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Dates & Deadlines

Important Admissions Dates and Deadlines


AMCAS Application Opens May
AMCAS Transcripts Receipt Begins May 
AMCAS Application Submission Begins June
Secondary Application Opens July
Final MCAT test date of the year September
Interviews Begin September
FAFSA Application Opens October 1
AMCAS Application Submission Deadline November 1
Secondary Application Submission Deadline (October 15 is strongly encouraged) December 15
Interviews End January
All Final Admissions Decisions Posted March 15
Per the AAMC's "Application and Acceptance Protocols for Applicants", accepted applicants holding more than three acceptances should narrow their offers to three medical schools and withdraw from all other accepted schools. April 15
AMCAS "Commit to Enroll" opens on AMCAS.  This is the last day an admitted student may hold multiple acceptances. April 30
Admitted students must choose one school to "Plan to Enroll" on AMCAS.  Admitted students must decline all other admissions offers, but may remain on alternate lists at other schools. If you designate another school at which you "Plan to Enroll", we reqeust you withdraw your seat from our class.  If you need additional time to decide, contact our office immediately. May 1
Rural Program Deadline May 1
If you are admitted to one of our prematriculation programs (summer research fellowship or Introduction to Medical Education at Iowa), you must choose "Commit to Enroll" at Carver College of Medicine, and withdraw from any alternate lists you may be holding.  Failure to do so may result in withdrawal from the program and loss of the stipend. May 14
All accepted applicants are required to select the "Commit to Enroll" option by this date.  Failure to do so will result in withdrawal of your University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine acceptance.
July 19
MD Orientation August 9 - 13, 2021
White Coat Ceremony Friday, August 13, 2021