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Early Decision Track

The Early Decision Admissions Track is an admissions option for those candidates who identify the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine as their first choice for pursuing a medical education amongst both osteopathic and allopathic medical schools. In order to be considered for the Early Decision Admissions Track, the candidate must meet all of the following requirements and agree to apply only to VCOM until an early decision notification has been made.

Early Decision Admissions Track Requirements

  • Minimum Science and Overall GPA of 3.50
  • Competitive MCAT score (completed by April of the calendar year four years prior to the date of application, see chart below)
  • Submit an application, transcripts from all institutions attended, and MCAT scores to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) by July 1
  • Submit a letter of intent to the Office of Admissions by emailing indicating that VCOM is your first choice for medical schools by July 1 and request review for Early Decision Admissions Track. Please also specify your preferred campus
  • Submit all Secondary Application materials including Secondary Application, application fee, letter of recommendation from a premedical advisor/science faculty member, and a letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician by August 15
  • Withhold all applications to other medical schools until early decisions are made by VCOM
  • Admissions decisions are made by October 1

NOTE: The Early Decision Admissions Track requirements are in addition to the Admissions Requirements.

Year of Desired Matriculation to VCOM


Fall 2021

Dated April 2017 or later

Fall 2022

Dated April 2018 or later

Fall 2023 Dated April 2019 or later
Fall 2024 Dated April 2020 or later