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How to Apply

  • Application submission begins November 1, 2017. Please do not send supplementary information or documents in advance of your application.

Online Application

More information and link to the application will be available soon!

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from each college or university for all undergraduate and graduate coursework attempted must be submitted.

Submit Letters of Recommendation

Our program requires two letters of recommendation – one from a premedical committee or science faculty member and one professional letter from a supervisor or shadowing mentor (preferred from an MD or DO).

Students who have been out of college for five or more years may be unable to provide a pre-med committee/advisor or science faculty letter of recommendation.  On a case-by-case basis, for these non-traditional students only, we will consider accepting a letter of recommendation from the continuing education department or in-service training instructor for courses completed through employment activities. Please contact us at GradCertificateAdmissions [at] vcom.vt.edu if you feel this applies to you.

Application Processing and Review

A complete application includes your complete, submitted application (including transcripts), and two letters of recommendation. Applicants are not processed or reviewed until the application is complete and all components included. Applications are reviewed in the order they are completed.

Once an application had been processed it will then be reviewed by members of the program’s admissions committee to determine the suitability of the applicant for the program.  Applicants will be notified by email of the committee’s decision.  Please note that personal interviews are not conducted.

The time required for processing and review of a completed application packet generally varies from four to eight weeks, depending on the number of completed application packets received during that time period.  The bulk of applications are typically received at or near the April 15 deadline thus requiring up to eight weeks before a selection decision can be made by the committee.  Therefore early submission of an application generally affords a shorter processing time.