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, contact us for 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 you submit an application in cycle I, but do not receive an interview, your application will still be considered in cycle II and/or cycle III.

To ensure full consideration and to expedite the financial aid process, submit your application as early as possible. 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


Beginning August 15th

Beginning October 17th

Beginning January 7th

Application Review

Late October

Early January

Early March


Early November



Notification of Acceptances

Late November (first round)

Early February (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
  • Undergraduate transcripts. Unofficial transcripts from your undergraduate degree-granting institution submitted through FluidReview is sufficient. 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 3.5 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