postbac class

Admissions and Aid

Admission to our program is highly selective.

We look for applicants who show a strong academic record at both the high school and college levels. 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 be considered, along with your career history, volunteer activities, and any experiences you have had in healthcare. Academic letters of recommendation give us further insights into your background and capabilities.

Admission to the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is conducted on a rolling basis. Decisions are made throughout the admissions cycle, generally October-March. Applying early is recommended because there are many more qualified applicants than spaces.

To apply for the 2023-24 Class:

  • Application Opens: Friday, August 12, 2022
  • Early Action Admission Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2022 (11:59 pm PST) to receive an admission decision before December 22, 2022. 
  • Regular Admission Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 (11:59 pm PST)

"Deadline" refers to the date that your application must be submitted; supporting materials (e.g., letters of recommendation, transcripts) must arrive within two weeks of submission of your application.

For complete details about eligibility and criteria, please visit our How to Apply page.

Also see:

Financing Your Postbac Year

FAQs About Admission

Supporting Your Success