MCG Application Procedures
MCG participates in the American Medical College Application Service, a centralized application service administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Applicants may obtain the AMCAS application and return the completed application to that office between June 1, 2012 and Nov. 1, 2012.
The deadline for applying for admission to the August 2013 class is Nov. 1, 2012. MCG at GRU must be listed as a school of application with AMCAS by the Nov. 1 deadline.
Official transcripts from U.S. and Canadian post-secondary institutions must be received by Aug. 1, 2012 for MCG’s Early Decision Program and Nov. 15, 2012 for MCG’s Regular Decision Program. Transcripts must arrive to AMCAS directly from the Registrar’s Office.
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 applicants approved for further consideration. All student supplemental records (items required in addition to the AMCAS application) should be returned two weeks after receipt and must be in the student file by Dec. 1, 2012. These items include all residency data, required course listings and other specifically requested data. MCG will download all letters of reference from AMCAS.
AMCAS applications for admission to the August 2013 class are available on the internet at the following web address: www.aamc.org. This web site provides the 2013 application as well as instructions for the application process.
There is no application fee at the MCG in addition to the AMCAS fee.
Early Decision Program
The Medical College of Georgia at GRU will participate in the Early Decision Program for the 2013 entering class. Only Georgia residents will be considered for the Early Decision Program. Applicants must file applications for admission with AMCAS between June 1, 2012 and Aug. 1, 2012. All applications and official transcripts must be received in the AMCAS office by Aug. 1 to be considered under the Early Decision Program. Early Decision Program applicants must have taken the MCAT by June 2012. The 2011-2012 admissions cycle included 69 early decision applications.
Early Decision Program applicants will be notified of their acceptance by October 1, 2012 and will learn of their campus assignment prior to matriculation in August 2013. Please note: Applicants applying to the Medical College of Georgia at GRU Early Decision Program should be willing to be assigned to either the Augusta campus or GRU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens. Regular Decision Program - accepted applicants will be notified of their campus assignment prior to matriculation in August 2013.
Letters of Recommendation
All applicants will be required to have their letter writers submit "only" to AMCAS their Letters of Recommendation 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.