Application Process

Regular Admissions

Candidates may apply between late June and November 1, but early application is strongly recommended.

Initial applications are accepted only through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Information and application materials are available at

Supplemental applications are sent to all applicants who select Boston University School of Medicine to receive their AMCAS application.

Early Decision

Early Decision at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is a binding early decision program and is typically reserved for candidates affiliated with a prearranged linkage program or those with extraordinarily strong academic records as well as some special or extenuating circumstance.  If interested, contact the Office of Admissions via email ( and provide a summary of their academic credentials (GPA and MCAT) as well as a description, in writing, of the circumstances motivating their desire to apply to BUSM early decision.

International Students

International students who have a degree from a US or Canadian accredited institution, located within the US or Canada are welcome to apply.  If you hold a non US or Canadian accredited degree, you must have completed at least 2 years of US or Canadian accredited advanced education, including all prerequisite courses.

The International Students and Scholars office can assist international students with visa application questions. Visit the ISSO website or email with questions.