Medical School Admissions

Important Dates (2023-2024)
August 1

Early Decision plan primary application (AMCAS) deadline

August 15

Supplemental application invitations begin for both Early Decision and Regular Decision plans

September 1

Early Decision plan supplemental application deadline

October 1

Early Decision plan admission notification

November 1

Regular Decision plan primary application (AMCAS) deadline

December 1

Regular Decision plan supplemental application deadline


Regular Decision admission rolling notifications

June 15

AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool “Commit to Enroll” to NEOMED deadline

Traditional Admission Pathway

For Early Decision and Regular Decision Plan candidates applying through AMCAS for MD admission

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The College of Medicine at NEOMED welcomes new students via traditional admission who have not started in an Early Assurance pathway with a partner university.

Candidates applying to the traditional admission pathway to NEOMED as a first-year medicine student should begin the application process through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).

As a member of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), NEOMED participates in a common application service and abides by AAMC deadlines and practices.

Who should apply?

Successful candidates for the College of Medicine at NEOMED include individuals:

  • Who possess the intelligence, integrity, and personal, and emotional characteristics necessary for them to become competent physicians.
  • Who seek careers as physicians practicing patient centered care.
  • Who seek to serve as leaders of transformative change in healthcare in Ohio and beyond.
  • Who strive to uphold the mission, vision and values of the College.


All Traditional Admission applicants to the M.D. program who consider NEOMED their medical school of choice and are strongly aligned with its mission are encouraged to apply electing the Early Decision Plan.

  • Early Decision is binding, which means that candidates who receive offers of admission are obligated by AMCAS policy to attend NEOMED should they wish to attend any allopathic school of medicine.
  • All Early Decision applicants must present valid MCAT scores, apply through AMCAS by August 1, and have the secondary application (by invitation only) complete and verified to the Office of Admissions by Sept. 1 of the year before anticipated enrollment.
  • Notification to the applicant regarding admission is given by Oct. 1. If selected, an EDP admit receives the benefit of early notification of acceptance and is, therefore, obligated to attend the NEOMED College of Medicine under American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) admission policy. If not selected for admission through the early decision plan, applicants may then apply to other medical schools. For more about consideration of whether the early decision program is right for you, visit


While all traditional admission candidates are encouraged to consider the early decision plan, NEOMED uses the early decision plan to extend highly favorable consideration toward a number of Ohio candidates with above-average academic credentials.

  • For these purposes, an Ohio candidate is any early decision plan applicant who either maintains permanent residence in Ohio and indicates as much on his or her AMCAS application or who attends/attended an Ohio institution of post-secondary education (university, college, community college), whether state or private
  • Ohio candidates with above-average academic profiles selecting the early decision plan receive a significant advantage over candidates that elect the regular decision plan. Ohio candidates pursuing admission to NEOMED outside of early assurance are strongly encouraged to apply using the early decision plan to maximize their chances for admission to medical school in the event that NEOMED is their first choice.
  • All early decision policies, procedures, and deadlines apply to the Ohio Admission Advantage. For full details and policies, please refer to the NEOMED Compass, which is our catalog and handbook.

Application Eligibility Guidelines

All traditional admission candidates must:

  • Possess at least a baccalaureate (four-year) degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university or a Canadian 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). This requirement still applies to Canadian university students.

All candidates for admission to NEOMED as M1 students, regardless of pathway, are required to have successfully completed (C – or better) the following prerequisite courses prior to matriculation:

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

Entering M1 students, regardless of pathway, may benefit from the recommended courses below (determined by surveying students and faculty):

  • Anatomy
  • Calculus
  • Cell Biology
  • Composition/Writing
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

Competitive Academic Profile

The academic profile for the entering early decision and regular decision M1s is as follows:

  • Overall GPA: 3.51 – 3.86 (middle 50%)
  • Overall GPA average: 3.68
  • College BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math) GPA: 3.40 – 3.82 (middle 50%)
  • Overall BCPM GPA average: 3.59
  • MCAT score: 505 – 515 (middle 50%)
  • MCAT average: 510

30% of the new M1 class self-reported representing racial/ethnic backgrounds of Under-represented Medical Students (URM).

71% of our M1 class are Ohio residents.

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, and select NEOMED as a school to receive the application.

Step 2

Once your application has been verified by AMCAS, NEOMED may send you an invitation to complete your secondary application beginning July 31 and on a rolling basis thereafter until one week prior to the NEOMED supplemental application deadline. There is a $95 fee for the secondary application.

Note – NEOMED Secondary application is by invitation only following screening and 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 March.

Required Application Materials

  • AMCAS Application
  • Supplemental application
  • Personal Statements
  • MCAT scores
  • $95 Secondary Application Fee

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

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

As an applicant seeking admission to NEOMED, you are required to pay a non-refundable supplemental application fee of $95. An online payment will be made when you submit your supplemental application.

You may qualify for a supplemental application fee waiver if you qualified for a fee waiver through AMCAS. Follow the instructions on the NEOMED supplemental application to receive the fee waiver.

Enter to medical school at NEOMED through one of our College of Graduate Studies programs


1. NEOMED Graduate Studies Interview Privilege

NEOMED students currently enrolled in any NEOMED master’s degree program that successfully apply through AMCAS for the M.D. program will receive an invitation to interview for a seat in medical school at NEOMED. “Successful application” constitutes the following:

  • Apply to NEOMED through AMCAS by either the early or regular decision plan deadlines. Candidates who have already completed a year of study in a NEOMED master’s degree program are encouraged to apply using the Early Decision Plan.
  • Present academic credentials, including grades and MCAT score, that meet NEOMED screening criteria to receive an invitation for a secondary application.
  • Complete and submit a secondary application to NEOMED through AMCAS by either the early or regular decision plan deadlines.
  • Candidates indicate that they are enrolled at NEOMED on their AMCAS applications at the time of application to be eligible.
  • Complete their master’s degree program at NEOMED if admitted to the M.D. program.


2. NEOMED Transformational Year Early Assurance Plan

A student at NEOMED's White Coat Ceremony.

The NEOMED Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Transformational Year Early Assurance Plan reserves a future seat in the next  M.D. cohort for students who will complete a one-year NEOMED graduate degree as their gap year experience.

Here is the list of our NEOMED one-year master’s programs linked to M.D. early assurance opportunities:

  • The Foundations of Medicine medical school preparatory program
  • The Leadership in Health Systems Science program
  • The Global Health & Innovation program
  • The Basic and Translational Biomedicine program: Innovation Track

NEOMED Doctor of Medicine Transformational Year Early Assurance Plan is available exclusively to M.D. candidates that applied through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) for regular decision plan admission in the current application cycle. Application is not available to candidates that did not apply through AMCAS and reach the alternate candidate stage for the current admission cycle.

The Foundations of Medicine master’s degree program is designed as a preparatory program for medical school. Candidates showing the potential to thrive in medical school with the completion of a rigorous program of graduate study, including first-year medical school classes in anatomy, will be invited to apply. Foundations of Medicine students must successfully meet admission standards to secure admission to the M.D. program. These standards are based solely upon achievement in NEOMED coursework. MCAT retesting is not necessary.

For full details and policies, please refer to the Applying for Admission section in NEOMED Compass, which is our catalog and student handbook.