Decision Notification Timeline and Protocols (2018-2019)

Yale School of Medicine (YSM) - MD and MD/PhD Program

The Admissions Committee will notify all applicants of their decision by March 15. All students offered admission are required to respond to their offer of admission by end of day April 30.

‘Plan’ to Enroll – ‘Commit’ to Enroll

All students who are accepted and either ‘plan’ or ‘commit’ to enroll must immediately withdraw from all other schools to which they were offered admission. Students who ‘commit’ to enroll must also immediately withdraw from waitlists at all other schools.

They must also send a tuition deposit of $100 with their response form to reserve a place in the class. The deposit is refundable until April 30 and will be applied to tuition charges in the fall semester.

Students who are accepted but do not respond to their offer of admission by end of day April 30 will have their offer of admission rescinded, unless they have been approved for an extension (due to extenuating circumstance) beyond this date by the YSM admissions office.

Waitlist Offers

Students who are offered a position on the waitlist are required to respond indicating their intention to remain on the waitlist by end of day April 30. Waitlisted students who do not accept a position on the waitlist by end of day April 30 will be removed from the waitlist and will not be further considered for admission.

Students who are offered acceptance from the waitlist after April 30 and before July 1 will have five business days to respond to their offer. Students who are accepted from the waitlist between April 30 and July 1 but do not respond to their offer of admission within five business days will have their offer of admission rescinded, unless they have been approved for an extension (due to extenuating circumstance) beyond this date by the YSM admissions office.

Students who are offered acceptance from the waitlist after July 1 will have two business days to respond to their offer. Students who are accepted from the waitlist after July 1 but do not respond to their offer of admission within two business days will have their offer of admission rescinded, unless they have been approved for an extension (due to extenuating circumstance) beyond this date by the YSM admissions office.

All students intending to matriculate at YSM must ‘commit’ to enroll by end of day July 15 and may not hold waitlist positions at any other schools. Students who participate in the START program must ‘commit’ to enroll at YSM by end of day before START. YSM will not be offering admission to students after our August matriculation date.

Timeframe Requirement
Before April 30th Accepted applicants who ‘commit’ or ‘plan’ to matriculate must immediately withdraw admission from all other schools. Applicants who ‘commit’ to matriculate also must immediately withdraw from waitlists at all other schools.
April 30th – July 1st Waitlisted applicants accepted must ‘commit’ or ‘plan’ to matriculate within five business days and withdraw admission from all other schools. Applicants who ‘commit’ to matriculate also must immediately withdraw from waitlists at all other schools.
After July 1st Waitlisted applicants accepted must ‘commit’ or ‘plan’ to matriculate within two business days and withdraw admission from all other schools. Applicants who ‘commit’ to matriculate also must immediately withdraw from waitlists at all other schools.
By July 15th Applicants who ‘plan’ to enroll must ‘commit’ to enroll and immediately withdraw from waitlists at all other schools.