monday?

    When would you start considering an application being late in the process and start affecting admissions decisions?

    Thanks
     
  2. Doctor&Geek

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    I hope this isn't a joke.

    NO, you're not going to be rejected because you submitted your application now, rather than on the first day. There might be a difference between June, and say, October, but right now, you're ahead of 90% of other medical school applicants.

    Relax, take a chill pill.

    Yours,

    Jason
     
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  3. AceUF78

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    No, you are fine right now.
    Obviously the earlier the better, but if you have to put some final finishing touches on your app, go ahead an wait till Monday if you have to. Don't compromise quality in order to get your app in a day or two early.
    Plus your app isn't really "late" till after July.
    GoodLuck
     
  4. Premed2003

    Premed2003 Senior Member
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    Thank you.

    It's not a joke at all. I was under the impression that the earlier the better...but is that phrase more based on 3 or 4 week intervals than daily intervals? As long as I submit within the next few days, I will be at no disadvange, correct? I just want to clarify because I might be able to get it in by Saturday...but I would have a more sane next few days if I could wait until Monday.
     
  5. altaskier

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    You are fine turning it in even in the next 3 weeks. Don't worry about it.
     
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  6. geneman

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    Premed2003,

    I can almost hear you hyperventilating as I read your typing...

    Submit your AMCAS when you feel comfortable with your application. I was planning on submitting mine earlier but decided to sit on it for a few days to let it mull in the back of my mind. Turns out I improved a lot of things, including my PS for the umpteenth time.

    Anytime in June is considered early and advantageous.
     
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  7. Josh Karp

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    I thought this was a joke as well! You are way ahead of the game! Good Luck!!!!
     
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  8. Jalby

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    Yup. Better luck next year.
     
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  9. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by JPaikman:
    <strong>I hope this isn't a joke.

    NO, you're not going to be rejected because you submitted your application now, rather than on the first day. There might be a difference between June, and say, October, but right now, you're ahead of 90% of other medical school applicants.

    Relax, take a chill pill.

    Yours,

    Jason</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">.....word
     
  10. encee

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    Premed2003:
    You will see that once you submit your secondaries, that school will take so long to reply to you. Basically every med school office and AMCAS are made up of a bunch of people doing their job. If 5pm hits, and they have not finished going through the mail, you think they stay late to take care of your application. Dream on!

    So, no, I don't think the difference of sending in anything (unless there is a STRICT deadline) within a few days matters. People only advice pre-meds to send in AMCAS early cuz once they get a lot of apps they will fall behind, which can delay your whole application. So, a few days difference, no biggie. But a few weeks difference is not advisable.
     
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  12. ellerose

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    I just wanted to allay any fears about AMCAS submission timing. I recently heard a talk by AAMC/AMCAS officials, and it won't be until sometime in the first half of July that med schools will even get AMCAS applications sent to them by the AAMC. Let me give you some numbers:

    As of June 10th, there have been:
    25,155 initiated AMCAS applications
    3,999 submitted AMCAS applications, and
    1,321 verified AMCAS applications.

    Again, verified apps won't be sent to med schools until early to mid-July.

    Last year (2002), 31,850 applications were submitted. Assuming that between 30,000-35,000 applications will be submitted this year, if you submit your app by sometime in the beginning of July, your app could still be included in the first bunch of apps, which is well ahead of the some 20,000-30,000 people who will send their apps in between late July and October.

    With that said, to those of you sitting on your apps right now (especially those of you who haven't even started your app) don't wait until August, September or October to send your app. You are only hurting your chances, especially with the amount of people hustling and getting theirs in early.

    Good luck, and let the races begin! :cool:
     
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  13. Mary Jane Watson

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    I submitted in late August last year and took the August MCAT. I didn't feel as though I was at a supreme disadvantage. In fact two of my three interviews (I only applied to 3 schools) were before the end of the year. You'll be fine - get it right, not right in.
     
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  14. Doctora Foxy

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    Forget it, you might as well just wait until next year.
     

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