You can begin creating your American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOMAS) account in early May. You can first submit your application at the beginning of June. Dates change each year, so check their website for details.
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. Send this form to the registrar office at the specific institution/s. The institution will send the transcripts directly to AACOMAS. Click here for the University of Miami Office of the Registrar web site.
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.
Once we have all the forms in your file (completed AACOMAS cover or committee letter request form and associated documents, and all of your letters of evaluation), you will be placed in queue. You will be notified when you have been placed in the queue for submission and then again when your cover or committee letter packet has been submitted.
Note: In addition to the six letters that can be submitted with your cover letter packet or committee letter, you are allowed to submit up to four individual letters to AACOMAS. Individual letters will not be submitted by the Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring. You must ask each individual evaluator to submit his/her letter directly to AACOMAS.
A note on applying to D.O. schools, some offshore schools, and some M.D. schools:
All DO schools, some MD, and some offshore schools do not participate in the standard letter of evaluation submission system. For those schools, the Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring sends your cover or committee letter packet through the VirtualEvals portal. If you are applying to any of these schools, you must complete and submit to the Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring the Blue Form. The blue form must be accompanied by $10, payable in cash or check (made out to the University of Miami). There is only one $10 fee per application cycle.