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    University of Southern California
    Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
    ATTN: Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
    3620 South Vermont Avenue, KAP 358
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520
    Tel: (213) 821-2354


Admission Procedures

To be eligible for the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, an applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited American college or university with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants accepted into the program typically have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25, achieved in a competitive academic setting.

An applicant's eligibility for the program is based on the following:

  1. A completed Application Form. You may submit an electronic application or download an application form (Acrobat Reader required).
  2. A personal statement.  Please limit statements to one single-spaced page.
  3. Official transcripts in original sealed envelopes from all colleges and universities the student attended
  4. Two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with the applicant's academic work and motivation for entering the premedical sciences. Individuals who have been out of school for several years may instead submit letters from recent or current employers.  If there will be a delay in obtaining letters, please notify the Admissions Coordinator.
  5. The applicant's scores on one of the following standardized tests: GRE, SAT, ACT, GMAT, LSAT. The scores may be self-reported on the application, but subsequent verification by a report from ETS is required if admitted into the program.

The above items should be mailed to

University of Southern California
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
ATTN: Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
3620 South Vermont Avenue, KAP 358
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520

If you completed any coursework that does not show up (with a grade) on a US-accredited university transcript, the postbacc premed program requires an evaluation by International Education Research Foundation (IERF). If admitted to the program a full transcript from the international university will be required.

If an evaluation of the above information determines that an applicant is eligible for the program, he/she will be invited for an interview.  If accepted into the program, the applicant will be required to complete a Graduate Admissions Form and submit a processing fee of $90.