College of Medicine and Life Sciences - MD Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for admissions? 
Do you accept non-Ohio residents?
Do you accept international students?
What are competitive MCAT scores and GPA?
Can I schedule a tour of the campus?

What are the minimum course requirements?

What are the other requirements for admissions?

Do I have to major in Pre-Med?
Is everyone sent a Secondary Application?
How do I pay for my medical education?
When do I receive financial aid information?

How do I apply for scholarships?

How do you handle the scores of students taking the MCAT in January?

How do I apply for admissions?
Applicants to UT are required to submit the ACMAS application. You can fill out your application at www.aamc.org.

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Do you accept non-Ohio residents?
Yes.

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Do you accept international students?
Applicants applying through any College of Medicine admissions pathway (including the direct from high school programs), must be citizens of the United States or have permanent resident status (permanent residency "green" card).   If applying as a permanent resident, an applicant must be a permanent resident at the time of application and will be required to submit a photocopy of the front and back of their permanent resident card.

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What are competitive MCAT scores and GPA?
The average MCAT score of matriculants is a 30. The total GPA and science GPA are in the 3.6 to 3.7 range. 

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Can I schedule a tour of the campus?
Yes. All tours are given on various Fridays, at noon. Please call the Admissions Office to schedule a tour.

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What are the minimum course requirements?

The minimum pre-medical course requirements are:  one year of biological sciences, one year of general chemistry with labs, one year of organic chemistry with labs, one year of physics, one year of mathematics and one year of college English. Please refer to policy on Minimal Technical Standards.
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What are the other requirements for admissions?  All matriculants to the M.D. program must have obtained at least a baccalaureate level degree.  The MCAT (within the last 3 years) is also required unless you entered via the MEDStart Program or the direct from high school pathway through the College of Arts and Sciences or Bioengineering.  Additional pre-matriculation requirements include submisson of final official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools you have attended with degrees posted (if applicable).  Successful completion and review of a criminal records check is also required.  Students must meet the Minimal Technical Standards for admissions.  You will also be required to submit the Pre-Matriculation Health Requirement Form, and if claiming Ohio residency, the Residency Status for Subsidy and Tuition Surcharge Form.
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Do I have to major in Pre-Med?
Although the majority of accepted students are science majors, we have accepted students with non-science majors such as history, music, and education.
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Is everyone sent a Secondary Application?
No. All applicants go through a preliminary screening based on the strength of their academic record. If that criterion is met the secondary application is sent and letters of recommendation are requested.

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How do I pay for my medical education?
Student loans are available to assist students in meeting the cost of education. Eligible students can also participate in the federally funded college work-study program.

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When do I receive financial aid information?
Financial aid packets are sent to accepted students in February. If you have been accepted into our medical school after February, you will receive your packet soon after you have been formally admitted into the medical school. 

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How do I apply for scholarships?
Scholarships are awarded by the College of Medicine scholarship committee based upon the criteria established for each scholarship. If you meet the criterion required, you will be automatically considered. Applications for the David Hamilton Ryerson Memorial Scholarship will be send to all accepted students in June. View College of Medicine Scholarships.

How do you handle the scores of students taking the MCAT in January?

The Admissions Office will  consider the January MCAT score of applicants for the medical school class that would matriculate in August of that year.  However, this is highly discouraged as our interview season concludes in March and there is no guarantee that we would have your scores in time for interview consideration.

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Last Updated: 3/22/15