University of Illinois College of  Medicine participates in the American Medical College Application Service  (AMCAS), a centralized application processing service which can be  accessed from Applications are available in May and must be submitted by Nov. 1 of the year preceding enrollment.


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The Application

Upon receipt of the AMCAS application for 2021-2022 application cycle, the Office of Medical College Admissions (OMCA) will email all applicants the link to our Supplemental Information Application that is to be completed and returned to the OMCA by Dec. 1 of the application year.

As part of the supplemental application, all applicants to the University of Illinois College of Medicine are required to complete an online assessment (CASPer), to assist with our selection process. Successful completion of CASPer is mandatory in order to maintain admission eligibility.

Please note that the Supplemental Application fees are no-refundable.


Minimum Degree Requirements

*A baccalaureate degree must be earned prior to matriculation.

Pre-requisite Coursework:

Biological and Physical Science Pre-requisites

  • Two courses of general biology with laboratory
  • Two courses of general chemistry or equivalent with laboratory
  • Two courses of organic chemistry with an accompanying laboratory*
  • One course of introductory biochemistry
  • Two courses of general physics with laboratory
  • One course of advanced-level biology (junior or senior level)

Behavioral Science Pre-requisites

  • Candidates must complete three courses in the Behavioral/Social Sciences. For example: Psychology, Ethics, Economics, Gender Studies or Sociology, etc.
  • If an applicant is uncertain whether a course will count toward a behavioral science pre-requisite, the applicant must provide documentation on the content of the course to be considered by emailing the admissions office

*The second semester of organic chemistry can be waived if your university does not have it as a pre-requisite for biochemistry.

Application Requirements:

  • MCAT: All candidates must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) no more than three years prior to enrollment.
  • For the 2021-2022 cycle, tests taken January 2018 through the final test date in 2021 will be accepted.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Premedical committee evaluation OR a MINIMUM of three letters from instructors (any field of study) from whom the candidate has taken courses. One of the letters can be from a research mentor. These letters should critically evaluate the candidate’s academic ability, strengths and weaknesses, motivation for medicine, maturity, difficulty of course work, and special attributes/assets. Personal letters of recommendation are not acceptable. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program or professional school, one letter must be from a faculty member at the graduate or professional school.
  • AMCAS 
  • CASPer is required
  • Casper Dates
  • All interviews will be virtual for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

Additional Admissions/Matriculation Requirements: