Post Baccalaureate Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Post Baccalaureate Program, all applicants must:

  • Be considered disadvantaged or be from an underserved community*
  • Be a resident of California (Link to UCSF Residency Information)
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.94 or higher; minimum 2.8 GPA in math and the sciences

* *A disadvantaged individual is from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds AND/OR a social, cultural, or educational environment such as those found in certain rural or inner- city environments that have demonstrably presented barriers to navigating admissions or access to health science careers.

Reapplicants must:

  • Have been previously unsuccessful in gaining admission to medical school in the U.S.
  • Have a minimum combined MCAT score of 496
  • Submit a verified copy of their prior medical school application (AMCAS)

First-time applicants must:

and have completed the following courses:

  • One year of Biology with laboratory
  • One year of Chemistry with laboratory
  • One year of Organic Chemistry with laboratory
  • One year of Physics with laboratory
  • One semester of Biochemistry

Because the MCAT includes a section on behavioral sciences, we strongly encourage all students considering our program to complete the following undergraduate courses before applying:

  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics (through Calculus)
  • Sociology
  • English Composition

Financial Aid

Federal Financial aid at the graduate level is available to students who qualify. When you apply to our program be sure to complete your FAFSA application and visit the UCSF Financial Aid website