The Early Decision Program (EDP) is a program for exceptionally motivated, capable, and passionate applicants who have demonstrated excellence in academics. The M.D. Program Admissions Committee reviews applicants to the program in mid-August of the application year. The Admissions Office contacts each Early Decision Program applicant to advise them of the committee’s decision about an interview.
Early Decision Program Guidelines
- Applicants must be Florida residents currently enrolled as seniors or graduates of an accredited regional university or college in the United States. Students must receive a baccalaureate degree before August of the year they are to enter medical school.
- Applicants should have an undergraduate cumulative overall and science grade point average of 3.8 or better. Science and English requirements for entrance to the college should be completed.
- The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) must be taken no later than the spring of the year students are applying. Students must have a score of at least 32 (old MCAT) or 510 (new MCAT) or better.
- An American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application and transcripts must be verified by AMCAS prior to August 1 of the year of application.
- Eligible applicants for EDP are interviewed in September of the application year.
- Applicants should only be applying to this institution with the full intention of attending if accepted. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance is sent no later than October 1 of the application year. An acceptance means a firm commitment to attend UCF M.D. Program.
- Applicants who are not accepted under this program, in most instances, are still given consideration for admission during the regular admission cycle. Applicants are also eligible to apply to any other medical school of their choice.
- Applicants to the EDP must apply via AMCAS using the “Early Decision” application type.