AMCAS for Registrars

ATTENTION REGISTRARS: At the beginning of each year, AMCAS will mail 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

Grading System Updates for AMCAS Verification

Review the information in the Registrar Letter to make sure that your institutions calendar and grading system information is current.  Doing so helps AMCAS accurately convert official transcript grades to a standardized grading system for the benefit of participating medical schools.  Please see the Registrar Letter Help Guide and Grade Conversion Chart for help updating your institutions grading information.


AMCAS accepts official PDF eTranscripts from approved senders.

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 as well as with institutions that are approved 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. If your institution is set up to transmit PDF transcripts directly, please review the Sender Guidelines.

AMCAS does not accept transcript data at this time. If you are equipped to send complete transcript data but are unable to send PDF eTranscripts, please continue to check in with AMCAS; a project to accept transcript data is currently under consideration. Alternatively, send an email to if you would like to be notified of how this project progresses.

If your institution is eligible to send eTranscripts, please contact to transition your submission process from paper transcripts to eTranscripts.

Attention Applicants

Please do not ask your registrar to send your transcripts to Only AMCAS-approved senders can submit PDF eTranscripts to AMCAS by means of a secure file transfer (SFTP). AMCAS will not accept PDF eTranscripts by email or any other way.

If your college or university has not requested that you provide a Transcript ID, they are not yet an approved sender. Requesting an electronic transcript from a school that is not yet 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.

eTranscript Sender Guidelines

Sender guidelines for institutions and vendors (the "prospective sender") that would like to send electronic transcripts to AMCAS®.
The 2020 AMCAS application is now open. If you wish to start medical school in Fall 2020, please complete and submit the 2020 AMCAS application.
As of May 24, AMCAS is:
Marking transcripts as "Received" that were delivered on May 23
2019 AMCAS Applicants: The AMCAS Choose Your Medical School tool is now available. Applicants with at least 1 current acceptance will be able to see and use the new tool. The tool can be accessed via your AMCAS application in the Quick Links section where you can select the Choose Your Medical School icon. If you need to change your Choose Your Medical School entry, please select "Edit" on the top right when accessing your "Saved Selection." 

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Important Dates

See upcoming events, webinars, and important AMCAS deadlines.

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 ($930 value), submitted by December 31, 2020. Benefits are not retroactive.

2020 AMCAS® Application Fees

AMCAS® Processing Fee: $170 (includes one medical school designation). Additional medical school designations: $40 each.    

2020 AMCAS® Applicant Guide

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

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.

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.