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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.


The AAMC investigates any falsification, omission, or discrepancy in application materials and irregular behavior exhibited during the administration of the MCAT. 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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2022 AMCAS Application

The 2022 AMCAS application is now open. If you wish to start medical school in Fall 2022, please complete and submit the 2022 AMCAS application. 

As of October 18 AMCAS is:

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

  • Paper (mailed) – October 18
  • Parchment – October 15
  • National Student Clearinghouse – October 18

Processing applications that reached "Ready for Review" on October 15. 

Processing Academic Change Requests submitted on October 15.

2022 AMCAS® Applicant Guide

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

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 ($968 value). Benefits are not retroactive.

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