Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

Admission

The 2018-2019 Post-Bac Application Deadline is Monday, February 20, 2018.

The Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is open to men and women who have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in a field other than pre-health. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required, as is additional evidence of high achievement, such as appropriate standardized test scores (SAT, ACT or GRE). The ideal candidate will be strongly motivated and will have made an informed decision to enter the field of medicine based on healthcare experience through volunteer work or previous employment.


Victoria Fort“The beautiful campus of Scripps College made coming to school a real pleasure, and the setting proved ideal for a hard year of studying. The five colleges have a relaxed atmosphere with a lot of bike commuters and outdoor events. The year-round sunshine made me happy and allowed for a lot of outdoor activities.”

Victoria Fort, Class of 2015
Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2015–2019)


Admission Requirements

To apply to the Scripps Post-Bac Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in a field other than pre-health
  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • SAT, ACT or GRE scores
  • volunteer or work experience in the medical field and/or social services is not required but highly desirable

How to apply

The Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program accepts applications on a rolling-basis, beginning August 14th. The early submission of application materials will improve an applicant’s chances of admission. For admission to the Class of 2018-2019, applications and all supporting documents must be postmarked by February 20, 2018. Once we have received all of your application materials your application will be sent to the Admissions Committee for review. For questions regarding your application, please contact the Post-Bac Office. Applications are reviewed once all materials are received, and the admission committee then determines whether an applicant will be invited for an interview.

PostBac CAS
We are switching to a new centralized application system for the 2018-2019 application cycle.  The initial application fee for Post-Bac CAS by Liaison is $130, however, if Scripps College Post-Bac program is your additional application a fee of $35 will be required and sent to the Post-Bac office (address below). Applications open August 14th.

Required Application Materials

Complete and Submit the following items via PostBac CAS by midnight EST on February 20, 2018:

  • Application for Admission
  • Consent Form
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • CV/Resume
  • Official College Transcripts
  • SAT (code 1869), ACT (code 0426)or GRE (code 0195) scores (instructions to submit listed below)

Send official transcripts to the PostBacCAS processing center address:
PostBacCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9209
Watertown, MA 02471

The Post-Bac CAS transcript verification process takes up to 4 weeks during peak periods, so please plan accordingly.  Post-Bac CAS also requires students to enter coursework in the application, which can take up to 1-2 hours and is a critical step to completing your application process.

Test scores: Applicants are required to submit a standardized test score (GRE, ACT or SAT) during the admission process. If an applicant intends to submit a GRE score they must submit an official test score directly to the PostBac CAS via Liaison using the above listed code. If an applicant intends to apply with an SAT or ACT they submit official scores (hard-copy or electronic) to Scripps Post-Bac office (address below).  The admission team will enter this information into PostBac CAS in order to confirm receipt of test scores. Other test scores (e.g. TOEFL, LSAT, MCAT, etc.) will not be accepted.

Letters of Recommendation: Your letters may come a variety of sources, including Professors, faculty, supervisors, advisers, or volunteer coordinators. Please have your letter writers upload their confidential letters through PostBacCAS. To maintain confidentiality,  letter writers should not send letters directly to the applicant.

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If you have questions about the application process, please contact your PostBacCAS Customer Service Representative at 857-304-2047 or PostBacCASinfo@liaisoncas.com.  You can also browse the applicant help center.

Apply now and follow the Six Step PostBacCAS application process:

Step 1: Create a PostBacCAS account.
Step 2: Designate programs of interest.
Step 3: Request transcripts.
Step 4: Complete the four quadrants of the PostBacCAS application.
Step 5: Submit the application.
Step 6: PostBacCAS reviews or verifies the application.

Only the following items are mailed directly to the Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program with a postmark deadline of February 20, 2018:

  • Fee: $35 Application Fee (if applicable) in the form of a check or money order made payable to Scripps College. Please indicate the name of applicant in the memo line.
  • ACT or SAT test scores (electronic copies are also accepted)

Mail to:
Scripps College
Post-Bac Premed Program
1030 Columbia Avenue, PMB 1226
Claremont, CA 91711

Interview

Upon review of the applications, selected candidates will be invited to campus to interview with the faculty and program directors. This is an opportunity to learn more about our program by speaking with the faculty and administrative directors, attending a lab or lecture, meeting with current students for lunch or coffee, and taking a campus tour. A day on campus gives prospective students the opportunity to learn more about Scripps College and the Claremont environment, while also giving the admission committee the opportunity to get to know the candidates beyond the application. Following the interview, the admission committee will evaluate the complete applications and notify the candidates with a decision within 2-4 weeks of the campus visit.