The University of Colorado School of Medicine highly recommends adherence to the AAMC Application and Acceptance Protocols and the use of the AMCAS Choose Your School Tool best practices. Important school specific and national dates are listed below.
|February 21, 2023||AMCAS CYS Tool “Plan to Enroll” option for accepted students becomes available. The CUSOM highly recommends accepted students utilize this tool.|
|April 17, 2023||Accepted students' narrow acceptance offers to three medical schools (if applicable) per the AAMC Application and Acceptance Protocols.|
|May 1, 2023||Accepted students' narrow acceptance offers to one medical school (if applicable) per the AAMC Application and Acceptance Protocols.|
|May 1, 2023||AMCAS CYS Tool “Commit to Enroll” option for accepted students becomes available.|
|May 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023||The CUSOM highly recommends but does not require accepted students to utilize the “Commit to Enroll” tool when they are ready to commit to the CUSOM and are withdrawing all other applications.|
|June 30, 2023||“Commit to Enroll” is required to be selected by the accepted students matriculating to the CUSOM. Failure to do so will result in rescinding of your acceptance offer.|
All accepted students need to fill out and return the forms below before the stated deadline. All of the required forms can be found in your CUSOM Student Portal (https://apply.som.ucdenver.edu). The list may change so please continue to
check in with us.
|CU Contract 2023||At the time of acceptance|
|Technical Standards||At the time of acceptance|
|Residency Verification Form||Within two weeks of acceptance|
|Transcript Instructions||June 30, 2023|
|Deposit||June 30, 2023|
|Immunization Requirements||June 30, 2023|
Should you have questions as the year progresses, please feel free to contact us via e-mail or phone at MD-Admissions@cuanschutz.edu. We are delighted that you will be joining the University of Colorado Class of 2027.
As an accepted applicant you may request an opportunity to defer your admission to the School of Medicine in writing. You may ask for a deferral from the day you are accepted until our school specific Commit to Enroll deadline (typically 21 business days prior to the start of orientation).
If you decide that you are not ready to continue medical school or have an unexpected life event any time after you matriculate this should be discussed with the deans in the Office of Student Life.
Normally, deferrals are granted for extraordinary or mitigating circumstances that arise and create challenges for a student to enter medical school at that time. However, there are also some “once in a lifetime opportunities” which may come up for you as an individual, such that a request to defer also seems reasonable. Some examples include the birth of a child, competition in the Olympics, a Fulbright Scholarship opportunity, or acceptance to the Peace Corps. The School of Medicine wants students to matriculate when they have achieved a high degree of readiness to engage fully in the MD program. In general, deferrals are granted once for only one academic year. A special committee headed by the Assistant Dean of Admissions will consider all requests for deferment. Decisions made by this committee are final and cannot be appealed.
If you are classified by the University of Colorado as a non-resident at the time of initial acceptance, it is not possible to move to Colorado and during a year of deferral to establish residency in order to change your tuition classification. Your residency status is determined at the time of acceptance and will carry forward through graduation.
Below are the requirements that must be met for a deferral:
Please submit your written request to: firstname.lastname@example.org