Our website for applicants can give you current status information and is always available. Your ID and password are required.
Applications are accepted through AMCAS from June 1 through December 1. Completed applications are reviewed at the College of Medicine as they are received. It is best to apply as early as possible.
No. However, taking the MCAT in September will delay review of your application.
We will not consider the January 2016 MCAT as a basis for determining whether to invite candidates for an interview for the 2016 entering class. We might, however, consider the score if an applicant is on our waitlist after interviewing.
MCAT scores are good for a period of three years. MCAT scores from 2014 are the oldest MCAT scores accepted for entry with the 2017 first year class.
After we receive your verified application from AMCAS, we will send you the link to the online secondary application via email. All applicants receive a link to the secondary. It can take up to four weeks after AMCAS verification to receive Drexel's link to the secondary application. Please contact us if you feel that the link to your secondary application has not reached you in a timely manner. Please make sure to check all spam/junk folders. Please retain your ID and password, which will be sent to you with the link for the secondary application.
Yes. We will accept additional letters. They should be sent to us through the AMCAS Letters Service and, whenever possible, should reference your AMCAS ID number.
Make checks payable to Drexel University College of Medicine. Please be sure to include your name and AMCAS ID number on the check. Please note that application fees are non-refundable.
No. Drexel University College of Medicine accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Permanent residents must provide a copy of their green card with their secondary application.
Yes, if spaces are available. We do accept applications for entrance into the second or third years from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying abroad and from students in osteopathic medical schools. More information about the transfer process is available at the transfer web page.
Orientation for entering students is usually the first week of August. Orientation information is emailed to all accepted students starting in mid-June.
Yes. You should also frequently check your status online.
You will receive an official email notification. You may also see your status online.
No. The AMCAS essay is all that we require.
Accepted candidates who are currently holding a position in the entering class may request to defer their matriculation for one year.
Requests for deferral of matriculation must be received by the Office of Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 15 of the year of matriculation and must include a detailed plan for the time period. In recent years, deferrals have been granted to individuals who plan to complete research projects, engage in extended volunteer or service activities (e.g., AmeriCorps, Teach for America), or pursue other academic opportunities (e.g., Fulbright Fellowship). The Medical School Admissions Committee will determine if a deferral request is appropriate. If a deferral is granted by the Admissions Committee, a place in the next year's entering class is reserved for the applicant.
We need letters of recommendation from three faculty members who can talk about your academic abilities in the classroom. We need two from science professors and one from a non-science professor. Research mentors or physicians with whom you have worked do not count towards the requirement. The letters must be from faculty members. If you've provided the three faculty member letters, additional letters are accepted.
Application updates are accepted only from students who have been invited for an interview and for those who have been interviewed and wait-listed. We will accept updated transcripts, new letters of recommendation, updates on activities and/or letters of interest.
For the 2016 and 2017 application cycles, Drexel will accept both the current and the new MCATs. Starting with the 2018 cycle, Drexel will only accept the new MCAT.