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Application Process

I’m ready to apply to medical school. Now what?

Your application for admissions begins with the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). AMCAS is a non-profit, centralized application processing service available only to applicants entering their first year at participating medical schools. For more information, visit https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/.

Use this tool!

AMCAS Tool for Choosing Your Medical School Admissions Policies, Procedures and Requirements (PDF).

What’s a secondary application?

Many medical schools have individual applications that supplement the primary application, referred to as secondary applications. Applicants who meet the minimum required MCAT score of 493/26% and designate The Ohio State University on the electronic AMCAS application will receive an e-mail providing instructions for accessing the secondary application.

  • Secondary Application Availability: Secondary applications will become available after the first week in July.​
  • Application fee—$80: Application fees are paid electronically, upon submission of the secondary application.
  • Secondary Application Essays: In addition to the personal statement provided on the AMCAS application, we require responses to additional essay questions.

What’s my application status?


You will be able to check the status of your application by visiting http://vitals.osumc.edu.