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Admission Requirements


For the current application cycle beginning June 1, 2014, consideration will only be given to MCAT scores taken between January 1, 2012 and September 30, 2014.

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, and 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.

For traditional students, ALL required courses must be completed before January 1st of the year of admission. 
For non-traditional applicants, up to one required course may be taken in the spring of the year of anticipated admission.  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.

All required courses MUST have a grade of "C" or higher.
Social and Behavioral Sciences currently include courses in 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.

++ Beginning with the application cycle that will open in June 2012, 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.

All course work must be completed at an accredited institution from the United States and Canada. These are firm requirements regardless of undergraduate or graduate preparation.

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 - MCAT. For a history of the MCAT, please click HERE.