You may receive an acceptance, rejection, or information stating that you have been placed on hold or on a wait-list.
Schools vary greatly in the time they take to make and communicate decisions. At the end of your interview day, it is appropriate to ask when you should expect to hear from them next.
Each allopathic medical school can start to offer acceptances to candidates after October 15. By late March of the matriculation year, the schools will have issued a number of offers of acceptance at least equal to the expected number of students in its first-year entering class.
If offered admissions, allopathic medical schools require a refundable deposit to hold a place in the class.
- Allopathic schools will refund all deposits without financial penalties until the end of April.
- By the end of April you must respond to each offer of acceptance.
- If you decide not to attend a particular school prior to the end of April, you must withdraw your application from application to be fair to those on the wait-list.
- Osteopathic medical schools require non-refundable deposits to hold a place in the class. Read the "Application Process Guidelines" in the Osteopathic Medical College Information Book for the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS).
Be optimistic if you are wait-listed; many candidates are accepted from the wait-list during the spring and early summer. If you are wait-listed, please consult Jodi Domsky by mid-February about ways you can enhance your candidacy.