Ask the Admissions Team
Does the Admissions Office accept updates?
Yes. Updates are only accepted electronically, via the applicant portal. The Admissions Office does not accept any hard copy transcripts. If you are accepted, you will receive additional information regarding the submission of a final transcript.
How does the Committee on Admissions (COA) view multiple MCAT attempts?
When reviewing applications with multiple MCAT scores, the COA looks for an upward trend in scores, with all sub-sections preferably above the 50th percentile. Applicants with multiple MCAT scores with total and/or multiple sub-sections below the 50th percentile will be flagged as potential academic risks and may not be competitive for the cycle in which they apply. Applicants with concerns about recent test scores are encouraged to reach out for academic counseling (pre-med or academic advisor) before attempting an additional MCAT.
Do you give preference to West Virginia Residents?
We give preference to West Virginia residents, those with strong ties and students who meet our academic mission.
Do you accept international students?
International students who have completed a minimum of 3 years, 90 credit hours and have taken their prerequisite courses from an accredited institution in the United States and Canada are welcome to apply. We do not accept international coursework.
Do you accept transfer students?
Medical Students who fulfill the requirements outlined in our Transfer Student Policy will be considered.
Do you allow students to defer admission?
Students are allowed to defer admission for rare and special circumstances.
For more information please refer to our Deferral Policy.
Will you accept the AAMC Fee Waiver?
Yes, we will waive the secondary application fee for applicants who have been granted fee assistance (FAP) by the AAMC. Proof of FAP must be submitted with the secondary application.