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How to Apply: 2018–2019 Application Procedures & Deadlines

A complete application consists of:

  1. American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) Application
  2. SUNY Downstate Medical Center Supplemental Application also known as the "secondary" application. Once we receive your verified AMCAS application, you will be sent an email with a link to the Supplemental Application (secondary). All applicants must complete and submit the secondary application before their AMCAS application can be reviewed.
  3. A nonrefundable Supplemental Application Processing Fee of $80 or an AMCAS fee waiver. The processing fee (only credit cards are acceptable for payment) or AMCAS fee waiver are submitted with the SUNY Downstate Supplemental Application (secondary).
  4. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores as required
  5. Letter of recommendation from premedical advisor or committee (we only accept letters sent via the AMCAS letter service, Virtual Evals, or Interfolio), or two individual faculty letters as required. Read the requirements for letters of recommendation very carefully as your letter might not be accepted if it does not meet our guidelines.

Additional information can be obtained by reviewing the Applicant Admissions Information Booklet.

Note: The deadline for having a complete application on file in the Office of Admissions for admissions consideration to the Fall 2019 entering class is 12 noon on January 3, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed after this date.

Completion of your Application

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that a complete application is on file. A complete application consist of: A verified AMCAS application, MCATs, secondary application, application fee and letters of recommendations. For our Supplemental Application (secondary), once we receive your AMCAS application, you will receive an email with a link to the Supplemental. We will make every effort to keep you informed about the completion of your application by email (make certain we have a current email address for you at all times and adjust your spam filter to receive our emails).

If you no longer wish to have an active application with us, you should withdraw your application in order to avoid further processing or emails, and to benefit other applicants. Please notify the Office of Student Admissions immediately by sending an email to Remember to include your name and AAMC ID on all communications.

DO NOT submit materials beyond what is listed above.

Does Downstate have rolling admissions?

SUNY Downstate Medical Center encourages applicants to have a completed application on file before October 1st for maximum benefit. Click here for a complete list of deadlines.

We have a modified rolling admissions process. Acceptance notifications (except for early decision) will be sent starting early February, 2019 and continue until the class is filled. An alternate list will be established in early April, 2019. Acceptances from the alternate list are sent in April and throughout the summer.

See our entry in the on-line Medical School Admissions Requirements Handbook (MSAR) available from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Timeline and Deadlines

June 1, 2018 Earliest date to complete an AMCAS application.
August 1, 2018 Latest date for Early Decision applicants to file an AMCAS application.
August 14, 2018 Latest date for Early Decision applicants to have a completed application on file.
December 1, 2018 Latest date for applicants to have a completed AMCAS application on file at AMCAS.
December 1, 2018 M.D./Ph.D Latest Date to complete application with the School of Graduate Studies and the College of Medicine.
January 3, 2019 (12 noon) Latest date to have a completed application on file in the Office of Admissions.
Early February, 2019 Acceptance letters are issued. Applicants have 14 calendar days to return the reply form.
Early April, 2019 Alternate list invitations are issued. lternates have 5 business days to respond to the alternate list offer.
April 15, 2019 Per AMCAS traffic rules accepted applicants can hold no more than 3 acceptances. Applicants accepted to SUNY Downstate are sent deposit information.
April 30, 2019 Latest date for accepted applicants to withdraw to qualify for the $100 acceptance deposit refund.
May 1, 2019 Latest Date to have a completed MPH application on file with the MPH Program for the June class.
May 1, 2019 Latest date to request a deferred acceptance.
July 15, 2019 Deadline for SUNY Downstate accepted applicants to select "Commit to Enroll."

Communicating With SUNY Downstate, College of Medicine

The preferred method of communication is by email. Our email address is  Any requested documents should be scanned and sent to us via email.

The USA postal mailing address for the Admissions Office is:

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
College of Medicine
Office of Student Admissions
450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 60
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Note: All paper mail is delivered to SUNY Downstate’s central mailroom and then sorted for delivery to individual offices. This includes overnight mail deliveries. Your overnight or express mail is delivered to the central mailroom, and subsequently delivered to the Student Admissions Office the next business day.