Early Decision Program
Students applying to New York Medical College through the Early Decision Program must meet the following requirements:
- Apply through AMCAS by August 1 of the application year
- Take the MCAT prior to July 31 of the application year
Early decision applicants are notified of a decision no later than October 1.
Early decision applicants to New York Medical College are not permitted to submit applications to any other medical school until an acceptance decision has been made.
Possible Decision Outcomes
This is a binding decision. Students accepted through the Early Decision Program cannot apply to any other medical school during the application year nor matriculate to any other medical school the following year.
Deferred to the General Applicant Pool
Deferred applicants are still considered “active applicants” to New York Medical College, but have been released from the restrictions of the Early Decision Program. Early Decision applicants deferred to the general pool are free to apply to other medical schools and matriculate anywhere you are accepted.
Rejected early decision applicants are no longer considered as active applicants to New York Medical College for the current application year and are free to apply to other schools and matriculate anywhere they are accepted.
Applicants who reapply to New York Medical College receive a full review of their application; and many are accepted each year. Most successful re-applicants have taken concrete steps and time to strengthen their application such as (1) improving their MCAT score; (2) completing and doing well (minimum GPA 3.6) in a Basic/Medical Science Master’s Program; or (3) gaining meaningful clinical exposure or research experience. Many successful re-applicants comment the extra time they spent on strengthening their application was invaluable as they were better prepared to begin medical school.
Re-applicants must apply through AMCAS. Please refer to the AMCAS website regarding re-applicant procedures. In addition, re-applicants must complete a new NYMC Secondary Application. Letters of Evaluation must be resubmitted through AMCAS. The same letters submitted in the previous admissions cycle. However if an applicant has taken steps to improve his/her application, new letters of evaluation are strongly recommended. If applicable, an updated committee letter citing the improvements in your application is also encouraged.
International students are welcome to apply. However, it is strongly recommended that international applicants successfully complete undergraduate college work leading to a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college of arts and sciences in the United States or Canada. However, all courses taken in satisfaction of the requirements for admission must be taken at or accepted as transfer credits by an accredited college in the United States or Canada, and must be acceptable to that institution toward a baccalaureate degree in arts or sciences.
Federal law mandates that only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to receive financial aid. (Permanent residents must provide a copy of their unconditional Green Card upon request when applying for financial aid.) Applicants who are non-US citizens or do not obtain permanent resident status by July 1st of the year entering medical school, must deposit an amount equal to four years tuition and fees (approximately $239,000 US dollars) into a bank escrow account in advance of their matriculation to NYMC.
General Academic Requirements International Students
It is strongly recommended undergraduate coursework leading to a baccalaureate degree is completed at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. However, international applicants must have successfully completed the following of premed requirements (or have them in progress) from an accredited college in the United States or Canada:
General Biology, 2 semesters or equivalent, with labs
General Chemistry, 2 semesters or equivalent, with labs
Organic Chemistry, 1st semester or equivalent with lab
Biochemistry, 1 semester or equivalent, (with or without lab)
Physics, 2 semesters or equivalent, with labs
English, 2 semesters or equivalent (or successful completion of the English requirements of your undergraduate institution)
Important note about the Biochemistry requirement
- If you are still an undergraduate and have not yet taken Biochemistry, we will still review your application if Biochemistry is listed as a course you anticipate taking prior to graduation. If you are accepted to the School of Medicine, we will verify your successful completion of this course on your final transcript.
- If you are still an undergraduate and are unable to fit Biochemistry into your schedule prior to graduation, we will still review your application if you have already taken Organic II. However confirmation of successful completion of a biochemistry course prior to matriculation will be required. (On-line coursework accepted for this specific situation only.
- If you have already graduated and did not take Biochemistry, we will still review your application if you have taken Organic II. However confirmation of successful completion of a biochemistry course prior to matriculation will be required. (On-line coursework accepted for this specific situation only.)
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) must be taken between January 2013 and October 2015. MCAT scores from tests taken prior to January 2013 will not be accepted.
Transfer students are accepted into the third year only. Transfer openings are very limited and in some years, not available.
Unfortunately due to a lack of available spots, the School of Medicine is unable to accept transfer students into the 3rd year class beginning June 2015.
General Transfer Information
We accept transfers into the third year only. Please be aware that openings in our third-year class are very limited and in some years, not available. We do not know how many openings (if any) we will have until early June of the year of entry.
Accepted transfer students are expected to begin classes the last week of June. (No exceptions).
Transfer applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States.
- Be currently enrolled and a student-in-good-standing, at an LCME-accredited medical school or a foreign medical school listed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Completion all pre-med prerequisites in an accredited college in the United Sates or Canada.
- Meet all entrance requirements expected of applicants into the first-year class, including having taken the MCAT.
- Take and pass USMLE Part I by June 15th of the year in which you plan to enter New York Medical College. We are unable to consider a transfer applicant without the USMLE Part I score. No exceptions.
Transfer applicants are NOT eligible for consideration if any of the following situations apply:
- Applicant is currently attending a graduate or other professional school such as dentistry, osteopathy or podiatry, not leading directly to an M.D. degree.
- Applicant has had scholastic difficulty in, or withdrawn or been dismissed from, any medical school.
Transfer Application Process
Transfer applicants do not apply through AMCAS. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a NYMC Transfer Application. Include the following information in this e-mail:
- Applicant Full Name
- Current Medical School
- Current Mailing Address
- Current Phone Number (cell phone preferred)
- E-mail address (permanent)
A NYMC Transfer Application will be forwarded via e-mail attachment.
The deadline for receipt of all application materials listed below is June 15th. You will be notified via email when your application is complete. (Incomplete applications will not be considered.)
- Completed NYMC Transfer Application
- Signed, passport-sized photo
- Official transcript from each college attended regardless of the courses pursued and including any summer study
- Official transcript from current medical school
- Official MCAT Score Report
- Official USMLE Step 1 Score Report or expected date of Score Report
- Letter from the Dean of current medical school specifically stating that transfer applicant is (a) currently enrolled and (b) a student in good standing
- Letters of Recommendation
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty at your current medical school
- If your undergraduate college or post-baccalaureate program had a Premedical Advisory Committee, a single letter of evaluation from the Committee will fulfill all undergraduate letters of evaluation requirements. A Committee letter does not require the names of individual letter writers.
- If your undergraduate college or post-baccalaureate did not have a premedical committee a total of two (2) letters of evaluation from undergraduate faculty are required. The letters must be from science faculty (e.g.) biology, chemistry, physics, bio-medical engineering, bio-engineering, etc. who have either taught you in a class OR supervised you in research.
- If you have completed a graduate program (in addition to medical school), one (1) letter of evaluation is required from your graduate faculty advisor.
Optional Letters of Evaluation
Letters of evaluation from employers and/or volunteer clinical or community service experiences where you have spent significant amounts of time are not required but accepted.
Employment and/or volunteer clinical or community service work references do not substitute for academic references. They are considered supplemental to the required letters of evaluation.
Interviews are required, and are by invitation only. Skype interviews are available if an applicant is unable to attend an in-person interview. Accepted applicants are notified by mid-June and are expected to begin classes at the end of June. (no exceptions)
Please submit all application materials by JUNE 15th via email to email@example.com. There is a $110 transfer application fee payable by check or money order to NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE. This check should be sent to:
New York Medical College
School of Medicine Office of Admissions
40 Sunshine Cottage Rd.
Valhalla, New York 10595
Attn: Transfer Application
Please do not delay in submitting your application materials. Completed applications are reviewed as they are received.
Updated: June 17, 2015