The Admissions Committee will not review an applicant’s file until the following are received: verified application, letters of recommendation, dean’s good standing and student conduct verification form for all colleges and universities attended, and MCAT or GRE scores.
If AP credits appear on your transcript from an accredited undergraduate school, Baylor College of Medicine accepts them. We highly recommend that you take additional upper-level courses in the areas in which credit for introductory level courses was given. We do not accept AP credits for Baylor's required coursework.
If credits for online coursework appear on your transcript from a U.S. accredited undergraduate institution, Baylor College of Medicine accepts them. We now accept online credits for the required courses; this change occurred in 2019.
Do not send your official transcript(s) to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. If you are offered an acceptance to Baylor College of Medicine, we will provide instructions on when and where to send your final official transcript(s).
Yes. We will still use your undergraduate courses to determine eligibility and courses taken.
You must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and a cumulative undergraduate Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for the program.
No. As long as you have taken the prerequisites, then you can apply.
For most students in the program, you would be applying for Entry Year 2023 during the last three months of the program. Some students may be applying during the admissions cycle in which they are enrolled in the program. All students, regardless of their admissions cycle will be expected to complete all program components and requirements.
The program is a full-time program. The program schedule, including academic courses, are not flexible, so finding a balance between scheduled activities and adding a part-time work schedule can be difficult. Students cannot work full-time while enrolled in the program.
We will need to receive your MCAT or GRE score report no later than the application deadline for the program – May 17, 2021.
For the MCAT, the latest test date that can be considered for the program is April 10, 2021.
For the GRE, ETS offers both test center and home testing options but the test must be taken by April 30, 2021.
Acceptable dates of MCAT or GRE: January 2017 - April 2021.
The Admissions Committee will accept/review the most recent test scores.
There is not an MCAT (or GRE) minimum score requirement to apply for this program. However, we do evaluate score reports to determine your potential to improve future performance.
Letters of Evaluation
Applicants are required to submit one (1) health professions committee letter/packet or two (2) individual letters of evaluation. Applicants have the option to submit one (1) extra letter. See the Admissions Requirements page.
Applicants should not submit any additional letters of recommendation.