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General Admissions Information

■  Augusta University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educational Institution. No person shall, on the grounds of age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran, be excluded from participation in, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in any educational program, activity or facility.

■  The 2017 incoming class of 230 was selected from 1,267 in-state and 1,807 out-of-state applications. Although admission is competitive, in concert with academics the Admissions Committee uses a holistic review process to select the applicants best-qualified to study medicine.

■  Preference is given to applicants with a baccalaureate degree in a regionally accredited* college prior to entering the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. The minimum requirement is 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours. A limited number of highly competitive, non-degree applicants may be accepted each year. The non-degree college must be acceptable as the equivalent of the first three years leading to the bachelor of science or art in a regionally accredited* college of arts and sciences.

■  Applicants enrolled in a graduate-degree program must complete all requirements of their graduate degree prior to enrolling in medical school.

■  Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership (Campus Assignment)
There is no separate admissions process. All applicants applying through the Early Decision Program or the Regular Decision Program to the Medical of Georgia at Augusta University will complete one application through the American Medical College Application Service. Interviewed applicants will be asked whether or not they have a campus preference. While student preference will be considered, there is no guarantee that any applicant will be assigned to his/her preferred campus. Please note that applicants applying to the Early Decision program should also be willing to be assigned to either the Augusta campus or the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Campus in Athens, GA. Applicants will be notified of their campus assignment prior to matriculation in August 2019.

■  Residents and Non-Residents
Preference is given to Georgia residents. Applicants for admission may be classified as residents of only one state. Applicants offered admission as a Georgia resident are expected to maintain Georgia resident status in American Medical College of Application Service records. Applicants who claim Georgia residency must make claim on their AMCAS application no later than Nov. 1, 2018. No residency changes are permitted afterward. Georgia residents who change their legal state of residence designation with AMCAS after being accepted at MCG will have their acceptance withdrawn and their applications for admission reviewed for admission as a non-resident of Georgia.

■  Legacy does not affect interview or admission decisions

 

Two Pathways to Admission

Early Decision

Only Georgia residents can apply for MCG's Early Decision program. 

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.

         OR

  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.

Applicants must submit their AMCAS American 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.

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.

REGULAR DECISION

The Regular Decision application process allows applicants, both in-state and out-of-state, to apply to multiple medical schools.

Applicants must submit their AMCAS applications between June 2, 2018 and November 1, 2018.  All applications and official transcripts must be received in the AMCAS office by November 1st to be considered for the Regular Decision program.  The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University must be listed on the AMCAS application as a school of application by the November 1stdeadline.  Official transcripts from U.S. and Canadian post-secondary institutions must be received by November 15, 2018.  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 two weeks after receipt and must be in the application file by December 1, 2018.  These items include all residency documentation, required course listings, and other specifically requested documents.    

Regular Decision Program applicants must have taken the MCAT by the end of September 2018.

*Accredited by the appropriate regional agency for colleges and schools, i.e., the equivalent of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.