Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Did you know that you can request transcripts to be sent to AMCAS even before your application is complete? Medical schools require transcripts from every post-secondary school you have attended. This includes all junior college, community college, trade school, or graduate school. You have to submit a transcript even if no credit was earned from a course.
AMCAS provides a transcript request form that you can complete online, print, and turn into each school’s registrar’s office. Go to www.aamc.org/amcas and get this done now as the process can often take weeks. Transcripts are notorious for holding up applications. It is also a good idea to obtain a transcript from each school for yourself and put it on file. You may need it later.
For step-by-step advice on how to get into medical school including examples of AMCAS applications, check out The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD’s Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook. If you’d like to communicate directly with Dr. Miller, medical school admissions expert, please email info@MDadmit.com or call 415.939.5251.