Early Decision Program (EDP)

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: The following COVID-19-related changes have been made to our process for the 2021 application cycle


Early Decision Program

Through the Early Decision Program (EDP), students have an opportunity to secure acceptance to California University of Science and Medicine by October 1. Through EDP, CUSM seeks to enroll candidates who have keen observational skills, are logical, possess comprehensive analytical abilities, compassion, integrity, and good interpersonal skills. In order to assess the personal qualities of applicants, CUSM utilizes a holistic review system in the admission review process.

*Interviews will be conducted virtually (rather than on-site/in-person interviews)




2020-2021 Important Dates and Deadlines

Early Decision (EDP)

1st Day to Submit AMCAS

August 1, 2020

Official MCAT Score Deadline

August 24, 2020

Secondary Material Deadline

August 31, 2020

Interviews

August 25, 2020

Notification of Decisions

by October 1, 2020



To apply through the Early Decision Program, applicants must follow these guidelines:

Apply to only one U.S. medical school by the stated deadline date (August 1* for schools that participate in AMCAS);

Do not apply through the Early Decision Program if you have already submitted an initial or secondary application (AMCAS or non-AMCAS) to a U.S. medical school for the current entering class.

Attend only this school if offered a place under the EDP to familiarize yourself and comply with the school-specific EDP policies and agreements of the program to which you were accepted, including any school-specific impacts if you decide to change programs types and apply to other medical schools.

If these guidelines are met, applicants will be notified of the school's admission decision by October 1.

If not accepted under the Early Decision Program, applicants will automatically be placed in the regular applicant pool by the school and may then apply to additional schools. Early Decision Program regulations apply to both AMCAS and non-AMCAS participating schools. Only applicants with an excellent chance of admission should apply under this program.

Information on EDP – AAMC: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/early-decision-program/

FAQs about Early Decision – AAMC: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/early-decision-program/