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Decision Notification Timeline and Protocols

MD and MD/PhD programs

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

‘Plan’ to Enroll / ‘Commit’ to Enroll

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

Applicants who are accepted and either 'plan' or 'commit' to enroll must also send a tuition deposit of $100 with their online response 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.

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are accepted but do not respond to their offer of admission by end of day April 30 will have their offer of admission rescinded, unless they have been approved for an extension (due to extenuating circumstance) beyond this date by the YSM admissions office.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

Applicants who are offered a position on the waitlist are required to respond by end of day April 30. Waitlisted applicants 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 in this cycle.

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 An applicant who does not respond within five business days will have their offer of admission rescinded, unless they have been approved for an extension (due to extenuating circumstance) beyond this date by the YSM admissions office.

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 An applicant who does not respond within two business days will have their offer of admission rescinded, unless they have been approved for an extension (due to extenuating circumstance) beyond this date by the YSM admissions office.

Matriculation

Applicants who participate in the START program must ‘commit’ to enroll at YSM by 5:00pm EST the Friday before START and may not hold waitlist positions at any other schools. All other applicants intending to matriculate at YSM must 'commit' to enroll by 5:00pm EST July 15 and may not hold waitlist positions at any other schools. YSM will not offer 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.