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Admission

The online application will be available beginning September 1. We only consider applications that are submitted electronically from this website. Due to the sequence of courses, and according to students' individual needs, it is possible to enroll at the beginning of June (Summer Term I), the beginning of July (Summer Term II), or the beginning of September (Fall Term). Most students begin in the first Summer Term; the decision about the most optimal term of enrollment is based on students' preferences and past coursework, and after consultation with the program.

General Requirements

Applicants must complete a bachelor's degree before enrolling in the program. Students in their senior year of college may apply and be admitted before they have earned their degrees. If admitted, they must submit final transcripts to the program.

The program is not intended for students who have applied to medical school in the past. Generally, students who have previously taken more than half of the science courses required for medical school or taken the MCAT are not eligible for admission. Applicants who are unsure of their eligiblity are welcome to contact us.

Our Physics Department feels strongly that calculus is the language of physics and thus it is required prior to taking Hopkins' physics courses. It is not necessary for prospective students to complete calculus prior to applying; rather, if admitted, they must do so prior to enrolling in a physics course. It is possible to do so through other institutions, and through online courses, and the program can guide students on how best to fulfill this requirement.

Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible for admission. Applicants who earned their post-secondary degree(s) in a country other than the United States are required to have a “course-by-course” credential evaluation with GPA equivalencies performed by an outside evaluation service and submitted with their application materials.

Individuals with a grade point average below 3.0 are not likely to be competitive applicants. The below chart shows the range of undergraduate cumulative GPAs of applicants from the past five years who have been admitted to the Hopkins Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program. The darker area indicates the mean GPA.

Range of Undergraduate Cumulative GPAs of Admitted Applicants
Past 5 Years

 

Clinical volunteer work or employment in a health care setting is strongly recommended. Entrance to the program is highly selective and requires excellent academic credentials and a record of achievement.

 

Application instructions and our online application are available here.

 


Additional Hopkins Premedical Program

If you have completed all of the core premedical science courses and/or have taken the MCAT and are looking for a post-baccalaureate program to build a more competitive medical school application, visit Hopkins' Post-Baccalaureate Health Science Intensive Program.