MCG Application Procedures

primary & secondary applications

MCG participates in the American Medical College Application Service or (AMCASAmerican Medical College Application Service), a centralized application service administered by the AAMCAssociation of American Colleges

Applications will be processed in the AMCAS office then forwarded to the medical school(s) of the applicant’s choice.  Upon receipt of the student’s application from AMCAS, MCG will forward an application supplement (secondary application) to the applicants approved for further consideration. MCG does not charge an additional application fee in addition to the AMCAS fee.  MCG will download all letters of recommendation from AMCAS.

AMCAS applications for admission are available on the AAMC’s website. This website provides application instructions and more information regarding the application process.

Prerequisite courses


One academic year of General Biology or Zoology with lab (2 semesters).

(If a student places out of general biology using AP credit and chooses to use the AP credit and not take a general biology course in college, must substitute one academic year of advanced Biology courses.  Students must complete the laboratory requirement in college.)


Two academic years of Chemistry during college, with at least 2 semesters of lab. Of the two years, one semester must be Organic Chemistry and one semester must be Biochemistry. 

(If a student places out of general chemistry using AP credit and chooses to use the AP credit and not take a general chemistry course in college, must substitute advanced chemistry courses.  Students must complete the laboratory requirement in college.)


One academic year of Physics with 2 semesters of lab. 

(AP credit may be used to place out of this requirement.)


One academic year of English.

(English, English-based Composition, Writing, Literature, or Communication are acceptable; Humanities courses may be used to meet one semester of this requirement.)

(AP credit may be used to place out of this requirement.)


One semester of Probability, Statistics, Biostatistics, or equivalent. 

(Statistics, Probability or Biostatistics courses that have a STAT or MATH course number will automatically meet this requirement. Other courses that have a different prefix must be approved as equivalent by the undergraduate institution where the course was taken through the Pre-Med or Pre-Health advisor. If such an advisor is not available, the approval may be granted by any Math or Science chair at the institution.)

(AP credit may be used to place out of this requirement.)

Notes Regarding Prerequisites

* One academic year is equal to two semesters, three quarters, or one semester and two quarters.

*All required courses should be taken on a graduating grading scale (e.g. A,B,C,D,F) when possible. A pass/fail system should not be used.

*Where permitted above, Advanced Placement (AP) credits may be used if they are accepted by the college/university that the applicant attended, and the credits appear on the official transcript.

*Online credit acceptable for non-science coursework (English & Statistics) on the basis that the coursework was completed at a regionally accredited institution, and the coursework appears on the official transcript. 

*Students must have completed, or be enrolled in, all prerequisite courses by January of the planned matriculation year. Special permission may be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Admissions to complete the courses in a spring or summer semester, ending no later than July of the planned matriculation year.

Letters of recommendation

All applicants are required to submit at least three, current letters of recommendation through AMCAS. The Admissions Committee will not review an applicant's file without having received all three current letters of recommendation. These can include letters from science professors or a Pre-Health Advisory committee (if applicable) and/or personal references. It is strongly recommended that one of the personal recommendations comes from a physician who can speak toward the student's clinical exposure/experience.  Letters must be current and relevant. 

Required exams


The MCAT exam is required for admission. The MCAT must not be more than 3  years old from the date of matriculation, meaning it must not have been taken earlier than January 2018, or later than September 2020. Early Decision candidates must have taken the MCAT by July 7, 2020. Regular Decision candidates must have taken the MCAT by September 12, 2020. 


The CASPer exam is a computer-based assessment used for sampling personal characteristics. Please visit for information regarding registration/fees, test dates, distribution deadlines, sample videos, and simulated practice tests. The cost of the exam is $12 and an additional $12 per school. Results can take up to three weeks to reach the Office of Admissions; therefore, the last test date for Early Decision applicants is June 28, 2020 and the last test date for Regular Decision applicants is September 24, 2020.

MCG's response to pre-requisite courses affected by COVID-19

The Office of Admissions is sensitive to the academic burden placed on applicants attempting to complete graded pre-requisite courses that were converted to online and/or Pass/Fail during the Spring and Summer Semesters of AY 2019-2020 as well as the Fall and Spring Semesters of AY 2020-2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Towards this end, all successfully completed pre-requisite courses (including Pass/Fail and online) affected by COVID-19 (Spring Semester 2020- Spring Semester 2021) will be accepted for credit by the Office of Admissions upon verification of the applicant’s institution. This will only apply to those courses in which the applicant was actively enrolled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pass/Fail and online courses will not be accepted for required Biology and Chemistry coursework outside of this exception.



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