Requirements and Timeline

Minimum Degree Requirement:

  • 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
  • One course of organic chemistry with an accompanying laboratory (Note: A second course of organic chemistry is recommended, or if required by the applicant’s institution)
  • 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 in the following disciplines: Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, Gender Studies or Sociology.
  • 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

Application Requirements:

  • MCAT: All candidates must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) no more than three years prior to enrollment.
  • For the 2019-2020 cycle, tests taken January 2016 through September 2019 will be accepted
  • Letters of Recommendation: Premedical committee evaluation OR 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.
  • CASPer is required
  • Casper Dates
  • On-site Interview

Additional Admissions/Matriculation Requirements:

Application/Admissions Timeline

AprilAMCAS applications available
JuneAMCAS applications may be submitted
July – DecSelection of applications with completed AMCAS application are invited to submit supplemental applications materials
Aug – FebApplicants invited for campus interviews
SeptLast acceptable MCAT
Sept-MarchAdmissions offers sent to selected candidates
OctFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at
Nov 2Deadline for AMCAS application
Nov 19Deadline for CASPer
Dec 3Deadline for UICOM supplemental application and fee
Dec 3Letters of Recommendation due with AMCAS
April 30AAMC acceptance protocol deadline
AugustMandatory College of Medicine orientation