Admissions Update for the Entering Class of 2024

Admissions Update for the Entering Class of 2024

As of February 19, 2024 we have:

  • Received 1128 verified AMCAS applications.
  • The application deadline passed on November 1, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
  • Interviewed 399 applicants.
  • Made 136 offers of admission.
    • Each application cycle is different. The final number of offers varies based upon the number of offers accepted.
  • See below paragraph for FAQ application questions.

I interviewed at the Brody School of Medicine. How long will it take to hear something from the admissions committee?

  • The Admissions Committee will initially deliberate an individual’s application, typically within two to three weeks of the interview. This can vary based upon holidays, semester breaks, and other circumstances that may arise. However, in most cases (about 95% of the time) the Admissions Committee will not make a final decision at that first presentation.
  • At regular intervals throughout the interview season (August to March), the Admissions Committee reviews all applicants who have been interviewed up to that point (so that each applicant is viewed in comparison with the entire applicant pool, and not just the group with whom they were considered at their initial Admissions Committee appearance).
  • Once the Admissions Committee is certain of the actions they wish to take on an applicant, the applicant is notified via phone call for offers and emails for other application decisions. Conceivably, someone could interview in August or September and not hear from the Admissions Committee until March or April. For applicants in this situation, just remember that “no news is good news,” if you haven’t heard from us, that means you’re still under active consideration and still eligible to receive an offer.
  • After interviews are completed for the cycle in February, the Admissions Committee will continue to deliberate until all applicants are discussed. Waitlist formation will not occur until possibly March or early April. Applicants selected for the waitlist will be notified and have the option to opt-in or decline. Based upon the AAMC traffic rules, accepted applicants have through April 30th to make a final decision. As accepted students withdraw, waitlisted applicants are selected to fill the vacant spaces. We do not know how many spaces will exist until actions are taken.
  • We do not accept application updates, letters of intent, or any additional information.

I have submitted my application, what happens next? 

  • Upon receipt of the AMCAS application, the Office of Admissions reviews applications to verify North Carolina residency, minimum GPA, and MCAT requirements (https://medicine.ecu.edu/admissions/selection-factors). Applicants who meet the requirements are invited to submit the Gateway Activities, which include the supplemental application.
  • Once the Gateway Activities are complete, the application goes into the cue for review. An admissions team member reviews all applications for completion, including prerequisite courses, required letters of recommendation, etc. This process takes time. In the meantime, please refrain from reaching out to the office to seek updates or if the applications have been received. If you have submitted the required items and AMCAS shows a submitted date, the materials have been submitted. You will receive an email confirming receipt of all materials or an email addressing missing items once a staff member has reviewed the application.
  • Complete applications are reviewed by the admissions committee for consideration for interviews. At this point, unless rejected, the application is under review until a final decision is made to extend an interview, hold for later review, or reject.
  • We do not accept updates to your AMCAS application post-submission (for example, new community service hours, additional clinical experiences, job updates, letters of intent, unsolicited letters of recommendation, new transcripts, etc.). The only exception is if the Admissions Office contacts you for additional information. Contact information updates-phone number changes, email addresses, mailing addresses, etc. can be accepted and must go through AMCAS.
  • Review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more commonly asked questions: https://medicine.ecu.edu/admissions/faqs/.