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VMCAS Coupon Code FAQs

In the 2024-2025 cycle, VMCAS offers coupon codes with the following values:

  • $234 for the first program selection
  • $128 for each additional program selection

VMCAS coupon codes must be used by September 16, 2024.

For more information, refer to the Application Coupons Reference Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

What are coupon codes?

Coupon codes are application fee discounts you can use to incentivize applicants to apply. If your institution uses this program, it will purchase coupon codes from Liaison and provide them to selected applicants.

Are coupon codes different than fee waivers?

Yes, coupon codes are different from the fee waiver program. Applicants can request and use both coupon codes and fee waivers.

What is the process for payment between Liaison and institutions? 

Institutions can purchase coupon codes via the VMCAS Coupon Code Gateway. First, enter your contact information and select the number of codes you want to purchase. Then, submit your request and enter your payment information. You can pay via credit card or PayPal.

Once you purchase coupons, you'll receive a receipt and your coupon codes within two business days.

Who can I contact at Liaison with questions about coupon code purchases?

If you have any questions about requesting coupons, contact a member of your account team.

When will I receive my coupon codes?

You will receive your coupon codes via email within two business days from the date they were requested.

How many coupon codes can I request?

You can request as many coupon codes as you'd like, at any point during the application cycle. We recommend that you purchase in small quantities and request additional codes as needed.

When do coupon codes expire?

All VMCAS coupon codes requested in the 2024-2025 cycle expire on the cycle close date (September 16, 2024).

Will my institution receive a refund for unused coupon codes? 

No, unused or expired coupon codes are non-refundable.

Can unused coupon codes carry forward to a new application cycle? 

No, coupon codes are cycle-specific and can only be used in the cycle they were requested in.

Can applicants use coupon codes to apply to another institution?

No, VMCAS coupon codes are institution-specific.

Can an applicant share their coupon code with other applicants?

No, each coupon code is unique and can only be redeemed once. We recommend communicating with applicants that they should not share codes with other applicants. If an applicant does share a code with another applicant, they will not be able to use it themselves.

What information should I give to applicants when providing coupon codes?

When you offer an applicant a coupon code, share the following information with them:

  • Enter the coupon code(s) on the VMCAS payment page.
  • Use the coupon code before the program's deadline date.
  • Do not share the coupon code with others, as it can only be redeemed once.
  • Apply the coupon code to the school that offered it.

More information is available in the VMCAS Fees and Fee Waivers section of the Applicant Help Center. 

Can coupon codes be applied after an applicant submits and pays?

No, coupon codes cannot be redeemed after an application is submitted. No fee refunds can be issued for unused coupon codes.

Note that if the applicant misses your program deadline because they are waiting for your coupon, they must request a deadline extension from you; contact a member of your account team for assistance.

How will my institution know that the intended applicant used the coupon code?

Liaison tracks each coupon code, when it was redeemed, and the applicant who redeemed it. Upon request, a member of your account team can generate a Coupon Code Report that includes all coupon code batches generated within a specific date range.

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