The successful applicant will meet the criteria as described below. When possible, applicants should include their TU ID number on all supporting materials; TU ID numbers (9 digit number beginning with 9) are issued once an application has been initiated.
This is a self-managed application process; therefore, applicants are expected to monitor the status and receipt of all application materials through TUPortal.
An application will not be considered for review until the non-refundable $50 application fee is paid online.
For ACMS applicants who applied to Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) for 2016 application cycle and granted permission on the Temple Post Baccalaureate application, LKSOM will access:
- AMCAS application
- Letters of recommendation provided by AMCAS.
- ACMS applicants are still be required to submit: Postbac Application
- Application fee
- Standardized test scores (except MCAT)
- Official transcripts from any coursework completed since submitting the AMCAS application.
We will only accept Institutional Action statements mailed directly to our office from the appropriate institutional official (Dean of Students, Judicial Officer, etc.) A statement about the institutional Action in your pre-health committee letter does not meet our requirement
Application and Application fee ($50)
Apply here and please review the PB Application Instruction Manual for detailed instructions.
Baccalaureate Degree/Grade Point Average
Prior to matriculation, applicants must complete a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada, and have demonstrated academic achievement in a competitive undergraduate setting. Transcripts should indicate the final degree awarded and are required for matriculation.
The successful BCMS applicant will have:
- No more than 8 credits in Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Note: This does not include mathematics.
Cumulative GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale with no single grade less than a B-.
- Science GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics (BCPM) departments) with no single grade less than a B-.
The successful ACMS applicant will have:
- Completion of LKSOM Premedical Requirements.
Cumulative GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
- Science GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale (including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics (BCPM) departments).
Science Grade Point Average (SGPA) Calculator is a template for calculating course grades from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math (BCPM) departments. Your course listing will be verified against your official transcript(s) and/or AMCAS application.
The Science Grade Point Average (SGPA) Calculator should be emailed to email@example.com as an excel spreadsheet; please do not mail paper copies.
Standardized Test Scores
- BCMS and ACMS applicants are required to request official online SAT or ACT test score reports to be sent electronically.
- SAT score reports must be requested through the College Board to be sent to the Temple Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
- ACT score reports must be requested through ACT to be sent to the Temple Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
- The required cumulative SAT score is 1400 out of 1600 points (combined Critical Reading and Math sections), with no section less than 650.
- The required cumulative ACT score is 32.
- SAT or ACT scores that appear on a high school transcript can be sent directly from the institution in an official sealed envelope.
- Screen shots, photocopies, or student-delivered documents are NOT accepted.
GRE Score reports must be electronically requested through Educational Testing Service to be sent to Temple University Graduate School. Code = 2906
Regardless if you applied to LKSOM for entering 2016, all ACMS applicants who have taken the MCAT should send scores electronically to TUSM through the Reporting System.
The MCAT is not a requirement for admission; however, if an applicant took the MCAT or MCAT2015, official scores must be sent to LKSOM.
MCAT scores from 2014, 2015, and 2016 are required for consideration for the Premedical Program. Applicants whose most recent MCAT is prior to August 2014 will need to retake and meet the requirements by May 2017.
Letters (hard copy only) must be on official letterhead with a signature and can be submitted in any of the following formats. Applicants are welcome to submit additional letters of support.
- Postal Mail
- Interfolio– For a fee, this online vendor service will deliver your letters.
- VirtualEvals – Free letter service for Advisors.
BCMS applicants are asked to submit a minimum of three (3) supportive letters of recommendation.
- Recent college graduates should submit two (2) letters from their undergraduate institution and one (1) letter from an employment or volunteer experience.
- If you earned your bachelor’s degree prior to 2013, you should submit one (1) letter from your undergraduate institution and two (2) other letters from an employment or volunteer experience will suffice.
ACMS applicants are asked to submit:
- LKSOM will consider letters of recommendation from a premedical committee, a packet from a school letter compilation service, or three (3) individual letters. If submitting a compilation packet or individual letters, two (2) letters must be from professors with whom you completed course work from the AMCAS course classification of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
- We welcome letters from research experiences, but they will not fulfill our science letter requirement. One (1) additional letter is required from a non-science professor, work experience, or service activity.
- A premedical committee letter will meet our requirements regardless of the number of science/non-science letters included.
- We welcome letters from research experiences, but they will not fulfill our science letter requirement.
- If there is a compelling reason why you cannot obtain two letters from science instructors, we will review your application with the letters provided. Please indicate on the application why you are unable to provide the requested letters.
Resume or CV
A professional resume or a CV is required. Applicants should email their resume or CV as a .pdf attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org; please do not send paper copies.
Official transcripts from all colleges attended should be mailed to our office or sent via your university’s e-transcript process. Courses taken abroad with credit listed on the sponsoring institution’s transcript is acceptable verification. Transcripts should indicate the final degree awarded and are required for matriculation.
Note: For ACMS applicants who completed the AMCAS 2016 application to LKSOM, Temple will access your AMCAS application, and Letters of recommendation provided by AMCAS.
Applicants who indicate that they were the recipient of an institutional action are required to submit an official statement from the institution. This document must contain details of the event and the outcome of the institutional process and be addressed to the Sr. Associate Dean for Admissions, Temple University School of Medicine.
Applications with an institutional action will not be reviewed until this letter has been received. If an institutional action occurs after the application has been submitted, a letter must be submitted within ten days of occurrence with details of the event.
We will only accept Institutional Action statements mailed directly to our office from the appropriate institutional official (Dean of Students, Judicial Officer, etc.). A statement within your pre-health committee letter does not meet our requirement.
Temple will only consider applications from U.S. citizens or non-citizens who have permanent resident or refugee/asylee status with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Applicants with permanent resident or refugee/asylee status need to email a pdf copy of official INS documentation to email@example.com.
Successful completion of both the BCMS and ACMS tracks require students to achieve at least a 3.6 GPA. ACMS students must also achieve an MCAT score in the 70th percentile with no single section less than the 50th percentile. The MCAT is not required for BCMS students.