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Admission Requirements

Applicants must have completed 90 semester hours or three-fourths of the required credit for a degree from a college or university (30 hours of which must be at a four-year, degree-granting institution) accredited by a regional educational association. Most of the candidates who are accepted for admission have earned a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation.

It is recommended that applicants complete a bachelor’s of art or science degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association.

KCOM can only accept students who are US citizens or permanent residents.

The applicant must have achieved a minimum 2.8 cumulative grade point average overall and a 2.8 minimum science grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants are required to submit scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The College requires MCAT test scores taken within three years of application.

Applicants must have completed the following courses prior to matriculation:

  • General Biology – one year with laboratory or 8 semester hours/12 quarter hours
  • Physics – one year with laboratory or 8 semester hours/12 quarter hours
  • General or Inorganic Chemistry – one year with laboratory or 8 semester hours/12 quarter hours
  • Organic Chemistry – one year with laboratory or 8 semester hours/12 quarter hours
  • English – 6 semester hours/8 quarter hours

Applicants seeking admission with the intention of not having a degree prior to matriculation are required to have a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade-point average overall, a 3.50 science grade-point average on a 4.0 scale, and a composite MCAT score of at least a 28.