Costs of Applying
What are the application fees for utilizing the services of the Office of Pre-Professional Programs and Advising?
- Setting up a veCollect recommendation letters account: $25
- First-time applicant: $80
- Reapplying applicant: $60
We wish we did not have to charge applicants for the application services offered through the Office of Pre-Professional Programs and Advising. However, there are a number of components of the process which are above and beyond what we can reasonably request support from the university. These include annual fees associated with application processing services and editing fees. The costs of the process exceeds our allocated budget.
The first thing you should know about obtaining a fee waiver is that any applicant who qualifies for the AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP) automatically qualifies for a fee waiver through our office. FAP eligibility decisions are tied directly to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services’ poverty level guidelines.
Please know that if you are dealing with circumstances that you believe impact your ability to pay our $80 application processing fee, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you decide not to apply for that cycle, the application fee you paid will be applied to the subsequent application cycle.
The application process for applying to medical school is costly and time-consuming. You should be aware of and prepared for the costs associated with this process. For example, there is a fee to take the MCAT. The cost of your AMCAS/AACOMAS application depends on the number of schools to which you apply. JHU applicants apply to an average of 15-20 schools. In addition, many medical schools charge a supplemental fee due upon return of the secondary or supplemental application. In addition to application and testing fees, you are responsible for all expenses (including travel) associated with interviewing.
Fee waiver or reduction options are available for both the MCAT and the AMCAS through the Fee Assistance Program.