A: Applications can be submitted early fall and must by completed by June 15, including letters of recommendation. Because of the rolling basis of the admissions process, applicants are urged to apply much earlier than the application deadline. Only complete applications will be reviewed until the incoming class is filled. Space is limited.
A: We anticipate accepting up to 30 students in the incoming class of GCATS and first year MATS students.
A: International students are not eligible for GCATS admission. All pre-requisites must be completed at an accredited university. Many health professional schools require that some pre-requisites are completed at accredited US universities.
A: You may check the status of your application on the Apply Yourself website (https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=GWUGRAD). Once your application, application fee and other required materials have been received, the GCATS Admissions Committee will review your complete application. You will be notified by email if you are accepted in the program.
A: The minimum undergraduate GPA is 3.0. The MCAT score is not required for application to the GCATS program. If you have taken the MCAT test prior to submitting an application to GCATS, we ask to see how you tested in your personal statement.
A: Yes, the curriculum is designed to be similar to the preclinical curriculum for MD, DO, and PA programs. However, we do not offer pre-requisite courses.
A: GRE scores are not required for GCATS admission. However, it is highly recommended that the applicant has already taken his/her GRE. In this case, GRE scores must be indicated on the general application form.
A: Two letters of recommendation, one from a science academic instructor who has taught you and awarded you a letter grade and the other one from someone who has supervised you in a medically relevant field.
A: Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission. They must be mailed to the George Washington University, Office of Graduate Studies, Philips Hall 107, 801 22nd Street N.W. Washington, DC 20052
A: Yes, if you anticipate completing your degree prior to the beginning of the GCATS program.
A: Two semesters beginning in the fall. GCATS students complete the program in time for the June AAMCAS application opening. Part-time students can have up to two years to complete the graduate certificate program.
A: Classes start in late August.