Early Decision


Applicants who are sure that our school is their first choice should consider the Early Decision Program, or EDP.

Click here for a brief video presentation comparing Early Decision and Regular Decision timelines and deadlines. 

How do I apply for Early Decision?
While completing your online AMCAS application, you must indicate that you're electing to apply for early decision.

On August 1, you must have on-file the following:

  • Verified AMCAS application with current MCAT score
  • Completed Secondary Application
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50 (unless you received a fee waiver from AMCAS)
  • A letter from your pre-professional advisory committee or letters from 3 professors.

Just like regular admissions, only selected applicants (not all) are invited by e-mail to interview. EDP interviews occur in August and September.

All EDP applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision by October 1.

AMCAS has received my application and is waiting for transcripts, and August 1 is a week away, will this hurt my chances for EDP?
Very likely. It takes days or weeks for AMCAS to verify an application. Best to download and submit the AMCAS application as soon as possible and have letters of recommendation uploaded well ahead of the deadline.

And if my file is incomplete on the August 1 deadline?
Soon after August 1, EDP applicants with incomplete files will be notified that they have become regular applicants, and that their non-admission through EDP does not prejudice their outcome in the regular process.