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Admissions FAQs

Does ARCOM have a minimum MCAT requirement?

There is no minimum requirement, although, an overall score of 500 or greater is considered competitive.

Is the CASPer test required?

CASPer is not required but is highly recommended. CASPer is an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that are believed to be important for successful students and graduates of ARCOM’s program, and will complement the other tools used for applicant screening.

Can courses be substituted for the required pre-requisites?

Typically, no unless it is for the English requirement. In lieu of Composition I & II we can sometimes substitute other writing intensive courses. This is on a case by case basis though, and you will need to contact the Admissions Office and provide a course description and syllabus in order for a decision to be made.

Is a bachelor’s degree required for admission?

For admissions you must have completed 90 hours or three-fourths credits of a bachelor’s degree, however, most students have completed a bachelor’s degree upon matriculation.

What is the deadline for applications?

Our application deadline is March 1, however, we operate based off of rolling admissions so applying early is imperative. The AADSAS application opens in May of each year and we recommend submitting your application as early as possible.

Does ARCOM accept international students?

To be considered for admissions applicants must either be U.S. citizens or hold a permanent residency card. Additionally, all coursework must be completed at a regionally accredited U.S. institution.

Does ARCOM have a secondary application?

Yes.

When are interviews?

We begin interviewing in August and continue through mid-March.

Who interviews me?

Your interviewers will include one faculty member and one community member.

How long after my interview will I receive a decision?

Generally, decisions are rendered within two weeks of your interview.

Is there a deposit to secure your seat?

Yes, the deposit is $2,000.

I am on the waitlist, what now?

We certainly understand the anxiety that comes with being placed on the waitlist. There is no way in knowing exactly how much movement will occur during a given time, although, most movement typically occurs in April and May of each year. As you are on the waitlist, we suggest you continue trying to improve your application in whatever ways you see fit, such as more shadowing and volunteering. Feel free to send the Admissions Office updates as needed.