The MCAT is a required component of your application. It is recommended that all candidates take the Medical College Admission Test in the spring, but it must be taken no later than September of the year preceding admission to the School of Medicine.
If more than one MCAT was taken, all the test grades must be included when submitting your application.
MCAT scores from January 2016 through September 28, 2021 will be accepted for consideration. For questions about registration and test administration contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your application by the DGSOM deadline of October 1, 2021 (5:00PM PST). If you are still without a test score or still scheduled to take the exam, we will wait until your score is received to review your application.
We recommend submitting your application around the time you are re-taking the exam to be considered in the DGSOM rolling admissions process. In the rolling admissions process, applications are reviewed on a monthly basis in the fall. Applications receive the same consideration regardless of the month in which they are reviewed.
We require 3 to 5 letters of recommendation. Letters should be from individuals who know the applicant well and have spent a significant time with them, e.g. PI or mentor. If your pre-health advisory office provides a committee letter, this letter will fulfill one letter requirement.
Letters are to be submitted with the completed AMCAS application. Please note that only those letters submitted through AMCAS will be accepted.
Prior to submitting an application, you must request that a complete set of official transcripts be forwarded directly to AMCAS by the registrar of each school you have attended. Official transcripts are not required for work you have taken the previous term (e.g. if application is submitted in summer, previous spring official transcripts are not required). Your application will not be processed until all required official transcripts are received by AMCAS.