OSU Procedures and Deadlines for Applying to Medical School in 2018 (For Admission Fall 2019).

Keep this page for reference. NOTE: PHHS has their own paperwork.

Calendar (as of October 20, 2017)

Please refer to the official MCAT website for test dates.

Please refer to  for Fee Assistance Program to see if you are eligible for financial assistance with the MCAT and prep materials. 

Oct. 18, 2017

   MCAT registration opens for test dates in January to June 2018


   Review “Self-Assessment” to determine if you are ready to apply.

   Attend the November Application Seminar for an overview of the application process. 

   Start planning for the MCAT. Visit www.aamc.org and www.aacom.org.

   Get health care and community service experience over winter break. Read broadly! 


Attend the November Application Meeting (mid-November)

Review Premed Application site to create a student profile for collecting letters of evaluation, do a self assessment, and review the steps for officially "opening" your premed file

MCAT review courses bagin 


Attend more detailed Application Seminar in late winter or early spring term.

Meet with a coordinating premedical committee advisor and your own premedical advisor to open your premedical file (deadline: June 8).

Begin asking for letters of recommendation (due June 25).

Research schools, review prerequisites, and work on personal statement.

Contact via email: premed-committee@oregonstate.edu.

Jan 19,20, 25
MCAT administered
Feb MCAT registration opens for test dates in July to September 2018
March 24
MCAT administered
April 6, 20, 21 MCAT administered
Early to Mid-May AMCAS and AACOMAS applications open on web.
May 5, 18, 19, 24 MCAT administered
June 1, 2, 16, 29, 30
MCAT administered
June 8
Deadline officially “open” your Premed File. Meet with your own Premedical Adivsor first to check in about your application readiness. Then meet with a coordinating premed committee advisor (Maureen Leong-Kee or Cody Duncan) for further discussion. Complete the Student Profile for Letters of Evaluation, the Pre-Medical File Intake web form, create a tentative list of schools, make a list of activities and have a draft of your personal statement to bring to the meeting. Once you have the signatures on your required signature page (which you will get from your meeting with Maureen or Cody), then your premedical file is officially open. Refer to http://www.science.oregonstate.edu/premed-application. Contact via email: premed-committee@oregonstate.edu.
June (early) Earliest date to submit AMCAS or AACOMAS
Request ALL transcripts be sent to AMCAS or AACOMAS.    
June 25

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).

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 7, 20, 21, 24
MCAT administered  (NOTE: these are latest dates for this cycle - Really!)
Aug 3, 4, 9, 10, 18, 31
MCAT administered
Sep 1, 9, 18, 19
MCAT administered (NOTE: these dates are too late for this cycle)
Sep 2018 - Apr 2019 Students interview and receive offers of admission or rejection notices or, quite commonly, are put on hold for months.
Apr 30, 2019 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 and complete the reapplicant information sheet


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