You have probably been considering medical school for a while. This is a general timeline of actions required to launch your plans for medical school. Many details of the application process are not discussed here. It is wise to consult your pre-med college advisor before getting started.
|Spring / Summer of your junior year in college, take the MCAT.|
|Before June 1 after your junior year, decide where to apply.|
|June 1 – AMCAS applications will be available.|
|August 1 – Deadline for submission of Early Decision primary applications to AMCAS.|
|September 1 – Deadline to return Early Decision secondary applications.|
|November 1 – Deadline for submission of primary applications to AMCAS.|
|December 1 – Deadline to return secondary applications.|
|October - March – Interviews are held. (Early Decision applicants interview third Wednesday in September.)|
|April 15 – Applicants who have not been accepted will be placed on an alternate list or rejected.|
|April 30 – $100.00 Deposit due from accepted students|
It is possible, under special circumstances, for an applicant who is offered a position in the freshman class of the College of Medicine to request a deferral of the start of their medical studies for one or two years. A written request which describes the reason for the deferral should be received by the Office of Admissions no later than June 1. Approval of a request to defer will be based on the perceived validity of the reasons set forth by the student. Deferred applicants may not seek nor accept admission at any other school for the deferred entering class year.