American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®)

The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) is the AAMC's centralized medical school application processing service. Regardless of the number of medical schools to which you apply, you submit just one online application to AMCAS. Most U.S. medical schools use AMCAS as the primary application method for their entering classes.

AMCAS is only available to the first-year entering classes at participating U.S. medical schools. Advanced standing and transfer applicants should contact the medical schools directly for assistance. AMCAS does not render any admission decisions and does not advise applicants where to apply.

If you have an AAMC account and are unable to sign in to the AMCAS application, make sure your password contains only letters and numbers. To change your password to only include letters and numbers, sign in to your AAMC account, and click on Change Password.

Watch the AMCAS video series for an overview of the application process, the sections of the AMCAS application, and important dates and information for the 2016 application cycle.

Additional Services

AMCAS Letter Service
Most medical schools participate in AMCAS Letters. You can have just one set of letters of evaluation sent to AMCAS, which will then be distributed to the schools you selected in your application.

AAMC-facilitated Criminal Background Check Service
Most medical schools also participate in the Criminal Background Check Service. The Background Check Report is available to the conditionally accepted applicant for ten calendar days before it is released to the medical school.

For the 2018 AMCAS application: Sign in to monitor your current application processing and transcript status.
Applying to the 2019 entering class? The 2019 AMCAS application opens on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 (9:30am Eastern).

Contact AMCAS®

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET
Closed Wednesday, 3-5 p.m. ET

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Important Dates

See upcoming events, webinars, and important AMCAS deadlines.

2019 AMCAS® Application Fees

AMCAS® Processing Fee: $170 (includes one medical school designation) Additional medical school designations: $39 each    

2019 AMCAS® Applicant Guide

Outline of the current AMCAS application process, policies, and procedures. 

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.