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AMCAS for Registrars

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You play a vital role in assisting your students and alumni attain their goal of attending medical school. Having the correct information in our system helps AMCAS ensure that your students and alumni are represented accurately to their prospective medical schools, and limits the frequency with which your students and alumni contact your office. For questions, please email

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Grading System Updates for AMCAS Verification

At the beginning of each year, AMCAS 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

eTranscripts for Registrars

AMCAS accepts official PDF eTranscripts from: 

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

AMCAS is equipped to work with third-party vendors that provide transcript fulfillment services to send transcripts directly to AMCAS. 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 to AMCAS electronically. 


AMCAS Opening Cycle Webinar for Registrars

This webinar helps undergraduate institution registrars and prehealth advisors better understand AMCAS policies and procedures around transcript receipt and processing. The presentation also highlights the AMCAS grading system and grade conversions, transcript processing procedures, and policies and resources for the 2022 application cycle. Access the video and PowerPoint slides (PDF).

Attention Applicants

Only AMCAS-approved senders can submit PDF eTranscripts to AMCAS. We will not accept PDF eTranscripts by email or any other way.

Requesting an electronic transcript from a school that is not approved will result in delays for your application, as you will have to submit another request to your registrar for a paper transcript. AMCAS 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.

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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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