Timeline and Deadlines

TIMELINE AND DEADLINES for JULY, 2020

Click here for a brief video presentation comparing Early Decision and Regular Decision timelines and deadlines. 

Deadlines to look for below:
August 1 (Early Decision Program)
November 1 (AMCAS Application)
November 15 (Transcripts to AMCAS)

January through
September 2019
  • This is the preferred time to take the MCAT if you want to begin medical school in July, 2020.
  • Early Decision applicants should take MCAT no later than mid-June in order to receive a score by the EDP application deadline date.
May 2019
  • Students are strongly encouraged to apply early within the admission process. Applicants can begin completing their AMCAS application in the month of May and submit the AMCAS application in the month of June. The AMCAS application is available to complete through the month of November.

June through
August 2019

  • Complete and submit your application to AMCAS. EDP applicants should submit as soon as possible.
  • Complete the LSU Health Shreveport Secondary Application.
  • Have Letters of Recommendation uploaded to AMCAS Letters.
July 2019 through
February 2020
DEADLINE ⇒
August 1, 2019
  • Date by which Early Decision Program applicants must have completed their application.
August and September 2019
  • Applications for the Early Decision Program are reviewed, competitive applicants are interviewed, and all EDP applicants are notified of the Committee’s decisions by October 1.
October 2019 through
March 2020
DEADLINE ⇒
November 1, 2019
  • Your AMCAS application must be submitted on or before November 1.
DEADLINE ⇒
November 15, 2019
January 5, 2020
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) -- No matter where you go to medical school, and even if you have no intention of using financial aid, you still need to complete the FAFSA. You must complete and submit it to be considered for scholarships. No FAFSA, no scholarship.
January through
July 2020
  • Of students on the Acceptable List, some are admitted, some remain on the list, and some are advised they will need to reapply.
March 2020
  • Applicants holding places at more than one school are encouraged to "do your friends a favor" by releasing all places at schools they do not plan to attend.
April until Registration 2020
  • Vacancies are filled with selected applicants on the Acceptable List.
  • Admitted applicants: read, download, complete, and otherwise take care of pre-matriculation requirements as requested/required by the Registrar.

April 30, 2020
(AMCAS Protocol)

  • Accepted applicants holding places with two or more programs should choose the school or program to which you plan to matriculate and promptly withdraw your acceptances from all other schools or programs. 
July 5, 2020
  • Accepted applicants must complete the Commit to Enroll (CTE) process by July 5. By this date, applicants will have relinquished all other acceptances and removed themselves from all other wait lists. After July 5, LSU Health may withdraw its acceptance without notice.
July 31, 2020 - Registration
  • The first-year class is welcomed and congratulated!
  • Applicants still on the Acceptable List are advised that they will need to reapply.

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