Early Decision Program

The School of Medicine participates in the AMCAS Early Decision Program.


To be eligible for participation in the EDP, a student:
  • Must be a legal resident of Alabama
  • Must be eligible for a Bachelor's degree by the date of matriculation
  • Should have a GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Should have average or above MCAT scores (a total score of 30, with no sub-score less than 9 or a 506 on the MCAT2015)
Accepted EDP applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for early decision, as well as the regular admission requirements to the School of Medicine.


AMCAS applications are due Aug. 1; secondary applications are due Aug. 17. 

Acceptance Decision

EDP applicants will be advised of the admission committee decision no later than Oct. 1.

  • If an applicant is not accepted as an early decision student, their application status is changed to "Deferred to Regular Pool."
  • At that time, the applicant is entered into the regular admissions process for further consideration and is free to apply to other schools.