Application Process

Applying to health professions school requires much attention to detail. Our goal is to guide students and alumni through the process of deciding when to apply, how to put together the strongest and most comprehensive application, and how to best navigate the admissions cycle.

The timeline for medical and dental school is about 16 months. Students hoping to begin medical or dental school directly after graduation will begin the Committee process as early as the Winter semester of junior year. Those who decide to take a “glide year” between undergraduate and health professions school will begin the application process in the Winter of their senior year. Still, others may return as alums to utilize the Medical Studies Committee and the services of the Bates Center for Purposeful Work.

The 2022 Medical School Application Process begins on January 1st, 2021. Dates are listed for students interested in applying for 2022 matriculation and plan to go through the Bates Medical Studies Committee process during the Winter/Spring 2021 semester.

  1. When to Apply
  2. Standardized Tests
  3. 2022 Applying to Medical or Dental School (New Applicants)
  4. 2022 Applying to Medical or Dental School (Continuing and Re-Applicants)
  5. Medical Studies Committee
  6. Committee Letter Process
  7. Primary and Secondary Applications
  8. Application FAQs
  9. Selecting Schools
  10. Interviews
  11. Financing