Application Process

For the application to the UC San Diego Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program, click here.

How To Apply

To be included in the UC San Diego Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program, a student must:

Step 1 — The Application

A completed application consists of:

  1. A completed application form (including essays) submitted no later than 11:59pm January 24, 2017
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. Official transcripts from all undergraduate colleges and universities attended, noting all courses taken, grades for each course, and cumulative GPA
  4. A $60 application fee submitted online.
    Note: The application process is not complete until the $60 application fee has been received.

Step 2 — The Interview

Interviews are by invitation only. Applicants will be informed if they are invited for an interview or not by late February, with the interviews themselves taking place primarily in March. For applicants residing outside the Southern California area, this interview may be arranged via video chat or other means. Those not invited to interview should understand that the application process is exceptionally competitive, and students are encouraged to re-apply for the program next year.

Step 3 — Admission

Following the interviews, applicants will be notified if they are accepted to the program or not at the start of April. Accepted students are asked to provide a $500 non-refundable deposit to hold their place in the program. This fee will be subtracted from the total amount owed for the program.

The Admissions Committee for the UC San Diego Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program includes faculty from the UC San Diego School of Medicine as well as Academic Directors from UC San Diego Extension.

The Application Timeline is as follows:

Where to Send Application Materials

Letters of Recommendation may be submitted either electronically or by mail. If sent electronically, please either use a confidential letter of recommendation service, or ask your recommenders to email a pdf of their signed letters directly from their professional email accounts to postbacpremed@ucsd.edu. Note: emails from yahoo, gmail, or other personal email account services are not acceptable, nor are letters emailed by the applicant. For mailing the documents, please see our mailing address below.

Official Transcripts may also be sent by mail or electronically. Official transcripts are sent only by your educational institution or by confidential transcript services. They mail send these documents to postbacpremed@ucsd.edu. For mailing, please see our address below.

To reiterate, we must receive official transcripts from every institution you have attended. This includes junior colleges you attended in high school, study abroad programs that are not transcrippted by your primary institution, and courses that were transferred to other schools.

Our mailing address is:

Attn: Amie Becker
Postbac Premed Program
9500 Gilman Dr., Dept 0170-E
La Jolla, CA 92093-0170