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Special Programs

The Office of Enrollment Management has created a few programs that allow applicants, who have MU-COM has their first choice, an opportunity for early acceptance into or a guaranteed interview with MU-COM. Our Early Decision Program and Pre-Medical Fast Track Program for Marian University students have different requirements and deadlines so please read each program description carefully.

Early Decision Program

MU-COM has reserved 10 spots for the Early Decision Program (EDP) to identify highly qualified applicants who consider MU-COM as their first choice medical school. Those applicants who apply to MU-COM through the EDP are prohibited to apply to other medical schools until they have received their EDP admission decision. Those accepted in the EDP are expected to attend MU-COM and will have two weeks from the date of admission to submit their both seat and tuition deposits.

Program requirements:
Minimum 3.70 cumulative GPA
Minimum 3.50 science GPA
Minimum 28 cumulative MCAT score (10 minimum biology score)
Letter of intent stating MU-COM is first choice
Indicate their intentions to apply to the EDP on supplemental application
Meet general application requirements

Applicants who do not qualify for the EDP are encouraged to apply through the regular admission process.

Important EDP dates:
Submit AACOMAS primary application by July 15*
All application materials must be received by August 15 (this includes supplemental application, application fee, MCAT score, letters of recommendations, and letter of intent)
Interviews will take place in mid-September
Applicants will receive their decision by September 30
Those accepted have two weeks to submit their deposits

*Applicants should allow at least 2-4 weeks for AACOMAS to verify transcripts and other application material.

Those applications not accepted into the EDP program will enter the general application pool and standard traffic guidelines will apply.

Pre-Medical Fast Track Program

Five spots under each track will be reserved for Marian University undergraduates each year. Students will have two options toward acceptance.

Early Acceptance Track

Qualifications

  • Graduate in the spring semester prior to possible MU-COM matriculation.
  • Minimum total GPA of 3.70, with a minimum science GPA of 3.50.
  • Minimum MCAT score of 28, with a minimum biology score of 10.
  • Acceptance is contingent upon maintaining grades and completing pre-medicine requirements.

Benefits

  • Guaranteed interview in September of senior year if application is complete.
  • Guaranteed admission decision by September 30 of senior year.

Guaranteed Interview Track

Qualifications

  • Graduate in the spring semester prior to possible MU-COM matriculation.
  • Minimum total and science GPA of 3.30.
  • Minimum MCAT score of 24, with a minimum biology score of 8.
  • Acceptance is contingent upon maintaining grades and completing pre-medicine requirements.

Benefits

  • Guaranteed interview in October of senior year if application is complete.
  • Guaranteed admission decision within one week of interview.

Process

  • Apply to American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) in June/July before senior year.
  • Submit recommendation from the dean of the School of Mathematics and Sciences or pre-medical committee.

High schools students who are interested in learning more about this program should contact their Marian University admissions counselor with questions by phone at 317.955.6300.

Marian University undergraduates should schedule an appointment with their advisor to discuss the application process.

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