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Accelerated and Early Assurance Linkage Programs

Early Assurance Program for High School Seniors

Early Assurance Program for Juniors at Drexel University

Drexel University College of Medicine medical students at the annual White Coat Ceremony.

Early Assurance Program for High School Seniors

Drexel University College of Medicine has a BA/BS + MD Early Assurance Program for undergraduate students enrolled at Drexel University. This 4 + 4 combined degree program is designed to provide outstanding high school students who are highly motivated toward the medical profession the opportunity to gain provisional early acceptance to Drexel University College of Medicine. During their undergraduate career, combined-degree students will also participate in the Drexel Co-op program where students pursue six months of professional employment related to their field of study. This unique feature distinguishes this BA/BS + MD Early Assurance Program from others in the nation.

Admissions Process Overview

Please see the Drexel University Undergraduate Admissions website for a detailed timeline of the application process.

Students are selected for the BA/BS + MD Early Assurance Program during their senior year of high school. Candidates must rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class and have a combined SAT score of no less than 1360 on the "old" SAT or a 1420 on the "new" SAT, or an ACT score of no less than 31. Students must complete four years of high school math, four years of English, and three years of science (including at least one semester of biology, chemistry and physics). Maturity, stability, scholarship, flexibility, independence and service to others are personal characteristics sought among applicants.

High school students apply through Undergraduate Admissions at Drexel University, not directly to the College of Medicine. We receive completed applications from the Drexel Admissions Office.

  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Students must have a diploma from a U.S. high school.
  • A non-refundable fee of $150 is required of BA/BS + MD Early Assurance Program applicants by the College of Medicine. The College of Medicine will email high school students about the fee after the application is received from the undergraduate admissions office.
  • If selected for an interview by the College of Medicine, an on-campus interview is conducted at the medical school. The College of Medicine will email the invitation for an interview to each applicant selected. The medical school Admissions Committee makes all final recommendations for admission to the joint program.

General Medical School Matriculation Requirements

All students entering Drexel University College of Medicine must meet the entrance requirements, in part, as follows:

  • Without repeating a course, maintain a minimum cumulative overall grade point average of 3.6 and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.6 in the prerequisite sciences (no rounding).
  • Receive no grade less than a "C" (a "C-" is less than a "C").
  • Students matriculating into the College of Medicine starting in 2018 must meet the following MCAT requirements:
    • Students must achieve nothing less than a subset score of 128 in the following sections: Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems, Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems, and the Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior sections.
    • The subset score requirement for the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section is 127.
  • If students wish to apply to other medical schools, they must relinquish their provisional acceptance to Drexel University College of Medicine.

Drexel University College of Medicine reserves the right to revise the MCAT score requirements. Acceptance into the College of Medicine is not guaranteed.

 
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Early Assurance Program for Juniors at Drexel University

The early assurance program was designed to meet the needs of students dedicated to a career in medicine who desire to be relieved of the pressure associated with the traditional application process.

Following the matriculation of freshmen in September 2017, this Early Assurance Program for Drexel undergraduates will be phased out. No applications to the program will be accepted from students who enroll at Drexel subsequent to the start of the 2017 fall term.

Students must have completed two years of undergraduate study at Drexel University with a GPA of at least 3.5, and no grade less than a "C" in their undergraduate coursework.

Please review Drexel's website for more information.

 
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