2020-2021 Application Cycle

Date Section Details
June 15, 2020 Section 1 - Online application opens
The online application will be available beginning June 15. This section must be completed and submitted in order to access Section 2, essay and supplemental form.
July 31, 2020 Section 1 - Online application due

DEADLINE:You must submit Section 1 of the online application on or before this date at 11:59pm Atlantic Time

Section 1 must be completed and submitted in order to access Section 2 (supplemental and essay forms)

NOTE: Payment for Application Processing Fee is due with submission of Section 1 on or before July 31, 2020.

Payment options include:

1)  Online self-service payment at

July 31, 2020 Transcript submission -

Due to impacts of COVID-19 please review updates for transcript submission for the 2020/2021 application cycle here

DEADLINE: Official University transcripts from each school listed on your application are due to Dalhousie Medicine Admissions Office by July 31, 2020.  It is the applicant's personal responsibility to request official transcripts in a timely manner to meet this deadline.

If you participated in an exchange program during part of your degree, numerical and/or alphabetical grades for exchange courses are required for GPA assessment. Pass/Fail grades will not be accepted for GPA assessment or courseload requirement. If the numerical or alphabetical course grades from the exchange are not reflected on your home university transcript, then you are required to obtain a World Education Services assessment completed ( for the exchange courses. This transcript assessment must be submitted as part of your application and is due by July 31.

Applicants who have attended Dalhousie University for an undergraduate or graduate degree do not need to submit paper copies of official Dalhousie transcripts as the Admissions Office can access these online.

If your degree is granted from an accredited university outside of Canada, official transcripts AND a World Evaluation Services assessment is required to be submitted by July 31.

August 13th, 2020 @ 5:00pm

August 30th, 2020 @ 1:00pm

August 2020




CASPer is a requirement. Applicants must complete CASPer and release scores to Dalhousie Medicine

See for Dalhousie test dates and registration

View CASPer test dates and fees

View CASPer Requirements


September 5th, 2020

Deadline to write MCAT- September 5th, 2020) with a score release date October 6th, 2020. Applicants must release MCAT scores via the AAMC website to Dalhousie by October 6th, 2020.  Reapplicants must release MCAT scores annually to Dalhousie.
September 2, 2020 Section 2 - Supplemental & Essay
DEADLINE: You must submit the supplemental and essay forms online on or before this date at 11:59pm Atlantic Time.
July 31, 2020 Application Processing Fee
DEADLINE: The $70.00 application fee must be paid on or before this date or access to Step 2 will not be given. Options for payment are:
  1. Online self-service payment at
  2. By phone 1-866-729-4400 or 1-902-494-2450
  3. In person with credit card payment to the Registrars office during regular business hours

October 5th, 2020


October 2020

MCAT Score Release Date


Interview Invites

AAMC-MCAT releases MCAT scores to applicants

Applicants and re-applicants must authorize release of MCAT scores from AAMC-MCAT to Dalhousie by October 5th, 2020

Interview invites are sent via email. Exact dates to be determined.

November 21 & 22, 2020 Interview Weekend
Interviews will take place in both Halifax and Saint John.
March 2021 Decision Letters Decision letters are distributed via email.