Applied: What’s Next?

We are excited you have applied to WVSOM! Thank you for your interest in our program. Please review the information below for details on what happens next. 

Review Our Admissions Requirements  

Make sure you review all of our admissions requirements so that you are aware of everything that is required. We will complete an initial review of applications that are verified through AACOMAS with official MCAT scores (within 3 calendar years of desired matriculation). 

Initial Review 

It typically takes anywhere between three to four weeks for an initial review if all required documents have been submitted.

If we are unable to move the application forward in the process, you will receive an email with the details.

Supplemental Application Completed, What Next?   

Once you complete the supplemental application, your file will be reviewed to ensure the following required letters of recommendation have been received: DO letter of recommendation along with a premed/science faculty letter.   

We are unable to complete the review until the required letters are received. If one of these references is missing, you will be notified accordingly. Please note: Letters of recommendation from MD physicians are valuable and will be strongly considered; however, your file is incomplete until we receive a letter from a DO physician.

An application may be placed on hold ("Decision Deferred" status) if additional information and/or improvement may be needed.

Otherwise, applications remain in an "Under Review" status. This means your application is under consideration as the Admissions Office reviews profiles to determine if an interview invitation can be extended. This is an on-going process throughout the active interview cycle. Typically, interviews are conducted from August through Mid-March.   

Decision Deferred 

“Decision Deferred” indicates a hold status. In this case, a subsequent decision could not be reached at time of review. Applicants are encouraged to continue to send academic updates to AACOMAS and reach out to the admissions office with any additional information they would like added to their file. Any details may be submitted to  

Invitation to Interview 

If you are invited to interview, you will be contacted by email with detailed instructions regarding additional forms that must be completed prior to arriving on campus.

The Supplemental Fee will be due at that time. Please the details below: 

WV Residents: $40
Out-of-State Residents: $80  

Check Your Application Status

You can check your application status anytime by logging into your MyWVSOM account. 


Please review our Frequently Asked Questions, and always feel free to reach out to the Admissions team.