Important Dates
August 1

AMCAS Early Decision application deadline

August 15

Supplemental application invites begin being sent

September 1

Early Decision Supplemental application deadline

October 1

Early Decision admission notification

November 1

AMCAS Regular Decision application deadline

December 1

Regular Decision Supplemental application deadline


Regular Decision admission rolling notifications

Direct Entry/Traditional Admission Pathway

Apply as a college graduate to medical school at NEOMED

The College of Medicine at NEOMED welcomes new students via traditional admission without having started in a provisional admission pathway with a partner university. Candidates applying to direct entry to NEOMED as a first-year medicine student should begin the application process at AMCAS. As a member of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), NEOMED participates in a common application service and abides by all AAMC deadlines and practices.

Who should apply?

Typical applicants to the College of Medicine at NEOMED include individuals:

  • Who have demonstrated the orientation toward practice in primary care fields
  • With demonstrated service toward medically underserved populations
  • Who have demonstrated the appreciation for the diversity reflective of the health care populations served, particularly with regard to the communities of Ohio

Application Eligibility Guidelines

All Direct Entry candidates must:

  • Possess at least a baccalaureate (four-year) degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university prior to enrolling at NEOMED (Applicants may be in their final year of progress toward a degree prior to graduation at the time of application)
  • Be a U.S citizen/U.S. permanent resident (latter must submit documentation of status during application process)


Academic recommendations for competitive Direct Entry candidates:

  • Overall college GPA of at least 3.25
  • College BCPM GPA of at least 3.25  (selected areas in math and science)
  • MCAT 2015 total score of 500, with no less than 125 in each sub-score


NEOMED will not accept MCAT scores older than three years at the time of the month of matriculation.

Effective for the fall 2017 application cycle, applicants must complete:

• Two semesters of Organic Chemistry and Lab
• Two semesters of Physics and Lab
• Two semesters of Biology and Lab
• One semester of Biochemistry

Applicants are strongly recommended to have completed coursework in:

  • Anatomy
  • Calculus
  • Cell Biology
  • English Composition
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physiology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

Applicants whose qualifications, experiences and interests are very well aligned with our mission, but who do not meet these minimum academic criteria, may still be considered for admission. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our most recently admitted class profile and our mission to better gauge their level of competitiveness in our admissions process.

How to Apply

Students apply to NEOMED using the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application as early as June 1 of the year preceding anticipated enrollment in medical school.

Step 1

Fill out your AMCAS application, choosing NEOMED as one of the schools to receive it.

Step 2

Once your application has been verified by AMCAS, NEOMED may send you an invitation to complete your supplemental application beginning August 15, 2017 and on a rolling basis thereafter until one week prior to the deadline the NEOMED supplemental application is due.

Note – NEOMED Supplemental application is by invitation only following review of AMCAS applications. Applicants should refer to AMCAS to begin application to medical school.

Step 3

Watch for email notification that your file is complete and await word on a possible interview between September and April.

Required Application Materials

  • AMCAS Application
  • Supplemental application
  • Essays
  • MCAT scores
  • Application fee


Letters of evaluation are neither required nor accepted for this program.

As an applicant seeking admission to NEOMED, you are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $75.  An online payment will be made when you submit your supplemental application. 

You can qualify for a supplemental application fee waiver if you qualified for a fee waiver through AMCAS. Check “I qualify for a fee waiver” on the NEOMED supplemental application, then forward a copy of the fee waiver email you received from AMCAS to with the subject line “Direct Entry Fee Waiver”. After emailing your fee waiver, wait for further instructions from NEOMED. Do not submit your application until instructed to do so.


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