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MCG Application Procedures

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MCG participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), a centralized application service administered by the Association of American Colleges (AAMC). 

Applications will be processed in the AMCAS office then forwarded to the medical school(s) of the applicant’s choice.  Upon receipt of the student’s application from AMCAS, MCG will forward an application supplement to the applicants approved for further consideration.  MCG does not charge an additional application fee in addition to the AMCAS fee.  MCG will download all letters of recommendation from AMCAS.

AMCAS applications for admission to the August 2016 class are available on the AAMC’S website at https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/amcas/.  This website provides application instructions and more information regarding the application process.

Early Decision Program

Only Georgia residents will be considered for MCG’S Early Decision Program (EDP).  Applicants must submit their AMCAS applications between June 2, 2015 and August 1, 2015.  All applications and official transcripts must be received in the AMCAS office by August 1st to be considered under the EDP.  Transcripts must arrive to the AMCAS office directly from the college’s/university’s Registrar’s Office.  All application supplemental documents, which are items required in addition to the AMCAS application, should be returned one week after receipt and must be in the application file by August 1, 2015.  Supplemental documents include all residency documentation, required course listings, and other specifically requested documents.

Applicants competitive for the Early Decision program will either:

1. have an MCAT score of 31 (old scale) or the 85th percentile and above (new scale) and will have a total GPA of 3.7* and above (*total GPAs between 3.65 and 3.69 will be rounded to 3.7)

-- OR –

2. seek admission to the MCG at GRU Certificate of Rural Community Health program with commitment to attend the Southwest Georgia clinical campus during years 3 and 4 along with other programmatic requirements.  Please note that the Certificate of Rural Community Health program does not have a specific MCAT or GPA requirement.  However, admission is competitive and is based on a limited number of seats available on the Southwest Georgia clinical campus.

EDP applicants must have taken the MCAT by the end of June 2015.  Early Decision Program applicants will be notified of their acceptance by October 1, 2015.

Regular Decision Program

Applicants must submit their AMCAS applications between June 2, 2015 and November 1, 2015.  All applications and official transcripts must be received in the AMCAS office by November 1st to be considered for the Regular Decision Program.  MCG at GRU must be listed on the AMCAS application as a school of application by the November 1st deadline.  Official transcripts from U.S. and Canadian post-secondary institutions must be received by November 15, 2015.  Transcripts must arrive to the AMCAS office directly from the college’s/university’s Registrar’s Office.  All application supplemental documents, which are items required in addition to the AMCAS application, should be returned two weeks after receipt and must be in the application file by December 1, 2015.  These items include all residency documentation, required course listings, and other specifically requested documents.    

Regular Decision Program applicants must have taken the MCAT by the end of September 2015.

Campus Assignment

Early Decision Program applicants will be notified of their acceptance by October 1, 2015 and will learn of their campus assignment prior
to matriculation in August 2016. Please note that applicants applying to the Early Decision Program should be willing to be assigned to either the Augusta campus or GRU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens. Applicants accepted to the Regular Decision Program will be notified of their campus assignment prior to matriculation in August 2016.

Letters of Recommendation

All applicants will be required to have their letter writers submit their Letters of Recommendation, through AMCAS only, before an interview invitation is considered. The Admissions Committee will not review an applicant’s file without having received all three letters of recommendation. The three letters of recommendation include one from the Pre-Health Advisory committee from the undergraduate institution and two personal references. It is strongly recommended that one of the personal recommendations comes from a physician.

AMCAS will receive letters from users of VirtualEvals, Interfolio, and via the U.S. Postal Service. In addition, letter writers who currently mail letters can opt to upload letters directly to AMCAS through the AMCAS Letter Writer Application.  You may find instructions on how to submit letters of recommendation by clicking here

 

 

 

 

 

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