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Early Decision

Students applying to New York Medical College through the Early Decision Program must meet the following requirements:

  • Apply through AMCAS by August 1 of the application year
  • Take the MCAT prior to July 31 of the application year 

Early decision applicants are notified of a decision no later than October 1.

Early decision applicants to New York Medical College are not permitted to submit applications to any other medical school until an acceptance decision has been made.

Possible Decision Outcomes

Accept
This is a binding decision. Students accepted through the Early Decision Program cannot apply to any other medical school during the application year nor matriculate to any other medical school the following year.

Deferred to the General Applicant Pool
Deferred applicants are still considered “active applicants” to New York Medical College, but have been released from the restrictions of the Early Decision Program. Early Decision applicants deferred to the general pool are free to apply to other medical schools and matriculate anywhere you are accepted.

Reject
Rejected early decision applicants are no longer considered as active applicants to New York Medical College for the current application year and are free to apply to other schools and matriculate anywhere they are accepted.

General Academic Requirements International Students

It is strongly recommended undergraduate coursework leading to a baccalaureate degree is completed at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.  However, international applicants must have successfully completed the following of premed requirements (or have them in progress) from an accredited college in the United States or Canada:

General Biology, 2 semesters or equivalent, with labs 
General Chemistry, 2 semesters or equivalent, with labs 
Organic Chemistry, 1st semester or equivalent with lab
Biochemistry, 1 semester or equivalent, (with or without lab)
Physics, 2 semesters or equivalent, with labs 
English, 2 semesters or equivalent (or successful completion of the English requirements of your undergraduate institution)

Important note about the Biochemistry requirement

  • If you are still an undergraduate and have not yet taken Biochemistry, we will still review your application if Biochemistry is listed as a course you anticipate taking prior to graduation. If you are accepted to the School of Medicine, we will verify your successful completion of this course on your final transcript.
  • If you are still an undergraduate and are unable to fit Biochemistry into your schedule prior to graduation, we will still review your application if you have already taken Organic II. However confirmation of successful completion of a biochemistry course prior to matriculation will be required. (On-line coursework accepted for this specific situation only.
  • If you have already graduated and did not take Biochemistry, we will still review your application if you have taken Organic II. However confirmation of successful completion of a biochemistry course prior to matriculation will be required. (On-line coursework accepted for this specific situation only.) 

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) must be taken between January 2016 and July 2018.