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School of Medicine Columbia

Admissions Timeline

Applying to medical school is one of the most exciting steps in your career. You're preparing to have a major impact on the health of people across our state. Be sure to use our timeline to help you stay on track. We encourage prospective students to check our website for updates. (last updated 7/16/21)

 

We accept 100 new students to our program each year. Please be mindful of the deadlines below.

Admissions Actions Milestone Fall 2022 Timeline
AMCAS Application opens to applicants. May 3, 2021
Submit your AMCAS application. May 27, 2021 to November 1, 2021
Submit Early Decision Program application (EDP is only open to current legal residents of South Carolina). May 27, 2021 to August 2, 2021
The Admissions Office begins reviewing AMCAS applications. Beginning the week of June 28, 2021
Secondary applications will begin going out to applicants. Beginning the week of June 28, 2021
Final MCAT administration date accepted (Early Decision Program applicants). July 17, 2021
Interview invitations sent out (will continue on a rolling basis as applications are completed). Beginning the week of August 2, 2021
Interviews (All interviews are virtual via Zoom this cycle and are scheduled only on Wednesdays). September 8, 2021 to March 30, 2022
Final MCAT administration date accepted (Regular Decision applicants).  NOTE: This is the last MCAT date for this cycle. September 11, 2021
Early Decision Program applicants will be notified of their status. October 1, 2021 at the latest
Regular Decision applicants will be notified of their status. We accept 100 new students each year. Beginning October 15, 2021 and on a rolling basis through March 2022.
Deadline for submittal of Secondary Application and Letters of Recommendation December 15, 2021
“Plan to Enroll” becomes available in the Choose Your Medical School tool for accepted applicants to select, in their AMCAS application. February 22, 2022
Applicants holding more than three offers should narrow their offers of acceptance to three, with no limit on the number of alternate list offers they may hold. April 15, 2022
“Commit to Enroll” becomes available in the Choose Your Medical School tool for accepted applicants to select, in their AMCAS application.  May 2, 2022
Applicants should narrow their acceptance offers to one, with no limit on the number of alternate list offers they may hold. May 2, 2022
A non-refundable $250 seat fee is required with "Plan to Enroll" Selection. Beginning May 2, 2022
Final “Commit to Enroll” deadline for UofSC School of Medicine Columbia.  July 5, 2022 (Tentative)
Required Orientation for new MI Students. July 25, 2022 to August 5, 2022 (Tentative)
Our program begins. August 8, 2022 (Tentative)

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