Timeline

Admissions Timeline

Early May

AMCAS application opens

Early June

AMCAS application becomes available for submission

Early July

HMS secondary opens and becomes available for submission

September

Interviews begin

November 2

Final deadline for AMCAS application

November 9

Final deadline for HMS secondary application and all materials (letters, MCAT scores, etc.)

November 16

AMCAS transcript deadline. All transcripts must be received before this date.

January

Interviews conclude

Early March

All admissions decisions are sent out via email on the same date, whether candidates are accepted, declined, or waitlisted. Candidates accepted or waitlisted for admission are sent financial aid materials. Families should file tax returns, FAFSA, and Need Access application as soon possible.

Mid to Late March

Deadline for submission of all financial aid application materials including tax returns. Evaluation of completed files and email notification of financial aid award letters begins on a rolling basis.

Mid-April

Revisit

April 15 Admitted students should narrow their acceptance offers down to three schools.
April 30 Admitted students planning to enroll at HMS must select the "Plan to Enroll" option on the Choose your Medical School tool in their AMCAS application.*
June 1 Admitted students planning to enroll at HMS must select the "Commit to Enroll” option on the Choose Your Medical School tool in their AMCAS application.**

June 12

Immunization and health forms deadline

July

Email notification of fall term bill sent to students

July 1

Deadline to submit all transcripts to the admissions office

Early August

Matriculation & White Coat Ceremony

* Admitted students planning to enroll at HMS must select the "Plan to Enroll" option on the Choose your Medical School tool on or before April 30. In doing so, it is expected that applicants will promptly withdraw their applications from other schools to which they have been offered admission. If applicants receive new offers of admission, they may update this selection at any time, but they can select only one school at a time. Applicants should notify all schools promptly if their plan to enroll changes.

** Admitted students planning to enroll at HMS must select the "Commit to Enroll” option on the Choose Your Medical School tool on or before June 1. Out of professional courtesy to other applicants and medical schools, applicants should make this selection as soon as their plans have been confirmed, but no later than June 1. In doing so, it is expected that applicants will promptly withdraw their applications from other schools to which they have been offered admission or placed on the alternate list.

Admission Decisions

HMS does not have an early decision program or a rolling admissions policy. All admissions decisions are sent out via email on the same date in early March, whether candidates are accepted, declined, or waitlisted. All admissions decisions are final.

Deferred Admissions

Requests for deferred matriculation and admission are only available to accepted students. Accepted students who would like to apply for deferral must write to the Faculty Associate Dean for Admissions stating their reason for requesting deferral and their proposed plans for the duration of the deferral. We cannot guarantee deferral requests will be granted. If approved, deferrals are typically granted for one year, though they are routinely renewed for students involved in multi-year fellowship programs. The Committee on Admissions is generally supportive of proposals that provide for participation in intellectually rewarding opportunities and service programs during the time of deferral from HMS.

As tuition and unit loan amounts usually rise each year, students should carefully consider the financial implications of deferring to a future year.