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Common Questions

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 RFU programs, such as one of the medical schools?
PMP students must apply to other RFU 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 RFU program, if all application requirements are met. Admission to another school or program at RFU 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)?
The PMP program does not include a traditional interview, however eligible applicants will be asked to attend a personal advising and consultation session with a RFU staff member from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Will I be taking any courses with other health professions students?
Yes, students participate in courses with other students from a variety of RFU 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?
You should upload your test score to your application as a document or jpeg. If you have questions please contact us.

What is the CASPer exam?

All applicants to the Pre-Matriculation Program at Rosalind Franklin University are required to complete a CASPer assessment to assist with our selection process. Please go to https://takealtus.com/ to sign up and reserve a test.

The CASPer is a situational judgment test that is taken online. It is offered on specific dates and times, requires candidates to register in advance, takes approximately one hour to complete, and costs $12 to take and $12 per school to which you report your results. It is a means for our program to review candidates on non-academic attributes under uniform conditions.

How do I register for the CASPer?

You will need to register and create a CASPer account at takealtus.com, then you’ll be able to register for a test. You can find step-by-step instructions on the CASPer FAQ page under the question “How do I reserve my CASPer test?” Be sure to report your CASPer results to "Rosalind Franklin University Allopathic".

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 January 2019 to ensure that the MCAT score may be used to apply to a medical school to begin in fall 2021. However, plans to retake the MCAT or other test may be taken into consideration. Additionally, it is your responsibility to check the application requirements of the program that is your ultimate educational goal.

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 RFU?
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 healthcare.

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