Medical School Admissions

Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance Pathway

Application Eligibility Guidelines

As a publicly funded university in the state of Ohio, preferential admission consideration may be given to Ohio residents. Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance applicants should consider the following admission guidelines prior to starting application:

  • While candidates with a minimum college overall/cumulative GPA of 3.0 may be considered for post-baccalaureate early assurance, a minimum overall/cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher is required for medical school admission to NEOMED at the completion of the post-baccalaureate program. Therefore, candidates should expect to be reviewed in a holistic manner in light of their demonstrated academic achievement as to their potential to meet or exceed that admission standard following their post-baccalaureate work. Note that all GPA’s are calculated using AAMC practices which includes all graded course attempts. Any institutional academic forgiveness policies are not included in early assurance GPA calculations.
  • Additionally, a minimum overall/cumulative BCPM GPA of 3.4 or higher for all post baccalaureate coursework in the subject areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math is required for medical school admission to NEOMED. Candidates with academic backgrounds demonstrating ability to meet or exceed those requirements by the end of their post-baccalaureate enrollment may receive more favorable consideration for early assurance that those with academic records well below that level of performance. All BCPM GPA’s are calculated using AAMC practices which includes all graded course attempts. Any institutional academic forgiveness policies are not included in early assurance BCPM GPA calculations.
  • Candidates whose grade point average may not meet the above description may also offer additional evidence of preparation for the early assurance post-baccalaureate program by sitting for the MCAT and attaining a score of 492 or higher, or taking the GRE and scoring a minimum of 150 on each of the verbal and quantitative GRE subtests.
  • It is rare that candidates without any science and math coursework in their undergraduate backgrounds are offered post-baccalaureate early assurance. Such candidates are encouraged to minimally complete some form of college-level science and math preparation prior to applying for early assurance.
  • Many post-baccalaureate early assurance candidates have exceptional life experience and human capital that suggests outstanding potential alignment with the mission of the Urban Health Partnership. The admission committees may weigh more recent coursework, such as grades earned within the last 5 years, more significantly than older coursework for students with longer academic careers.
  • All applicants for post-baccalaureate early assurance must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States prior to starting post-baccalaureate coursework.

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