Applicants may begin submitting their applications on June 4, 2013. Our Early Decision Program deadline is August 1, 2013. Our Regular Decision deadline is December 1, 2013.
The School participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Submitted AMCAS applications will be reviewed when received for consideration of admission to the class entering in the fall of 2014. Applicants will be notified via email within two weeks of the School's receipt of a verified application from AMCAS. At this time, supplemental information (including the Supplementary Application and a $95.00 processing fee) is requested from applicants. The processing fee is waived for any student granted an AMCAS fee waiver. Our Supplemental Application is due on January 15.
Each application is screened for admissions criteria by staff members in the Office of Admissions. Complete applications are forwarded to a subset of the Admissions Committee for selection of applicants to be interviewed. Candidates invited to interview are asked to respond within two weeks with their acceptance of a specific interview date. Interviews are scheduled weekly from September through March.
Guidance for applicants is available at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) webpage Applying to Medical School. This website provides useful information for applicants including timelines to prepare for medical school application and admissions, background on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), details about the AMCAS application process, and a financial aid fact sheet.
Those still deciding whether a medical career is right for them are encouraged to visit the AAMC's Aspiring Docs website.
Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis after October 15. An applicant who is offered a position in the next entering class is required to accept or decline the offer within a two-week period. A $250 deposit, applied to the first tuition and fees payment upon matriculation, must accompany acceptance of an offer of admission. Prior to May 15 the deposit is fully refundable upon receipt of written notification that an applicant wishes to withdraw from the entering class. The acceptance deposit is nonrefundable after May 15. An offer of admission is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all requirements and conditions of admission. Admitted applicants are required to submit official transcripts from every college and university attended to the School of Medicine Registrar prior to July 15. These transcripts are included in their School of Medicine academic records.
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville participates in the Early Decision Program. This program permits an applicant to file a single application through AMCAS in early summer prior to August 1. The supplemental application must be submitted by August 15. We will only consider South Carolina residents for the Early Decision Program. All applicants filing under the Early Decision Program will receive consideration for admission and a response on or before October 1. Further information on the Early Decision Program is available with the AMCAS application.