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Monitoring Your Application

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Instructions for applicants to monitor the status of their AAMC American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) application.

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The Verification Process

After you have certified and submitted your application, and AMCAS has received all of your required transcripts, your application will enter the processing queue.

AMCAS staff will verify your application and ensure that the coursework data that you have entered correctly reflects your official transcript(s). After we have verified your application, we will send the verified application back to you; it is your responsibility to check it for any errors that may have occurred during the verification process.

You must click the Resubmit Application button on the Main Menu of the application to officially update and save any changes you make after your initial submission. If you do not officially resubmit the application, your changes will not be saved.

  • Processing Times: AMCAS staff make every attempt to process your application in a timely manner. During our busy season, the verification process can take about eight weeks and begins only after all materials (including all official transcripts required in support of your application) are received.
  • Checking the Status of Your Application: You are responsible for regularly checking the status of your application throughout the entirety of the application process. To check the status of your application, click on the Details link on the Main Menu of the application.

Application Status

Definition

Not Submitted to AMCAS

AMCAS has not received your application.

Submitted to AMCAS – Waiting for Transcripts

AMCAS has received your application. Required transcripts have not been received for review.

Submitted to AMCAS – Ready for Review

AMCAS has received a copy of all required transcripts and has placed the application in line to be reviewed by an AMCAS verifier.

Submitted to AMCAS – Under Review

A verifier is reviewing your application. You will be notified if there are any additional transcripts needed for processing.

Submitted to AMCAS - Financial Hold

You have certified and submitted your AMCAS application. However, AMCAS is unable to process your application until you resolve the financial hold associated with your application.

Submitted to AMCAS - Incorrect Coursework

You have certified and submitted your AMCAS application. However, your application is on hold due to incorrect coursework in your application.

Submitted to AMCAS - Incorrect Documents

You have certified and submitted your AMCAS application. However, your application is on hold due to incorrect documents associated with your application.

Returned to Applicant

Application has been returned to you for missing coursework or failing to enter an original grade for a repeated course.

AMCAS Processing is Complete

Application has been made available to your designated medical schools.

Withdrawn from AMCAS

You have withdrawn your AMCAS application. This step is final, so you are no longer eligible to apply for the current application cycle.

  • Withdrawal: To withdraw your AMCAS application from consideration, you must do so online by selecting withdraw application from the right side of the main menu. This option is only available after submission when your application is in the following statuses: Submitted to AMCAS-Ready for Review, Submitted to AMCAS–Waiting for Transcripts, and Returned. You can not withdraw your application in the following statuses: Submitted to AMCAS-Under Review or AMCAS Processing Complete. The initial $170 application fee is non-refundable, but you will receive back your payment for each school whose deadline has not passed. Please note that withdrawing your application is FINAL. Once you do so, you can no longer apply for the current application year. If you need to withdraw your application from consideration after your AMCAS application has been processed you will need to contact the medical schools directly. You are not eligible for an AMCAS refund in this case.

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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 April 16 AMCAS is:

Marking electronic transcripts as "Received" that were delivered on April 15 and paper transcripts as "Received" that were delivered on April 15.

Processing applications that reached "Ready for Review" on April 15. 

Processing Academic Change Requests submitted on April 15.

2022 AMCAS® Applicant Guide

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

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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 ($990 value), submitted by December 31, 2020. Benefits are not retroactive.

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