Timeline to Application

The application cycle for most health professional schools begins nearly 24 months prior to matriculation.

Fall

21-24 months before matriculation

  • Attend the PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program Workshop Series
  • Meet with a PreMed/PreHealth Advisor
  • Develop a study strategy for entrance exams
  • Plan for missing experiences and activities
  • Brainstorm topics for your personal statement
  • Consider who you will ask for letters of recommendation

Winter

18-21 months before matriculation

  • Develop a template and draft your application materials using MAP
  • Study for entrance exams
  • Research schools
  • First drafts of personal statement
  • Request letters of evaluation

Spring

15-18 months before matriculation

  • Continued research on schools
  • Final drafts of personal statement
  • Sit for your entrance exam (only if you are ready!)
  • Get organized using your MAP profile so you can apply EARLY!

Summer

12-15 months before matriculation

  • Submit your application within the first week of applications opening (PA = April; DO = May; MD, Dental, Veterinary = June; Optometry = July; Podiatry = August)!
  • Submit secondary applications within 1-2 weeks of receiving them, if applicable
  • Interviews begin

Fall

9-12 months before matriculation

  • Interviews continue
  • First acceptances to DO programs
  • First acceptances to MD programs (beginning 10/15)

Winter

6-9 months before matriculation

  • Interviews continue
  • First acceptances to Dental programs (beginning 12/1)

Spring

3-6 months before matriculation

  • Interviews and admissions decisions continue
  • April 30 Last day to hold multiple deposits MD programs
  • May 1 MD schools go to wait-lists for second round of accepts
  • May 5 Last day to hold multiple deposits dental programs
  • May 6 Dental schools go to wait-lists for second round of accepts

Summer

0-3 months before matriculation

  • Get ready to start your program!

 

Please note, students who are planning to apply with a Northeastern Committee Letter have additional deadlines and requirements. More information on Committee Letter requirements can be found here