Admission Timetable

  • Mid-August through December 15:
    Invitations to complete HUCM Secondary Application are sent by email to Verified Applicants.
  • September through April:
    Interviews are scheduled.
    HUCM interviews about 300 students per year. Invitations to interview are sent via email. Selected students will be invited approximately one-month prior to anticipated dates.
  • December 15 Deadline:
    AMCAS Application.
  • January 15 Deadline:
    Deadline for submitting HUCM secondary for applicants submitting AMCAS on or around December. (Otherwise, all HUCM Secondary applications must be received within 30 days of invitation to submit secondary.)
  • March 15:
    Interim Email is sent to students who have not been invited to Interview.
  • Late Spring (after May 15): Final status email to all verified applicants who did not interview
  • Mid-July:
    Orientation begins.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the admissions' cycle.

Criminal Background Checks

To maintain the safety and well-being of patients, maintain the ability of accepted applicants and enrolled medical students to become licensed as physicians, and reduce liability concerns affecting medical schools and their affiliated clinical facilities, AAMC recommends a criminal background check for all enrolled medical students. Students conditionally admitted as incoming freshmen into the Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM) will be subject to a Criminal Background Check (CBC) through the AMCAS facilitated CBC of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). In order to matriculate into the COM, all new entrants MUST satisfactorily pass the criminal background check. Additionally, a second background check and drug screening will be administered, and must be satisfactorily passed, prior to matriculation into the junior year of study.