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Overview and Timelines


Med Careers Advisory Committee 18 month Applicant Timeline and Deadlines:

Spring (Feb through April)    (18 – 15 months prior to start at med school):

  • Inform MCAC Chair of your intent to apply
  • Schedule appointment with Chair to discuss process and preparedness
  • Open file with MCAC
  • Register online to take the MCAT or other admissions examination

~ May 1

  • AMCAS application portal opens

~ June 1

  • AMCAS applications may be submitted

June 30

  • MCAC File completion date for Early Decision (ED) applicants

Summer (after MCAT scores are received)

  • Target date for completion of your MCAC file, so that the Committee can determine its level of support for your non-ED application

August 1    (one year prior to start at med school)

  • AMCAS Early Decision application deadline

~ September 1

  • Target date for all applicant materials to be submitted to AMCAS/med schools

October 1

  • Date by which all ED acceptances will be announced

~ November 1

  • Deadline for Letters of Recommendation to arrive at med schools

October through March

  • Admissions Committees are reviewing files, interviewing candidates, and beginning to fill class rosters

May 15

  • Date by which all offers of acceptance must be issued by the allopathic medical schools

Links to other helpful timelines:

 AAMC (allopathic/MD) Undergrad Admission and Applicant Timeline

 AACOM (osteopathic/DO) Undergrad Admission and Applicant Timeline

ADEA (dental) Undergrad Admission and Applicant Timeline


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