Early Selection

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, including 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 undergraduate year. Current GW applicants interested in Early Selection apply directly to the Office of MD Admissions. At the same time, those attending our contractual programs must be approved for application by a pre-medical advisor who will also provide a letter of presentation. 

Competitive applicants are invited to interview at GW in late spring, and the Committee on Admissions makes final decisions. If selected for the program, applicants are admitted to the GW MD program upon completing their undergraduate degree and the contractual requirements of the program. These include maintaining a minimum 3.6 GPA and competitive MCAT scores. The Committee on Admissions for the MD program reviews student files for final acceptance and promotion into the MD program. Detailed information is provided in the guidelines below. 

Early Selection students are expected to focus on dynamic experiences and opportunities before beginning their medical education.

Please note that all Committee on Admissions decisions are final, and no appeal process exists.

GW Early Selection Programs


Ready to Apply?

For GW Columbian College Students:

For GW School of Engineering Students:


Non-GW Students:

  • Early Selection Information for Contractual Programs
  • Contact your institution's pre-med advisor for more information on how to apply. 

SAT/ACT scores continue to be an absolute requirement to complete an application.