Early Selection is a highly competitive program for applicants with academic distinction, a proven commitment to medicine with an early foundation in clinical experiences, and an interest in including more humanities, liberal arts and other non-science courses in their academic experience. Please note that there are minimum eligibility requirements to apply which include a minimum overall 3.5 GPA and no Cs or below in science coursework. Students apply to the Early Selection program during the second semester of their sophomore year as an undergraduate. Current GW Applicants interested in Early Selection apply directly to the Office of Admissions, while those attending our contractual programs must be approved by a pre-medical advisor who will also need to send a letter of presentation.
Competitive applicants are invited to interview at GW in April or May. Final decisions are made by the Committee on Admissions. If selected for the program, are given a provisional admittance to the M.D. program at GW upon the completion of their undergraduate degree and requirements of the Program. The acceptance is provisional as program requirements must be maintained. The Committee on Admissions for the M.D. Program reviews students in early selection for final acceptance and promotion into the M.D. Program. Early Selection program students do not take the MCATs.
Early Selection students have more flexibility in their academic programs and will focus on dynamic experiences and opportunities to have before beginning their medical education.
GW has an Early Selection program for GW undergraduates. Please see the sidebar for more information for GW undergraduate students interested in applying for Early Selection. For those attending our contractual programs, please visit the sidebar and the corresponding website below.
Please note all Committee on Admissions decisions are final and there is no appeal process.