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Graduating students from the College of Medicine

Application Timeline

May 15 to November 1

Submit AMCAS Application & MCAT Scores

The College of Medicine participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Applications are found on line at the Association of American Medical College website:

  • The Early Decision Program is available to in-state students.
  • The AMCAS deadline for Early Decision is August 1 and action is taken by the Admissions Committee by October 1.
  • Students whose first choice of medical school is MUSC are encouraged to apply if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and MCAT scores of 504 or above.

July 1 to December 15

Submit the MUSC Secondary Application

When the verified AMCAS application is received by MUSC (usually 4 weeks after it is submitted to AMCAS), all applicants are sent an email directing them to the MUSC website where they access the Secondary Application. All applicants receive the MUSC Secondary Application. A nonrefundable $95 application fee is required to submit this application.


All recommendations are to be submitted to AMCAS using the Letter Writer Service available at: Association of American Medical College

Recommendations should be from three college professors or a college packet from your pre-med advisory committee. Students who have been out of college for a while can substitute an employer for one of the faculty letters. Applicants are required to submit 3 letters, but no more than 5 recommendation letters.

Early September to mid-March

Applicant Interviews (Invitation only)

Applicants who meet a pre-established academic profile using the cumulative gpa and total MCAT scores are invited for interviews. Out-of-state applicants are required to have a higher academic profile, along with close-ties to the state of South Carolina to be invited for interviews.

October 1 to March 15

Final Admission Decisions

The Admissions Committee meets monthly beginning at the end of September and sends out acceptances on a rolling basis.