What Applicants Need to Know
The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) has developed a tool for applicants who have been accepted at one or more medical schools in the 2024 cycle to indicate their intention which schools they initially plan to attend. This is the “AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool” – you can access as a medical school applicant.
Up until the dates below, applicants can hold acceptances at multiple schools and be on more than one Alternate list. The option to designate “Plan to Enroll” on AMCAS opens on February 19, 2024.
Medical schools have individual school-specific dates and policies based on several factors, including the start date of classes when students matriculate to that school. Most schools require that Admitted students “Commit to Enroll” at least 21 days before the class matriculates.
Dates for the 2024 Application Cycle
- Feb 19, 2024 – “Plan to Enroll” using the AAMC Choose Your Medical School (CYMS) tool becomes available for applicants in AMCAS. This only applies to applicants who have been accepted and had their status changed to “Accepted” on AMCAS by individual schools according to the school’s date for making decisions.
- April 15, 2024 – Applicant protocols ask applicant to narrow their acceptance offers to three. Applicants can hold any number of offers for wail-lists or positions for alternates.
- April 30, 2024 – “Commit to Enroll” becomes available to applicants in the AMCAS CYMS tool. Plan to enroll remains available to applicants in AMCAS. “Commit to Enroll” indicates the applicant has made their final selection and have withdrawn from all other schools. Using the CYMS tool to commit to enroll does not automatically withdraw students from other medical schools. It is the responsibility of each applicant to inform the remaining schools of their decision once they are prepared to commit to enroll. Even if you are accepted to only one school, you must still use the AMCAS CYMS tool to officially commit to enroll on AMCAS.
- June 29, 2024 – Final deadline for all accepted applicants to “Commit to Enroll” for the UAMS College of Medicine. Applicants must meet this deadline or risk having the medical school admissions offer rescinded.