post-bac admission

The program enrolls a diverse cohort of 20-30 students who travel from all over the United States and the world to attend each academic year. All students (International students included) that have earned a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited institution are eligible to apply for the program.  Tuition includes 50% subsidization of MCAT (or PCAT, OAT, DAT or GRE) prep course., available both online and onsite at Elms College.

Postbaccalaureate Premedical program at Elms College Admission Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in any discipline from an accredited university or college-either a B.A. or B.S..
  • Submit completed POSTBACCALAUREATE PREMEDICAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM APPLICATION and  $30 application fee.
  • Provide a personal statement of intent.
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation, from academic and/or supervisors.
  • Submit transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s).
  • Students must submit proof that they have earned their baccalaureate degree.
  • International students ONLY must submit a TOEFL score.

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Certificate Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 27 credits at Elms College that are designated Premedical prerequisite courses. This can include other courses recommended by professional health programs in Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and other areas.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 average for courses taken at Elms College while in the Postbaccalaureate Premedical program.
  • Students cannot withdraw or drop from any course(s) after the add/drop period each semester.
  • Students must complete the program within 2 years (for GPA enhancement students) or within 3 years (for career-chaning students). Allowances can be made to increase the time allowed for program completion with proof of employment of 10 hours or more per week.

Tuition and fees

  • Tuition is $646 per credit for the 2016-2017 academic year 3
  • Tuition is subject to change July 1 each calendar year
  • Summer tuition is discounted by 30% on the per credit rate
  • There is a one time $1000 program fee
  • There is a $20 registration fee
  • The Technology fee is $50 per semester
  • The fee for laboratories is $50 per lab
  • Financial aid is available for qualified students. Please contact the Elms College Financial Aid office (finaid@elms.edu or 413-265- 2249)

Contact Us

Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Janet Williams, Ph.D.
Professor and Advisor, Pre-medical/Pre-health
 Professions
Director, Postbaccalaureate Premedical Studies
413-265-2381
williamsj@elms.edu

Postbac Premed Students

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“I decided I was either going to do something to push the human race forward or preserve it. I chose to preserve it so I wanted to practice medicine.” 

-Ryan Ford

University of Texas ′12

Elms College Postbac Premed program ′ 14

MD '20 Louisiana State University School of Medicine