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MCAT & Pre-medical Course Requirements


All candidates are required to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). For the 2024-25 application cycle, only scores from exams taken between January 2022 and September 2024 are eligible for consideration in the cycle.  

In fairness to all applicants, there are no exceptions to these posted MCAT date requirements.

Pre-medical Course Requirements

All applicants must successfully complete undergraduate college work leading to a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college of arts and sciences in the United States or Canada. 

The admissions committee has no preference for a major field of undergraduate study, but any college work submitted must include the following specified courses in English, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.  (Although not required, some upper-level science courses with laboratory work are strongly recommended).

  • English 2 semesters (or equivalent or successful completion of the English requirement(s) at your undergraduate institution)
  • General Biology with lab, 2 semesters (or equivalent)
  • Physics 2 semesters with lab (or equivalent)
  • General Chemistry with lab, 2 semesters (or equivalent)
  • Organic Chemistry with lab, 1 semester only (or equivalent)
  • Biochemistry 1 semester with or without lab (or equivalent) 

We will accept online coursework and labs completed from Winter 2020 through Spring 2020.
We will accept Pass/Fail grades and online coursework and labs completed in Winter 2020 & Spring 2020.


Individuals who are currently enrolled in any medical school or have previously withdrawn or been dismissed from any medical school for any reason are ineligible to apply to the NYMC School of Medicine.