AMCAS® Application Policies

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The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) application policies are established protocols for applicants and admission officers.

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Application and Acceptance Protocols

It is important to be familiar with the Application and Acceptance Protocols for Applicants, as these rules outline what is considered inappropriate conduct during the application process and define important application cycle dates. You may also review the Application and Acceptance Protocols for Admission Officers.
 

Investigations

The AAMC investigates any falsification, omission, or discrepancy in application materials and irregular behavior exhibited during the administration of the MCAT® exam. If a potential case is identified, you will be notified and asked to provide relevant information. For more information about what happens if the AAMC opens an investigation, review the Polices and Procedures for Investigations.
 

AAMC Data Collection, Use, and Dissemination Policies

The AAMC recognizes its responsibility to treat with care the information it collects about individuals involved in medical education, and to respect their privacy relative to sensitive data concerning them. Review the AAMC's Policies Regarding the Collection, Use, and Dissemination of Medical Student and Applicant Data.

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2025 AMCAS® Application

2025 AMCAS application dates: 

May 1, 2024: AMCAS application opens  

May 28, 2024: Submission for AMCAS application verification begins  

June 28, 2024: Application transmission to medical schools begins  

Aug. 1, 2024: Early Decision Program (EDP) deadline    

2024 AMCAS® Application

The 2024 AMCAS application is now open. If you wish to start medical school in Fall 2024, please complete and submit the 2024 AMCAS application. 

As of April 12 AMCAS is:

Marking transcripts as "Received" that were delivered on or before:

Paper (mailed) – April 12

Parchment – April 11

National Student Clearinghouse – April 12

Processing applications that reached "Ready for Review" on April 11.

Processing Academic Change Requests submitted on April 11.

2025 AMCAS® Applicant Guide

Outline of the current AMCAS application process, policies, and procedures.

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2025 AMCAS® Application Workbook

This resource is designed to help you prepare your materials for the 2024 AMCAS® application but does not replace the online application.

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2025 AMCAS® Application Fees

The application processing fee is $175 and includes one medical school designation. Additional school designations are $46 each. Tax, where applicable, will be calculated at checkout. 

Fee Assistance Program

If approved for the Fee Assistance Program, you will receive a waiver for all AMCAS fees for one (1) application submission with up to 20 medical school designations ($1,030 value). Benefits are not retroactive.

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