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AMCAS®is a program of theAssociation of American Medical Colleges2013AMCAS INSTRUCTION MANUAL
2013 AMCAS Instruction Manual1© 2012 AAMC. This work may be reproduced and redistributed, in whole or in part, without alteration and without prior written permission, for personal, non-commercial use by prospective medical school applicants and their advisors. Any other use requires prior permission (contact[email protected])ContentsWhat is AMCAS?................................................................................................................4How does AMCAS work?............................................................................................4Getting Help with Your Application.............................................................................4Before You Begin................................................................................................................5Applicant Responsibilities............................................................................................5AMCAS Submission and Deadlines.............................................................................5Application Processing.................................................................................................6Verification...................................................................................................................7Grades and GPA Calculations......................................................................................7Academic Change Requests..........................................................................................8Deferred/delayed Matriculants......................................................................................9Monitoring Your Application’s Progress....................................................................10Investigations..............................................................................................................11Certification Statement...............................................................................................11Registration.................................................................................................................13Accessing the Application..........................................................................................13Overview of the Application.......................................................................................14Sections in the AMCAS Application..........................................................................15Important Notes..........................................................................................................15Section One: Identifying Information.............................................................................17Legal Name.................................................................................................................17Preferred Name...........................................................................................................17Alternate Names..........................................................................................................17ID Numbers.................................................................................................................17Alternate IDs...............................................................................................................17Birth and Sex...............................................................................................................18Identifying Information Summary..............................................................................18Section Two: Schools Attended........................................................................................19High School................................................................................................................19Colleges.......................................................................................................................19Releasing Information to Advisors.............................................................................20Degrees.......................................................................................................................21Transcripts...................................................................................................................22Military Education Transcripts...................................................................................24American Schools Overseas.......................................................................................25Transcript Exception Request.....................................................................................27Transcript Request Forms...........................................................................................28Previous Matriculation................................................................................................28Institutional Action.....................................................................................................29Schools Attended Summary........................................................................................29Section Three: Biographic Information..........................................................................30Contact Information....................................................................................................30Preferred Address........................................................................................................30Permanent Address.....................................................................................................30
2013 AMCAS Instruction Manual2© 2012 AAMC. This work may be reproduced and redistributed, in whole or in part, without alteration and without prior written permission, for personal, non-commercial use by prospective medical school applicants and their advisors. Any other use requires prior permission (contact[email protected])Alternate Contact Person............................................................................................31Citizenship..................................................................................................................31Legal Residence..........................................................................................................31Self Identification........................................................................................................32Languages...................................................................................................................32Childhood Information................................................................................................32Dependents..................................................................................................................33Parents and Guardians.................................................................................................33Siblings.......................................................................................................................34Felony.........................................................................................................................34Misdemeanor...............................................................................................................34Military Discharge......................................................................................................35Biographic Information Summary..............................................................................35Section Four: Course Work.............................................................................................36Special Course Types..................................................................................................41CEGEP/Grade 13 Coursework...................................................................................45Clock Hours and Continuing Education Units (CEU)................................................46Courses Taken While in High School.........................................................................47Full-Year Courses.......................................................................................................48Life Experience Credit................................................................................................48M.D. Courses..............................................................................................................48Foreign Coursework....................................................................................................49American Colleges Overseas......................................................................................49Independent Attendance, Credits Transferred............................................................49Independent Attendance, Credits Not Transferred.....................................................50Institute of European Studies......................................................................................50International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination............................................................50Study Abroad Coursework..........................................................................................51Military Credit............................................................................................................52Narrative Evaluations..................................................................................................54USAFI/DANTES Credit.............................................................................................54Course Work Summary...............................................................................................54Section Five: Work and Activities...................................................................................56Adding Work Experience/Activities...........................................................................56Most Meaningful Experiences....................................................................................57Adding Another Work Experience/Activity...............................................................57Work/Activities Summary..........................................................................................57Section Six: Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation....................................................59Important Terms..........................................................................................................59Types of Letters..........................................................................................................59Creating Letter Entries................................................................................................60Assigning Letters of Evaluation to Medical Schools..................................................60Other/Unmatched Letters Received............................................................................61

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Health Science, Pediatrics, Immunology, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Veterinary, Work, Association of American Medical Colleges, AMCAS

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