Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program


The application cycle is currently closed and will open on September 1, 2016 for entrance to the 2017-2018 class. 

Supporting our students

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 science. 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.

Emily Avis"I've emerged from this program with an even stronger commitment to medicine. Yet more importantly, I found that self-confidence as a student grew over the course of the year as well. The pre-medical curriculum placed me in an academic realm beyond my comfort zone, and I found a way to succeed in it. Beyond my training in science, I developed a strong work ethic, solid problem-solving skills, and an attention to detail throughout the program. My concurrent shadowing and research experiences further confirmed my desire to be doctor."

Emily Avis, Class of 2012
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2013-2017)

How to apply

The Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program accepts applications on a rolling-basis, beginning September 1. The early submission of application materials will improve an applicant’s chances of admission. For admission to the Class of 2017-2018, applications and all supporting documents must be postmarked by March 1, 2017. Once we have received all of your application materials, you will be notified via e-mail that your application has been 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.

A completed application includes the following items:

Submit the following items via Interfolio by midnight EST on March 1, 2017:

  • Application for Admission
  • Consent Form
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Please be aware that when you submit your Interfolio application you will receive a confirmation that your application has been successfully completed and that there is no application fee due to Interfolio.  Please follow the instructions below and submit your application fee directly to Scripps College.
  • The Interfolio application is currently closed at this time. Please check back on September 1, 2016.

Mail the following items directly to the Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program with a postmark deadline of March 1, 2017:

  • Official Transcript for all colleges and universities attended
  • Official SAT (Code 1869), GRE (Code 0195) or ACT Scores (Code 0426) (please note these may be submitted electronically or mailed in hard copy)
  • $60 Application Fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to Scripps College (please indicate the name of applicant in the memo line)
  • Mail these items to:
    Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program
    1030 Columbia Ave. Box 1226
    Claremont, CA 91711

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.