Notification of Decisions

The School of Medicine practices a rolling admissions process whereby students are offered acceptance throughout the interview season. Applicants are typically notified of decisions regarding their applications within three weeks of the review of their submission, though this may vary depending on the number of applications currently being processed. You will receive official notification of decisions by first class mail.


The acceptance decision will be communicated to the candidates in the form of the CUSM-SOM Acceptance Letter. A registration deposit ($100, refundable until April 30) is due within seven (7) days of receipt of the Acceptance Letter. ‘Accepted’ applicants will be sent an acceptance letter by U.S. mail and via an email from the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions. The accepted applicants will be advised to ‘Accept’ the offer within 7 days to reserve their place in the incoming class.


Applicants that receive an acceptance letter to CUSM-SOM may request deferral of matriculation for one year only, and only for serious extenuating circumstances. Requests for deferment are reviewed by the admissions committee whose decision is final.

Wait List

All applicants placed on the wait list will be informed by a letter from the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions via U.S. mail within 2 weeks of the committee’s decision.

The acceptance process will repeat after each interview cycle until the incoming class is filled. If there are still positions available in the incoming class after May 15 of the matriculation year, then the applicants who have been placed on the waitlist will be offered positions in numbers sufficient to fill the incoming class.


All applicants who were neither accepted nor waitlisted will be informed of their status by a letter from the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions via U.S. mail within 2 weeks of the committee's decision.