Application Overview & Requirements

Because MEDPREP is a highly selective program, every application is carefully reviewed and evaluated. We work diligently to put together a motivated and diverse class of incoming students.

We understand that individual circumstances may warrant interpretation by a Postbac MEDPREP team member. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements for MEDPREP, visit our contact us page for more information on how to request a consultation before you submit an application.

Application Cycle

MEDPREP has three open calls for applications and candidates are accepted on a rolling admissions basis throughout the entire process. For example, if a student submits an application between August 10 – October 9, it will be reviewed in cycle 1. Please note that even if you submit an application during cycle 1 but do not receive an interview, your application will still be considered in cycle II and/or cycle III.

Competitive applicants will be interviewed only after we have received all of their application materials, which opens mid-August every year.


Cycle I

Cycle II

Cycle III


Aug. 10 to Oct. 9

Oct. 12 to Dec. 31

Jan. 4 to Feb. 26

Application Review


Early January

Early March


Early November



Notification of Acceptances

Mid-November (first round)

Late January (second round)

Late March (final round)

Online Application

We only accept complete applications, transcripts, and letters of recommendation that are submitted through our online application.The Postbac MEDPREP application includes:

  • Two essays
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions where you have taken classes. Please don't request official transcripts to be mailed to Postbac MEDPREP.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee


While science coursework is not a prerequisite for admission to Postbac MEDPREP, there are a few requirements all applicants must meet in order to be considered an eligible candidate for the program:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited US College or University, that has been conferred prior to matriculation into Postbac MEDPREP
  • For those who received a degree from a non-U.S. institution, we will accept that degree as long as an educational credential evaluation service (i.e. WES or ECE) can prove it is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. Please include the degree evaluation with your application materials.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Demonstrated commitment to understanding and serving the needs of others through both past and present volunteer activities and/or community service
  • Demonstrated interest in medicine through past or current employment and/or volunteer activities