Fall 2016 Important
Admissions Dates

  • May 5, 2015: AMCAS Application Opens
  • June 1, 2015: AMCAS Application Opens for Submission
  • July 18, 2015: Early Decision MCAT Deadline
  • August 1, 2015: Early Decision AMCAS Deadline
  • August 15, 2015: Early Decision Supplemental Materials Deadline
  • September 12, 2015: Last MCAT Test Date accepted for Fall 2016
  • October 1, 2015: Early Decision Notification Deadline
  • December 1, 2015: AMCAS Application Deadline
  • January 15, 2016: Supplemental Materials Deadline

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is committed to holding true to our mission to improve the health of the people of South Carolina.  As one of only three medical schools in South Carolina, admission into the School of Medicine is highly competitive. 

Applicants admitted to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine are selected by an admissions committee comprised of members of the basic sciences and clinical sciences faculties of the School of Medicine, University faculty, medical students and area clinicians. 

When making selections of applicants, members of the Admissions Committee recognize that they are selecting future physicians.  Therefore, the admissions procedure is designed to select applicants who possess the individual intellectual and personal characteristics required for both the study and practice of medicine.

The Admissions Committee considers all aspects of an applicant’s application in the decision-making process.  The selection criteria for admission is weighted using the following calculations:

  • one-third for the MCAT score and GPA;
  • one-third letter of recommendations and work/volunteer experiences; and
  • one-third interviews and personal attributes

A "Day-in-the-Life of a Medical Student" Program

The Admissions Office provides various services for prospective students and current applicants including a shadowing opportunity, a "Day-in-the-Life of a Medical Student" program. This program is offered September 15th through April 15th each year with the exception of the week of Spring Break and exam days. For more information, please contact

Questions? Please contact the Office of Admissions at or (803) 216-3625.