The entire application process lasts approximately 12-14 months, which spans a full academic year. Whether you plan to apply immediately after your 3rd year, 4th year, or after graduation, this timeline begins with preparation in the fall prior to application submission in late June.

September
October
  • Begin requesting LOEs from faculty as well as employers, clinicians, volunteer managers, etc.
  • Attend all relevant application process meetings and workshops in preparation for June submission of your application
November
  • Attend all relevant application process meetings and workshops if not attended in October
December
January
  • Continue revising your Personal Statement Draft
  • Submit Interview Stream for Mock Interview Appointment
February
March
  • Finalize your Personal Statement
  • Consider Mock Interviewing if not previously completed 
April
  • Participate in Mock Interview if not previously completed
  • Confirm preparation of all LOEs for June submission to VMCAS eLOR portal
  • Take GRE no later than April
May
  • Review VMCAS application instruction manual
  • Gather and compile any remaining materials in preparation for June application submission
June
  • Primary application (VMCAS) opens in early June
July
  • Submit primary application, transcripts, and all LOEs by July
  • Utilize InterviewStream and Mock Interviewing
August
  • Complete secondary applications within two weeks of receiving them
  • Utilize InterviewStream and Mock Interviewing
  • Interviews begin
September
  • Complete secondary applications within two weeks of receiving them
Fall
  • Interviews continue until spring
  • Provide any relevant (academic, co-curricular) updates to schools in December
Spring
  • Make final choice of school based on VMCAS traffic rules