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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

  1. Minimum Science and Overall GPA of 3.50
  2. Competitive MCAT score (completed by April of the calendar year four years prior to the date of application, see chart below)
  3. 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
  4. Submit a letter of intent to the Office of Admissions by emailing admissions [at] vcom.vt.edu indicating that VCOM is your first choice for medical schools by July 1 and request review for Early Decision Admissions Track
  5. 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
  6. Withhold all applications to other medical schools until early decisions are made by VCOM

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

Year of Desired Matriculation to VCOM

MCAT

Fall 2017

Dated April 2013 or later

Fall 2018

Dated April 2014 or later

Fall 2019

Dated April 2015 or later

Fall 2020

Dated April 2016 or later