Academic readiness is one of three equal segments in the holistic review of an applicant. We evaluate your readiness based on your academic history and performance through your college-level courses, in addition to the nationally administered standardized Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).
Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
MD applicants must have a composite score of at least a 22 and Pathway Scholars Program applicants must have a composite score of at least an 18; if the aforementioned minimums are not met, you may retake the exam up through the September 12, 2015. We will consider MCAT scores for the past three years (2013, 2014 and/or 2015).
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in either their undergraduate studies or any completed graduate program or a combination of the last 60 units of undergraduate and/or graduate coursework.
Our college puts emphasis on a broad-based education in humanities, social and behavioral sciences, science, and math. Please take note of the following:
- Coursework is not specific to semester, credit hours, or quarter hours (e.g., 1 course fulfills each requirement).
- All required courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or better.
- Labs are not required.
- Coursework must be completed no later than the Spring Semester or Spring Quarter. Additionally, MD applicants must complete required courses by June 15, 2016.
- Advanced Placement (AP), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits will be considered if they appear on a college transcript.
|FIVE (5) SCIENCE COURSES (one must be upper-division, as defined by your institution)|
|SIX (6) NON-SCIENCE COURSES|
|BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE-RELATED||