- Jul 17, 2019
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When you have multiple acceptances so you have to withdrawal from some schools, do you just do it on the portal or do you send them an email to be polite?
if they have a mechanism on the portal do it that way
if they dont, then send an email
PLEASE NOTE: Make sure you get a printable confirmation that your withdrawal has been properly noted
just In case someone In admissions didn’t do it properly. When April 30 comes and that school messed up and didn’t withdraw you properly, holding 2 acceptances would go against AAMC rules and then you’ll be at risk of having your acceptances rescinded.
it’s probably not likely, but better safe than sorry
I wasn't aware that your WL school can see your PTE/CTE after 4/30. I would think that can cause a bias and may influence their decision to not give you the A off the waitlist if you already have an A, eventhough its only an PTE. It would be better if they only see CTE instead of PTE. Just saying.April 30 is a rule for most schools, not a suggestion, but the acceptances you would lose are the ones you are withdrawing from anyway!
After 4/30, schools where you hold an A (or a WL) will be able to see whether you have PTEd or CTEd at another school. The PTE or CTE school will not be able to see the other As, since the only thing that is revealed on the report they can run is PTE or CTE.
So, if you are holding two As after 4/30, and haven't PTEd to either one, you could possibly lose them both since you will have missed their deadline. If you PTE to one, the other school will be able to see it and will probably drop you. But the school where you have PTEd will not be able to see that you are holding another A.
For what it's worth, it's each school that might take action, individually and at their sole discretion. AAMC does nothing other than make the information available to the schools. Hope this helps clear it up a bit.
Yeah, but that could also work the other way, where seeing that you have an A makes you more "attractive."I wasn't aware that your WL school can see your PTE/CTE after 4/30. I would think that can cause a bias and may influence their decision to not give you the A off the waitlist if you already have an A, eventhough its only an PTE. It would be better if they only see CTE instead of PTE. Just saying.
I honestly don't think they care. The person reading it doesn't take it personally. If anything, it validates their decision by showing other schools wanted you as well. At this point, they just need the information so they know how their yield is shaping up, how many seats they might have open, and whether and to what extent they need to go to the WL.How do you politely word it to make it seem less like you’re picking another school other them (even tho I know I am lol)?
Why should you or even they even care? Just tell them you're withdrawing their acceptance offer. They have plenty of other candidates....it's not dating, after all.How do you politely word it to make it seem less like you’re picking another school other them (even tho I know I am lol)?
I think it's best for everyone to review the information directly on the AMCAS site. This page gives the best explanation and runs through an example for an imaginary applicant Alex.I wasn't aware that your WL school can see your PTE/CTE after 4/30. I would think that can cause a bias and may influence their decision to not give you the A off the waitlist if you already have an A, eventhough its only an PTE. It would be better if they only see CTE instead of PTE. Just saying.
Nope -- nobody can see any specifics about any other school. The WL school will only be able to see that you have PTEd somewhere.If you are WL at a school but you PTE at a different school by 4/30, can the waitlist school see the name of the school you are currently waitlisted at?
Know for sure what? That they are going to do what they say? Nobody can know for SURE until it happens to them, but I think it would be pretty safe to bet that AMCAS is not lying to us.I'm still not clear on whether WL schools can see (1) that you PTE at another school, or (2) the name of the school you PTE.
From AMCAS: "April 30 - Medical schools can run detailed reports to identify their accepted and alternate list applicants who have selected “Plan to Enroll” or “Commit to Enroll” at their school versus another school."
Also from AMCAS: "April 30 - If an applicant selects “Commit to Enroll” to a school, all other schools where the applicant also holds an acceptance or alternate-list offer will be notified but will not know the name of the school selected."
Does anyone know for sure?
Yeah -- detailed reports refers to the fact that they will have info on each candidate, by name. There was confusion last year that all reports were only in the aggregate, as they are before 4/30. They don't identify schools due to antitrust concerns about acting in concert with "competitors," but they provide information on candidates, while masking the names of the schools, so schools can enforce the rules.Thank you for clarifying. That was my suspicion, but the vague language around "detailed reports" suggested that might not be the case.