Although grades are not the only criterion used in decision making, the quality of an applicant's work at the pre-professional level is of major interest to the school, and the average GPA of our incoming class is a 3.6 (cumulative and in the sciences). The lowest cumulative GPA accepted is 3.0 (Undergraduate, Graduate or Postbaccalaureate Undergraduate).
Students must have attained a baccalaureate degree as of June 1 of the year of planned matriculation from an accredited academic institution in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico or another U.S. Territory. All academic prerequisites must be completed by June 1 of the year of matriculation. If you have not listed all of your prerequisites on your AMCAS application, please email a statement to your Admissions Counselor informing the Admissions Committee of any additional classes you will be taking, as well as when and where you are taking the class, the name of the class, and number of credit hours.
Applicants must have completed the following course work:
- One academic year of biology and one acadmic year of biology laboratory
- Additional, upper level Biology coursework should be taken if one has had AP or IB Biology.
- The Admissions Committee will accept introduction to biology, general biology, human anatomy, human physiology (or anatomy and physiology combined), microbiology, zoology, animal biology and cell biology.
- The Committee will not accept biochemistry, botany, plant biology, environmental biology, prokaryotic biology, environmental science, ecology or geology.
- If you have taken a course which is not listed above, please contact the Admissions Office directly so that we can evaluate your specific situation.
- One academic year of general or inorganic chemistry and one acadmic year of general or inorganic chemistry laboratory
- The Admissions Committee will accept general chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and introductory chemistry.
- One academic year of organic chemistry and one acadmic year of organic chemistry laboratory
- Biochemistry may be substituted for the second semester of organic. Biochemistry lab not required if using Biochemistry for second semester of this prerequisite.
- The Admissions Committee will accept general organic chemistry, introductory organic chemistry, structures and reactions and chemical structural analysis.
- Please consult your school's course catalog to make sure that your particular course is organic chemistry course.
- One academic year of general physics and one acadmic year of physics laboratory
- The Admissions Committee will accept introductory physics, calculus-based physics, algebra-based physics and mechanics, fluids and engineering.
- The Committee will not accept engineering courses unless the fall under Physics.
- One semester of calculus or statistics
- The Admissions Committee will accept business calculus, survey of calculus and introductory calculus.
- Statistics courses associated with other science disciplines such as statistical Biology or the statistics of Physics may be considered for credit on a case by case basis if these courses are primarily math focused as noted in the course description and syllabus.
- One academic year of English, foreign language, writing intensive humanities, social science, or psychology courses. Any combination of two semesters or three quarters of classes is acceptable for this requirement.
You must receive a letter grade of "C" or higher for the courses to meet the prerequisite requirement. CLEP courses are not accepted for the prerequisites. This requirement cannot be waived. AP or IB courses for which your undergraduate institution has given you credit are acceptable for Calculus, Statistics, Inorganic Chemistry, and Physics. AP or IB courses for which you have been given credit are also acceptable for the requirement to have one year of credits in English, the Foreign Languages, Psychology, or the Humanities. If you have received credit for coursework through the AP or IB systems, we strongly recommend that you take upper level coursework in the sciences and humanities to demonstrate your ability to thrive in rigorous, advanced college courses. Courses may be taken in a classroom setting or online through a U.S. accredited university or college. Please see our FAQ's for more information on course requirements.