AAMC Acceptance Protocols

SUNY Upstate Medical University follows the AAMC Application and Acceptance ProtocolsExternal Link Icon established by the AAMC. Applicants with multiple acceptance offers must make a final decision regarding their position at the college no later than April 30 of the year they plan to matriculate.

  • Mid-October to mid-March: Decisions announced. For those accepted, an Affirmation Statement confirming terms of acceptance must be completed within two weeks of the offer. Failure to do so may result in the rescinding of the admission offer.
  • February 19: “Plan to Enroll” option for accepted students becomes available. SUNY Upstate Medical University highly recommends (but does not require) accepted students utilize this tool, as this assists us (and other medical schools) in ensuring we do not either over– or undersubscribe the amount of offers we extend.
  • April 15: The AAMC Application and Acceptance Protocols recommends accepted students narrow offers to three medical schools (if applicable). SUNY Upstate Medical University highly recommends (but does not require) accepted students follow this protocol.
  • April 30: “Commit to Enroll” option for accepted students becomes available. From April 30 to 21 days prior to Orientation, SUNY Upstate Medical University highly recommends (but does not require) accepted students utilize this tool when they are ready to commit and are withdrawing all other applications.
  • 21 days prior to Orientation: “Commit to Enroll” is required to be selected by the accepted students matriculating to the SUNY Upstate Medical University. Failure to do so will result in the rescinding of the admission offer.
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