Admissions Timeline

2020-2021 Timeline for All MD Programs

Primary Application

Date Requirement
May 4, 2020 AMCAS 2020-2021 application becomes available.
June, 2020 Earliest date that medical schools will receive verified primary AMCAS applications.
November 1, 2020 Latest filing date through AMCAS for consideration of primary AMCAS application for CWRU.
July - November 1 Our Admissions Office receives verified AMCAS primary applications and electronically invites applicants to complete CWRU's Secondary Application.
December 1, 2020 Deadline to submit the CWRU secondary application.

The AMCAS verification processing can take up to 4-6 weeks from the time that your application and all required official transcripts are received at AMCAS, and can take significantly longer during peak processing times. Medical Schools do not receive your application until it is verified by AMCAS.

It is acceptable to have your letters sent to AMCAS before your completed Secondary Application is received by our office. However, your application will not be reviewed until you have submitted a completed secondary application and all Letters of Recommendation have been received by AMCAS.

Secondary Application

Date Requirement
July, 2020 Earliest date for submitting the CWRU secondary application.
December 1, 2020 Latest date for submitting the CWRU secondary application. It is to your advantage to complete the secondary in a timely manner and not to wait until the deadline to submit the secondary application.
August - December 1 Admissions receives and reviews completed applications. Qualified applicants are electronically invited to schedule an interview at CWRU.
September - February Interviewing season.

For Accepted Applicants

Date Requirements
April - July Case Western Reserve may accept students placed on the alternate list.
March 2021 Second Look Weekend for the applicants accepted to Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
April, 2021 Second Look Weekend for the applicants accepted to the University Program and the MSTP
April 30, 2021 Notify your program of your final decision regarding your intention to attend and release acceptances to other schools.
July 2021 Classes begin! Please review the AAMC Recommendations for Applicants to understand your responsibilities in this portion of the matriculation process.
July 2021 White Coat Ceremony, Severance Hall

Check out our Acceptance Protocols page for important dates.