Staying organized throughout the application process

As the secondaries continue to roll in, I have been utilizing excel to stay organized. I use a spreadsheet I created on my google drive (so I can access it anywhere) and it’s been a great help in keeping me on track and ensuring I’m submitting my secondary apps within 2 weeks as I planned. Here is how I structured mine:

***School names changed for anonymity***

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I also have separate documents for each of the schools, that include their mission, my research on the schools, and their secondary prompts. These documents and my spreadsheet are all kept inside my “AMCAS 2014” folder – again on my google drive.

I find that staying organized is so key in this stressful process. The goal is to keep my cortisol level as low as possible 😛

Any tips to share? Do drop a comment below.


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