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 2020 MCAT as a basis for determining whether to invite candidates for an interview for the 2020 entering class. We might, however, consider the score if an applicant is on our wait-list after interviewing.
MCAT scores are good for a period of three years. MCAT scores from 2017 are the oldest MCAT scores accepted for entry with the 2020 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.
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.
No, our transfer program has been suspended for all but the OMFS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) program. Applications are accepted only through the OMFS program.
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 toward the requirement. The letters must be from faculty members. If you've provided the three faculty member letters, additional letters are accepted.
Applicants may send a total of three updates through our application system. Go to our website for applicants at https://apply.drexelmed.edu/Security/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f and enter your login credentials. Select the "Status" tab and then the "Document Upload/Status" option on the left. You may upload one of each of the following items: transcripts, resume/CV and an update letter. Once these items are uploaded, they may not be updated. The file should be a pdf and under 8mb in size.