Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Admissions

Acceptance Protocols

Congratulations on your admission to Feinberg School of Medicine's MD Program! Following are key dates and resources you'll need in the months ahead. We also invite you to contact us with any questions.

AAMC Resources

AAMC Protocols for Medical Schools AAMC Protocols for Applicants

Important Dates for MD Admissions

 December

You may want to begin working on your FAFSA (see February for further details).

 January

Certiphi will be sending you an email for your background check.

 February

February 19

AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool becomes available. At this point you may now select at which school you PLAN TO ENROLL.

Mid-February: Second Look Registration

Registration for Feinberg’s Second Look Weekend 2019 (our admitted student revisit weekend occurring April 11-12, 2019) typically opens in mid-February (accepted students will receive an email) and will be DUE by April 1. 

By March 1: Aid Applications

To be considered for need-based grants from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the Admissions Office requires that you complete the following items by no later than March 1:

 March

March 1

FAFSA and all other financial documentation is DUE. Please check out our Financial Aid page for further information.

Mid-March

Financial Aid packages will be released to accepted applicants; notification will be sent via email.

Late March

Feinberg-Specific COMMIT TO ENROLL contract becomes available (will be emailed to accepted students). If at this point you know for sure that you would like to attend Feinberg for your medical education, let us know. You can do so by completing and returning the Feinberg-Specific COMMIT TO ENROLL contract by faxing it (312-503-0550) or by scanning/emailing it (med-admissions@northwestern.edu). This contract will be due on July 10.

 April

April 11-12

Second Look takes place! Second Look provides an opportunity for accepted prospective students to sample the rich variety of learning experiences available at Feinberg, and to meet with other prospective students, current students and faculty.

April 15

Deadline to narrow your acceptances to TOP 3 in AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool.

April 30

  • PLAN TO ENROLL designation in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool meaning changes - at this point you can only hold an acceptance at ONE school. You must decline all other acceptance offers (you may remain on waitlists).
  • COMMIT TO ENROLL option becomes available in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool. Choosing this designation indicates that you are fully committed to attending that particular school. Choosing this option also means that you must remove yourself from all waitlist positions.

 May

May 1

Deadline to confirm your final decision to plan to enroll via direct communication with the Office of MD Admissions via med-admissions@northwestern.edu.  You need to decline all other acceptances, but you may remain on waitlists.  If Feinberg receives notification from AMCAS that you PLAN TO ENROLL or COMMIT TO ENROLL at another institution, Feinberg has the right to withdraw your seat from our class.

Matriculating students should begin checking their @northwestern.edu email address on a weekly basis and begin work on Feinberg’s pre-matriculation to-do list (link will be forthcoming!).

 June

Matriculating students should begin checking their @northwestern.edu email address on a weekly basis and begin work on Feinberg’s pre-matriculation to-do list (link will be forthcoming!).

 July

Matriculating students should begin checking their @northwestern.edu email address on a weekly basis and begin work on Feinberg’s pre-matriculation to-do list (link will be forthcoming!).

July 1

Deadline to submit your final official transcript showing that you received your bachelor’s degree, and any other final transcripts showing additional coursework/programs completed.  Transcripts should be sent to the Office of MD Admissions, either via mail (address below) or electronically from your school to med-admissions@northwestern.edu.  Please note that the transcripts that AMCAS requested from you at the beginning of the application process were used for their application verification only and were not forwarded to our office.

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Office of MD Admissions
310 E. Superior Street
Morton Building 1-606
Chicago, IL 60611-3008

 

July 10

Feinberg requires you to select COMMIT TO ENROLL via the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool as well as submitting the Feinberg-specific COMMIT TO ENROLL contract by July 10. Failure to do so on AMCAS and with Feinberg will result in Feinberg rescinding your offer of admission.  At this time you must also withdraw your application from all other institutions.  The Feinberg-specific COMMIT TO ENROLL contract (emailed in March) should be completed and returned either by faxing it (312-503-0550) or by scanning/emailing it (med-admissions@northwestern.edu).

July 31

Students arrive on campus for the first day of Orientation to Feinberg.

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