Submitting an Application

Application to Harvard Medical School is made through AMCAS, the American Medical College Application Service. The final deadline to submit the AMCAS application is November 2, 2020. All applicants who submit the AMCAS application will be eligible to file the HMS Supplemental Application. The link is emailed automatically to all AMCAS applicants who designate Harvard on the AMCAS form once the AMCAS application is verified. A non-refundable application filing fee of $100 must accompany the completed supplemental application at the time of submission. This fee will be waived for all applicants who have been granted an AMCAS fee waiver. No supplemental applications for the first-year class will be accepted after November 9, 2020.

Application Submission

Early submission of application materials is encouraged because it assures sufficient time for obtaining premedical advisory committee evaluations and individual letters of evaluation. All letters of evaluation should be received by AMCAS by November 9, 2020. Applications remaining incomplete after the HMS Supplemental Application deadline of November 9, 2020, will be reviewed and acted upon on the basis of the application materials on file at that time. All application materials become the property of Harvard Medical School.


Applicants selected for interview will be notified by the middle of January. Offers of acceptance will be made from this group. All applicants will be notified of final decisions by the third week of March. Under no circumstances will decision information be released by telephone.

Only the Committee on Admissions has the authority to make offers of admission to Harvard Medical School, and this authority cannot be delegated to any other person, committee, or group. In order to be valid, an offer of admission must be signed by the Chairperson of the Committee on Admissions. All admissions decisions are final.