Application Timeline

Time Period Milestones
August - December
  • Continue to gain clinical experience
  • Continue other types of involvement such as RSOs and community service
  • Complete prerequisite coursework
  • Identify and develop relationships with potential letter writers
  • Develop personalized preparation plan and timeline for taking the GRE
January - May
  • Continue to gain clinical exposure and community service activities
  • Research schools/programs by utilizing CSDCAS directory
  • Visit schools
  • Develop budget for cost of application cycle
  • Attend Health Professions Application workshops
May - July
  • Begin writing your personal statement
  • Confirm with letter writers and consider storage for LORs (Interfolio)
  • Register for and take GRE
  • Submit personal statement for review
  • Read the FAQs and instruction manual for CSDCAS or individual programs
  • Create account in application service for upcoming cycle
  • Apply for fee assistance if applicable
August - January
  • Submit CSDCAS application or individual program applications
  • Check status of application materials
  • Continue clinical experience, involvement, and community service activities
Fall Semester
  • Complete a mock interview at The Career Center
  • Respond to interview offers
  • Continue clinical experience, involvement, and community service activities
  • Consider alternative plans
  • Complete any remaining prerequisite courses
Spring Semester
  • Go on interviews
  • Consider alternative plans
  • Continue clinical experience, involvement, and community service activities
  • Respond to acceptance offers