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Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program

Admissions to the Medical Sciences Major

We are committed to attracting excellent students from across the nation and the world to come together on campus to form a community of scholars. Because we keep cohorts small in size for a more supportive and in-depth experience, admission to the program is quite selective. Understanding that the college admissions journey is often both exciting and somewhat taxing, we strive to maintain personal contact students and families throughout the process.


High School Students

Admission to Medical Sciences is competitive. Students admitted to the major are expected to have:

  • ACT composite score of 29 or higher*
  • SAT composite score of 1360 or higher (critical reading and math combined)*
  • High school GPA of at least 3.5 (unweighted) or 3.7 (weighted)*
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities

*Meeting the above academic standards does not guarantee admission

With the above in mind, we pay very close attention to co-curricular activities as well as the personal statement and essay that is submitted as part of the application for admission to the University of Cincinnati. Applications are reviewed holistically keeping all of these aspects in mind.

Students seeking freshman admission to Medical Sciences should apply via the Admissions websiteThe deadline to apply for the Medical Sciences major is December 1. 

Financial Aid

Students may apply for UC's Cincinnatus Scholarship. Financial aid to each student is reviewed annually and renewed based on satisfactory progress. For more information, visit UC's Student Financial Aid website.

Visiting Campus

Visits to campus are coordinated through UC's Undergraduate Admissions office. Unfortunately, due to limited resources, Medical Sciences is not currently offering individual tours, meetings, or shadowing opportunities to prospective or admitted students. Undergraduate Admissions hosts a number of events throughout the year where families can tour main campus, learn about UC, and hear a presentation from Medical Sciences staff and students. More information about visiting campus can be found here.

Transition Students

Medical Sciences is not accepting transition applications at this time. Details on the minor can be found here

Medical Sciences accepts transition students from other UC colleges on a case-by-case basis, often dependent on seats becoming available in a cohort. Students transitioning into Medical Sciences as juniors can expect to take an additional year to complete the major. Students must have a minimum 3.200 cumulative GPA from UC, although meeting this GPA requirement does not guarantee admission into the major. Students should expect to meet with Medical Sciences staff before an admissions decision is made.

Transfer Students

Medical Sciences is not accepting transfer applications at this time. Details on the minor can be found here.

The Medical Sciences major accepts transfer students on a case-by-case basis. Students are required to apply through UC's transfer admissions portal. Students can expect to meet with Medical Sciences staff before an admissions decision is made.

Transfer students must meet University transfer requirements as well as a minimum 3.200 cumulative GPA from a college or university. Please note that meeting these academic standards does not guarantee admission.

Inquiry Form

Complete an inquiry form to receive more information from UC about the Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program.