Accepted MD Applicants

Congratulations on your acceptance! We are honored and delighted that you are considering becoming a University of Wisconsin medical student. Review the checklist for admitted students and deferral information. This information is also available the medical student portal.


Contact the MD Admissions Office at 608-263-4925 or email us at

Checklist for Admitted Students


Submit Your FAFSA

Go to the Federal Student Aid website to fill out your financial aid form. Include the University of Wisconsin–Madison #003895 in the school code section. As a medical student, you do not need to provide parental information. You may check the progress of your financial aid application by logging in to MyUW with your NetID (information on obtaining a NetID will be sent to you in early April) and finding the Student Center section. If you have questions, contact (put medical school question in the subject line). You may also visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website for more information, including a breakdown of costs and budgeting for your medical education.

Apply for Disability Accommodations if Needed

Information about requesting accommodations for a disability was included in your acceptance email. If you have questions, contact our Technical Standards Director at

See more information on our technical standards and disclosure of disabilities.

Begin To Plan Your Housing

Madison has many housing options.

February 19

Plan To Enroll

Accepted applicants may select “Plan to Enroll” in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool starting February 19. If your first choice is the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, we hope you will indicate your “Plan to Enroll” status as early as possible.

April 15

Narrow Down Your Acceptances

We highly recommend that you narrow your acceptance offers to three or fewer medical schools if you are fortunate to receive multiple offers. This will help us manage the number of students in our entering class, allowing us to work with other highly qualified candidates on our alternate list to whom we cannot yet make an offer.

April 30

Commit To Enroll

Accepted applicants may select “Commit to Enroll” in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool starting April 30. This selection indicates the final choice of medical school, and applicants must withdraw acceptances from all other medical schools. If an accepted applicant is still holding acceptances at medical schools other than UW after April 30, we reserve the right to rescind our acceptance. Applicants who need additional time to make a final decision should contact our office as soon as possible.

June 1

MD Admissions Office Finalizes Entering Class

UW reserves the right to withdraw your acceptance if you are holding an acceptance at another medical school and have not entered your Commit to Enroll decision in AMCAS by June 1. If you need additional time to make your decision, please contact If you are an MSTP student and you need additional time, please email The admissions office grants extensions in rare cases for extenuating personal circumstances. Out of respect for those on our waiting list, we cannot grant additional time for applicants waiting to hear from other schools.

June 15

Notify MD Admissions of Pending Classes

Double-check our premedical requirements and selection criteria to ensure you have completed all coursework needed to start medical school. If you have not, register for the course(s) you still need and email us at to let us know.

July 1

Background Check and Immunization Records Are Due

All students must be up to date on the required immunizations to enroll as students at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Accepted students must provide proof of completed vaccine series or positive serology for each of the required immunizations including:

  • Measles/mumps/rubella
  • Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis
  • Varicella
  • COVID-19

July 15

Official Transcripts Are Due

Because AMCAS does not forward transcripts and require proof of your degrees earned, we must receive official transcripts from all colleges and universities where you earned a degree or completed prerequisite courses. We accept official electronic transcripts. Regardless of format (paper or electronic), transcripts must be remitted directly from your undergraduate institution or credentialing agency. Electronic records should be sent to

We do not accept PDF transcripts sent from email accounts. Do not have transcripts sent to UW–Madison’s main campus; they will not reach our office. Please be sure that your bachelor’s degree has been posted on your transcript.

Hard copy official transcripts should be sent to:

MD Admissions
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Suite #2130, 750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705

Settle Into Madison

Previous students’ experience has demonstrated the importance of being settled in Madison well before the start of classes in mid-August. Try to avoid moving to Madison too close to when classes begin.


Classes begin


We encourage applicants to apply for the entering class in the year they intend to begin medical school. However, we do allow applicants to request one- and two-year deferrals before starting medical school. Only a limited number of delayed admission requests will be approved each year. Approval of a delayed admission request will be based on the rationale and goals presented in a letter to the MD Admissions Office.

If your deferral is granted, you will be contacted with information about deadlines for requesting a deferral. Requests for deferral received after stated deadlines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Acceptance of a deferral requires you to withdraw acceptances that you may have received from other schools. In other words, you may not have a deferral from UW and another school. However, you may apply to other schools the following year, even though you hold a deferral from UW. For deferral-related questions, please email