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University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 733-3325

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.med.sc.edu
Electronic application: N/A

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 12/01
Oldest MCAT considered: 2003
Application fee: $75
Director of admissions: Dr. Jeanette H. Ford
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology/zoology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: October 15
     -Latest date: August 1

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 2 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $100
     -Deposit due: At time of acceptance offer
     -Deposit refundable prior to: May 15
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? Yes
     -EDP application period begins: June 1
     -EDP application period ends: August 1
     -EDP applicants notified by: October 1

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 1,705 305 121 78
In-state: 387 230 109 72
Out-of-state: 1,318 75 12 6
Women: 621 133 50 32
Minorities: 245 42 24 14
International: 0 0 0 0



Acceptance rate: 7.1%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.59

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 9.3
Verbal reasoning: 9.5
Physical sciences: 8.8
Biological: 9.7
Writing: P

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 50%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 28%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 10%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 5%
Mixed disciplines and other: 8%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 50%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 28%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 10%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 5%
Mixed disciplines and other: 8%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: N/A
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: N/A

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
The Admissions Committee is composed of members of the basic science and clinical faculty of the School of Medicine and medical students. *All aspects of an application are considered. The selection criteria is weighted as one-third each for the MCAT/GPA, letters of recommendation/work/volunteer experiences, and interviews/personal attributes. Preference is given to SC residents for admissions.

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