How to apply

1. Review the Admissions Requirements. Access our application at RFUCAS and review the application instructions and FAQ's. For general and technical assistance on how to submit your application, please contact RFUCAS at or 617-612-2070 ext. 4.

2. Submit an Application & Fee

  • Submit your application here.  
  • Submit a $75 non-refundable application fee.

Application Deadlines

Application Opens  August 1st
Primary Application Deadline February 28
Application Materials Deadline February 28

3. Submit Transcripts

  • Please submit transcripts from all universities and colleges attended to RFUCAS.
  • Only official transcripts will be accepted.
  • If you have studied outside the US, you will need to have your transcripts evaluated for US equivalency using a service such as or

4. Letters of Recommendation

  • Two letters of recommendation are required from professionals and/or academicians who know you well (i.e. pre-health advisors/committees, professors, or supervisors).
  • Accepted students normally will have observed and received a letter of recommendation from either a Pathologists’ Assistant or Pathologist. Letters of recommendation must be submitted to RFUCAS.

5. On-Campus Interview

  • After receiving complete applications, the admissions committee selects candidates to invite for an on-campus interview.
  • Interviews typically start in September and continue until the class is full

6. Technical Standards

7. Background Check 

  • Accepted students must pass the Rosalind Franklin University criminal background check prior to matriculation.

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