If you submitted AMCAS or received any secondaries from a school, you will be considered a reapplicant next year.Hi guys,
So I withdrew from this most recent MD application cycle (withdrew all my secondaries) and told my premed committee that I was not applying, but I keep getting emails about letter of rec status from amcas. Just to be sure I am not considered a reapplicant next year, is there anyway to completely withdraw the AMCAS application?
Yea, this is what I always thought as well. That just submitting a primary and receiving offers of secondaries is enough to make you a reapplicant if you apply the next year. I could be wrong since I have not looked much further into this matter but, if this is the case, it doesn't bode too well for your strategy.If you submitted AMCAS or received any secondaries from a school, you will be considered a reapplicant next year.
You still need to show "significant improvement" since your first round, as you were considered "rejected" by the schools to which you initially applied (in spite of "withdrawing" from your perspective). (Not submitting a secondary to a school, turning down an interview, etc. will result in the school considering you "rejected.")Does it really matter if I am considered a "reapplicant" when I was never rejected from any school, and my only serious flaw was clearly my MCAT score (provided I get a better score for this next cycle)? It just seems really odd.