ACOM Early Decision Program

The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) Early Decision Program offers a pathway for applicants who designate ACOM as their top choice among osteopathic and allopathic medical schools. By applying for early decision, candidates can streamline the application process and avoid the financial burden associated with applying to multiple medical schools. As an added incentive, ACOM is offering a discounted deposit of $500, compared to the standard $2000, for those accepted through the Early Decision Program.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must fulfill all of the following requirements:

  1. Submit a letter of intent affirming the commitment to refrain from applying to other medical schools until ACOM announces early decisions on or before October 1 of the application year.
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.40, both cumulative (overall) and in science courses. Upon request, a GPA of 3.40 or higher in a biomedical science (or equivalent) master’s program may be considered separately.
  3. Achieve a minimum Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) score of 504. Composite scores will be taken into account.
  4. Complete the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) application and submit supporting documents by July 15 of the application year.
  5. Submit the ACOM secondary application, along with a $50 fee and supporting documents, by September 1 of the application year.
  6. Be available to participate in an in-person interview session on or around September 13.

Application Procedures:

  1. AACOMAS applications ( are available beginning May 6. It must be complete and submitted by July 15, including transcripts from all institutions attended.
  2. Secondary application materials must be received by ACOM by September 1, including all letters of recommendation. Please see for more information.
  3. Interviews will be in person on or around September 13.
  4. Notification of admission decision will occur by October 1.
  5. A $500 deposit is due by November 1 to secure a seat.
  6. Applicants not accepted for early decision will automatically revert to the regular applicant pool for further evaluation.

Important Early Decision Program Dates

AACOMAS Primary Application Deadline July 15
Secondary Application Materials Deadline August 15
Interview Days On or around September 13
Admissions Decision Notification Before October 1
Deposit Deadline November 1

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