What is Early Decision?
- Applicants must be applying only to this institution with full intentions of attending if accepted. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be no later than October 1. An acceptance means a firm commitment to attend the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.
- Applicants who are not accepted under this program will, in the majority of instances, still be given consideration for admission during the regular admission cycle. They are also eligible to apply to any other medical college of their choice.
- Applications from students desiring to be considered under this program should be labeled as an "Early Decision" applicant through AMCAS.
Early decision acceptances may be offered by October 1 for classes beginning the following August for those students who apply, qualify and are accepted under early decision guidelines. The guidelines are as follows:
- Qualified EDP applicants will be evaluated holistically to be consistent with the mission of the Morsani College of Medicine. Qualified applicants will have an academic record to indicate an ability to succeed in medical education with the science and non-science GPA demonstrating continuous and sustained academic excellence.
- The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) must have been taken no later than the spring of the year the student is applying. An Early Decision applicant must have an average score of at least 27 or better on the MCAT.
- Students applying for the Early Decision Program must complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree at an accredited US university or college by the time of matriculation. In addtion, applicants must complete all prerequisites before August of the year they are to enter medical school.
- An American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application and all transcripts must be on file in Washington prior to August 1 of the year of application.
- Eligible applicants for early decision will be interviewed during the month of September with notification of a decision by October 1.