Medical School Admissions

General Timeline

September 15, 2020

Application becomes available

November 30, 2020

Application submission deadline

December 10, 2020

Last CASPer test scheduled for application consideration

December 11, 2020

Deadline for all supporting credentials

Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance Pathway

Apply for a two-year pre-med program at CSU & Early Assurance to medical school

Do you have a bachelor’s degree and an interest in practicing as a community-based doctor in an urban setting in a primary care field such as family medicine? Apply for Early Assurance to medical school through the NEOMED-CSU Pathways to Practice Post-Baccalaureate program. You may apply through the Early Assurance Post-Baccalaureate program to have a reserved seat in medical school at NEOMED upon completion of selected science courses and an Urban Health Certificate at Cleveland State University.

Partner School

NEOMED offers the Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance Pathway in partnership with Cleveland State University through the NEOMED-CSU Pathways to Practice program.

The Process

The Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance Pathway is a two-step process to admission to College of Medicine at NEOMED as a first-year medicine student.

Step 1

The first step consists of an application process which involves candidate assessments conducted by Cleveland State University and the College of Medicine at NEOMED using a single application process. Successful candidates will be admitted to Cleveland State University to begin post-baccalaureate study in the Pathways to Practice program, but are not yet admitted to NEOMED at this time.

Step 2

The second step allows an Post-Baccalaureate pathway Early Assurance student who has been granted early assurance to medical school at NEOMED the opportunity to apply for admission to claim that reserved seat. This second step is actual admission to the College of Medicine at NEOMED.

Learn more about the process

Eligibility Guidelines

Students who wish to apply for a reserved seat in the College of Medicine at NEOMED should plan to meet or exceed predetermined application eligibility guidelines.

View the application eligibility guidelines

Required Application Materials

Each NEOMED Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance application should include:

  • Completed application including essays
  • Official transcripts from every institution the applicant attended following high school graduation sent to NEOMED’s application servicer
  • Results from a CASPer test received by NEOMED. Visit for details and to register to take the CASPer (U.S. Professional Health Sciences – CSP10111). When prompted for an ID, include your NEOMED GradCAS application ID.
  • If required by virtue of a cumulative, combined GPA below a 3.0, submit GRE or MCAT test results that are no more than two years old at the time of application
  • Two recommendations/evaluations*
  • Application fee waivers are not offered for this program

Admission Requirements

Following a two-year period of enrollment after acceptance as a Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance student to the NEOMED-CSU Pathways to Practice program, candidates will be admitted to the College of Medicine at NEOMED if all admission requirements are met during their post-baccalaureate enrollment at Cleveland State University.

View the admission requirements

*At least one recommendation should come from faculty, research supervisors, work supervisors, practicing physicians or health care providers. Letter should address academic potential, scientific and/or clinical abilities, responsibility, work ethic, and general work skills.

Personal recommendations may come from a co-worker, supervisor, clergy, counselor, officer of a non-profit or volunteer organization, etc. Letter should speak to personal attributes in relation to the mission of the Urban Health partnership.


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