Early Decision Program Guidelines

2018-19 Guidelines

Only Georgia residents will be considered for MCG’s Early Decision Program. Applicants must submit their AMCASAmerican Medical College Application Service applications between June 2, 2018 and August 1, 2018. All applications and official transcripts must be received in the AMCAS office by August 1st to be considered under the EDPEarly Decision Program. Transcripts must arrive to the AMCAS office directly from the college’s/university’s Registrar’s Office. All application supplemental documents, which are items required in addition to the AMCAS application, should be returned one week after receipt and must be in the application file by August 14, 2018. Supplemental documents include all residency documentation, required course listings, and other specifically requested documents.

Applicants competitive for the Early Decision program will either:

  1. Have an MCAT score of 509 and above and will have a total GPA of 3.7*total GPAs between 3.65 and 3.69 will be rounded to 3.7 and above.


  1. Seek admission to the MCG at Augusta University Certificate of Rural Community Health program with commitment to attend the Southwest Georgia clinical campus during years 3 and 4 along with other programmatic requirements. Please note that the Certificate of Rural Community Health program does not have a specific MCAT or GPA requirement.  However, admission is competitive and is based on a limited number of seats available on the Southwest Georgia clinical campus.


EDP applicants must have taken the MCAT by the end of June 2018. Early Decision Program applicants will be notified of their acceptance by October 1, 2018.