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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Scooby Doo, Jul 18, 2001.

  1. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    Okay,
    So I called AMCAS today and after a hold of about 15 minutes I found out they had received my transcript and application!
    ALSO, I asked them when they were planning to start full transmission to the schools and the guy said they started with a few of them yesterday. Now, if we can believe the guy, then FINALLY! However, he seemed a little out of it so I hope he was telling the truth :)
    But it looks as if the process is starting!!
    That might be a reason for why some of the schools disappeared off the lists yesterday!
     
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  3. jordews

    jordews Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I don't think that the disapearring schools has anything to do with AMCAS beginning transmission. I submitted my application very recently, so I'm assuming my application is going to be transmitted later than the people who submitted earlier, and there were some schools removed from my list. I really can't believe this..
     
  4. emdeetwobee

    emdeetwobee Member 7+ Year Member

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    I checked my AMCAS application, and I have the same problem (3 schools disappeared). But none of them correlate to the schools that sent secondaries.
     
  5. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    I doubt that is why the schools started disappearing but it is possible that b/c they went into the system to start doing things that other bugs that were not seen before were effected.
     
  6. Carleton College kid

    Carleton College kid Member 7+ Year Member

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    There is no way that transmission has started!

    Read on

    -------
    To Members of Cohort '02:

    What follows is the latest e-mail from AMCAS about continuing
    problems. You'll note that item number two corresponds to information I
    sent to you some time ago. Item number one is potentially serious, and
    AMCAS indicates that if you have initiated or filed an app you should be
    hearing from them later today.




    *****
    >There are two items about the application we want to bring to your
    >attention this evening.
    >
    >1) The first is a bug that has been reported by several applicants in the
    >section of the application for designating medical schools. After
    >successfully designating a number of medical schools for receipt of the
    >application, and paying, certifying and submitting the application, a few
    >students have noticed that 3-4 school designations were dropped from their
    >application. However, the fee remained constant, reflecting the number of
    >schools originally designated.
    >
    >This bug has been reported to our developers for corrective action. We
    >will let you know as soon as corrective code is posted and will provide
    >applicants with a status update on this issue on Wednesday.
    >
    >2) The second item has to do with the section of the application in which
    >applicants enter coursework and are prompted first to enter the school,
    >year and term. They experience confusion when distinguishing between
    >calendar year and academic year entries. We encourage you to cut and
    >paste the following instructions (which we e-mail frequently to
    >applicants):
    >
    >When entering coursework:
    >
    >*Enter the calendar year in which you attempted the course in the calendar
    >year field; then select the term.
    >
    >AMCAS assumes the academic year begins with the summer term and ends with
    >the spring term. For example, the 1998 academic year begins with Summer
    >1998, and continues through Fall 1998, Winter 1998/99, and Spring 1999.
    >For each of these terms, "98" is the appropriate AMCAS academic year.
    >
    >AMCAS assumes further that for schools on the quarter system [or
    >Trimesters, as Carleton - CTR], the winter quarter begins in the calendar
    >month of December. If a school winter quarter actually starts in January,
    >the applicant should enter the calendar year as though the quarter starts
    >in December. For example, if a school's winter quarter began in January,
    >1999, the applicant should select calendar December, 1998 in order to
    >effect inclusion of that winter quarter in the proper academic year of
    >1998.
    >
    >*The AMCAS application will automatically convert calendar year entries to
    >the appropriate AMCAS academic year to be included on the Academic Record
    >portion of the application.
    >
    >Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
    >
    >Nancy Tillinghast, AMCAS Director
    >[email protected]
     
  7. Popoy

    Popoy SDN Super Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    According to "Spang" who physically visited AMCAS, they haven't done any transmission....
     
  8. jordews

    jordews Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Check out the bottom of that email that carleton colleg kid just posted. There's an email address directly to the director of AMCAS. I'm going to start sending my emails there :) [email protected]
     
  9. Carleton College kid

    Carleton College kid Member 7+ Year Member

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    When you e-mail Nancy, could you ask her for a refund? Because the $$$ that I have already spent on AMCAS is not worth it.
     
  10. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    What are you talking about Carlton kid...
    I read that email and it doesn't say anything about transmission..or maybe I just am reading it correctly!
    I am just saying that the guy I talked to on the phone said the TRANSMISSION has started.
    Simple. I will believe him for right now so I can go on living a happy life.
    Carleton...you didn't say anything about transmission in that email...and that is not the topic of this thread...
     
  11. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    Damn, I wrote that right after a nap in lab...my bad..that made no sense.
    What I meant to say:
    "or maybe I just am reading it INcorrectly!"
    and
    "you didn't say anything about transmission in that email...and that is THE topic of this thread... "
     
  12. Carleton College kid

    Carleton College kid Member 7+ Year Member

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    no, nothing about transmission was said, however one can infer that since AMCAS is still having serious errors no the transmission process has not begun.
     
  13. pre-hawkdoc

    pre-hawkdoc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    If I've learned nothing else from this process, it's that NOTHING can be inferred...
     
  14. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    Well we'll just have to see...I don't think that they will delay the process of transmission just because of some errors. If they did that then they would never get our apps to the schools!
     
  15. Carleton College kid

    Carleton College kid Member 7+ Year Member

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    The bottomline is that transmission has NOT begun. End of story.
     
  16. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    How do you know? And how is that the end of the story? :confused:

     
  17. Carleton College kid

    Carleton College kid Member 7+ Year Member

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    I had a conversation with my premed advisor today, and he informed me that:

    "As you know, no official transmissions have yet occurred between
    AMCAS and med schools, but they do indicate that they will start sending
    names and addresses very soon and expect to send the complete files by
    early August."

    Also, AMCAS would have updated their current website, and informed all applicants when the transmission process trully begins. ;) ;) :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
  18. AF1892

    AF1892 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey since, apps haven't been transmitted, it's not going to hurt us August MCAT Re-takers if we submit it later (1 more week, i hope...) right?
     
  19. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    I am just saying what the guy told me.
    Why don't you get off your high horse carleton college kid...
     
  20. Carleton College kid

    Carleton College kid Member 7+ Year Member

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    I am just sharing information that I know. I don't like when other mislead or don't have their facts straight. I am not fond of horses either.
     
  21. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    You are not sharing info that you know.
    You are going off presumptions and "inferences" as you stated in your comments.
    In the end, the guy said transmission began yesterday. If he was out of his mind, maybe so...I wouldn't put it past the AMCAS "specialists"
     
  22. Carleton College kid

    Carleton College kid Member 7+ Year Member

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    He probably told you that, so that you would stop bothering him.
     
  23. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    where is this "carleton college"??
     
  24. racergirl

    racergirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    CC Kid,
    I can remain silent no longer! While you're probably right about the transmission thing, you need to relax about your school. I know some Carleton graduates, and you might be suprized to know they do not use the words "national reputation" and "prestigious" in every other sentence. Take a hint (and a chill pill) from them. :eek:
     
  25. racergirl

    racergirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Carleton is in Northfield, MN.
     
  26. Barton

    Barton Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I know where Carleton is, I know it's "reputation", and I'm not impressed. I know lots of people who go to Carleton, and I'm not impressed with them either. You don't have to be brilliant to go there, but you do have to have CASH. What this whole "prestiege" aspect of small liberal arts colleges boils down to is marginal at best. Good luck finding adcomm members who have heard of your school. The problem is, even if they have heard of it (like in passing), they probably have no opinion of it either way (unless they went there). So get off it.
     
  27. Barton

    Barton Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    PS-Carleton does have great club Ultimate Frisbee. They are nationally known for that.
     
  28. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator 7+ Year Member

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    Um...as an innocent bystander, "Hasn't this gone far enough?" :(

    Come on guys, everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion. We all think that the undergrad school we attended has a good reputation or else we wouldn't have chosen that particular school. Kapish?
    :)
     
  29. kris

    kris Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Ka-what?. I don't understand ;)

    1)No one is innocent

    2) My undergrad school has zero reputation and I went there because my parents made me.
    :p
     

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