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Each application process can take up to ten months from the time of the application opening to receiving acceptances.  Begin planning your applications approximately six months prior to submitting, so you are fully prepared to meet all necessary deadlines.

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Timeline for Applying to Medical (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) Programs 

Applications to Texas medical schools begin each year in May (TMDSAS), all other U.S. medical schools in June (AMCAS). Applications to osteopathic schools (AACOMAS) begin each year in May or June.

The information in this timeline begins the November before you apply.

November/December
January-April
May
  • Submit Dean’s Disciplinary Report Request Form (PDF) to your Residential College Dean in early May. Monitor receipt of your Dean's Report in the "Account/Academic" tab of the Yale Career Link (powered by Symplicity).
  • Dean’s Report should be received by HPAP by the end of May.  You can monitor receipt in the Yale Career Link (powered by Symplicity).
  • Submit appropriate transcript request forms (provided within the application) for official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar once spring grades have been posted. Review your official transcript for errors prior to making this request.
May/June
  • Submit applications for processing by the application services.  HPAP recommends submission by the end of June, if possible.
June-August
  • After submitting your application, it is strongly recommended you send a copy to HPAP so we have a record of it if any questions arise during the application process.
  • Complete secondary applications.
  • Update HPAP and the professional schools with any changes to your contact information.
August-October
August-April
  • Interview with medical schools and complete Interview Report Forms.
  • Evaluate offers of acceptance and offers of financial aid.

Timeline for Applying to Dental Programs 

Applications to dental schools begin each year in June (AADSAS) and the process from application through receiving all admissions decisions is approximately 7 months.

The information in this timeline begins the November before you apply.

November/December
January-April
May
  • Submit Dean's Disciplinary Report Request Form (PDF) to your Residential College Dean in early May
  • Dean’s Report should be received by HPAP by the end of May.  You can monitor receipt in the Yale Career Link (powered by Symplicity).
  • Submit appropriate transcript request forms (provided within the application) for official transcripts to The Office of the Registrar once spring grades have been posted. Review your official transcript for errors prior to making this request.
May/June
  • Submit applications for processing by the application service.  HPAP recommends submission by the end of June, if possible.
June-August
  • After submitting your application, it is strongly recommended you send a copy to HPAP so we have a record of it if any questions arise during the application process.
  • Complete secondary applications.
  • Update HPAP and the professional schools with any changes to your contact information.
August-October
August-April
  • Interview with dental schools and complete Interview Report Forms.
  • Evaluate offers of acceptance and offers of financial aid.

Timeline for Applying to Veterinary Programs 

Applications to veterinary schools begin each year in May or June (VMCAS) and the process from application through receiving all admissions decisions is approximately 10 months.

The information in this timeline begins the January before you apply.

January-April
May
  • Submit appropriate transcript request forms (provided within the application) for official transcripts to The Office of the Registrar once spring grades have been posted. Review your official transcript for errors prior to making this request.
May/June
June-August
  • Update HPAP and the professional schools with any changes to your contact information.
Fall Semester
December-April
  • Evaluate offers of acceptance and offers of financial aid.  Final decision required by mid-April.

Timeline for Applying to Public Health Programs 

Applications to public health programs begin each year in the fall (SOPHAS). The information in this timeline begins the January before you apply.

January-April
June-August
  • Begin drafting your personal statement
  • Finalize list of target programs, noting application deadlines (Many will be in November or December)
  • Contact The Office of the Registrar for official transcripts to be sent once grades are posted.  Review your official transcript for errors prior to making this request.
Sept-January
  • Submit applications as early as possible for processing by SOPHAS or individual school application services.
January
  • Have fall transcripts sent to target programs.
February-April
  • Evaluate offers of acceptance and offers of financial aid.