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Old 09-08-2016
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Default Need Help Regarding ERAS Application

My year of graduation is August 2013 and I'm applying for match this year in 2016,so its after 3 yrs of gradaution, I want to know that is it ok if I apply for programs who have requirement of appplying within 3yrs of graduation or not, will they accept or not? If anyone has information about this,please share it.Thanks in advance.
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It varies by what they mean by within 3 years of graduation. Because if they mean within 3 years of graduation (from the presumed start date of your internship next year), then you would not make the cut. You could find out what exactly they mean when they say that. Also, if your overall profile is great then programs could be willing to overlook the requirement (unless they filter your application without looking at it because of the requirement).
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What about contacting some programs you are interested in ? If you send an email make sure they understand that you do not fully understand their criteria and you need an explanation. Do not make it too personal such as "would you consider my application if ..." because they could say they can not answer your question as it would be considered a preselection (which is illegal) - I made that mistake myself.
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