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 including information for letter authors please visit the AMCAS How to Apply section of the site.
Am I a reapplicant if I withdrew my previous AMCAS application?
No. You are not considered a reapplicant if you formally withdrew your application through AMCAS.
Your application may only be withdrawn prior to the verification process when your application is in one of the following statues: "Submitted to AMCAS - Ready for Review," "Submitted to AMCAS - Waiting for Transcripts," or "Returned". See the application withdrawal FAQ for more information.
Am I a reapplicant to all schools or only the ones I applied to before?
You are only a reapplicant to schools that previously received an AMCAS application from you. For example, if you applied to School A and School B last year, you would be considered a reapplicant at both of those schools if you apply to them this year. You would not be considered a reapplicant at School C since you did not previously apply to that school.
You will indicate your reapplicant status per school in the Medical Schools section of your application.
I applied to AMCAS last year. Do I need to enter all of my information again?
If you submitted a previous year’s application and did not withdraw it, most of the information you entered will “roll over” to the current application.
Although your information will roll over, the Main Menu will show all sections of your new application as "Incomplete". You must go through each section and confirm that the information is still correct. When you verify that information and click Continue at the end of each section, the Main Menu will show that section as complete. We suggest you print your application from the previous year to see what you submitted.
Please note, that if AMCAS makes improvements to a section of the application, you will need to reenter information into this section for the subsequent year's application cycle.
You will also need to resubmit official transcripts and letters of evaluation to AMCAS for each application cycle you apply.
I entered all my information into last year's application, why didn't it “roll over” to this year's application?
We only roll over data for applicants that submitted their application for the previous year. If you entered data into last year's application but did not actually submit the application, then you will need to enter it again into this year's application.
Do I need to submit new letters of evaluation if I applied with AMCAS previously?
AMCAS does not keep letters on file from applications in previous years. You must resubmit letters of evaluation to AMCAS for each application cycle you apply.
I applied last year, so you already have my transcripts. Do I need to send them again?
Even though you applied previously to AMCAS, you will need to resubmit official transcripts. Since we must verify to your designated medical schools that you have not taken any additional courses at a particular school, you must submit new transcripts each year you apply. In addition, AMCAS does not retain transcripts on file from previous years' applications. Thus, transcripts submitted in previous years cannot be reactivated.