Application and Acceptance Protocols

Morehouse School of Medicine accepts applications to the first-year entering class through the American Medical College Application Service. Upon receipt of the AMCAS application, the MSM Office of Admissions will notify the applicant tha itt  has been received and is under review. Applicants who pass the initial screen will receive an electronic invitation to complete our supplemental application.

We utilize a holistic approach to select candidates who demonstrate evidence of academic readiness, and show personal congruence with and whose personal motivation for medicine align with the MSM mission. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to invite all broadly qualified applicants for a personal interview.

Please see below a snapshot of our application and acceptance protocols. We have highlighted important dates throughout the admission cycle and provided an overview of the process. Applicants are expected to closely adhere to the application and acceptance protocols outlined in this document. Failure to follow these established protocols may result in an acceptance offer being withdrawn.

2020-21 Application Timeline

August 2020 – 
March 2021

Morehouse School of Medicine Interview Season

September 2020

Last MCAT exam date accepted

*The oldest MCAT result accepted is 2017.

Dec. 1, 2020

AMCAS Application Deadline

Jan. 1, 2021

Supplemental Application receipt Deadline

November 2020 –
June 2021

Admission decisions communicated to applicants

  • Applicants accepted Nov. 1 - April 30 must select ACCEPT in the WebAdMIT portal and pay a $100 refundable (if acceptance is withdrawn by April 30) pre-enrollment deposit within two weeks of acceptance offer.
  • Applicants accepted May 1-31 must select ACCEPT in the WebAdMIT portal and pay a non-refundable $100 pre-enrollment deposit within five days of acceptance offer
  • Applicants accepted in June must select ACCEPT in the WebAdMIT portal and pay a non-refundable $100 within 48 hours of acceptance offer.
  • important All accepted applicants must select “Plan to Enroll” option in AMCAS by May 1, 2021 or by the deadline given in letter of acceptance for submission of $100 pre-enrollment deposit/letter of intent if accepted after April 30, 2021.
  • important Failure to meet these requirements may lead to rescinding the acceptance offer
  • Please notify the Admissions Office in writing of your desire to withdraw your application on or before April 30, 2021 to:
    1. receive a refund of your $100 pre-enrollment deposit and
    2. release your seat to another deserving applicant.

No refunds will be processed after April 30.

*$100 pre-enrollment deposit is credited to the candidate’s tuition upon matriculation

Feb. 15 – 
April 30, 2021

Accepted applicants may select the “Plan to Enroll” option in AMCAS

April 15 – 30, 2021

Accepted applicants holding acceptances at multiple schools should narrow their choices to three medical schools. The $100 pre-enrollment deposit will be refunded if an applicant withdraws their acceptance of our admission offer.

April 30 – 
June 8, 2021

Accepted applicants may select the “Commit to Enroll” option in AMCAS

  • This selection indicates to MSM that you are withdrawing your application from consideration at other medical schools and are committing to matriculate at MSM

June 1, 2021

Deadline for accepted students to submit completed matriculation packet to Admissions Office

June 8, 2021

Accepted students are required to select the “Commit to Enroll” option in AMCAS

*If “Commit to Enroll” is not selected by this date, acceptance offer is automatically rescinded and the application is withdrawn from consideration

June 29 – 30, 2021

Mandatory New M1 Orientation

July 1, 2021

First day of M1 Classes

Overview Of Application Process

AMCAS Application

Morehouse School of Medicine participates in the American Medical College Application Service of the Association of American Medical Colleges to process initial applications to our medical program. MSM will accept AMCAS applications to the first-year entering class beginning June 1 of the year prior to enrollment. The deadline for submitting all required credentials to AMCAS is Dec. 1 of the year prior to admission. AMCAS will not forward applications received after that deadline.

December 1 AMCAS Application Deadline (Includes the submission of any letters of recommendation.)
First Friday in January Deadline for receipt of supplemental application, green card form (if applicable), and evaluation of foreign credentials (if applicable).

It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm with AMCAS that they have received all application materials. MSM will not notify you if required information is missing from your file. You may contact our Admissions Office at (404) 752-1650 or email to to check the status of your application. Note: You must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident to apply to MSM.

Letters Of Recommendation

In addition to the AMCAS application, we use letters of recommendation to evaluate an applicant’s candidacy. MSM participates in the AMCAS letters service, which requires that all letters be sent through the AMCAS portal. As such, please arrange to have the following sent directly to AMCAS:

  • A composite letter from the Pre-Health/Pre-Medical Advisory Committee of the college you are attending or attended, OR
  • If your undergraduate institution does not have a Pre-Health/Pre-Medical Advisory Committee, three official letters from faculty members who have taught or supervised you are required. It is preferred that two of the three letters be from science faculty.  
  • If you are taking, or have taken, graduate or post-baccalaureate courses, at least one letter should be submitted from a faculty member who has supervised your graduate work.
  • Letters of recommendation must be prepared on official letterhead, include the date of correspondence, and be signed by your letter writer, with his/her title provided. Letters of recommendation that do not meet these guidelines are considered unofficial and will not be used in the evaluation of an applicant’s file.

*Letters of recommendation are reviewed and kept in confidence. In general, candidates waive right of access to such letters.

Supplemental Application

Upon receipt of the AMCAS application, the Admissions Office identifies qualified applicants and invites them to submit the MSM online supplemental application. A non-refundable $50 application fee is collected online with submission of the supplemental application via WebAdMIT. A photograph (headshot) is required to be uploaded as part of the supplemental application.

Fee Waivers: Only those applicants who received a fee waiver for the AMCAS application are eligible for a waiver of the MSM supplemental application fee. If you received an AMCAS fee waiver, you will be instructed to upload your AMCAS -issued fee waiver form within the application portal. We will review the form to determine your eligibility for a fee waiver of our supplemental application. If after consulting with AMCAS, we determine that an applicant knowingly and falsely selected the fee-waiver option, his/her application will be automatically withdrawn from our applicant pool.

Permanent Residents And International (F-1) Applicants


Applicants who have permanent U.S. residency are required to submit a copy of the front and back of their “green card” via the attachment feature in our supplemental application portal.

Applications from International (F-1 visa) applicants are not considered. Students with foreign academic credentials (AMCAS does not verify these grades) are required to submit an evaluation of these credentials from an approved service, at your expense. World Evaluation Services, Inc. is a preferred credentialing service (call 212-966-6311). If you used another service to evaluate your credentials, please contact an MSM Admissions Specialist to determine acceptability. Please note that credentialing evaluations and “green card” attachments must be uploaded into the supplemental application portal by the first Friday in January.

Evaluation Of Applicants

MSM is proud to utilize the AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admission as part of our screening process. If you have a disability or medical condition that requires a modification to AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions standard conditions, please visit the AAMC Video Tool for Admissions Accommodations site to submit a request for accommodations form directly to the AAMC.

The MSM Committee on Admissions reviews applicants’ AMCAS and MSM supplemental applications along with letters of recommendation to decide whether we will extend an interview offer to an applicant. We use VITA in addition to the applicant’s interview performance to make acceptance decisions. ​

Interview Selection

We invite approximately 6 percent of all applicants to MSM for an interview. We conduct interviews August through March. For the 2021 MD application cycle, all interviews will be conducted virtually. If offered a virtual interview date that you are unable to keep, please notify us immediately so that we may schedule another deserving applicant in your place.

Please note that in the event of an unexpected school closure, interviews may be cancelled with short notice. Should we cancel your interview due to an unforeseen school closure, you will be notified immediately, and your interview will be rescheduled for a later date.

Reporting Changes/Updates

The MSM Office of Admissions uses the preferred contact information provided on your AMCAS application. It is important that you notify AMCAS of any changes in your address, phone number, your plans to retake the MCAT, or your anticipated graduation date. It is the applicant’s responsibility to update his/her contact information in the AMCAS portal for transmission to MSM.

Confidentiality And Release Of Information

To ensure the confidentiality of your application materials and to permit the most efficient processing of your application, we will not divulge over the telephone information regarding decisions on your application. We communicate all decisions to the applicant’s preferred email address indicated in the AMCAS file. We also will not discuss the status of an application with anyone other than the applicant.  Morehouse School of Medicine’s Privacy Policy.

Admissions Decision Notification

Morehouse School of Medicine complies fully with the established “application and acceptance protocol” by the AAMC.

  • Applicants accepted to the MSM MD program receive acceptance letters beginning mid-November. Accepted candidates are expected to adhere to the MSM-specific timeline and acceptance protocol outlined throughout this document. Depending on the acceptance date, accepted applicants are required to indicate their intent to matriculate at Morehouse School of Medicine within one to two weeks of acceptance. In addition to communicating your intent to enroll, you must also submit a $100 pre-enrollment deposit (credit card payment only) via the WebAdMIT portal.
  • Accepted candidates who are seriously considering MSM as their school of choice may select “Plan to Enroll” with MSM as their designated school beginning Feb. 15, 2021.
  • All accepted applicants must select “Plan to Enroll” designating MSM as their school of choice by May 1, 2021 or by the deadline given in their acceptance letter—for those accepted after April 30, 2021.
  • important Accepted candidates who submitted their $100 pre-enrollment deposit and selected “Plan to Enroll” at MSM who wish to receive their medical education at MSM must select “Commit to Enroll” designating MSM as their school of choice no later than by June 8, 2021.

*Failure to choose “commit to enroll” by June 8, 2021 will result in an automatic withdrawal of our acceptance offer.

Submission Of Required Matriculation Documents - June 1, 2021 Deadline:

  • Final official transcripts
  • Georgia State residency form
  • Technical standards
  • Immunization Documents (uploaded into our student onboarding portal)

Morehouse School of Medicine is pleased that you are considering us for your medical education. We understand this process is lengthy and can be filled with quite a bit of anxiety.