Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

Admission

The 2018-2019 Post-Bac Application Deadline is Tuesday, 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.


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)


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 recommended 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, 2017. 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 20th, 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 verified, and the admissions committee then determines whether an applicant will be invited for an interview.

PostBacCAS
We are switching to a new centralized application system for the 2018-2019 application cycle.  The initial application fee for PostBacCAS by Liaison is $130. Scripps College Post-Bac program has a secondary application fee of $35 and must be sent to the Post-Bac office (address below). Applications open August 14th, 2017.

Required Application Materials

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

  • Application for Admission
  • Consent Form/Release Statement (provided on the application)
  • 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 PostBacCAS transcript verification process takes up to 4 weeks during peak periods, so please plan accordingly. PostBacCAS also requires students to enter coursework in the application, which can take up to 1-2 hours and is a critical step in completing your application process.

Test scores: Applicants are required to submit a standardized test score (SAT, ACT, or GRE) during the admissions process. If an applicant intends to submit a GRE score, they must submit an official test score directly to PostBacCAS via Liaison using the above listed code. If an applicant intends to apply with an SAT or ACT, they must submit official scores (hard-copy or electronic) to the Scripps Post-Bac office (address below).  The admissions team will enter this information into PostBacCAS 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, employers, supervisors, advisors, 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 and 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 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; please use the codes listed above)

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

Interview

Upon review of applications, selected candidates will be invited on 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 admissions committee will deliberate and notify the candidate with a decision within 2-4 weeks of the campus visit.