Create an AACOMAS Account
You can begin creating your American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOMAS) account in early May and you will be able to submit soon after. Dates change each year, so check their website for details.

Follow the AACOMAS Instructions for the Current Application Cycle
AACOMAS instructions are embedded within AACOMAS.  You may also click here.

Request and Submit Official Transcripts to AACOMAS
Official transcripts from each institution where you have taken courses must be submitted to AACOMAS.  After you create an account in AACOMAS, print one transcript matching form for each institution where you have taken a course.  Request transcripts directly from the registrar’s office at every institution you have received credits from.  Most schools allow you to do it online, while you may need to speak to the school’s registrar office at others.  The institutions will send the transcripts directly to AACOMAS. The Pre-Health Office does not process transcript requests.  UM transcripts are processed by a third party company called Credentials Solutions 847-716-3005.  All requests must be made through Canelink.  Students will be prompted each step of the way during the ordering process. Students requesting to have their transcripts sent via mail at the end of the order the system will automatically generate a pre-populated Fax Note which will need to be faxed directly to Credentials for processing. 

Create an Evaluation Request in AACOMAS
In the [Evaluations] section of the AACOMAS application you will create an Evaluation Request by entering Michael Gaines in the name boxes and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in the email address box.  You may include comments in the optional personal message/notes box.  Complete the rest of the required prompts and submit.  The Pre-Health Office will then receive an email with information to upload your committee or cover letter packet to the Centralized Application Service (CAS) Evaluator Portal.

Provide the Pre-Health Office with a Copy of Your Submitted AACOMAS Application
After you submit your AACOMAS application online, you must forward a copy of to our office.  You may save the application form as a pdf and attach it to an email, deliver it in person, or send it via fax. A note on saving your AACOMAS application as a pdf file:  The AACOMAS portal will generate one application for each osteopathic medical school you apply to.  The Pre-Health Office needs a copy of only one of your submitted applications.  For example, if you apply to ten osteopathic medical schools, send us your application for just one of those schools.  To do so, go to Manage my Programs - Program status - Blue download button.

How to Enter the Queue
Once we have all the forms in your file (completed AACOMAS committee or cover letter request form and associated documents, and all of your letters of evaluation) and we have received the emailed evaluation request from AACOMAS, you will be placed in queue.  Committee letter packets will not be submitted until your MCAT score has been released.  Your committee or cover letter packet will be submitted to AACOMAS via the Centralized Application Service (CAS) Evaluator Portal.  From there it automatically will be disseminated to the individual schools you applied to.  Applicants cannot send different letters to different schools within the AACOMAS/CAS Evaluator Portal. You will be notified when you have been placed in the queue for submission and then again when your committee or cover letter packet has been submitted.

Note: Individual letters will not be submitted by the Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring to AACOMAS via the CAS Evaluator Portal. If you choose to have individual letter submitted to AACOMAS (either instead of a committee or cover letter packet, or in addition to a committee or cover letter packet), you must ask each individual evaluator to submit his/her letter directly to AACOMAS.

Note on Texas Medical Schools:  If you are applying to a medical school in Texas, you must apply through the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS), not AMCAS.  Click here for TMDSAS.  You will need to complete the [Colleges Attended] section of the TMDSAS application.  Then, in the [Letters of Evaluation] section, indicate that a packet is being submitted and enter University of Miami.  You must answer “Yes” to the following question in the [Colleges Attended Questions] section: “Would you like to release your information to the health professions advisor at any school(s)?” and indicate the school which will be uploading your committee or cover letter packet. Then provide the Pre-Health Office with a copy of your submitted TMDSAS application (a pdf document emailed to prehealth@miami.edu will suffice) and request that the Office submit your committee or cover letter packet to the TMDSAS portal. The Pre-Health Office will place you in queue and then upload your committee or cover letter packet to the TMDSAS Evaluator Portal. Committee letter packets will not be submitted until your MCAT score has been released.