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Application Deadline Updates 

MCAT

Many of you have been notified that you need to reschedule your March or April 2020 MCAT test date, as those administrations have been cancelled. We understand that testing may be delayed into the summer months.  

You can submit your AMCAS application without MCAT scores. Once we receive your verified application from AMCAS, you will receive an email with a link to our online supplemental application. Receipt of MCAT scores is not required to submit secondary. We will review your complete application when your 2020 MCAT scores are received.

Coursework

Online: While our preference is to review your application with coursework completed in person, we understand that in these unique circumstances most of your spring 2020 coursework is now online. This will not impact the review of your application. 

Grading: For the spring 2020 semester, many schools are offering the option for Pass/Fail in lieu of a letter grade. This will not impact the review of your application. 

Letters of Recommendation

Some schools may not be offering a committee letter this year. This will not impact your application negatively. Please see the guidelines for submitting individual letters of recommendation. 

How to Apply

Candidates apply through the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®). The application deadline is December 15 of the year preceding matriculation. Temple will consider applications from US citizens or those with permanent resident or refugee/asylee status with the INS.

Once Temple has received a verified application from AMCAS ®, candidates are sent an email with details for access to the online supplemental application. Applications will be considered complete when a supplemental application, supplemental fee and required letters of recommendation are received.

Requirements

The School of Medicine prefers a minimum of 90 semester hours from a U.S. or Canadian college or university. Virtually all students will have completed a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation. Coursework should be directed to the needs of premedical students. Courses designed for non-science majors or allied health students are not acceptable.

Although the Admissions Committee holds no preference for science majors, all applicants—whether science majors or not— must demonstrate capacity for excellence in the sciences. In addition, students should have a broad humanities education and strong writing skills.

Every applicant must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®) within three years of matriculation, and no later than September of the year in which the candidate applies.

Temple considers applications from U.S. citizens or those with permanent resident or refugee/asylee status with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).

Deadlines

  • AMCAS Application - December 15
  • Transcript submission to AMCAS - December 29
  • Supplemental including fee, and letters - January 15