Application Process and Timeline

AMCAS Application
Applications to Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) must be submitted through AMCASThe AMCAS deadline is October 15.

P&S Secondary Application
Once you have submitted your AMCAS application, you will be invited to complete the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) secondary application. There is a non-refundable $100 application fee, which may be waived in cases of financial hardship. The deadline for submission of the P&S secondary application is November 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST.

We will notify you when your secondary application has been received and completed. If you have not been informed that your application is complete within two months after we receive it (and no later than December 15 at 11:59 P.M. EST), you should contact us. It is in your best interest to do what you can to facilitate the prompt completion of your application.

Please submit any amendments/additions and supporting materials through the P&S Secondary Application.

Timeline 2014-2015

  • June 2014: Primary application becomes available via AMCAS
  • June – October 2014: AMCAS applications are received
  • October 15, 2014: Deadline for submitting the AMCAS application
  • June – November 2014: Application invitations are sent and secondary applications are received
  • August 2014 – February 2015: Review of applications
  • September 2014 – February 2015: Interview invitations are sent out
  • November 15, 2014: P&S deadline for secondary application
  • December 15, 2014: P&S deadline for supporting documents
  • Mid February 2015: Admission offers are sent
  • January – July 2015: Admitted students submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial need applications
  • March 2015: P&S Revisit for admitted students
  • April 30, 2015: Deadline for admitted students to accept an offer of admission from P&S
  • Mid-August 2015: Orientation and classes begin for the matriculating class