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2022 AMCAS® Updates and FAQs

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2022 Cycle Update

The AAMC has been working closely with the medical school admissions and pre-health advisor communities to consider the impacts on applicants due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Medical schools are aware of the many challenges applicants are facing and understand the need to be flexible in their admissions approach during this application cycle. Please review the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) and Participating Medical Schools and Deadlines for updates provided by medical schools. We encourage you to check directly with the medical schools where you are applying for their most current information.


AMCAS only accepts official transcripts mailed by your registrar or electronically submitted by our approved vendors, National Student Clearinghouse and Parchment. Transcripts will not be accepted via email or fax. Please review transcript processing timelines and the transcript FAQs below for more information.

Application Verification

The verification process may take six to eight weeks once your application reaches “Ready for Review.” Your application is “Ready for Review” once your applications is submitted and all required transcripts have been processed. We recommend checking transcript processing timelines and the transcript processing tool for the status of your transcript, as well as our website, for updates on application processing timing. 

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Application Deadlines

Due to August 1 falling on a Sunday, the EDP deadline is Monday, August 2 for the 2022 cycle. Please reference the AMCAS EDP website or use Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) to determine which schools offer EDPs.

At this time, there are no planned changes to 2022 AMCAS application cycle. We continue to work with the admissions community to understand the impact of the pandemic on the admissions process and determine whether any cycle updates need to be made. Please check the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) online-database and the Participating Medical Schools and Deadlines for updates. We also encourage you contact schools directly and monitor their websites for school-specific requirements that may have changed.

The current 2022 application cycle dates are the following:

  • Monday, May 3: AMCAS application opens
  • Thursday, May 27: AMCAS application submission begins
  • Friday, June 25: Initial transmission of application data to medical schools
  • Monday, August 2*: Early Decision Program deadline (*August 1 is on a Sunday, the deadline date falls to the next business day).

Dates are subject to change and, if needed, updates will be provided on our website.

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