Application Process 


Applicants are advised to initiate the application process outlined below well before the November 15 primary application deadline. All primary applications must be submitted via AMCAS.

Communications regarding your application status, processing fees, and other application materials are processed electronically.

Should you have any questions, please contact us via email at medadmit@oakland.edu.

Admissions Details

Steps to Apply

Step One: AMCAS Application

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine participates with AMCAS - the American Medical College Application Service. To submit an application, visit AMCAS. This initial process includes using the AMCAS letters of recommendation service. AMCAS application deadline is November 15.

Step Two: Supplemental Application

Applicants who meet our minimum academic and residency requirements will be invited to complete a supplemental application. The supplemental application includes a non-refundable fee of $75, which may be waived if you have been granted the AMCAS Fee Waiver.  

The deadline to submit the supplemental application, application fee, and other required materials is December 15.


Note: Only U.S. citizens and permanent residencies will be considered.

Step Three: Screening

Once all application materials (required letters of recommendation, supplemental application, and fee) have been received, OUWB will complete a holistic review of your admission file.

Step Four: Interview

Select applicants will be invited to attend an interview day. Interview season will begin in August and continue until March. Each application cycle roughly 500 applicants will be interviewed.

Step Five: Admission Offer

Select applicants will be offered admission on a rolling basis. Offers of admissions begin in mid-October and will continue until the class is full.

Step Six: Acceptance and Deposit

Admitted students are asked to accept the offer within two weeks of admission. A $100 tuition deposit is required by April 30. Instructions on how to submit the deposit will be sent in early spring.

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Rolling Admission Timeline

Rolling Admission

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine accepts students on a rolling basis. Applicants should apply and complete application requirements early for best consideration for admission. 

  
Admissions Timeline
DateProcess
Early MayAMCAS applications available at www.aamc.org/students/amcas
Early JuneAMCAS applications may be submitted
July - DecemberSelect applicants invited to submit supplemental application materials
August - MarchSelect applicants will be interviewing at OUWB
SeptemberLast acceptable MCAT test date, up to three years prior to the application cycle.
October Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (OUWB Code - 002307)
October 15Offers of admissions made on a rolling basis until the class is full.
Within 2 weeks of acceptanceAdmitted students are asked to accept the offer within two weeks of admission. We will ask for the tuition deposit in the spring.
April 30Deadline for non-refundable tuition deposit 
Students may hold only one acceptance (AAMC guidelines)
Early AugustClasses Begin
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International Applicants

Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for admission.  Applicants who did not attend U.S. or Canadian schools should complete at least one year, preferably two, in residence at a regionally accredited college or university. The accredited institution must validate all previous academic credits.

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Transfer Admissions

Learn more about the transfer admissions process at OUWB.

Criminal Background Check

OUWB participates in the AAMC-Facilitated Background Check Service. A criminal background check is required of all accepted students. After January 1 of the application year, Certiphi Screening, Inc. will contact each accepted applicant via email for consent to conduct a background check. Upon completion of the background check, Certiphi will provide the report to you for review (10 days) prior to distribution to the medical school(s) you have been accepted to. More information is available on the AMCAS website.

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