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MD Program Application FAQ

  • Where do I officially apply to IU School of Medicine?
    All applications are submitted through the AMCAS system. Upon verification, all applications are processed through the IU School of Medicine Admissions Office in Indianapolis. Only applicants invited for an interview receive a request to provide supplemental information and complete the IUPUI Graduate Program application.
  • Can applicants request an appointment to speak with someone in the Admissions Office?

    Prospective applicants and applicants who interviewed, but did not receive an offer of acceptance, may schedule an appointment by calling 317-274-3772 or email At present, all on-campus activity has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.

  • Can I get a tour of campus?
    Prospective MD students may request to schedule a tour at IU School of Medicine–Indianapolis by emailing the Admissions Ambassadors. To schedule a tour at other IU School of Medicine campuses, please contact the site directly. 
  • Do I need a college degree to apply to medical school?

    Yes, Medical school matriculants must have been awarded a Bachelor degree unless applying and accepted through a IU School of Medicine program which has waived the requirement. In order to apply, applicants must have a minimum of 90 credit hours from a U.S. or Canadian institution and permanent resident visa.  

  • Do I need to complete all prerequisites before applying?
    No, prerequisites may be in progress, but all prerequisites must be complete in order to matriculate.
  • Does IU School of Medicine accept Advanced Placement (AP) credit?
    Yes, the MD Admissions Committee accepts some AP credit but recommends that applicants enroll into college courses to complete the prerequisites. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to determine which courses fulfill requirements.
  • Does IU School of Medicine accept international students?
    IU School of Medicine does not accept international students. Applicants must have a permanent resident visa at time of application or be a U.S. citizen.
  • If I have questions regarding my residency status who should I contact?
    Questions regarding residency should be directed to the Office of the Registrar. You may also view the requirements and contact information. Please do not complete a residency application unless requested to do so by IU School of Medicine Office of Admissions.
  • What happens after I submit my application?
    Applicants receive an email confirmation when IU School of Medicine receives their AMCAS application. Applicants selected for an interview will receive a Supplemental Instructions email with instructions for completing the IUPUI Graduate Program application. Applicants will not be scheduled for an interview until the Graduate Program application and fee ($70) has been submitted.
  • What is the best undergraduate major for medical school preparation?
    The best major is one that meets the applicant’s academic goals. The IU School of Medicine MD Admissions Committee does not recommend or give preference to any major. For example, applicants have matriculated with degrees in English, Biology, Music, Law and Interior Design.
  • When should I submit my application to the IU School of Medicine MD program?
    Applicants should submit an application when the application process begins on June 1, as processing may take up to eight weeks.