Application Timelines

Below you will find application timelines for allopathic medical schools, osteopathic medical schools, physician assistant schools, dental schools, veterinarian schools, and pharmacy schools.  If you are interested in pursing a program not listed here please work with your prehealth advisor to draft your personalized timelines.

Allopathic Medical School (MD) Timeline for 2018 Application/2019 Matriculation

Month/Year Applicant Application Services Schools
November 2017-January 2018 Application 101 Info Meeting; start working on your Review My Application if you have time    
January-May 2018 Complete a Review My Application (RMA) form and schedule an RMA appointment with a prehealth advisor    
May 2018 Send final transcript to AMCAS, TMDSAS Receives final transcript  
Before 1st week of June 2018 Take MCAT    
May 31-June 2018

Submit primary application to AMCAS, TMDSAS (Texas schools) as soon as possible

Upload a PDF of your Verified AMCAS application to the AdviseStream so we can transmit your letters of recommendation and committee letter to AMCAS, TMDSAS

Verifies transcript courses and grades; receives our letter packet and transmits data to your selected medical schools Receive primary applications; begin to screen applicants; send applicants secondary applications
July 2018 Begin completing secondary applications   Continue to screen applicants; begin to send invitations to interview
August 2018-March 2019 Interview at schools; update your application if appropriate; accept admission offers. If you have decided NOT to attend a school to which you have been accepted, promptly withdraw your application from that school.   Invite applicants to interview; make admissions decisions; notify applicants of decision
October-November 2018     Acceptances made by schools who do rolling admissions
March-April 2019     Acceptances made by schools who do not do rolling admissions 
April 30, 2019 You can hold only one acceptance in a medical school on this date (See Managing Acceptance)   Some applicants moved from wait list to "accept"
May 15-July 2019     Some applicants continue to be admitted
August 2019 Matriculate at school; attend orientation and White Coat Ceremony! Begin classes.    
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Osteopathic Medical School (DO) Timeline for 2018 Application/2019 Matriculation

Month/Year

Applicant

Application Services

Schools

November 2017-January 2018

Application 101 Info Meeting; start working on your Review My Application if you have time

 

 

January-May 2018

Complete a Review My Application (RMA) form and schedule an RMA appointment with a prehealth advisor, ask for letters of recommendation

 

 

May 2018

Submit primary application to AACOMAS

Send final transcript to AACOMAS

Receives application, transcript

 

Before 1st week of June 2018

Take MCAT

 

 

June 2018

Upload a PDF of your Verified AACOMAS application to AdviseStream so we can transmit your letters of recommendation and committee letter to AAACOMAS

Verifies transcript courses and grades; receives our letter packet and transmits data to your selected medical schools

Receive primary applications; begin to screen applicants; send applicants secondary applications

July 2018

Begin completing secondary applications

 

Continue to screen applicants; begin to send invitations to interview

August 2018-May 14, 2019

Interview at schools; update your application if appropriate; accept admission offers. If you have decided NOT to attend a school to which you have been accepted, promptly withdraw your application from that school.

*Admission offers can be extended any time after the interview.  Deadline dates and amount of time to respond are based on when offer of admission was made.  Please see traffic rules for full information. 

 

Invite applicants to interview; make admissions decisions; notify applicants of decision

May 15, 2019

You can hold only one acceptance in a medical school on this date.

 

Some applicants continue to be admitted

August 2019

Matriculate at school; attend orientation and White Coat Ceremony! Begin classes.

 

 

Since AACOM traffic rules differ for DO schools than for MD, please work with your HPA advisor for the best plan for you regarding acceptances.

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Physician Assistant School (PA) Timeline for 2018 Application/2019 Matriculation

Month/Year

Applicant

Application Services

Schools

January-May 2018

Begin gathering your experiences in one place (resume, AdviseStream, word doc).  Using CASPA’s directions begin to categorize your activities.

Create a spreadsheet of schools you will be applying to with their deadlines, requirements for pre-requisite courses, and minimum hours of health care experience; ask for letters or recommendation

Draft your personal statement

 

 

End of April 2018

CASPA Application Opens

Create account

Complete Colleges Attended

Complete Evaluation Requests

Complete GRE or MCAT

 

 

10 -12 weeks prior to first deadline

Send Official Transcripts

Enter Coursework

Confirm that References have received CASPA's request

 

 

6-8 weeks prior to first deadline

Submit a completed Application

Verifies transcript courses and grades; receives our letter packet and transmits data to your selected medical schools

Verification can take up to 4 weeks

Receive primary applications; begin to screen applicants; send applicants secondary applications

Late summer-Fall 2018

Begin completing secondary applications

 

Continue to screen applicants; begin to send invitations to interview

Fall 2018-Spring 2019

Interview at schools; accept admission offers.

 

Invite applicants to interview; make admissions decisions; notify applicants of decision

March 2019

 

 

CASPA closes

March-July 2019

 

 

Some applicants moved from wait list to "accept"

August 2019

Matriculate at school; attend orientation and White Coat Ceremony! Begin classes.

 

 

CASPA : Central Application Service for Physician Assistants

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Dental School Timeline for 2018 Application/2019 Matriculation

Month/Year

Applicant

Application Services

Schools

November 2017-January 2018

Application 101 Info Meeting; start working on your Review My Application if you have time

 

 

January-May 2018

Complete a Review My Application (RMA) form and schedule a RMA interview with predental advisor, ask for letters of recommendation

 

 

May 2018

Send final transcript to AADSAS, TMDSAS

AADSAS opens to begin drafting application

TMDSAS opens for submission

Receives final transcript

 

Before 1st week of June 2018

Take DAT

 

 

June 2018

Submit primary application to AADSAS

Submit a PDF of your Verified AADSAS application to the HPA Office so we can transmit your letters of recommendation and committee letter to AADSAS, TMDSAS

Verifies transcript courses and grades; receives our letter packet and transmits data to your selected dental schools

Receive primary applications; begin to screen applicants; send applicants secondary applications

July 2018

Begin completing secondary applications

 

Continue to screen applicants; begin to send invitations to interview

August 2018-March 2019

Interview at schools; update your application if appropriate

 

Invite applicants to interview

December 2018

 Begin receiving acceptances

 

Acceptances can be released

March-April 2019

 

 

Acceptances made by schools who do not do rolling admissions 

April 1, 2019

You should only be holding 1 seat at this time. 

 

On April 5th AADSAS will release if you are holding more than 1 seat to all schools and an offer could be rescinded.

 

Some applicants moved from wait list to "accept"

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Veterinary School Timeline for 2018 Application/2019 Matriculation

Month/Year

Applicant

Application Services

Schools

January-May 2018

Begin to compile the information you will need for your application and  ask for letters of recommendation

 

 

May 15, 2018

VMCAS opens to begin working on application

Send final transcript to VMCAS

Receives final transcript

 

August 1, 2018

Submit primary application to VMCAS

Verifies transcript courses and grades; receives our letter packet and transmits data to your selected medical schools

Receive primary applications; begin to screen applicants; send applicants secondary applications

September 2018

Last month to take GRE.  Taking GRE earlier is better.

Primary applications close September 15, 2019.

 

 

September-October 2018

Complete and submit supplemental applications if not included in VMCAS primary.

 

Review applications

September-February 2019

Receive and conduct interviews.

Receive decision of acceptance, waitlist, or rejection.

Please see individual school website for their interview and decision timelines.

 

Invite applicants to interview.

Make admission decisions and notify students.

March 15, 2019

 

 

All schools have notified students of acceptance, wait list or rejection

April 15, 2019

You can hold only one acceptance in a veterinary school

 

 

August 2019

Matriculate at school; attend orientation and begin classes!

 

 

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Pharmacy School Timeline for 2018 Application/2019 Matriculation

Month/Year

Applicant

Application Services

Schools

December 2017-June 2018

Research schools, ask for letters of recommendation, and work on your personal statement; arrange for letters of recommendation to be submitted to PharmCAS (or directly to school, as per program instructions)

 

Complete your PCAT in January, June, or July 2018

 

 

July 2018

Send transcripts to PharmCAS

Submit primary application to PharmCAS

Verifies transcript courses and grades; transmits data to your selected pharmacy schools

Receive primary applications; applicants may be invited to complete  supplemental applications or obtain supplemental application on PharmD program website

August 2018

Complete supplemental applications within two weeks of receiving them

 

Receive supplemental applications, begin extending interview invitations

August 2018-April 2019

Interview

 

Send interview invitations

December 2018-February 2019

Complete required Academic Update in PharmCAS.  Send official summer 2018 and fall 2018 transcripts as soon as available to PharmCAS

Send updated information to schools

Continue to review application and send interview invitations

August 2018-Summer 2019

Receive acceptances

 

 

March 1, 2019

You may hold only one acceptance in a pharmacy school on this date

 

Schools may extend additional offers of admission; offers from wait-lists may extend up to first day of classes

April -June 2019

Complete required Spring Academic Update in PharmCAS.  Send official Spring 2019 transcripts to individual schools you have been accepted to.

Report updated course history to individual schools

Review final grades

August 2019

Matriculate at school; attend orientation and begin classes!

 

 

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