Applying to Medical School with AMCAS®

The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) is the AAMC's centralized medical school application processing service. Most U.S. medical schools use AMCAS as the primary application method for their first-year entering classes.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and AMCAS

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American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®)

The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) is the AAMC's centralized medical school application processing service.
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How to Apply to Medical School with AMCAS®

These pages outline the sections of the AMCAS® application. Full details can be found in the 2021 AMCAS® Applicant Guide. Visit the FAQ page for answers to your questions.

Participating Medical Schools and Deadlines

Use the AAMC American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) Medical Schools and Deadlines search tool to find application deadlines at participating regular MD programs. ...

AMCAS® FAQs

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS®) application process. For more detailed FAQs on the AMCAS Letter of Evaluation process...

AMCAS® Tools and Tutorials

The AAMC American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) resources, tools and tutorials for premed students preparing to apply to medical schools.

AMCAS® Application Policies

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

2021 AMCAS Application

The 2021 AMCAS application is now open. If you wish to start medical school in Fall 2021, please complete and submit the 2021 AMCAS application. Please be sure to proofread your application before submitting. 

As of July 10 AMCAS is:

Marking electronic transcripts as "Received" that were delivered on June 29 and paper transcripts as "Received" that were delivered on July 6.
Processing applications that reached "Ready for Review" on June 12
Processing Academic Change Requests submitted on July 8.
Data Transmission to Medical Schools: July 10 
Early Decision Deadline: August 3 

2020 AMCAS Application

If you wish to start medical school in Fall 2020, please complete and submit the 2020 AMCAS application.
As of July 10 AMCAS is:
Marking electronic transcripts as "Received" that were delivered on June 29 and paper transcripts as "Received" that were delivered on July 6.
Processing applications that reached "Ready for Review" on June 12
Processing Academic Change Requests submitted on July 8.

2021 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 ($970 value), submitted by December 31, 2020. Benefits are not retroactive.

2021 AMCAS® Application Fees

AMCAS® Processing Fee: $170 (includes one medical school designation). Additional medical school designations: $41 each.    

Important Dates

See upcoming events, webinars, and important AMCAS deadlines.

AMCAS® Resources for Prehealth Advisors and Letter Writers

Find tools for you and your advisees to use throughout the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) application process.

Contact AMCAS®

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Resources for Admissions Officers

Medical school admission staff can find the AAMC’s resources that support their efforts to identify, select, and train future physicians on the Admissions Hub.