Applicants must use the American Medical College Application Service, or AMCAS, to apply to our MD program. This is a centralized medical school application processing service used by most U.S. medical schools.
Competitive applicants will be invited to complete our secondary application. We will specify any additional documentation required to complete the secondary application.
Invites to complete a secondary application and Interview invitations are sent by email.
|Earliest MCAT test date acceptable||January, three years prior to matriculation.
For 2024, the earliest MCAT accepted is January 2021.
|Earliest Casper test date acceptable||May 4, 2023|
|Latest MCAT test date acceptable for Early Decision applicants||June 29, 2023|
|RUSH begins to extend secondary application invites||July 10, 2023|
|Latest Casper test date acceptable for early decision applicants||July 18, 2023|
|Deadline to submit AMCAS application as early decision and all additional required materials
(secondary application, letters of recommendation, MCAT and Casper scores)
|Aug. 1, 2023|
|Interviews conducted||September 2023 to February 2024|
|Latest MCAT test date acceptable||Sept. 9, 2023|
|Admissions decisions made for early decision applicants||Oct. 1, 2023|
|AMCAS application deadline||Oct. 2, 2023|
|Admissions decisions begin||Oct. 16, 2023|
|Latest Casper test date acceptable||Oct. 26, 2023|
|Deadline to submit RUSH secondary application and all additional required materials
(letters of recommendation, MCAT and Casper scores)
|Nov. 15, 2023 (11:59 p.m. Central Time)|
Key application steps
Submit your application through the American Medical College Application Service, or AMCAS, with RUSH Medical College designated as the receiving school.
After our application review, competitive applicants will be invited to submit our secondary application.
MCAT test scores
Scores will be released with your AMCAS application. For students applying for fall 2024, we accept scores exams administered from January 2021 to September 2023.
The Casper test, administered by Acuity Insights, assesses non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics important for program completion. Students applying for the fall 2024 term must take the test no later than Oct. 26, 2023.
Letters of recommendation
Letters must be submitted through AMCAS.
Interview invitations will begin in August and continue through February. Directions for scheduling your interview will be provided at time of invite.
We make every attempt to send admissions decisions two to three weeks after your interview. We continue to extend admission offers until the class is full but no later than the first day of orientation.
Applicants on a wait list are re-evaluated periodically and remain eligible for acceptance any time before the first day of orientation.
Review our technical standards for admissions and promotion for more information. Accepted applicants must read and sign off before they can accept an acceptance offer.
Criminal background check
We enforce the Medical School Matriculant Criminal History Records Check Act, which states: “a medical school located in Illinois must require that each matriculant submit to a criminal history records check for violent felony convictions and any adjudication of the matriculant as a sex offender conducted by the Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of the medical school admissions process.”
This criminal background check occurs through AMCAS once an applicant is accepted. We also require a drug screening, which is administered the first day of orientation.
Your application file status
Monitor the “file status” page on our secondary application website to track the status of your application.
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