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Before You Apply

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All of the background information you need prior to filling out an AMCAS application.

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Required Reading

Reading the AMCAS Applicant Guide will give you an edge and make completing your AMCAS application much easier. You are also required to certify that you have read the AMCAS Applicant Guide when you submit your application.


The AMCAS processing fee for the 2022 cycle is $170 and includes one medical school designation. Additional school designations are $42 each. This fee may vary each application year.

The AAMC Fee Assistance Program assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the MCAT or apply to medical schools that use the AMCAS application.

Fee Assistance Program eligibility decisions are tied directly to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' poverty level guidelines. For more information about Fee Assistance Program eligibility and benefits, please visit the Fee Assistance Program webpage.

Your AAMC Username and Password

If you have an AAMC username and password, you can sign in to the AMCAS application at any time. If you previously registered for the MCAT exam, MCAT Testing History, Fee Assistance Program, or a previous AMCAS application, sign in to AMCAS using the same username and password.

If you don't have an AAMC username and password, you must create one before starting the AMCAS application process.

Please note that AMCAS is not responsible for delays that result from inaccurate registration information or entering false information (which will result in an investigation).

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2022 AMCAS Application

The 2022 AMCAS application is now open. If you wish to start medical school in Fall 2022, please complete and submit the 2022 AMCAS application. 

As of October 25 AMCAS is:

Marking transcripts as "Received" that were delivered on or before:

  • Paper (mailed) – October 25
  • Parchment – October 22
  • National Student Clearinghouse – October 25

Processing applications that reached "Ready for Review" on October 24. 

Processing Academic Change Requests submitted on October 23.

2022 AMCAS® Applicant Guide

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

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 ($968 value). Benefits are not retroactive.

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