How to Apply with AMCAS
There is a great deal of information you will want to know before opening your AMCAS application, most of which is contained in the current version of the AMCAS Instructions. If you are applying to the Fee Assistance Program, you’ll want to do that before you apply as well.
The first three sections of the application are Identifying Information, Schools Attended, and Biographic Information. In these sections, you’ll supply information about who you are, where you went to school, where you live, and how you can be contacted.
The Course Work section is often reported as the most difficult section to complete. You should start by requesting a personal copy of your official transcript(s) from each school you attended after high school. You’ll then use the transcript(s) to enter detailed information regarding every course in which you enrolled at any post-secondary institution.
Enter any work experience or extracurricular activities, awards, honors, or publications that you would like to bring to the attention of the medical school(s) to which you are applying. A maximum of 15 experiences may be entered, some of which you will designate as your “most meaningful” experiences.
The Letters of Evaluation section is where you will enter information regarding each letter of evaluation being sent to AMCAS. Up to ten (10) letter entries may be created. Letter entries may continuously be added throughout the application process; however, after submission of your application, letter entries cannot be edited or deleted.
The Medical Schools section is where you will select the schools to which you will apply. You can also use this section to designate the schools you wish to receive specific letters of evaluation.
The Essay(s) section is where you will compose your personal comments explaining any pertinent information not included elsewhere in the application.
In the Standardized Tests section, you will enter or edit future MCAT test dates, review previous MCAT scores, and enter any additional test information, such as GRE scores.
Before submitting your application, we strongly recommend using the “Print Application” button on the Main Menu for proofreading purposes, as very few changes are permitted after submission. During submission, you must certify that you have read the AMCAS Instruction Manual . Payment is due at this time as well.
You are responsible for regularly checking the status of your application throughout the entirety of the application process.
This application is for those applying to the 2014 entering class. The application for those applying to the 2015 entering class will be available May 1.
Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-7p.m. (ET)
Closed Wednesdays 3p.m.-5p.m. (ET)