The Glide Year

The Glide Year

What is a glide year?

A glide year is the lapse of time between applying to medical school and getting admitted.  Assured Admissions allows you to eliminate the glide year, however, there are some students who prefer to complete the program and then apply to medical school in the summer (e.g., complete the program in April 2015 and apply for the entering 2016 class).  The application cycle takes about a year from the time the application is submitted to the time you are either accepted, denied or wait listed.

Some students use the glide year to work and earn money for medical school expenses; take some additional upper level courses; continue volunteering or shadowing or use the time to travel and do some things they've always wanted to do. Make the most of your glide year because once you begin medical school, your time will be consumed.