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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.

Our office is using a new Admissions system beginning with the 2021 cycle.  The dates below are anticipated, but we may have some delays.  We will do our best to keep this timeline updated (last updated 10/6/20).  We appreciate your patience.

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

Admissions Actions Milestone - Fall 2021 Timeline
AMCAS Application opens to applicants. May 4, 2020
Submit your AMCAS application. May 28, 2020 to November 1, 2020
Submit Early Decision Program application (EDP is only open to current legal residents of South Carolina). May 28, 2020 to August 3, 2020
Final MCAT administration date accepted (Early Decision Program applicants). July 23, 2020
The Admissions Office begins reviewing AMCAS applications. Beginning the week of August 17, 2020
Secondary applications sent to applicants being considered for interviews (will continue on a rolling basis as applications are screened). Beginning the week of August 24, 2020
Interview invitations sent out (will continue on a rolling basis as applications are completed). Beginning the week of September 7, 2020
Interviews (All interviews are virtual via Zoom this cycle and are only scheduled on Wednesdays). September 23, 2020 to March 31, 2021
Final MCAT administration date accepted (Regular Decision applicants).  NOTE: This is the last MCAT date for this cycle. September 28, 2020
Early Decision Program applicants will be notified of their status. October 1, 2020 at the latest
Regular Decision applicants will be notified of their status. We accept 100 new students each year. Beginning October 15, 2020 and on a rolling basis through March 2021.
“Plan to Enroll” becomes available in the Choose Your Medical School tool for accepted applicants to select, in their AMCAS application. February 19, 2021
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, 2021
“Commit to Enroll” becomes available in the Choose Your Medical School tool for accepted applicants to select, in their AMCAS application.  April 30, 2021
Applicants should narrow their acceptance offers to one, with no limit on the number of alternate list offers they may hold. April 30, 2021
A non-refundable $250 seat fee is required with "Commit to Enroll" Selection. Beginning May 1, 2021
Final “Commit to Enroll” deadline for UofSC School of Medicine Columbia.  July 5, 2021 (Tentative)
Required Orientation for new MI Students. July 26, 2021 to August 6, 2021 (Tentative)
Our program begins. August 9, 2021 (Tentative)

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