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Key Terms and Definitions

This article provides key terms, definitions, and links to additional resources.

WebAdMIT for AMCAS Term



A user responsible for the management, configuration, and operation of WebAdMIT for AMCAS (also known as a Super User).

Admissions User

Any member of a school/university with a WebAdMIT for AMCAS account.

AMCAS Admissions Action Codes

See Decision Codes.


A person who has applied to – and wishes to be considered for – a program via the centralized application service (AMCAS).

Applicant Channels

Applicant channels provide a snapshot of recent and upcoming activities.

Applicant Details Page

A page containing data for a single applicant, organized by panels.

Applicant Gateway

A portal that allows applicants to complete admissions-related activities, such as completing supplemental applications, matching prerequisites and competencies, scheduling interviews, submitting payments, uploading additional documentation, and accepting offers.

Application Status

A categorization that describes where the applicant stands in the application process. An applicant’s Application Status may be Received, Verified, or Deactivated.


A WebAdMIT for AMCAS feature that allows a user to assign an application to a member of the admissions committee for review.

Association User

Any member of the Association of American Medical Colleges with a WebAdMIT for AMCAS account. Association Users have different permissions than Admission Users.

Batch Local Status Update

A function used to simultaneously change the Local Status of a group of applicants (on a per designation basis).

CAS Configuration Portal

A portal used to configure your Applicant Gateway requirements, settings, and branding.


An ad hoc list of applicants available for quick access by a WebAdMIT for AMCAS user.


WebAdMIT for AMCAS's home page that provides an overview of application and admissions activity.


An Application Status reserved for applicants who applied to multiple programs, requiring them to be removed (deactivated) from unwanted programs.

Decision Codes

Decision Codes, formerly referred to as AMCAS Admission Action Codes, are used to record the decisions that you make for each applicant during the application cycle. These codes provide AMCAS with a macro view of admissions activity. Available Decision Codes include:

  • Accepted
  • Alternate List
  • Deferred to Future Class
  • Defer to Regular Pool
  • Early Matriculation
  • Hold for Information
  • Interview
  • Matriculated
  • Preliminary Rejection
  • Rejected
  • Passive Withdrawal
  • Withdrawn After Acceptance
  • Withdrawn Before Accepted
  • Request Secondary
  • Rescinded Acceptance


A program or track at an organization to which an applicant has applied.


PDFs associated with an application.


An individual who provides a letter of reference/recommendation for an applicant.


A function that allows you to extract applicant information for use outside of WebAdMIT for AMCAS.


A WebAdMIT for AMCAS feature that allows a user to schedule, track, and record an interview between an applicant and a member of the admissions committee.

List Manager

An advanced search tool that allows you to search/query the applicant pool using selected criteria. Search results are referred to as lists, which can be saved and used to complete admissions tasks in bulk, thereby helping improve efficiency.

Menu Bar

Navigation panel on the left side of WebAdMIT for AMCAS. All of WebAdMIT for AMCAS's tools that you use to search, manage, and analyze your applicant pool are listed here.


Several pages in WebAdMIT for AMCAS are sectioned off with collapsible panels. This is the primary way WebAdMIT for AMCAS is organized. On Applicant Details pages, panels mirror subsections of the application. Many panels contain subpanels to further separate data.

Permission Sets

Access levels that define the activities users can perform.


See Designation.


Supplemental or prerequisite obligations for admission.


A general term indicated by a value-based rating across a variety of areas, test results, Interview ratings, and overall ratings of an applicant’s intellectual and cognitive aptitude.

Status Channels

Status Channels provide a numeric count of applicants at each stage in your admissions process.


Any member of an organization with an account that allows them to access and use WebAdMIT for AMCAS.

Work Groups

A collection of users who share common permissions and access within WebAdMIT for AMCAS.

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