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Early Decision Program (EDP)

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: The following COVID-19-related changes have been made to our process for the 2021 application cycle

  1. Invitations to complete a Secondary Application will begin two weeks later than usual due to the delayed transmission of your application materials by AMCAS (ie, beginning 7/15 through 11/1)
  2. Early Decision Program deadline is extended by two weeks (ie, 8/14 rather than 8/1)
  3. Interviews will be delayed by two weeks (ie, begin Sept 2020 rather than August 2020)
  4. Interviews will be conducted virtually (rather than as on-site/in-person interviews)
  5. The interview season will be extended through February 2021 (ie, usually ends in January)

In an effort to attract high achieving students who have a compelling reason to want to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, the College offers the opportunity for students to apply through an Early Decision Program (EDP) within the AMCAS

Competitive EDP candidates for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine would demonstrate the following features:

  • Significant medical exploration
  • Cumulative Undergraduate GPA > 3.60
  • Cumulative BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Math) GPA > 3.5
  • MCAT Score (combined) > 512 or 88th percentile
  • Wide variety of service and extracurricular activities
  • Compelling reason for pursuing a career in medicine
  • Strong recommendations from mentors/educators/preceptors

EDP applicants will either be accepted into the incoming class or deferred to the regular application pool for further consideration.

EDP Timeline
By August 14Submit AMCAS application
By August 14Submit additional materials including:
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • MCAT Score(s)
  • University of Cincinnati Online Secondary Application
August - SeptemberInterviews of selected candidates
By September 30EDP applicants notified of admissions decisions

Contact Us

University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine

CARE/Crawley Building
Suite E-870
3230 Eden Avenue
PO Box 670555
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0555

Mail Location: 0555
Phone: 513-558-7333
Fax: 513-558-3512
Email: College of Medicine