FAQs 2017-01-10T07:38:23+00:00

Admissions FAQs

The AMCAS application deadline is Nov. 1 of the year prior to the anticipated start date. The deadline for our supplemental application and recommendation letters is Dec. 1.
No, since there is a fee associated with the supplemental application, we send it only to applicants we are seriously considering for admission.
The mean MCAT score for an admitted person in 2013 was 31; the mean grade point average was a 3.6/4.0. Please note that the committee also looks for other qualities not found in the MCAT or GPAs. The above numbers are for reference only.
You need three courses in the Behavioral/Social Sciences (for example: anthropology, psychology or sociology).  Two of the three courses must be in the same field of study.  If you are applying to one of the College’s special programs (e.g., MSP, MSTP, RIMSAP, RMED, UMED, etc.) please check with those programs to get more details on this pre-requisite. More about pre-requisites…
We require a minimum of three academic letters of recommendation or one composite recommendation from a pre-professional committee.  This group of letters should contain only one research letter.  Acceptable letters of recommendations are written by professors, academic advisor(s), thesis supervisor(s) or research supervisor(s).  Personal recommendations are not acceptable.  Letters of recommendation must be completed on official university or business letterhead. More about applying…
You must live in Illinois for at least one year prior to applying to medical school for reasons other than education. You must rely upon gainful employment in the state or prove reliance upon resources in Illinois. (Loans for education, graduate assistantships or student employment are not considered evidence of intent to establish residency.)
A baccalaureate degree must be earned prior to the anticipated enrollment; it does not necessarily have to be completed at the time of application. If the baccalaureate degree is earned from a foreign school, the applicant must take at least 32 semester hours of course work at a U.S.-accredited four-year institution before applying to the College of Medicine. More about pre-requisites…
Applicants may elect any undergraduate major. However, certain undergraduate majors will include more of the pre-requisite course work than others. More about pre-requisites…
No, the campus where you interview will not determine where you will be assigned for medical school