How to Apply

Applying early is a big advantage. If you do not submit your application until October, more than half of the interview opportunities will have already been assigned.



Step 1: Take the MCAT

The best timing for many students is in the spring of Junior year or approximately 18 months before you expect to enroll in medical school.

Step 2: Apply to Washington University School of Medicine

Apply to WUSM (school 184) by December 1 by filling out the AMCAS online application. For instructions, visit

Step 3: Complete your Supplemental Application 

It’s online. Go to to complete no later than December 31 . (We do not send an invitation to complete our Supplemental Application).

Step 4: Submit letters of recommendation

Have letters of recommendation submitted to the Committee on Admissions on your behalf by December 31.

Step 5: Check your status and keep your contact information up to date

Check the WUMSapply website periodically to determine when your application is complete. Be sure to keep your contact information accurate and timely.