April 4, 2022

Important Dates and Deadlines for the 2022-2023 AMCAS, AACOMAS, TMDSAS, and Altus Suite

Suchitaa Sawhney and Srinikhil Vemuri

Cross this line, and you’re dead.

During the American Civil War, Henry Wirz, a vicious Confederate general, was convicted and hanged for torturing Yankee prisoners of war. During the trial, it came out that he had drawn a line in the dirt, beyond which any prisoner who crossed would be shot. Some believe this act to be the origin of the term “deadline.”

For most other application processes - applying to college or graduate school - the deadline is indeed that: the line beyond which your application is dead. But not for applying to medical school.

Because of the scarcity of spots in US medical schools, applying early is crucial. And once one pre-med starts down that path, the others follow. These days, the rush to submit the application on the opening date - not the deadline - means that few spots remain for those applying late (August or later).

We need a new term, one that captures the declining chances with every passing week you delay your medical school application. If the true deadlines are not until fall, then we might coin the following phrases:


Bruised-line: June 15 - submitting your AMCAS by this date won’t ruin your chances, but it does mean your application is behind the thousands who submit in the first few days that the application opens.


Wounded-line: July 1 - applying by this date certainly hurts, but it still might make sense as long as your numbers are strong (i.e. you can take a wound and still survive).


Damned-line: August 1 - not impossible to get in, but submitting your AMCAS after August 1 hurts your chances significantly.


Deadlines: September - December. Sure, these are the actual cutoffs for these US allopathic medical schools.


When applying to medical school, these almost-deadlines are like electric fences. They probably won’t kill you, but you don’t want to touch them either.  

Below we’ve highlighted the crucial dates to submit your 2022-2023 AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS applications so that you can survive the application gauntlet.

2022-2023 Altus Suite (previously known as CASPer) Deadlines


Altus Suite for US medicine comprises the following three assessments:

  • Casper
  • Duet
  • Snapshot

Please check the website of your selected programs to confirm which Altus Suite assessments are required by them.

Here are the currently available Altus Suite test dates/times for participating MD and DO schools for the 2022-2023 cycle:

April 5th, 2022 5:00 PM EDT

More dates will be released as most have passed already.

Below are the dates for the Altus Suite from 2021-(early) 2022. These serve as a good indicator of what the dates will be for (later) 2022-2023:


May 4, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 20, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 3, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 17, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 29, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 29, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 8, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 8, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2021 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2021 - 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 29, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 29, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 22, 2021 - 1:00 PM EDT

Aug 22, 2021 - 4:00 PM EDT

Sep 9, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT

Sep 9, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT

Sep 23, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT

Oct 14, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT

Oct 28, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT

Nov 16, 2021 - 8:00 PM EST

Dec 7, 2021 - 5:00 PM EST

Jan 6, 2022 - 8:00 PM EST

Jan 20, 2022 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 17, 2022 - 5:00 PM EST

Mar 22, 2022 - 5:00 PM EDT


Suchitaa Sawhney is a second-year biomedical engineering student at Texas A&M. Inspired by her passion for science and helping others, Suchitaa hopes to pursue a career in medicine and restore the public's faith in the healthcare system by becoming an advocate for her patients. Suchitaa’s other interests include spending time with friends and family, listening to music, and watching puppy videos.


Srinikhil Vemuri is a second-year biomedical engineering student at Texas A&M. Srinikhil is passionate about sports medicine and integrating his education in engineering to further aid in the development of technologies that assist in the recovery of injured players and to detect the chances of injury before they even occur, all while working as a physician. Srinikhil's other interests include watching soccer, reading magazines about cars, and spending time with friends and family.

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