I will not be able to take (re-take) the MCAT as originally
planned. Will that delay my application being reviewed?
An MCAT score is still required in order for your application to
CUSOM to be considered complete and scheduled for review. The AAMC has added
additional MCAT test dates and has shortened the testing time in order to
accommodate more test takers each day. The CUSOM has no preference for scores
from the shorter or longer testing time. We have extended the date range of
scores that we will accept, with the oldest MCAT accepted from January 2018 and
a testing deadline of October 2, 2020.
Will deadlines for application be extended?
Our application deadlines have been extended. Our primary
application deadline is now November 15, 2020 and our secondary application
deadline is now December 31, 2020.
Will CUSOM accept P/F courses and labs from the spring semester
Yes, CUSOM will accept P/F courses and labs from spring semester
2020. All coursework and applications will be reviewed in the context of major
disruptions to educational, clinical, and research opportunities to applicants
due to COVID-19.
I and/or my family are experiencing financial hardship due to
COVID-19. What resources are available to help me with the cost of applying for
The CUSOM waives secondary application fees for participants in
the AAMC’s Fee Assistance Program (FAP). The AAMC has expanded eligibility for
the FAP – please see their website for details.
What is going to happen with interviews this year?
The CUSOM will have a virtual interview season for the 2020-2021
application season. Details regarding the format will be shared upon receipt of
an invitation to interview. This decision was made with a goal of having a
consistent, fair, and equitable interview process for all applicants. We are
working on virtual experiences that showcase our campus, students, trainees,
Even if interviews are virtual, can I still come visit the
We are working to determine if this will be possible at some
point during this application cycle. The safety of our applicants and community
will be paramount as we navigate this issue. As soon as we have more
information, we will post it on our website.
My leadership/clinical/shadowing/volunteer opportunities have
been canceled – how will this affect my applications?
The CUSOM Admissions Committee is committed to holistic review
and will be evaluating activities and experiences in light of the COVID-19
pandemic, understanding that opportunities to demonstrate your passions may
have been limited.
How can I show the admissions committee how I have been affected
Your personal statement or secondary application give you ample
opportunity to share your personal story. While it is not required that you reference
how COVID-19 has personally impacted you, you are certainly welcome to do so.