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Application Requirements

Prerequisite Courses

 The courses below are required for admission. You may apply while coursework is in progress:

Course Semester Hours Quarter Hours
General Biology with Lab 12 18
General Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry with Lab 8 12
Organic Chemistry with Lab * 8 12
Physics with Lab 8 12
English 6 9

* May substitute Biochemistry for Organic Chemistry 2

Academic Preparation

  • Completion of 90 semester hours of undergraduate academic work at an accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program.
  • Competitive overall and science GPA’s.
  • See our Class Profile for more information.

MCAT

  • Competitive scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).
  • Only scores from tests taken no more than three years prior to the enrollment year are accepted.
  • Applicants are encouraged to take the MCAT by January of the enrollment year. 
  • Applicants who plan to complete the MCAT in the winter or spring should submit an application prior to taking the test, so that admission evaluation is not delayed.
  • Scholl College will not offer acceptances to candidates who have pending MCAT scores, have a test date scheduled or have not released their scores. Interviewed applicants will have their file placed on hold until official MCAT scores are received by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AACPMAS).

Letters of Recommendation

  • One individual letter of recommendation or one committee letter is required
    • We prefer letters from science faculty members who have taught you in a class. For applicants currently pursuing or that have completed an advanced degree (MS, PhD, etc.), the Admissions Committee prefers the letter of recommendation comes from the advisor or the program director. 
  • One additional letter of recommendation must be from a DPM confirming a shadowing experience.   
    • Letters are accepted via VirtualEval or Interfolio or should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment. 

Podiatric Medical Exposure

Demonstration of interest and understanding of the podiatric medical field and its various components.

Leadership

Demonstration of leadership characteristics through academic or community service activities.

Community Service

Demonstration of commitment to public service through a variety of humanitarian activities.

Communication

Demonstration of strong oral and written communication skills.