Early Decision Program

The California University of Science and Medicine-School of Medicine offers an Early Decision Program. The Early Decision Program (EDP) gives medical school applicants the opportunity to secure an acceptance from one EDP-participating medical school by October 1, while still allowing sufficient time to apply to other schools if you are not accepted.

To apply through the EDP, 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 to apply through the EDP 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.

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

If not accepted under the EDP, applicants will automatically be placed in the regular applicant pool by the school and may then apply to additional schools. EDP regulations apply to both AMCAS and non-AMCAS participating schools.


Early Decision Process

Early Decision application review begins as soon as an application is complete. Interviews for Early Decision applicants are held each year on the Mondays and Fridays in early September.

Those applicants not chosen for Early Decision interviews are notified (and AMCAS informed) that their files have been deferred to the regular MD pool and will be reconsidered during the regular admission cycle.

All Early Decision notifications of acceptance and deferrals to the regular MD pool will be made by October 1st.