AMCAS Presentation - University of Iowa

Report
The 2013 AMCAS
Application
For Applicants
A Presentation to
University of Iowa Pre-Meds
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
About AMCAS
• What does AMCAS do?
• Provides an online medical school application and
distributes your application to the medical schools you
designate
• Verifies academic records and calculates an AMCAS
GPA
• Collects & distributes letters of recommendation to the
medical schools you designate
• Facilitates criminal background checks for accepted
applicants
How does AMCAS work?
Application
Submitted
• Online
application
completed &
submitted to
AMCAS
• Fees paid (or
FAP award used)
Application
Processed
• All required
official transcripts
arrive at AMCAS
• Verification of
coursework and
calculation of
AMCAS GPAs
Application
Delivered
• Verified
application sent
to designated
medical schools
• Letters delivered
as they are
received
Application Timeline
For the 2013 entering class
May 1, 2012_____________
AMCAS application opens &
AMCAS begins accepting
transcripts
June 5, 2012_____________ Earliest date that applications
can be submitted
June 29, 2012____________ Initial transmission of
application data to medical
schools
Application Timing (Cont.d)
Application deadlines are posted on the AMCAS
website and within the online application
Get your official transcripts sent early (summer).
2013 Processing Fees:
The processing fee (includes 1 school) is $160.
It’s $34 for each additional school you designate.
2013 AMCAS Participation
Tentative Participation (finalized April 1)
Application
All eligible AAMC LCME
accredited medical schools
141
with the exception of Texas public
LCME Regular MD
Letters
134 Schools/Programs
Schools New to AMCAS
• University of North Dakota
• University of Missouri, Kansas City
• Regular MD program starts in
January
• University of Texas, San Antonio
• MD-PhD only
Criminal
Background
Checks
102 Schools/Programs
• Central Michigan University
For complete participation listings, visit:
Application: www.aamc.org/students/applying/amcas/participating_schools/
Letters: www.aamc.org/aboutamcasletters
CBC: www.aamc.org/amcascbc
Application Timing
Apply Early
Most students will apply in
the summer: June, July,
August. It can take AMCAS
four to six weeks to process
your application.
The deadline is Nov. 1st, but
Carver College of Medicine you should apply well in
advance (summer).
Deadlines Vary
Deadlines for other schools
generally fall between Oct 1
and Dec. 15
www.aamc.org/amcas
The AMCAS Application
• Identifying Information
• Schools Attended
• Biographic Information
• Course Work
• Work/Activities
• Letters of Evaluation
• Medical Schools
• Essay(s)
• Standardized Tests
Changes for the 2013 application
have been highlighted with a red
box throughout the presentation
Accessing the Application
AMCAS Main Menu
1. Identifying Information
2. Schools Attended
2. Schools Attended
2. Schools Attended
3. Biographic Information
Adjustment of Status (AOS)
• Applicants are now able to indicate that they are “in
process” for receiving U.S. citizenship
• The options available for Visa Status are:
Language Proficiency
What languages do
you speak?
Self Identification
This section is optional.
Self Identification
Additional options are available
under each category and
become visible after the main
category is checked
4. Course Work
4. Course Work
Use a personal copy of
your official transcript to
complete this section
4. Course Work
Average # of courses entered: 52
Average # of schools: 2-3
5. Work/Activities
• Maximum of 15 entries
• Maximum of 3 “Most Meaningful”
6. Letters of Evaluation
Tip: You can submit
your application
before your letters
are received by
AMCAS.
6. Letters of Evaluation
6. Letters of Evaluation
Letter Request Form
Applicant’s
identifying
information
Letter ID
and Letter
Type
Methods
the
author
can use
to send
their
letter to
AMCAS
Used by AMCAS to attach
the letter to the application
The author’s address
Many medical schools
require that
recommendations are
on official letterhead
and bear the signature
of the author
7. Medical Schools
Be sure to select the
correct program type and
be mindful of program and
transcript deadlines
8. Essay(s)
9. Standardized Tests
If you are re-taking the
MCAT and don’t indicate
your upcoming testing date,
medical schools may review
your application without
waiting for your new score.
Contact the MCAT Team
[email protected] | 202-828-0690
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm ET
Certification Statement
After Submission
• Verification
• Post-submission Changes
• Criminal Background Checks
• Multiple Accept Data
AMCAS Verification
Transcripts
Processing
• Once the application is submitted
• From the date of submission,
and all required official transcripts
are received, the application will
join the verification queue
verification can take up to 6 weeks
to be completed
 Use the Official Transcript Request
Form
 Applicants should consult the AMCAS
Instruction Manual and video tutorials to
ensure that all coursework is entered
accurately, including AP credit and
study abroad courses
• Verification consists of:
 Line-by-line comparison of each
coursework entry to corresponding item
on official transcript(s)
 Normalization of GPA, including
calculation of AMCAS GPAs
(Cumulative, BCPM [Biology-ChemistryPhysics-Math], and AO [All Other])
• Academic Change Requests
AMCAS Verification
# of days to complete verification
2012 Application
2011 Application
Post-submission Changes
• Only these items can be updated or changed in the
application after it has been submitted:
 Required and Alternate IDs
 Name, including Full Legal Name, Preferred Name, and Alternate Names
 Contact Information, including Permanent and Preferred Mailing
Addresses
 Alternate Contact Information
 Date of Birth, Birth Address, and Sex
 Letters of Evaluation (only additions of up to 10 total letter entries and
notifying AMCAS of a letter no longer being sent)
 Next MCAT testing date
 Add Medical Schools and change existing Program Types (deadlines,
fees, and restrictions apply)
 Release application information to school-designated pre-health advisor
Multiple Accept Data
• Medical schools cannot view the number or names of
other schools that an applicant has applied to
• Beginning February 10 of the application cycle, schools
will be able to see Multiple Accept Data, meaning that for
applicants a school has accepted, other schools where that
applicant is also currently holding an acceptance will be
visible
• Beginning April 1 of the application cycle, medical
schools have access to the National Acceptance Report,
which lists all applicants with a current Acceptance or
Matriculated action
See the Traffic Rules for Admission Officers for more info
Criminal Background Checks
•Participating medical schools have Criminal Background Checks on their
accepted or waitlisted applicants facilitated by the AAMC
• Applicants will receive an e-mail notification from our vendor, Certiphi
Screening, Inc.,initiating the background check
• Applicants will also have 10 calendar days to review their report for
irregularities, after that time it will automatically be sent to the medical
school(s)
• There is no additional charge for this service
2012 Fee Assistance Program
Benefits
How to Apply
• Assists applicants who, without
financial assistance, would be
•Visit www.aamc.org/fap
unable to take the MCAT or apply
to medical schools through AMCAS
•Reduction of MCAT Registration
fee from $240 to $85
• Free copy of The Official Guide to
the MCAT Exam & Complimentary
access to MSAR Online
• Waiver of AMCAS application fees
for up to 14 medical schools
• Benefits cannot be applied
retroactively-- apply for fee
assistance in advance of registering
for the MCAT or submitting an
AMCAS application
Benefits are valid only for
the calendar year in which
the award is granted.
AMCAS Resources
https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/amcas/amcasresources/
More Resources for Applying
AMCAS
www.aamc.org/amcas
Applicants:
[email protected]
202-828-0600
www.facebook.com/amcasinfo
Fee Assistance
Program
[email protected]
202-828-0600
www.aamc.org/fap
www.aamc.org/mcat
[email protected]
202-828-0690
MSAR
[email protected]
MCAT
www.twitter.com/amcasinfo
www.aamc.org/msar
www.youtube.com/amcasinfo
Best wishes for your application to medical
school!

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