The AMCAS® Application for Registrars

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This page serves as a resource for registrars regarding transcripts and grading systems for the AMCAS® application process. Updates about the upcoming application cycle are included below.

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Grading System Updates for AMCAS Verification

ATTENTION REGISTRARS: At the beginning of each year, the AMCAS verification team will email a letter to your office requesting updated grading information. Obtaining this vital data helps us verify applications properly and ensures students are represented accurately to their prospective medical schools. For questions, please email registrarletters@aamc.org.

AMCAS Grade Conversion Chart

The AMCAS program uses the Grade Conversion Chart to more accurately convert all official transcript grades to a standardized grading system. The AMCAS GPA provides medical schools with a standard way to compare each applicant’s academic record. During the verification process, the AMCAS program converts most standard undergraduate and graduate transcript grades to AMCAS grades based on conversion information provided by colleges and universities

eTranscripts for Registrars

The AMCAS program accepts official PDF eTranscripts from: 

All eTranscripts must be in PDF format and conform to the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) PDF Attachment standard.

The AMCAS program is equipped to work with third-party vendors that provide transcript fulfillment services to send transcripts directly to the AMCAS program. If your transcript orders are managed by a third-party vendor, please contact your vendor account representative to determine whether your students’ transcripts can be sent electronically. 

Transcript Issue/Print Date Requirement

The AMCAS program requires that all transcripts must be issued/printed within 14 days before the date your transcript is received. Please see the example below of an acceptable issue/print date. 

AMCAS Receipt Date Acceptable Issue/Print Date
May 1, 2021 April 17, 2024, or after
May 15, 2024 May 1, 2024, or after
June 5, 2024 May 22, 2024, or after

Please note that any transcript received by the AMCAS program that was not issued/printed within 14 days before receipt will not be used to process an application. The applicant will be notified via email and should request another transcript. 

Updates for the 2025 AMCAS Application Cycle

For the 2025 AMCAS application cycle, the AMCAS program will accept official transcripts via secure email from approved school senders. To become an approved sender of emailed transcripts, contact etranscripts@aamc.org to register. Any school that was approved to email transcripts during the 2024 application cycle will not be required to go through the approval process a second time.

We will not accept emailed transcripts from schools that have not been pre-approved. Additionally, the AMCAS program will not accept any emailed transcripts from applicants or sent to etranscripts@aamc.org – this email address is intended only for communications between registrars and the AMCAS program.

For questions, please email etranscripts@aamc.org (note: this email address is for the use of school registrars only; applicants may contact us here). 
 

Webinars

AMCAS Application Opening Cycle Webinar for Registrars – April 2024

This webinar helps undergraduate institution registrars and pre-health advisors better understand the AMCAS program policies and procedures around transcript receipt and processing, including changes for the upcoming 2025 application cycle. Access the video and PowerPoint slides (PDF).

AMCAS Application Opening Cycle Webinar for Registrars – April 2023

This webinar helps undergraduate institution registrars and pre-health advisors better understand AMCAS policies and procedures around transcript receipt and processing, including changes for the upcoming 2024 application cycle. Access the video and PowerPoint slides (PDF).

 

Attention Applicants

The AMCAS program will not accept any emailed transcripts or requests to email transcripts from applicants. Only AMCAS-approved schools and vendors can submit transcripts to the AMCAS program.  

Please contact your registrar to inquire whether they are pre-approved to send the AMCAS program emailed transcripts or if they use National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment. Requesting an electronic transcript from a school that is not approved will result in delays. Applicant inquiries may be directed here.

The AMCAS program continues to accept official paper transcripts from all institutions. Please make sure that you are using the correct AAMC and Transcript IDs to prevent any processing delays. To avoid additional transcript processing delays, please make sure that your transcript is properly matched to the right AAMC and Transcript ID.

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2025 AMCAS® Application

The 2025 AMCAS application is now open. If you wish to start medical school in Fall 2025, please complete and submit the 2025 AMCAS application.

As of June 18 AMCAS is:

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

Paper (mailed) – June 17

Parchment – June 17

National Student Clearinghouse – June 18

Processing applications that reached "Ready for Review" on May 30.

Processing Academic Change Requests submitted on June 17.

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 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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