Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is committed to educating exemplary physicians and scholars, discovering and disseminating new knowledge, and providing service at home and abroad.
We enhance our communities by providing outstanding primary and specialty care, promoting the dignity and inclusion of all people, and responding to the needs of the medically underserved.
Office of Admissions & Office of Student Affairs and Services
To ensure that information reaches you in a timely manner, please update your AMCAS application with any changes in your mailing address, telephone number, and/or email address.
All of our correspondence is sent using the AMCAS system. The College of Human Medicine CANNOT change your email address or mailing address within AMCAS. You are the only one who can edit that information.
The Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS) will help guide the transition from applicant to student. Please see the Office of Student Affairs and Services page for more information regarding housing, your Net ID, prematriculation, orientation and more.
Confirm your place in the entering class within two weeks of the date of your letter of conditional acceptance by sending your written acceptance of admission to us by email and paying your $100 advanced enrollment deposit as instructed in your conditional acceptance email.
MSU Personal Identification and Access Numbers (PID/PAN)
Your MSU Personal ID Number (PID) and Personal Access Number (PAN) allow you to activate your MSU NetID and MSU email account. Visit NetID.msu.edu for instructions on how to activate your account.
How to retrieve your PID and PAN: Once your PID and PAN have been assigned by the University, you will retrieve them through the CHM Applicant Portal. We will begin posting PID and PANs to the CHM Applicant Portal in January. You will be notified by email at that time when PID and PANs are available to access. If you were assigned a PID and PAN as a previous Michigan State University student, you will have the same PID and PAN.
It is very important that you protect your PAN and not share it with others, much as you would not share the PIN of your ATM card. It is recommended that you memorize your PAN or keep a record of it in a safe place, as you will need to refer to it in the future.
Dean's Certification Form
All CHM entering students must provide an institutional action certification form from every college and university attended (those listed on AMCAS with the exception of those attended outside of the US or Canada). You will be notified in March of the process and where you can obtain a form.
Request To Defer Entry
The Committee on Admissions wants to ensure that all incoming students are ready to focus on their medical training. We recognize that for a variety of reasons, some accepted applicants will wish to defer their entry into medical school. Personal concerns, completion of a graduate degree, research project, service or mission commitment, or establishing Michigan residency are just a few examples of requests to defer which have been granted.
If you wish to defer your entry into the College of Human Medicine, please submit your request by email to the Office of Admissions as quickly as possible after receiving your notification of acceptance to the College of Human Medicine.
Withdrawal of Acceptance/Deposit Refund
Should you decide not to attend the College of Human Medicine, your $100 advanced enrollment deposit will be refunded if we receive written notice of withdrawal by email or postal mail no later than the AAMC deadline of May 1st. Deposits will not be refunded to anyone withdrawing from the college after May 1st.
Students will be required to access Desire 2 Learn (D2L), a web-based learning management system. Please review the required and recommended computer specs on D2L's Technical Requirements page. Due to the computerized testing initiative, these minimums may change in the future.
Financial aid is handled through the MSU Office of Financial Aid (OFA). Submit your financial aid application (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1st. Once the OFA receives your FAFSA, you can talk with staff about a prospective financial aid offer. The OFA starts awarding financial aid for which you are eligible in mid-March. Award notifications are sent by email to your MSU email account.
For financial aid information, please visit our Financial Aid page or the MSU Health Professions Financial Aid and AAMC FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools) for Students and Applicants websites.
The CHM Office of Admissions scholarship application process for the next incoming class will begin in March with a deadline of April 15. Award notifications will be sent out no later than April 29.
- If the armed forces have awarded you a scholarship (i.e. Health Professions Scholarship Program) to attend medical school or you are seriously thinking of applying for one of these scholarships, please note that the military expects you to complete an officer orientation course early in your medical school experience. This orientation is usually conducted only during the summer and is about six weeks long. In many cases, the military prefers that you attend this officer orientation course during the summer before you matriculate. Those who have this obligation and who do not complete the training prior to matriculation will need to complete it during the summer after your second year. We would like to know if you are or plan to be a HPSP recipient. If so, please send an email to Dr. Janet Osuch, Assistant Dean of Preclinical Curriculum, as soon as you know your status.
Please request official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding Michigan State University). Official transcripts are required by the State of Michigan and used to verify the completion of your premedical course requirements and degree(s). Unfortunately, AMCAS does not forward the transcripts you submitted to them. Registrars should send your transcripts to:
CHM Office of Admissions
Michigan State University
804 Service Road, Room A112
East Lansing, MI 48824-1317
If you have completed all your academic course work, you may have your transcripts sent now. If you have additional course work to complete to fulfill your degree requirements or premedical requirements, please request that transcripts be sent to the College of Human Medicine at the time your degree is confirmed or your premedical requirements are fulfilled.
The College of Human Medicine values your undergraduate experience. Completion of all premedical requirements and a baccalaureate degree is required prior to matriculation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by email or at 517.353.9620.
Matriculated Campus Placement
All College of Human Medicine students receive their first two years of education at either the main MSU campus in East Lansing or the Grand Rapids campus. Half of the CHM entering class is placed at the East Lansing campus and half is placed at the Grand Rapids campus.
The Office of Admissions makes all placement decisions. Preclinical campus placement information will typically be sent out in April.
Second Look Days
The CHM Office of Admissions hosts a Second Look Event for accepted applicants in April at both preclinical locations, Grand Rapids and East Lansing. All accepted applicants are invited and will begin receiving detailed information in late February/early March.