MD Program

Important Notices and Dates

 

2019/2020 Application Cycle


Notices

August 29-31, 2019 MCAT Dates

If you are writing your MCAT August 29-31, 2019 your scores will be released to you by AAMC on the application deadline of October 1, 2019. As such, please pay close attention to the following instructions.

ON OCTOBER 1, 2019 YOU MUST, IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

  1. Release your scores to the University of Alberta through your AAMC portal.
  2. Enter your scores in the Secondary Medicine Application and save.
If your scores DO NOT immediately verify you need to contact us immediately so that we can manually verify them for you, or troubleshoot what information isn't matching up. As your scores MUST verify by October 1, 2019 at 11:59:59PM MST and Admissions staff is only in the office until 4:00PM MST, we highly recommend doing this as early in the day as possible. Should your scores fail to verify by the deadline your application will be considered incomplete and your file will be closed.

Application Open and Close Dates

The application for Fall 2020 admission is expected to open July 2, 2019. The deadline to complete and submit your Undergraduate Application for Admission and Secondary Medicine Application as well as submit all supporting documentation is October 1, 2019 at 11:59:59PM MST.

Last MCAT Testing Date

The last MCAT testing date that we will accept for the 2019/2020 application cycle is August 31, 2019. Please note that we are only accepting scores from the MCAT2015; scores from January 2015 or earlier will not be accepted.

CASPer Test

We will only be accepting CASPer scores completed during Fall 2019; scores must be released to us before January 1, 2020. If you have completed the CASPer for another institution we will accept your score from that test. As per Altus Assessments, you are not allowed to complete the CASPer more than once per application cycle.

Important Dates

  • July 2, 2019

    Application for Fall 2020 admission expected to open.

  • September 2019
    First week of September 2019

    For applicants currently enrolled in post-secondary, the first week of September is the suggested time frame for requesting that updated transcripts showing 1st and 2nd term registration be mailed directly to the Office of the Registrar. If your institution does not show 2nd term registration on your transcripts at this time (ie. McMaster) or if you are not yet able to register in 2nd term courses (ie. Harvard), please contact the Office of the Registrar to arrange to send your course registration directly.

  • October 1, 2019

    Deadline for receipt by the Office of the Registrar of all up-to-date transcripts, including showing 1st and 2nd term registration for those applicants currently enrolled in post-secondary, as well as all required supporting documentation. Please refer to your BearTracks To-Do List and Comments for document status and details on required supporting documents. Failure to meet this deadline will result in a delay in review of your application.

  • January 2020
    First week of January 2020

    The first week of January 2020 is the suggested time frame for requesting that updated transcripts showing 1st term grades and 2nd term registration should be mailed to the Office of the Registrar.

  • February 2020
    February 1, 2020

    For applicants currently enrolled in post-secondary, updated transcripts showing 1st term grades and 2nd term registration must be received and processed by the Office of the Registrar by February 1, 2020. If you fail to meet this deadline your application may be considered incomplete and result in the closing of your file.

    Early-Mid February

    Interview Invitations sent to UAlberta email accounts.

  • March 14-15, 2020

    Interview weekend

  • May 2020
    Early May

    Notifications of Admission Decisions are sent to UAlberta email accounts.

    For those who were enrolled in post-secondary this year, early May is the suggested time frame for requesting that complete current year transcripts be mailed to the Office of the Registrar.

  • June 2020
    June 15, 2020

    For applicants currently enrolled in post-secondary, June 15 is the deadline for transcripts showing 1st and 2nd term grades as well as proof of degree conferment to be received and processed by the Office of the Registrar.

  • August 2020
    End of August

    Orientation Week