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Joint Bachelor’s/M.D. Program Requirements for Admission

Entrance to the joint-degree program is only available in the fall semester. Incoming freshmen need:

  • to apply for admission no later than December 15 of the senior year of high school
  • Minimum GPA 3.6 or higher (unweighted)
  • Minimum Test score – ACT composite of 30 or 2 part SAT score 1400 (not less than 650 on ERW or M section)

In order to successfully transition to the M.D. portion of the program, students must meet the following continuation requirements:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 at the end freshman year, 3.6 cumulative GPA at the end of sophomore year and a 3.7 cumulative GPA at the end of junior and senior year.
  • Earn at least a B or better in all of the prerequisite courses on your first attempt
  • Earn an MCAT score in the top 20th percentile. The MCAT must be taken no later than September 30th of the year before you expect to begin medical school. If you repeat your MCAT, all scores will be considered.
  • Submit your application and all required materials to the School of Medicine no later than November 1 of your senior year, using the American Medical College Application Service application and a SOM Secondary Application
  • Establish residency in New Jersey before the end of your junior year at Seton Hall
  • Have a successful interview with the School of Medicine admissions committee in the fall of your senior year at Seton Hall University in which the many other factors to be considered in the SOM’s holistic application process will be explored
  • Not engage in any unbecoming, unethical or unprofessional conduct as evaluated by the SOM Admissions Committee.

Even if you are not successful in remaining in the program, you may still apply for admission into the SOM in your senior year as part of the regular admissions program.

To be formally admitted to the School of Medicine all students must be interviewed in their fourth year of undergraduate study by the School of Medicine Committee on Admissions, including students admitted to the joint-degree program. Students admitted to the joint-degree program who meet all of the academic criteria outlined above will be put forward to the School of Medicine for an interview. The School of Medicine will make a final determination on admission to the M.D. program based on the interview. The School of Medicine seeks individuals with a commitment to serving the community. During the interview the School of Medicine will be specifically assessing the following attributes:

  1. Emotional Intelligence
  2. Resilience
  3. Servant Leadership
  4. Intellectual Pursuit
  5. Integrity
  6. Passion for the field of medicine
  7. Skill sets:
    • Self-motivated
    • Adaptable
    • Takes Initiative
    • Personal responsibility and accountability
    • Written and oral communication
    • Team management aptitude

The criteria outlined above are for students entering Seton Hall in the fall of 2019. Criteria for future start terms may vary.

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