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.
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1 – Biochemistry course
1 – General course from one of the following disciplines: general chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, analytical chemistry
1 – Physiology course (human or mammalian)
2 – General courses from the following disciplines: general biology, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, anatomy, histology, virology
2 – General courses from the following disciplines: cultural anthropology, economics, health care administration, psychology, sociology, public policy, family studies, history, political science, social work, behavioral health
2 – General courses from the following disciplines: English composition, creative writing, technical writing, or other writing-intensive course
1 - General course above college algebra (i.e. statistics, calculus)
1 – General course from one of the following disciplines: art, music, theater, speech and communication, philosophy, religion, gender studies, ethics, literature, English