AMCAS® Application Policies
The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) application policies are established protocols for applicants and admission officers.
Application and Acceptance ProtocolsIt is important to be familiar with the , as these rules outline what is considered inappropriate conduct during the application process, and define important application cycle dates. You may also review the .
InvestigationsThe 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 .
AAMC Data Collection, Use, and Dissemination PoliciesThe 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 .
For the 2018 AMCAS application -
As of November 20, 2017, AMCAS is:
Marking as “Received” transcripts delivered on November 20, 2017.
Processing applications that reached “Ready For Review” status on November 15, 2017.
See upcoming events, webinars, and important AMCAS deadlines.
2018 AMCAS® Application Fees
AMCAS® Processing Fee: $160 (includes one medical school designation) Additional medical school designations: $39 each
Outline of the current AMCAS application process, policies, and procedures. This guide replaced the previous 2018 AMCAS Instruction Manual.
AMCAS® Resources for Pre-Health Advisors and Letter Writers
Find tools for you and your advisees to use throughout the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) application process.
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.