Accepted Applicants

Welcome Class of 2026! And welcome to the Accepted Student Webpage! If you have not done so already, please be sure to bookmark this page, as you will want to check it regularly between now and Orientation in the fall.

Please find your Accepted Student Checklist below. This checklist outlines required, recommended, and optional tasks that will help prepare you for a successful transition to medical school at RMC.

Should you have questions regarding any of these tasks, please contact us at RMC_EnteringClass@rush.edu.

Accepted Student Checklist

Required:

Submit your Tuition Deposit 

In order to secure a seat in our class, log in to our application website and click the Admission Offer tab. Read and sign the Rush Medical College Technical, Non-Academic Standards for Admission and Promotion, and the Rush University Honor Code, and electronically submit your $100 tuition deposit.

Complete the Criminal Background Check

All accepted applicants are required to complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation. Beginning January 1st, and following your first acceptance, you can expect to receive an email from Certiphi Screening, Inc. requesting the completion of your criminal background check. Upon completion of this process, the procured report will be released to Rush Medical College. A positive result from the Criminal Background Check will result in your file being presented to the Committee on Student Evaluation and Promotion (COSEP) for review. If COSEP determines that there is a positive result on the Criminal Background Check, Rush Medical College has the right to rescind your acceptance. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Certiphi Screening, Inc. directly at (800) 803-7860.

Access your Rush Student Accounts

In January, the Rush Student Affairs Office begins the process of creating new student accounts. You can expect to receive an email from Rush University (Rush_Admissions@rush.edu) regarding the following:

  • Student ID
  • Username
  • Password
  • Rush University Portal: The Rush University Portal is a secure site that allows students to interact with the University. Through the Rush University Portal you will be able to:
    • View the status of your financial aid application
    • Review your financial aid award and accept or reject what is being offered
    • Confirm your tuition charges and pay your bill online
    • View campus news & events
  • Rush Email Account: All official communications from the University will be sent to your Rush Email Account.

If you have technical difficulties with any of the Rush University Systems, please contact the Information Services Help Desk at 3CLAS@rush.edu or (312) 536 - CLAS. For more information regarding technology and Rush University Systems, visit the Information Services website and/or review the RU Systems FAQ Document and RU Technology Overview.  

Recommended:

Join the Accepted Student Facebook Group

Join the Official RMC Class of 2026 Facebook Group! This page is open to all accepted students and run by current first and second year RMC students. Feel free to discuss anything on this page and remember that your friendly upperclassmen are always there to answer any questions you have about being an RMC Student! 

To join the Facebook Group please request admission here. Upon requesting admission, you will be asked to input your AAMC ID. Once we confirm your accepted student status, you will be admitted into the group. This may take up to 24 – 48 hours.

Join the RMC Email Buddy Program

The goal of the Email Buddy Program is to pair you with two current students (one pre-clinical, one clinical) with whom you can communicate via email. Your Email Buddies are available to answer any questions you might have - from our curriculum to co-curricular opportunities, to housing, and everything in between! 

To join the Email Buddy Program please complete this form. 

Mark your Calendar for the Monthly Admitted Student Town Halls

RMC Admitted Student Town Halls will be held the first Tuesday of every month from 5pm - 6pm CT and will provide an opportunity for admitted students to learn more about the current happenings at Rush, as well as ask questions of the Director of Admissions and several of the RMC Admissions Team. While the town halls are completely optional, we hope you will take advantage of these sessions to connect with your future RMC colleagues and the admissions staff! A reminder email with registration information will be sent the Monday prior to each session. 

Optional:

Apply to the Family Medicine Leadership Program

The Family Medicine Leadership Program is a four-year, longitudinal program designed to emphasize patient-centered, community-based, interdisciplinary learning, along with the development of leadership and advocacy skills, for students seriously considering a career in Family Medicine. 

Apply to the Family Medicine Leadership Program here.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, April 8 at 11:59 pm CT.

Apply to the Health Equity & Social Justice Leadership Program

The Health Equity & Social Justice Leadership Program  (HESJLP) occurs throughout all four years of medical school and is designed for those hoping to become advocate-physicians who will lead the field in advancing the practice of health equity and social justice in their communities. Students accepted into the program will participate in classroom and community experiences and will collaborate on a longitudinal project with a community organization. 

Apply to the Health Equity & Social Justice Leadership Program here.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, April 8 at 11:59 pm CT.

Apply for Financial Aid

If you are interested in applying for financial assistance at Rush University, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Within the FAFSA, you will need to include Rush’s school code (009800) in the school section of the FAFSA document, If you are under 30 years of age, parental information is required within the FAFSA.

Additional information regarding Financial Aid can be found at the Office of Student Financial Aid website

Register for an On-Campus Tour

Interested in seeing campus? As an admitted student, you and two guests are invited to join the RMC Student Ambassadors for an on-campus tour of Rush Medical College and the Rush University Medical Center!

You should have previously received an email with a link to register for an on-campus student tour.