The Importance of Applying Early and When to Take the MCAT

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The Importance of Applying Early and When To Take The MCAT

Deciding when to take the MCAT will affect when you apply to medical school via AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS.

You’re applying to medical school in 2018 and aren’t sure when to take the MCAT.

Here’s the deal.

Take the medical college admissions test (MCAT) early.

We cannot stress enough the importance of applying early to gain admission to medical school.

Medical School Admissions: The Importance of Applying Early and When To Take The MCAT

Look:

In our experience, you will increase your chances of receiving interviews if you are considered in a smaller pool of applicants.

Do you see how important this is?

Remember:

Clients with roughly the same stats and accomplishments tend to have greater success when they apply early versus late.

MedEdits' Success Maps

  • When can you start submitting medical school applications?

  • When can you submit your application to AMCAS, AACOMAS, or TMDSAS?

  • Why should you apply early to medical school?

Important dates on the AMCAS, TMDSAS, and AACOMAS timelines.

AMCAS Dates 2018 – 2019

Class of 2023

  • AMCAS Application Opens May 1, 2018
  • AMCAS Transcripts Receipt Begin May 1, 2018
  • AMCAS Submission Begins June 1, 2018
*Dates subject to change by AAMC

TMDSAS Dates 2018 – 2019

Class of 2023

  • TMDSAS Application Opens TBA 2018
  • TMDSAS Transcripts Receipt Begin TBA 2018
  • TMDSAS Submission Begins TBA 2018
*Dates subject to change by TMDSAS

AACOMAS Dates 2018 – 2019

Class of 2023

  • AACOMAS Application Opens TBA 2018
  • AACOMAS Transcripts Receipt Begin TBA 2018
  • AACOMAS Submission Begins TBA 2018
*Dates subject to change by AACOMAS

Take the MCAT as early as possible

Related: The MedEdit Success Map

What else?

This also means taking the MCAT as early as possible.

Remember:

If you take an August MCAT, this puts you in the “late bucket” of applications.

What does this mean?

While some applicants have success if they take the August MCAT, you will optimize your chances of success if you take an earlier exam.

We’ve got you covered:

If you are applying this year and have either not received interviews or have only received waitlists thus far, you must also start to think about reapplying if this becomes necessary.

So let’s start planning now.

We encourage clients to retain our services as soon as possible for the 2018/2019 application season.

This year’s cycle has been fiercely competitive.

Because of our clients’ success this year, we expect to become booked as next season progresses. Ideally, you should submit applications in early June for the 2018/2019 season.