Early Decision Program
The Early Decision Program is exclusive to applicants who wish to make a commitment to matriculate at Indiana University School of Medicine. The AMCAS application for the Early Decision Program is due by August 1. Applicants not accepted during the Early Decision Program process are placed in the regular applicant pool and may apply to other medical schools after October 1.
To be considered for early decision, applicants must apply between June 1 and August 1 and have a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.6 and a minimum MCAT score of 509 with no individual score below 125. Beginning with the 2020/21 application cycle, applicants must have a minimum of 3.8 GPA (science and cumulative) 512 MCAT with no subsection below 127.
Early Decision Notifications: October 1.
Overview of Applicant Review Process
After a prospective student’s AMCAS application is submitted, IU School of Medicine receives a notification. A request for supplemental information is sent only to applicants invited to interview. All applicants invited to interview are determined based on a holistic review process. Selected applicants must complete the IU Graduate School application and submit the application fee. Qualified applicants will receive an emailed interview invitation. Interviews are conducted September through February.
MD Program Application FAQ
All applications are submitted through the AMCAS system. Upon verification, all applications are processed through the IU School of Medicine Admissions Office in Indianapolis. Only applicants invited for an interview receive a request to provide supplemental information and complete the IUPUI Graduate Program application.
Applicants should submit an application when the application process begins on June 1, as processing may take up to eight weeks.
Applicants receive an email confirmation when IU School of Medicine receives their AMCAS application. Applicants selected for an interview will receive a Supplemental Instructions email with instructions for completing the IUPUI Graduate Program application. Applicants will not be scheduled for an interview until the Graduate Office application and fee ($65) has been submitted.
No, but the majority of applicants matriculate with a baccalaureate degree. In order to apply, applicants must have a minimum of 90 credit hours from a U.S. or Canadian institution and permanent resident visa.
No, prerequisites may be in progress, but all prerequisites must be complete in order to matriculate.
Yes, the MD Admissions Committee accepts some AP credit but recommends that applicants enroll into college courses to complete the prerequisites. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to determine which courses fulfill requirements.
The best major is one that meets the applicant’s academic goals. The IU School of Medicine MD Admissions Committee does not recommend or give preference to any major. For example, applicants have matriculated with degrees in English, Biology, Music, Law and Interior Design.
IU School of Medicine does not accept international students. Applicants must have a permanent resident visa at time of application or be a U.S. citizen.
Prospective applicants and applicants who interviewed and received an admission decision may schedule an appointment by calling 317-274-3772.
Questions regarding residency should be directed to the Office of the Registrar. You may also view the requirements and contact information. Please do not complete a residency application unless requested to do so by IU School of Medicine Office of Admissions.