FAQ's

How long is the Pre-matriculation Program (PMP)?
The program is two academic quarters, or approximately five (5) months of study (August through December).  Additional coursework may be recommended.

If I do well in the Pre-matriculation Program (PMP), am I automatically admitted into other RFUMS programs, such as one of the medical schools? 
PMP students must apply to other RFUMS programs in the same manner as all other applicants.  Students who are currently enrolled and are doing well academically in the Pre-matriculation Program will be granted an interview to an RFUMS program, if all application requirements are met.  Admission to another school or program at RFUMS is independent of a student’s performance in or completion of the Pre-matriculation Program.

Is there an interview for the Pre-matriculation Program (PMP)?
No, the Admissions Committee selects students based on their academic performance, test scores, extracurricular activities and other application materials.

Will I be taking any courses with other health professions students?
Yes, students participate in courses with other students from a variety of RFUMS programs.  PMP students take courses alongside and are graded in the same way as other health professions students. A transcript is available after completion of coursework.

How do I submit a test score?

  • MCAT:  Print a score report using the MCAT Testing History (THx) System.  MCAT score reports must contain the 16-digit verification code.
  • GRE: Scores must be sent directly to Rosalind Franklin University from Education Testing Services (ETS).
  • DAT and OAT: Submit a copy of your unofficial score report from the Prometric Testing Center.

I’m taking the April MCAT.  Is that okay?  What about the GRE?
Taking the MCAT or GRE in April should allow sufficient time for the results to be received before the final materials deadline of June 1.

I’ve already applied to another program within RFUMS.  Can my application materials be transferred to the Pre-matriculation Program (PMP)?
We are able to use pieces of your RFUMS application materials from other programs within the university.  When submitting your PMP application, you will need to give the Student Affairs and Inclusion staff permission to access your application materials for other programs within the university by giving your consent on page two of the PMP application.

Is financial aid available for the Pre-matriculation Program (PMP)?
Due to the fact that the PMP program is a part-time, non-degree seeking program, federal financial aid is not available.  However, the university does not charge tuition for the medical school courses that students take.  Students who are accepted into our program are responsible for their cost of living as well as any required and/or necessary course materials.

Is there a minimum test score?
There is no minimum score because candidates are evaluated holistically.  Scores range broadly. Students typically obtain a MCAT score 22 or better.

How old can the test result be?
The test must have been taken within the past two years so that if the PMP student applies to another school or academic program, it is current for that program.  For example, if a student’s educational goal in entering PMP is to eventually attend medical school, an MCAT score should be no older than fall 2012 to ensure that the MCAT score may be used to apply to medical school to begin in fall 2015.  However, plans to retake the MCAT or other test may be taken into consideration.

Is there a minimum GPA or science GPA?
No, there is no minimum GPA; the Admissions Committee conducts a holistic review process.

Can applicants be interested in other health professions, including those not offered by RFUMS?
Yes, the program is designed to strengthen a prospective health profession student’s application in addition to exposing the student to health care coursework.  Students should enroll in the program with an interest in pursuing a profession in health care.

Do the essays have a word or character limit?
Essays should be approximately one page in length and should discuss the applicant’s experiences.

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