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10-11-2001, 10:26 PM
Well, I finally submitted in the past couple of days. I suppose the discussion groups will remain quiet until Jan/Feb rolls around. Good luck with everyone in their studies (and yes, don't forget to study while you're dreaming of your interviews and acceptances for next year! :) )
Good luck everyone again.
See you next year.
10-11-2001, 10:50 PM
It timed out when I tried submitting today. Anyone else having this problem?
10-13-2001, 12:29 PM
If you are having problems with the server, I would suggest that you submit or add to your application during the wee hours of the morning (3-6am worked best). sounds crazy, but at least you're not sitting there starring at a blank screen only to find an error message turn up.
All the best. (there has got to be a better way!)
10-14-2001, 09:11 AM
I'm feeling much better now that my app is actually submitted. the slowness of the site was worrying me a lot. Now, I guess all I can do is wait, first for my MCAT scores and then for interview invites/rejections. Good luck everyone...
I'm almost done...took me 4 hours to enter transcripts info (if I apply again next year...I'm going to get everything in the first day!) Is the submission process LONG? Just want to know if I need to prepare and set aside another 4 hours =)
10-14-2001, 06:48 PM
The length is very dependent on the traffic of the site, but I would definitely set aside a few hours just to be safe. I submitted last Tuesday night @ 10PM and it took me 2 hours to go through the 3 or 4 screens. It's best to do it in the wee hours of the morning(3-6 AM), so set your alarm! Best of luck!
10-14-2001, 07:29 PM
When I tried submitting yesterday evening, it took about 15 minutes. DON'T cancel and try again after pressing submit because you think the system is messed up. It's actually working, you just have to be patient and wait. Otherwise you'll just have to go through the wait again later!
10-15-2001, 03:34 AM
I decided at the last few weeks to go through with one application to McMaster only. I am a non-science student. As I was loading the last of things (my marks) onto the application, Oct 14 at about 2355 hours, the server at Omsas seems to have gone down. So I wonder if I will be able to get the application submitted today!
They warned the procrastinators about this....
Good luck all.
10-15-2001, 03:39 AM
It's coming to the wee wee hours of the last morning, before deadline.. and I cannot submit my application. :(
Tears are starting to form... Any suggestions?
10-15-2001, 03:46 AM
i feel your pain
10-15-2001, 03:50 AM
keep trying. the server must be down. although they have said they will not grant exceptions, they wil do so i beleive. the lawsuits could sink them...
10-15-2001, 03:58 AM
I have been on since 11:00pm and CANNOT get anywhere. What is the situation with everyone else???
Am I the only one.....? What the hell are we gonna do?
10-15-2001, 03:59 AM
By the way....it is 4:57 am in Toronto.....
10-15-2001, 04:08 AM
we just gotta keep trying... and maybe document your times. we may have to fight to get an extension on submitting. none will be granted. until the lawsuits hit 24 million :)
10-15-2001, 04:10 AM
Yeah, it's 5:15 AM EDT.....I figured now of all times I'd be able to get on, but I guess not! I'm getting pretty nervous and scared, but hoping that either 1) it'll get back up pretty soon, or 2) they'll let us submit a little bit late. Frustrating as hell!
10-15-2001, 04:12 AM
Listen dude.... Law school deadlines are in two weeks....
Maybe you should go for law since you are so caught up on the lawsuits.
Honestly though....what are our options?????
10-15-2001, 04:14 AM
Q: How many happy lawyers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Where are there any happy lawyers?
10-15-2001, 04:18 AM
Here's someone else who's been waiting up all night - this is so frustrating! But I imagine their procastination warnings were referring to individual cases of not being able to submit, not for the entire freaking server... *crossing fingers*
Anyway, there's still 11 hours left and the server better come back on soon.
10-15-2001, 04:20 AM
I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one sitting here, trying to reload the page every second with anticipation to see something, anything load. It's now 6:25am, and, I'm been unsuccessful for almost 5 hours now.. straight. Can anyone shed some light..
10-15-2001, 04:21 AM
Maybe we should sing to it!
"come back again....
we want you to stay next time"
@home is the most excellent place of all,
and I'll be right here if you should call me....
Turn on your heart-light"
10-15-2001, 04:22 AM
Geez, up all night, eh? I feel like such a punk now, stealing away with a couple of hours of sleep just now. Ah, I wish I could have stayed there. 'Twas such a happy place........
10-15-2001, 04:22 AM
If it makes you feel any better, I've been on since 5pm and haven't been able to submit yet!!! It's now 5:20 am!!! That's more than 12 freakin hours!!!!!!
10-15-2001, 04:23 AM
Is there a phone number there we can call someone at? I hope so... Any body know it?
10-15-2001, 04:24 AM
What can we do? I was in the middle of editing my applications, at 1:30am, and the site crashed. I haven't been able to successfully log in again.. since. I may begin to loose hope shortly.. :(
10-15-2001, 04:25 AM
519) 823-1940 office hours 8:30 - 4:30
10-15-2001, 04:27 AM
The COMPASS help number is (519)823-1940 ext.556.
You know, in the FAQ section, it says that the medical schools "reserve the right to not consider applications that are received after the deadline". Do you think it's possible they'd accept late applications given this nonsense? Will it still be possible to submit the application after the deadline? Most of us probably can't answer these questions, but I'm feeling desperate!!!
10-15-2001, 04:28 AM
All I wanted was to paste my final McMaster question and hit the submit button (where you see your whole application)...arrrgh. :(
10-15-2001, 04:28 AM
I lack the faith in contacting the support line. In the FAQ they state everthing but the actual words "Kiss my ass if YOU waiting until the last minute to submit". They clearly define, that they are not liable for computer issues.. Which means, because they do not have competent network engineers, we are SCREWED. :(
10-15-2001, 04:31 AM
...there is always u of sask
10-15-2001, 04:34 AM
You're right, Tina -- but boy, wouldn't you love to kiss some ass right now?
10-15-2001, 04:36 AM
what is with u of sask? it sounds like a cheap brandy! lol
is it ok to have humour on here, btw, or must we be stoic?
10-15-2001, 04:39 AM
Sure, it's OK to have a sense of humour in here, Jeff. You don't laugh, you cry, right?
Besides, I bet there's a technician over at OMSAS right now reading this thread in this forum here, laughing at us. He's waving all his night-shift buddies over to his computer right now.
10-15-2001, 04:40 AM
More coffee? :)
I'm sure the folks at OMSAS never spent months filling out an AMCAS application in addition to this...especially knowing that 3.45 probably isn't enough anyway (but my MCAT meets all cutoffs, so it's worth trying at least).
10-15-2001, 04:41 AM
ongrats on your mcat score. good for you.
10-15-2001, 04:43 AM
BTW, I AM LOGGED IN AND WORKING AGAIN! I donno if i will get any information into the stupid thing tho... maybe an electronic slingshot! Homing pigeon?
10-15-2001, 04:43 AM
Is there a way to get your browser to not "time out" and just instead to keep trying? Like I read earlier about people being able to click "SUBMIT" and wait like 15 minutes for the whole thing to load. For me, after like 5 minutes, this dialog box pops up telling me that it's timed out, and I have to start over. Is there like an option that I can check off somewhere to make my browser just keep trying to load a site?
10-15-2001, 04:48 AM
maybe this is OMSAS's way of getting us ready for the surgical rotations?
10-15-2001, 04:50 AM
speaking of rotation... not a bad suggestion for their tech team!
10-15-2001, 04:51 AM
anyone going to work or school today?
10-15-2001, 04:52 AM
I am sure that SOMEONE is going... but nobody in this chatroom is.
10-15-2001, 04:54 AM
I'm having the same problem of "timing out" during submission. How can we turn that function off or how can i get around this??? Please advice.
10-15-2001, 04:56 AM
try internet options in your control panel. if i sound like i know what i am doing tho, i do not! Be careful!
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