Acceptance Protocols

Important Dates for 2018-2019

Description 2018-2019
Interview season September - March
Primary AMCAS application deadline November 1, 2018
CWRU Secondary application deadline December 1, 2018  (we recommend that you complete your application as early as possible)
Last MCAT date accepted September 19, 2018
“Plan to Enroll” option becomes available for accepted applicants in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool February 19, 2018
Accepted applicants may hold no more than three acceptances (if applicable) April 15, 2019
“Plan to Enroll” required April 30, 2018
“Commit to Enroll” becomes available for accepted applicants in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool April 30, 2018
“Commit to Enroll” required for MSTP June 10, 2019
“Commit to Enroll” required for University Program and CCLCM June 17, 2019
Start date for MSTP July 1, 2019
Start date for University Program and CCLCM July 8, 2019

The Decision Process (All Programs)

Step 1:

Accepted applicants may select “Plan to Enroll” as early as February 15, 2019 in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool. Per our school-specific policies, an applicant whose first choice is Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (any program), must indicate “Plan to Enroll” via AMCAS action no later than April 30, 2019, although we ask that you indicate this status as early as possible. At this point, you must also withdraw from any other acceptances you may be holding (although you may remain on waitlists). Failure to indicate this status by April 30, 2019, may result in rescission of your acceptance to our school. It is your responsibility to notify us should any extenuating circumstances arise that would prevent you from complying with this requirement.

Step 2:

As described in the AAMC Acceptance Protocols, we require that applicants hold no more than three acceptances after April 15, 2019. It is your responsibility to notify us should any extenuating circumstances arise that would prevent you from complying with this requirement.

Step 3:

Accepted applicants may select the “Commit to Enroll” action in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool as early as April 30, 2019; in order to assist with our enrollment management, if our school is your first choice, we ask you to indicate this action as early as possible.  Please note the following. All accepted applicants to the: 

  • University Program and CCLCM who plan to attend CWRU SOM must select the “Commit to Enroll” action in AMCAS no later than Monday, June 17, 2019 (21 days prior to matriculation on July 8th).
  • MSTP applicants who plan to attend CWRU SOM must select the “Commit to Enroll” action in AMCAS no later than Monday, June 10, 2019 (21 days prior to matriculation on July 1st). 

At this time, you must withdraw from all waitlists on which you remain and/or from any other acceptances you are holding (if applicable) to signal your final commitment to attend our school. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in rescission of your acceptance to our school.

Additional Acceptances After April 30:

Per our school-specific processes, if you are holding a position in our class and receive another acceptance offer after April 30th and prior to our June 17th deadline (June 10th for MSTP), you must notify us via email within 24 hours:

In this email, you should indicate which school has made the offer, and the amount of time you have to respond to it.

Withdrawal Processes:

If another school or another CWRU SOM MD program is your choice for matriculation, you should withdraw your acceptance(s) through your iApply status page. 

Glossary of Acceptance Terms:

Plan to Enroll: Applicants can begin to select “Plan to Enroll” for their top medical school choice in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool. Applicants may hold waitlist positions at other schools and can continue to hold multiple acceptances until April 30th. We ask that you choose this action as early as possible if our school is your top choice.

Commit to Enroll:  Applicants can select “Commit to Enroll” when they are ready to make their final selection in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool. This indicates that you have withdrawn all other applications, including waitlist positions from other schools, and that you are holding only one, final acceptance.