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Admission Requirements

For the  application cycle beginning June 1, 2015, consideration will only be given to MCAT scores taken between January 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015. We will consider both the prior MCAT as well as MCAT 2015 if test dates are within this period of time.

Minimum of 3 years of College AND  (90) Hours prior to matriculation.
College course work will only be accepted from an accredited institution in the United States and Canada.

All required courses MUST have a grade "C" or higher.

Course work must include:

English - 6 hrs. +
Social or Behavioral Science - 9 hrs.
Biology or Zoology with labs - 8 hrs.
General Chemistry with labs - 8 hrs.
Organic Chemistry with labs - 8 hrs. ++
Physics with labs - 8 hrs.

**Beginning in the 2016 Application Cycle we will accept 6 semesters of labs, any combination.

Any traditional student applying can have up to, but no more than 1 course pre-requiste they need to complete in the spring semester of their senior year or for the non-traditional student, the year they anticipate matriculation.
 The student may be interviewed and presented, but any decision of acceptance to the fall class would be deferred until receipt of the official transcript confirming completion of the course with a grade of C or better.

All applications must include letters of recommendation which will be outlined in the secondary application materials. You will need to obtain a Committee letter provided by your undergraduate institution (strongly recommended) Or 3 letters of recommendation of your choice.

We will accept the following Social and Behavioral Science courses:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Communication, Cultural Studies, Demography, Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, Social Work, Sociology, Political Science, and Psychology.

+To fulfill the English requirement, the Committee on Admissions will accept up to one writing intensive course as a substitute for one of the 2 semesters of English. Applicants are still required to complete at least one, 3 credit hour English course.

++ The Committee on Admissions will accept either the traditional two semesters (8 credit hours) of Organic Chemistry with laboratory, or one semester of Organic with laboratory, plus one semester of Biochemistry with laboratory, to fulfill this requirement.

Highly Recommended:

  • Biochemistry - 3 hrs.
  • Cell and Molecular Biology (if not taking it in combination with Organic Chemistry) - 3 hrs.
  • Physiology - 3 hrs.

Computer literacy is required for all entering students.

The Admissions Committee considers evidence of both community service and job shadowing a physician as highly desirable experiences for the holistic review of applicants.

The above requirements and recommendations are not only for medical school but to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test.