Some medical schools, but by no means all of them, have early decision programs. Students should check the MSAR book or individual school Web sites for more information. In order to be considered for early decision, students must submit and complete their applications by August. Medical schools will send replies by October 1. Between August and October, students are prohibited from applying to other schools. If students are rejected under early decision, they will be forced to submit rather late applications to other schools. Students should consider the repercussions carefully. Early application may save money and time, but considerable risks accompany a student's decision to pursue early decision. After students have received their spring grades and MCAT scores, they should talk the option over with their premedical advisors. If a student is still interested, their advisor will confer with the Office of Pre-Professional Programs, who will call the applicant's medical school of choice and attempt to assess the chance of admission.