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Important Dates and Deadlines

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) accepts students on a rolling basis. Applicants should apply and complete application requirements early to guarantee consideration for admission.

*CMSRU generally does not extend deadlines for applications, however based on the evolving status of the pandemic this may be subject to change.


Early May American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) applications available
Early June AMCAS applications may be submitted
August 1 Deadline for Early Decision application, official transcripts, Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores and Letters of Recommendation in AMCAS
August 15 Deadline for Early Decision Applicants to complete secondary applications
August-March Selected applicants invited for interviews (Regular MD)
September 16 Interview day for selected Early Decision Program applicants
September 30 Last acceptable date to take the MCAT (from January 2021 – September 2024)
Mid to Late September Early Decision applicants notified of admission decision
October 1 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available
October 15 -Mid-March Offers of admission to regular M.D. applicants are made on a rolling basis (admitted students are asked to accept the offer within 2 weeks)
November 15 Deadline for submitting an application to AMCAS (note: no deadline extensions are granted*)
December 15 Deadline for submitting letters of recommendation (via AMCAS), secondary application, and application fee to CMSRU (note: no deadline extensions are granted)


April 30 Students are requested to hold only one acceptance (Association of American Medical Colleges [AAMC] guidelines)
April 30 Deadline for submitting a tuition deposit refund request in writing
July 1 Final transcripts due in CMSRU Registrar's Office
Second week in August Orientation/Classes begin