Prospective Student FAQs
See our cost of attendance information.
Detailed information on all of our currently enrolled admitted classes can be found in our class profiles.
Yes. You will have to show satisfactory completion of the courses by the end of the spring semester before starting medical school in July.
Yes, however your file will be placed on hold until the MCAT score is recieved, which is automatically reported to those schools that you sent a primary application.
Multiple MCAT scores will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for demonstrated growth and competency in the test areas. Subsequent scores that are higher than the original score are viewed positively; however, declining scores are concerning. We do not average multiple exam scores. Exams taken through 2012 will be considered.
No. Regardless of previous training, you will be required to complete the entire curriculum for the College of Medicine - Phoenix MD degree.
Yes. However, this is most common for students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree and have just a few gaps to fill.
You will be required to complete the required courses for admission at an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada and additional courses to total 60 credits/90 quarter hours, including 30 credits/45 quarter hours of upper division coursework.
See our Interview Day information.
No, the nature of our day requires you to be present during a scheduled Applicant Visit Day.
See source – AAMC (PDF)
It is required that 50 percent of our accepted students are Arizona Residents, and that is about how it works out! Prior to matriculation, we have roughly 50 percent accepted students with Arizona residency and 50 percent with out-of-state residency status.
Unfortunately, the Admissions Committee keeps all notes confidential so we are unable to provide feedback.
We have a holistic approach and take everything into consideration. If you have previously applied to our institution, we want to see that you have improved and that you have a significant interest in our college.
Currently, we are seeking applicants with U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.
We are unable to accept updates or changes to your application after submission.
The holistic review process means that your entire application is reviewed and taken into consideration. We are looking at your metrics, your attributes and your experiences.
This means we need to have received the materials by the deadline.
No, we do not require any deposit.
We cannot give you a firm time commitment here. Historically, we are reviewing an application within a few weeks of being completed. You are then either: Invited to Interview, Denied, or held for Further Consideration.
Invited to Interview and Denied should hear from us within a month. However, a held application for Further Consideration can take up to a few months to learn whether they are invited to interview or, unfortunately, denied. In the end, not hearing from us is not bad news. You mostly have to be patient as we review your application alongside other applicants.
Once you have taken your MCAT, it will take approximately four (4) weeks for your score to be received by our office.
The primary AMCAS application typically opens up around June 1 of each year. If you take that into account and include the four (4) weeks it takes for your MCAT score to be shared, that should allow you to plan accordingly to take your MCAT.
Yes, we accept coursework from both online and community colleges as long as the college is accredited.
Financial Aid FAQs
To be eligible for financial aid, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or hold an Alien Registration Card (permanent resident card).
- Be in good academic standing once in school, and making satisfactory progress toward a degree.
- Have a valid Social Security number.
- Have not previously defaulted on a federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant.
- Use federal student aid only for educational purposes.
- Be registered with the Selective Service (if required).
- Be enrolled at least half-time as a student working toward a degree.
To be considered for financial aid each student must complete a FAFSA, which is available online at fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA can be completed beginning October the year before you plan to attend the University of Arizona. The College of Medicine – Phoenix priority filing date for grant consideration is March 1. The school code for the UA is 001083.
See our Financial Tips
Benefits are coordinated through the Veterans' Services Office. Students should contact the office directly at 520-621-9501.
To receive federal loan funding and be considered for UA scholarship assistance, a student must file a FAFSA. If a student intends to pay for all educational expenses from personal or family resources only, a FAFSA is not required.
Yes, students must re-file for each year in which they expect to apply for federal loans or UA scholarships.
No, parental information is not required by the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix.
Please notify the Financial Aid Office at COMPHXemail@example.com. The Financial Aid Office will review your outside aid and determine if any adjustments need to be made to your existing awards.
You must complete the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form (PDF) and return it to the College of Medicine – Phoenix Financial Aid Office for processing.
The total amount of financial aid cannot exceed your cost of attendance for each academic year.
See our Academic Progress Policy