Some medical schools participate in an Early Decision Program (EDP), which allow you to apply to one and only one school, and to find out by October 1 whether or not you will be accepted for the following entering class. If not accepted, you may then apply to other schools. However, if you are accepted to a school through the EDP, you must agree not apply to any other medical schools. For this reason, you should not apply to a school through the EDP unless you absolutely sure you want to attend that school, and unless you are competitive for admission to that school. For more information, contact the individual schools.