Since admission to the program is highly selective, we look for applicants who show a strong academic record at both the high school and college level. In general, accepted students have better than a B+ (3.3) average at the college level and standardized test scores consistent with that level of performance. Your motivation for becoming a physician will also be considered, along with your career history, volunteer activities, and any experiences you have had in health care. Letters of recommendation give us further insights into your capabilities.
Getting to Know You
In order to evaluate your eligibility for the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, we get to know you in two ways—through your written application and an interview, if you are invited after an initial screening. Combined, this information helps our admissions committee to determine whether your previous academic work, current goals, and motivation level are consistent with the requirements of our program. Our admissions committee members include representatives from the science faculty, the Undergraduate Admissions Office, and the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Office.
Campus Visit and Interview
If we feel you are a qualified candidate based on your application, we will invite you to spend a day at Bryn Mawr College. More than a personal interview, this visit is a comprehensive and informative process in which we get to know one another. To help you decide whether Bryn Mawr is the right choice for you, you will attend an information session given by the director of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program. You will also have lunch and tour the campus with current students, and perhaps even sit in on a class. After lunch, you will meet with a member of the admissions committee for a personal interview and individual academic advising.
If you would need to travel a long distance to participate in our on-campus interview day, a telephone or Skype video interview can be scheduled. A telephone or Skype interview does not put you at a disadvantage in terms of your prospects for admission.
When to Apply
Admission to the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is conducted on a rolling basis starting in the fall with decisions made throughout the year; however, applying early is recommended because there are many more qualified applicants than spaces. We encourage college seniors to wait to apply until after they have received their fall semester grades.
The final deadline for applying to the 2016-2017 class is February 10, 2016. For more information about the Early Action Admission Option, choose the link from the lefthand menu to learn more about this option and its associated deadlines.
Application Process and Decision
We accept applications via both our online and paper based processes. After your interview is completed, our admissions committee will review your candidacy and make a decision about your admission to the program within four to six weeks.
We appreciate your interest in the Bryn Mawr College Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program and look forward to working with you in the postbac admissions process.