I've seen many threads noting a title of .." Application cyle 2007..." or something along those lines. When one refers to an "application cycle" is it the year that you are applying, which for most is their junior year I presume, or is it the year that you expect to matriculate into medical school? For example, I plan to matriculate into medical school, assuming all goes well, the year 2009. So am I applying for cycle 2008? If not, could someone who knows what they are talking about please clarify my confusion? Thank you for those who take time out to respond.