OSU Procedures and Deadlines for Applying to Medical School in 2015 (For Admission Fall 2016).

Keep this page for reference.

Calendar (as of November 1)
Please refer to www.aamc.org/students/mcat for MCAT registration dates.
Please refer to http://www.aamc.org/students/applying/fap/start.htm for Fee Assistance deadlines.
Nov-Dec Review “Self-Assessment” (www.science.oregonstate.edu/node/127) to determine if you are ready to apply; start planning for the MCAT; visit http://www.aamc.org and http://www.aacom.org; get health care and community service experience over winter break. Read broadly!
Nov-Jan MCAT review courses bagin (Kaplan, U of Oregon and Altius)
Jan-June Attend Application Seminar. Meet with Chief Premedical Advisor and your own Premedical Advisor to open your premedical file (deadline: June 3). Begin asking for letters of recommendation (due June 15). Research schools, review prerequisites, work on personal statement.
current MCAT administered (note: all dates full)
Mar 23 MCAT administered
Apr 17,18
2015 MCAT administered
April-May AMCAS and AACOMAS applications open on web.
May 22
2015 MCAT administered
June 5 Deadline to complete the Premed Committee application, which opens your Premed File. Meet with Chief Premedical Advisor and your own Premedical Advisor for interviews. Bring this completed packet, a tentative list of schools, lists of activities and your personal statement to the meetings. Once the signed forms are received by the College of Science, your premedical file is officially open. Refer to www.science.oregonstate/node/127.
Early June Earliest date to submit AMCAS or AACOMAS
Request ALL transcripts be sent to AMCAS or AACOMAS.    
June 15

Due date for all letters of recommendation. It is your responsibility to monitor the status of your letters via your web link.

Your file must be complete at this time (see checklist).

June 19, 20 2015 MCAT administered
July-Sept  Students receive secondary applications; Committee Letters uploaded for those students with complete files and MCAT scores; students need to keep in contact with advisor regarding letters.
July 15 Need to have submitted AMCAS/AACOMAS application by now- Really!!!
July 17, 18
2015 MCAT administered  (NOTE: these are latest dates for this cycle - Really!)
5, 6, 21, 22
2015 MCAT administered
3, 11, 12
2015 MCAT administered (NOTE: these dates are too late for this cycle)
Sept-April 2016 Students interview and receive offers of admission or rejection notices or, quite commonly, are put on hold for months.
May 15, 2016 Students will know if they have been accepted, rejected, or wait-listed, and after this date applicants may not hold more than one seat at a med school.

Note: It is in the applicant’s best interest to complete everything as early as possible.  

It really does make a difference to be early, especially this year when it is so competitive!  

Reapplicants must meet the same deadlines! 


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