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Early Decision Program

Our Early Decision Program, or EDP, allows applicants to expedite the application process by selecting RUSH Medical College as their top choice.

How to apply

  • Select “Early Decision” as the “Program Type” on AMCAS.
  • Select “RUSH Medical College” as your only school choice on AMCAS. If you select more than one school, your application program type automatically changes to “Regular MD Program” instead of “Early Decision.”
  • Submit your AMCAS application as ED and all required materials (secondary application, letters of recommendation, MCAT and Casper scores) by Aug. 1 (11:59 p.m. Central Time).


Early decision applicants invited to interview will attend the first virtual interview day in September.


Early decision applicants are either accepted to the entering class or deferred to the regular pool for future consideration.

Decisions will be made no later than Oct. 1.

Applicants accepted to the Early Decision Program are committed to attending RUSH Medical College and will not be able to apply to other medical schools.

Learn more about Early Decision Programs