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How to Apply

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  • All candidates must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) no more than three years prior to enrollment.
  • For the 2023-2024 cycle, tests taken Aug 2021 through the final test date in 2023 will be accepted.

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Secondary Application Heading link

  • Only those who are eligible meet the eligibility are eligible to receive a Secondary Application
  • The Secondary Application is specific to UI COM, and needs to be completed and returned to the OMCA by December 1 of the application year.
  • Please note that Secondary Application fees are non-refundable.

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  • International students (with the exception of Canadian citizens) must upload a photo of their visa(s) to the Other Documents section of the Secondary Application Portal. For more details on applying as an international student, visit our International Applicant page.
  • Permanent resident aliens must provide a copy of their green card to the application portal.

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  • Minimum number for letters accepted: 3
  • Maximum number for letters accepted: 10
  • Guidance on preferred letter writers: We require three letters of recommendation. We prefer the letters be from faculty, research mentors, professional experience supervisors, and/or volunteer experience references. We will also accept a single health professions advisory committee letter in lieu of three individual letters. We prefer that letters be on letterhead and have a signature.

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We are not currently accepting applications for transfer into the University of Illinois College of Medicine from students currently enrolled in another medical school.