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Our 2020-2021 Post-Bac Application Cycle closes Monday, March 15, 2021.

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 recommended, 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, Class of 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 recommended undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • submission of one standardized test score (SAT, ACT, or GRE)
  • 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 13, 2020. The early submission of application materials will improve an applicant’s chances of admission. For admission to the Class of 2021-2022, applications and all supporting documents must be postmarked by March 15, 2021. 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
The initial application fee for PostBacCAS by Liaison is $135. Scripps College Post-Bac program has a supplemental application fee of $35 paid through PB CAS. Please note that PostBacCAS will not process test scores and transcripts that arrive prior to August 13th.

Required Application Materials

A completed application includes the following items:

Submit the following items via Post-Bac CAS by the deadline:

  • Application for Admission
  • $35 Supplemental Application Fee (processed through PostBacCAS)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume/CV 
  • Official College Transcripts (Postbac CAS address below)
  • Test Scores: SAT (code 1869), ACT (code 0426), or GRE (code 0195) (instructions on how to submit are 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 score, they must submit official scores using the college codes above. The admissions team will verify self-reported scores through PostBacCAS. 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.

Interview

Upon review of applications, selected candidates will be invited to interview with the faculty and program directors. This is an opportunity to learn more about our program by speaking (through Zoom) with the faculty and administrative directors, attending a lab or lecture asynchronously and synchronously, meeting with current students, and taking an online campus tour. A day on our virtual 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.