In addition to the nationally administered standardized Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), we evaluate your academic readiness based on your academic history and performance through your college-level courses.

Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)

Applicants must have taken the MCAT exam within three years of intended matriculation into medical school. To be considered for admission into the entering class of 2017, applicants must have taken the MCAT no earlier than January 1, 2014, and no later than September 10, 2016. The College has not established a minimum composite score for the new MCAT. The minimums for the previous exam are a 22 for the MD program and an 18 for the Pathway Scholars Program. All MCAT scores are visible to the Admissions Committee and are taken into consideration. 

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in either their undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate studies. As special circumstances arise, GPA calculations can be performed on a case-by-case basis.

Pathway Scholars Program applicants are held to the Graduate College GPA requirements.

Undergraduate Studies

A bachelor's (baccalaureate) degree is required for matriculation. All course work must be completed in an educational institution located in the U.S. or Canada and approved by a regional accrediting body. Students who have earned a degree outside the U.S. or Canada are required to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours in an educational institution located in the U.S. or Canada, including the required courses for admission. Bachelor's degree must be conferred no later than June 20, 2017.

Required Courses:

Subject Quantity and Discipline

1 – Biochemistry

1 – Additional (e.g. general chemistry)


1 – Human or Mammalian Physiology

2 – Additional (e.g.  molecular biology)

Behavioral Sciences

2 – Courses from any of the following: cultural anthropology, economics, health care administration, psychology, sociology, public policy, family studies, history, political science, social work, behavioral health


2 – Writing-intensive courses (e.g.  creative writing)


1 – Course more advanced than college algebra (e.g.  statistics)


1 – Course from any of the following: art, music, theater, speech and communication, philosophy, religion, gender studies, ethics, literature, English

Coursework Explained:

  • At least one course from the Chemistry or Biology courses must be upper division as defined by your institution. Labs are not required.
  • A course is satisfied when completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or better, regardless of the credit hours.
  • Coursework must be completed no later than the Spring Semester/Quarter prior to matriculation.
  • Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits will be accepted if they appear on an official college transcript.