Application Process

Applicants are required to apply through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). The AMCAS application cycle runs from June through December. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) must process and verify the completion and submission of the AMCAS application, application fee and supporting documents before the School of Medicine will review an applicant file.

Candidates who meet Quinnipiac’s threshold criteria will receive a secondary application electronically. From those secondary applications, candidates will be selected for on-site interviews.

MCAT Requirement
All applicants are required to submit valid MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) scores. Tests must be taken within three calendar years of the year a student intends to enroll in medical school. For example, for entrance in Fall 2016, tests must be taken between January 2013 and September 2015. Both the MCAT 2015 and the old version are acceptable. Applicants can register for the MCAT by visiting the AMCAS website at

Application Deadlines
American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application completion deadline is Dec. 1. Secondary application completion deadline is December 31.

Secondary Application Fee
Secondary application fee of $100 or AMCAS Fee Assistance Program (FAP) waiver documents.

Tuition + Fees
View a detailed breakdown of costs of attendance.

International Applicants
Permanent resident aliens or applicants with a Green Card in their possession may apply.

Transfer Policy
The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine currently does not accept transfer students for entrance into any year.

Letters of Recommendation
The Office of Medical School Admissions will only accept letters of recommendation that have been received and processed through AMCAS. The AMCAS webpage has detailed instructions on how to submit letters.

Letter of Recommendation Requirement
Letters are used to assess an applicant’s motivation and suitability for medical school and a career as a physician from both an academic and character perspective. Applicants have two options to complete the letters of recommendation requirement:

  • A packet from the applicant’s undergraduate or post-baccalaureate prehealth or premedical office, or a career services office
  • Four individual letters, two of which must be from science faculty members

Completed File
Applicants are solely responsible for meeting established deadlines and for monitoring the status of their AMCAS and secondary application for the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. The Office of Admissions will communicate with applicants electronically when files are complete and verified.

Interview Process
The Office of Medical School Admissions invites applicants for an interview via email. After a date is set, applicants will receive an agenda and information regarding lodging, local travel and other pertinent information. The interview day consists of interviews with students, faculty and administrators, meeting the director of financial aid; an overview of the curriculum and student affairs; a campus tour; and lunch.

Acceptance Status
Once the School of Medicine admissions committee makes a final decision, each applicant will be informed electronically.

Learn more
Your success is very important to us, and we are committed to helping you achieve your goal of becoming a physician. We are here to help you manage the application and admissions process. You also are invited to learn more about the School of Medicine on our North Haven campus by attending one of our information sessions.

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