Applying During the Coronavirus

**Response to COVID-19 – Information for 2021 Admissions Cycle**

The Boston University School of Medicine understands that the COVID-19 public health crisis has impacted different facets of each applicant’s file. The Admissions Committee will be flexible in evaluating the timing of MCAT tests, the number of P/F grades in Spring 2020, the abrupt discontinuation of some activities in Spring 2020 and other elements impacted by the current pandemic. The Admissions Committee evaluates each application holistically and will continue to maintain rigorous holistic review.  We will base our interview decisions on a holistic review of the entire application; however a final admissions decision will not be made without an MCAT score on file. The BUSM supplemental application will be sent to all applicants who express interest after completing the AMCAS application, and should be submitted as early as possible, even if an MCAT test or score is not currently available.  Using holistic review, we will continue to evaluate each application individually for core competencies desired in medicine and that align with the mission of BUSM.


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