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, 2014 and Nov. 1, 2014.
The deadline for applying for admission to the August 2015 class is Nov. 1, 2014. 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, 2014 for MCG’s Early Decision Program and Nov. 15, 2014 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, 2014. 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 2015 class are available on the internet at the following web address: www.aamc.org. This web site provides the 2015 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
Only Georgia residents will be considered for MCG’s Early Decision Program. Applicants must file applications for admission with AMCAS between June 1, 2014 and Aug. 1, 2014. 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 2014. Applicants competitive for this program will have an MCAT score of 31 and above 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) There is no required minimum grade point average or score on the Medical College Admissions Test for the Regular Decision Program.
Early Decision Program applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Oct. 1,
2014 and will learn of their campus assignment prior
to matriculation in August 2015. Please note: 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. Regular Decision Program - accepted applicants also will be notified of their campus assignment prior to matriculation in August 2015.
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.