JAMP Application Instructions
The application will be available at 8:00am CST on May 2, 2011
The deadline to submit your application is 5:00pm CST on September 30, 2011
Notice of Intent to Apply and Authorization to Release Records
A JAMP applicant must complete the Notice of Intent to Apply and Authorization to Release Records Form and submit it to your JAMP Faculty Director (JFD) before starting the application. Failure to do so will delay or prevent your application from being considered.
Application Supporting Documents
An application to the program is not considered complete until all supporting documents have been submitted. The applicant should meet with his/her JAMP Faculty Director (JFD) to determine how Supporting Documents will be submitted. All Applicant’s Supporting Documents must be received no later than October 14th. An applicant must meet with his/her JFD prior to starting the application.
The JAMP application supports only the following browsers. Not using one of these may cause you to experience various technical issues.
For PC Users:
For Mac Users:
- Online Application
- Copy of Visa or Permanent Resident Card (if applicable)
- High School Transcript and Class Rank
- SAT and/or ACT Scores
- Federal Financial Aid - Student Aid Reports (SAR)
- Official Transcripts
- Letters of Evaluation
JAMP will begin to process your application once the online application has been submitted and your supporting documents have been received.
To learn more about each section of the application, visit the Section Overview. You are strongly encouraged to print a copy to refer to while completing the application.
Getting Started - Creating an Account
- Click on the [Login] tab in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
- Click on the [New User? Register Here] link.
- Fill in the required information and click [Register] to have your account created.
- The application will come up and you can begin filling out the application.
Do not mail in any supplemental materials until you have completed the [Colleges Attended] and [Letters of Evaluation] sections.
Applicants who are a Permanent Resident must submit a copy (both front and back) of their Permanent Resident card to JAMP. This documentation can be uploaded directly to the application or mailed in to JAMP. If mailed, include your full name and JAMP ID on the copy.
Foreign national applicants whose application for Permanent Resident Status has been preliminarily reviewed should have received a fee/filing receipt or Notice of Action (I-797) from USCIS indicating the I-485 has been reviewed and has not been rejected. These applicants must submit a copy of the fee/filing receipt or Notice of Approval to JAMP. This documentation can be uploaded directly to the application or mailed in to JAMP. If mailed, include your full name and JAMP ID on the copy.
You must arrange for a sealed official transcript, accompanied by a JAMP Transcript Request Form, to be sent directly to JAMP. Only one transcript is required from every regionally accredited US, US Territorial or Canadian college attended. Do not have any transcripts delivered to JAMP until you have completed the [Colleges Attended] section of your application.
Official transcripts will be necessary for all undergraduate coursework. Transcripts must be submitted from each school attended even if:
- Coursework appears as transfer credit on another school’s transcript
- Coursework does not count toward a degree
- Coursework was taken while attending high school
JAMP will accept a transcript sent by an applicant as long as it is in the official sealed envelope from the Registrar. While JAMP will accept transcripts that are not attached to a JAMP Transcript Request Form, JAMP is not responsible for transcripts that cannot be matched to your application due to the absence of a JAMP Transcript Request Form. You are strongly encouraged to utilize these forms. Be sure to inform the registrars that this form should be attached to the transcript when it is sent to JAMP.
Photocopies or faxed copies are NOT accepted.
JAMP recommends that you obtain a personal copy of each transcript for your records to help you properly complete the [College Coursework] section of your application.
It is your responsibility to verify and ensure that JAMP has received all of your transcripts. Check the status of your transcripts regularly by logging into your application and viewing the [Application Status] page.
Transcript Request Form
The JAMP Transcript Request Form allows you to create and print request forms to send to registrars at schools you have attended.
- 1. Complete the [Colleges Attended] section of the application.
- 2. Download the JAMP Transcript Request Form.
- 3. Fill out the PDF and print it out OR print it and fill it out by hand.
- 4. Deliver completed form to registrar at each college attended.
- 5. Inform the registrar that the form must accompany the transcript when delivered to JAMP.
- 6. All college transcripts must be received by October 15 for your application to be considered.
Study Abroad Transcripts
If you participated in a Study Abroad program under the sponsorship of a US or Canadian institution and the international coursework appears on the US/Canadian transcript as regular itemized credit, only list the US or Canadian institution on your JAMP application. DO NOT list the international (foreign) institution. Arrange for only the US or Canadian transcript to be sent to JAMP. JAMP processes official study-abroad coursework in the same manner as US and Canadian coursework.
* NOTE: Transcripts sent to JAMP remain the property of JAMP. Transcripts are not forwarded to the medical schools. The transcripts are used by JAMP to validate coursework listed on the application. If accepted to medical school, applicants will be required to send transcripts to the accepting school before matriculation.
An applicant is required to submit TWO letters of evaluation.
These letters must be from the following individuals:
- JAMP Faculty Director (Required)
- University Faculty
(Letters of evaluation from a source other than indicated above must be approved by your JAMP Faculty Director)
Submitting Individual Letters of Evaluation
Evaluators should know an applicant well enough to evaluate him/her both academically and personally. It is recommended that your evaluators be current/former professors that can speak to your academic ability in the sciences.
Be sure evaluators include your full name and JAMP ID number on evaluations. Individual evaluation letters should be accompanied by the JAMP Evaluation Form (with the waiver signature line completed) if the student is waiving his/her right of access to the evaluation letter. If JAMP receives an evaluation letter without the JAMP Evaluation Form, it is assumed that the applicant has not waived his/her right of access to the letter.
Evaluators who choose to mail in their letter MUST mail letters to JAMP in an official school or business envelope. The letter MUST contain the evaluator's name, title, address, phone number and signature. The letter MUST be sealed in an envelope with the evaluator's signature across the seal.
The JAMP Council prefer to receive only the required evaluation letters. Additional letters are not encouraged. However, JAMP will forward ONE letter in addition to the required letters. The additional evaluation letter should be accompanied by the JAMP Evaluation Form (with the waiver signature line completed) if the student is waiving his/her right of access to the evaluation letter. You will indicate in the application if you are submitting an extra letter and who the extra letter is being written by.
Validation of Colleges and Coursework
The information submitted by the applicant in the [College Coursework] section is compared to the official transcripts for all applicants.
This ensures that all coursework is listed in the [College Coursework] section and that each course is properly classified by JAMP standards.
NOTE: Updated transcripts must be submitted to JAMP after each semester/quarter that coursework is completed between time of application and expected matriculation into medical school.