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 2025 cycle is $175 and includes one medical school designation. Additional school designations are $46 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® exam 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 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 the AMCAS program 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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2025 AMCAS® Application

The 2025 AMCAS application is now open. If you wish to start medical school in Fall 2025, please complete and submit the 2025 AMCAS application.

As of May 28 AMCAS is:

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

Paper (mailed) – May 24

Parchment – May 24

National Student Clearinghouse – May 28

2025 AMCAS® Applicant Guide

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

2025 AMCAS® Application Workbook

This resource is designed to help you prepare your materials for the AMCAS® application but does not replace the online application.

2025 AMCAS® Application Fees

The application processing fee is $175 and includes one medical school designation. Additional school designations are $46 each. Tax, where applicable, will be calculated at checkout. 

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 ($1,030 value). Benefits are not retroactive.

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