FAQ's Secondary Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Will your Secondary Application be online?

Yes. You should follow this link, download, complete, and mail your Secondary.

How much is the application fee?

It is $50, which is a little below the average. The application fee is non-refundable and is charged to all applicants who complete a Secondary Application except those granted a fee waiver by AMCAS.

Do all applicants get to complete a Secondary Application?

All applicants are eligible to submit a Secondary.

Photographs. Can I send one? Should I send one?

Yes, please. We encourage you to snail-mail us a current, 2x3 inch photo of yourself. Print your name and AMCAS ID on the back. Think about it ... Right or wrong, your photo introduces you to strangers and makes a lasting impression, so consider investing in a few $$ in quality, as if your future might depend on it. Your call.

Will I be informed if anything is missing from my file?

Not unless you call the Office of Admissions (318.675.5190) between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays, when we do file checks. 

The deadline for completing my Secondary Application is about to expire! What should I do?!?!

Complete and submit it as soon as you can, send us your photo and check, and have letters of recommendation sent. But clearly understand that we will not accept Secondary Applications that are received after December 15.

Are all applicants interviewed if they complete the Secondary Application and submit the necessary supporting documents?

No. But only those whose applications are complete are considered for an interview. Getting invited for an interview is a competitive process in which each application is evaluated and those deemed most deserving are invited.