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AACPMAS Quick Start Guide

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What is AACPMAS? 

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Applicant Service (AACPMAS) simplifies the process of applying to podiatric medicine programs. You start by selecting the programs you wish to apply to, then you submit one application that includes all necessary materials. Once received by AACPMAS, your application and materials go through a verification process before being transmitted to all of your selected programs. Click here to start your application.

How long does the application process take? 

It's important you apply as early as possible since completing your application can be a lengthy process, and since application processing times vary throughout the cycle. Below is a suggested timeline that includes key actions to keep the application process on track. This timeline may need to be adjusted based on your programs' deadlines and requirements. 

Timeline Key Actions

Prior to the Start of the Application Process

  1. Research programs you wish to apply to. Pay special attention to:

    • Deadline requirements. 
    • Minimum requirements, including prerequisites, standardized test scores, supplemental applications, foreign evaluations, etc. 
  2. Ask your schools to send you the official transcripts you'll need to enter your coursework

  3. Begin contacting potential references to confirm their participation. 

  4. Begin drafting your personal essay.

  5. Review the instructions in this Help Center. 

At Least 3 Months Prior to Deadline

  1. Create your account
  2. Complete the Colleges Attended section.

At Least 10-12 Weeks Prior to Deadline

  1. Ask your schools to send official transcripts directly to AACPMAS. If there are any holds on your account at a school, resolve them now to avoid delays in sending transcripts. 
  2. Begin entering coursework into your application.

At Least 6-8 Weeks Prior to Deadline

Complete and submit your application. Review the Verification process. Monitor your application for receipt of transcripts and follow up on any missing items.

At Least 4-6 Weeks Prior to Deadline

Continue monitoring your application until your status is Verified. 

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