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MD Program Application Deadlines

Application Timeline & Deadlines

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Important dates and deadlines for applying to the MD Program happen throughout the year. It is extremely important that your materials are received on time. Materials will not be accepted after the latest date.

Submission of AMCAS Application

Earliest date: May 30
Latest date: November 15

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Submission of Secondary Application and Fee, MCAT, and Letters of Recommendation

Earliest date: After email notification
Latest date: December 15

Note: Secondary application fee of $90 must be submitted with secondary application, is nonrefundable and is not applicable to tuition.

Acceptance Notice to Regular Applicants

Earliest date: October 15
Latest date: Until class is filled

Applicant's Response to Acceptance Offer

Maximum time: Two weeks on or before April 30*; Five business days after April 30*

Note: Deposit to hold place in class of $100, applicable to tuition, is due by May 15*, and is not refundable after that date.

Request for Deferred Enrollment

Latest date: May 15*

Final Transcripts to be Received

Latest date: June 30*

Please note: acknowledgment of receipt of the final transcript can take up to three weeks.

*If a date falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day applies.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the MD Program application timeline, contact us at 717-531-8755 or