State University of New York Upstate Secondary Application

State University of New York Upstate Secondary Essay Prompts

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These prompts are from the 2021 Application Cycle and are unchanged from the previous cycle.

All prompts have a 1,500 character limit.


  • Has anyone in your family graduated from the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University?
  • Please indicate the last MCAT exam you have taken and/or are you planning to take any upcoming MCAT exams and if so, when? Please remember that the deadline for completing your application is December 1. 
  • Have you completed your baccalaureate degree? If you earned your baccalaureate degree prior to this past June, please indicate your plans for the upcoming academic year. If you haven’t completed your baccalaureate degree yet, will you be doing so this academic year
  • Which medical specialty are you thinking about pursuing at this point? | How to Answer Secondary Prompts About Specialties

Primary Deadline: October 15, 2021
Secondary Deadline
: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: $110
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
VITA Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates:


State University of New York Upstate Secondary Application