The holistic review process means that your entire application is reviewed and taken into consideration. We are looking at your metrics, your attributes and your experiences.
We are unable to accept updates or changes to your application after submission.
We cannot give you a firm time commitment here. Historically, we are reviewing an application within a few weeks of being completed. You are then either: Invited to Interview, Denied, or held for Further Consideration.
Invited to Interview and Denied should hear from us within a month. However, a held application for Further Consideration can take up to a few months to learn whether they are invited to interview or, unfortunately, denied. In the end, not hearing from us is not bad news. You mostly have to be patient as we review your application alongside other applicants.
Once you have taken your MCAT, it will take approximately four (4) weeks for your score to be received by our office.
The primary AMCAS application typically opens in early May, and you may begin submitting around June 1 of each year. If you take that into account and include the four (4) weeks it takes for your MCAT score to be shared, that should allow you to plan accordingly to take your MCAT.
Yes, we accept coursework from both online and community colleges as long as the college is accredited.
This means we need to have received the materials by the deadline.
Yes. You will have to show satisfactory completion of the courses by the end of the spring semester before starting medical school in July.
Multiple MCAT scores will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for demonstrated growth and competency in the test areas. Subsequent scores that are higher than the original score are viewed positively; however, declining scores are concerning. We do not average multiple exam scores. Exams taken through 2012 will be considered.