Admission to the 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. Letters of recommendation give us further insights into your background and your capabilities.
Getting to Know You
Our admissions committee members include representatives from the science faculty and the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program office. In order to evaluate your eligibility for the program, we get to know you in two ways. First, through your PostBacCAS/Bryn Mawr application and supporting materials. Following this initial screening, you may be invited to a campus visit and interview. Combined, your application and your campus visit and interview help our admissions committee determine whether your previous academic record and experiences, along with your goals and motivation, are consistent with the requirements of our program.
Campus Visit and Interview
If we feel you are a qualified candidate based on your PostBacCAS application and supporting materials, 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. 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 sit in on a class, have a campus tour and have lunch with current students. After lunch, you will meet with a member of the admissions committee for a personal interview. At the conclusion of your visit, we will provide you with a “potential academic plan” for our program based on your academic history.
If travel to participate in our on-campus interview day is not feasible, a Skype interview can be scheduled. In this case, we provide access to additional program materials for your review and the chance to be in touch with a current student. A 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 admissions cycle. Applying early is recommended because there are many more qualified applicants than spaces. However, we encourage college seniors to wait to apply until after they have received their fall semester grades.
Application Process and Decision
Beginning with the 2017-18 application cycle, our program now participates in the Post Baccalaureate Centralized Application Service (PostBacCAS). After your interview, 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 admissions process.