MD Program

Important Notices and Dates

2018/2019 Application Cycle


Notices

Alberta Residency

The definition for "Resident of Alberta" has changed.

Special Consideration

Applicants may request Special Consideration from the MD Admissions Committee. Requests for Special Consideration will only be accepted through the Special Consideration Request form during the specified time frames below. Please note that you must be logged into your UAlberta.ca email account to access the form and submit your request. You must submit a formal letter of request and relevant supporting documentation with all requests. Your formal letter of request should be no more than one page in length and describe the reason you are requesting Special Consideration as well as why you feel you should be provided an exception. It should clearly explain what happened, why it happened, what the outcomes were, and, if applicable, what precautions or measures the applicant has taken or will take to ensure that the issue will have no further impact on the applicant's academic performance.
July 3, 2018 - September 17, 2018
  • Inability to meet minimum requirements
  • Alberta residency
  • Other

March 18, 2019 - April 1, 2019

  • Extenuating circumstances that may have occurred during the application/interview process
Please note that a request for special consideration does not guarantee admission, nor that any exception will be made towards your application.

Application Open and Close Dates

The application for Fall 2019 admission is expected to open July 3, 2018. 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, 2018.

Last MCAT Testing Date

The last MCAT testing date that we will accept for the 2018/2019 application cycle is August 25, 2018. 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 2018; scores must be released to us before January 1, 2019. 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 3, 2018

    Application for Fall 2019 admission expected to open.

  • September 2018
    First week of September 2018

    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, 2018

    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 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 2019
    First week of January 2019

    The first week of January 2019 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 2019
    February 1, 2019

    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, 2019. 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 16-17, 2019

    Interview weekend

  • May 2019
    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 should be mailed to the Office of the Registrar.

  • June 2019
    June 15, 2019

    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 2019
    End of August

    Orientation Week