The School of Medicine admits promising candidates with a diverse range of skills. Both civilian and uniformed service personnel (individuals who are currently on active duty) are eligible for admission. Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
Although grades are not the only criterion used in decision making, the quality of an applicant's work at the pre-professional level is of major interest to the school, and the average GPA of our incoming class is a 3.54.
- Attained a baccalaureate degree as of June 15 of the year of planned matriculation from an accredited academic institution in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
- Complete the following course work:
Online courses, and CLEP are not acceptable to fulfill the prerequisites. AP and IB courses for which your undergraduate institution has given you credit are acceptable for Calculus, English, Inorganic Chemistry, and Physics. Additional, upper level Biology coursework should be taken if one has had AP or IB Biology. Biochemistry may be substituted for Inorganic Chemistry. See FAQ's for more information on course requirements.
Applicants must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and provide scores from tests that have been taken within three years of desired matriculation. The fall MCAT is the latest testing date considered by the admissions committee for those students applying to the School of Medicine for admission the following summer. Applicants can not take the MCAT and enter the school in the same year. Arrangements must be made to have the ACTP furnish official reports. Applicants should not send personal MCAT score reports to the school. The ACTP designator code for USU is 821.
Although test scores are just one of the indicators the admissions office uses to evaluate applicants, the MCAT is important, and the average combined score of successful applicants is 31.