How to Apply to AUC

Information you'll need to know to apply

Application Checklist for Candidates from Canada

  • Have a bachelor's degree and completed all necessary coursework (see below)
  • Complete the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • Complete our online application
  • Submit your university transcripts, academic history, personal statement, and letters of recommendation
  • Interview with one of ur admissions colleagues

Education Prerequisites

Eligible candidates will need a bachelor’s degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science from a US, Canadian, or international undergraduate school), and will need to to complete all required coursework in the premedical disciplines listed below. AUC looks at your undergraduate performance, both cumulatively and in your prerequisite classes, when assessing your candidacy. The following coursework is required:

  • Biology: 1 year, including laboratory work.
  • General Chemistry: 1 year, including laboratory work
  • Organic Chemistry: 1 year, including laboratory work. Coursework should include both aliphatic and aromatic compounds.
  • General Physics: 1 year, including laboratory work. General introductory coursework should include mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, and nuclear radiation.

Our admissions committee also looks for a generous exposure in mathematics, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Entrance Exams

Applicants must sit for the MCAT to meet admissions requirements and should aim for a score of 25 or higher for the old version (pre-2015) and 496 or higher for the new version. We will, however, consider MCAT scores above or below that range. 

Your Personal Statement

Provide a personal statement no longer than 750 words concerning your medical career expectations. The statement should summarize your goals for your medical career, the personal attributes that qualify you to become a physician, and your assessment of your capacity to meet the technical standards of the university both under the pressures of life on a Caribbean island and in clinical settings which may provide cultural and logistical features differing from those to which you are accustomed.


All diplomas and coursework from outside the United States must be evaluated by a credentialing service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A listing of credentialing members can be found at

Letters of Recommendation

AUC requires two (2) letters of recommendation: one from an academic instructor and a second from a professional or employer. Think of these as references: professors or instructors who can speak to your candidacy for medical school (preferably a science instructor who has taught you in a lecture setting) and employers who can comment on your professional aptitude, work ethic, and drive. If you've worked in the medical field, consider submitting a letter from your employer or supervisor. Additional supplemental letters are allowed and encouraged.

The Interview

You will be asked to complete an interview with a member of our admissions team. How you conduct yourself during this interview is important, and is considered along with all other factors in a candidate.

Student Loans, Scholarships and Grants

For information about the loans, scholarships and grants available in your province, please visit the Canadian Government’s official website for the Student Assistance Program (SAP).

Canadian Banks Offering Student Lines Of Credit

To speak with an AUC student account officer specifically about Canada, please contact Ryan Purdon via phone at 732-509-4707 or email AUC only accepts U.S. currency for payment.

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