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Overview

Step 1: Take the MCAT

Although a good timing for many students for the MCAT is in the spring of Junior year, or approximately 18 months before you expect to enroll in medical school, there have been recent challenges with that timing due to the current pandemic. Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) recognizes the unique challenges that COVID-19 has caused for many applicants in the 2021 application cycle. To assist with one aspect of the application process, the Committee on Admissions has extended the latest MCAT scores that will be considered, and will now accept scores from January 2017 through September 2020 test dates.

With this accommodation, the Committee on Admissions for WUSM acknowledges that delivery of test scores may be later than is typical for some applicants. We will strive to be especially flexible in this 2021 application cycle, and believe our December 15, 2020 deadline for the secondary application and related materials allows adequate time for these adjustments.

Step 2: Apply to Washington University School of Medicine

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

View instructions on how to fill out the AMCAS application

SPECIAL NOTE

Please note that you may experience a delay in the verification of your AMCAS application due to increased volume.  Visit Applying to Medical School with AMCAS┬« to view the current processing dates for applications and transcripts.  The COVID-19 pandemic created unique challenges for AMCAS, applicants, their colleges and universities, and medical schools.  The Washington University School of Medicine remains committed to ensuring a fair and equitable application process.  We are aware that there may be delays with your transcripts and MCAT scores.  All applications completed prior to the December 15, 2020 deadline will be reviewed.  We continue to monitor the situation and will make adjustments as needed.  Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this unique time.

Step 3: Complete your Supplemental Application 

Via email, you will receive a link to the Supplementary Application approximately three days after we receive your AMCAS application data. Complete your Supplemental Application no later than December 15.

Step 4: Submit letters of recommendation

Have letters of recommendation submitted to the Committee on Admissions on your behalf by December 15.

Step 5: Check your status at our applicant portal, mdapply.wustl.edu

Check mdapply.wustl.edu periodically to determine when your application is complete. Be sure to keep your contact information accurate and timely.

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