Academic Prerequisites

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Academic Prerequisites

Application Package

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MCAT

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Transfer Requirements

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Application Checklist  

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    American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine created a streamlined list to make the admissions process simpler. Find out what we require to complete your application.

    Academic Prerequisites

    AUA requires a minimum of 90 credit hours of college courses and strongly recommends that applicants earn a degree from an accredited undergraduate institution. The following courses are prerequisites:

    Course Credits- Course Credits- Lab
    General Biology I 3 1
    General Biology II 3 1
    General Chemistry I 3 1
    General Chemistry II 3 1
    Organic Chemistry I 3 1
    Organic Chemistry II 3 1
    Physics I 3 1
    English I 3 -
    Mathematics(Calculus OR Statistics) 3 -

    To supplement the courses above, it is recommended that applicants complete advanced science courses in biochemistry, anatomy & physiology, genetics, or microbiology.

    Currently, AUA does not accept IB/AP credits for students unless those credits are part of a student’s BS/BA transcript and the student received a BS/BA.  

    An Associate Director of Admissions (ADA) is available to discuss the application process and can give a preliminary evaluation of an applicant’s credentials.

     

     Complete Application

    A complete application to AUA College of Medicine contains the following:

    • A completed AUA College of Medicine application form
      • All sections must be completely filled out
      • Signature is required on the final page
    • A passport-size photo
      • If the applicant needs a passport, please visit this site for more information: Passport Information
    • A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $75.00
      • Applicants can submit their payment in the following ways:
        • Online
          • Debit/credit card
          • Paypal account
        • By phone with the Bursars department at 1-800-509-4218
        • By mailing a check/money order made payable to AUA and sent to the Manipal Education Americas, LLC administrative offices in New York:  One Battery Park Plaza, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10004.
      • Include your full name in the memo
    • Personal Statement
      • Must be typed with 1.5 line spacing
      • Should be no less than one page and no more than two pages in length
      • Should explain the reasons for pursuing a career in medicine, what makes the applicant a potential asset to AUA, and any significant accomplishments or additional information that would be useful to the Admissions Committee in evaluating the application
      • Must include the applicant’s full name
      • Plagiarism is an academic offense and will disqualify the applicant from consideration
    • Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
    • All official transcripts from each undergraduate, graduate, medical, and/or professional school the applicant has attended
      • These must be mailed directly from the institution to AUA’s New York office in a sealed envelope
      • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted under certain circumstances but they must be printed or retrieved from a school’s website and emailed or faxed to the applicant’s admissions counselor
      • Screen-shots will not be accepted or considered
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
      • One Academic Letter of Recommendation
        • This letter must be from a professor who has taught the applicant, preferably a science professor who is acquainted with the applicant’s academic ability
        • A Dean’s letter is required for all students who have attended another medical school.
        • This letter must be on the school’s official letterhead and signed by the professor/dean
        • An academic letter of recommendation is not required for applicants that have been out of school for two or more years. 
        •  A Pre-health Committee recommendation package from the applicant’s college or university will satisfy this requirement. 
    • One Professional Letter of Recommendation
      • This letter may be sent on the applicant’s behalf by employers, medical colleagues, and other professionals
    • All letters must be mailed directly to the administrative offices in New York: One Battery Park Plaza, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10004

     

    American University of Antigua believes there is no correlation between MCAT scores and becoming a licensed, successful, and caring physician. However, in order to comply with governmental regulations, starting in February 2013, MCAT scores will be required from accepted students prior to registration for the second semester.

    In accordance with our holistic approach to evaluating students, AUA will NOT use MCAT scores as a condition for acceptance to the University.

    Only accepted students who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or eligible permanent residents will be required to submit copies of their scores—listing all attempts. Accepted students can matriculate before taking the exam but the exam must be completed prior to registration for the second semester. The score will not adversely affect any student’s status at AUA.

    Canadian applicants and international applicants do NOT have to fulfill this requirement.

     

    International applicants must complete the application as described under application and academic requirements. There are additional guidelines and requirements for international applicants:

    FOREIGN DOCUMENTS

    Applicants who have completed their undergraduate studies in countries having an educational system different from that of the United States will be evaluated on their merits and will be expected to have completed a pre-medical curriculum comparable to one offered in the United States. All required documents, if originally in a foreign language, must be accompanied by a notarized English translation. All transcripts documenting post-secondary course work completed in institutions outside the United States must also be evaluated by an approved international credential evaluation service such as World Education Services or other National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (NACES) members.

     

    EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

    International applicants who have completed less than sixty credits at an English language college or university must provide the official score reports from ONE of the following exams:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
      •  The minimum acceptable score is 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
      • The minimum acceptable score is 5.5

     

    Transfer applicants must complete the application as described under application and academic requirements. There are additional guidelines and requirements if you want to transfer into Clinical Sciences or transfer any credits over from other medical schools:

    CLINICAL SCIENCES TRANSFERS

    AUA is now accepting transfer students into Clinical Sciences semesters. Please contact an ADA for further information. You can utilize our live chat system in the bottom right corner.

     

    TRANSFER POLICY INTO AUA

    Transfer students from all mainland U.S. LCME accredited medical schools and DO schools will be considered for acceptance to AUA.

    The Admissions Committee accepts transfer credits from the following Caribbean medical schools:

    • American University of the Caribbean (St. Maarten)
    • Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)
    • Ross University (Dominica)
    • Saba University (Saba)
    • St. George’s University (Grenada)
    • St. Matthews University (Grand Cayman)

    The Admissions Committee does not accept transfer credits from:

    • All American Institute of Medical Sciences (Jamaica)
    • All Saints University (Dominica)
    • American Global University (Belize)
    • American International Medical University (St. Lucia)
    • Atlantic University (St. Lucia)
    • Aureus University (Aruba)
    • Avalon University (Curaçao)
    • Caribbean Medical University (Curaçao)
    • Destiny University (St. Lucia)
    • International American University (St. Lucia)
    • International University of Health Sciences (St. Kitts)
    • Medical University of the Americas (Belize)
    • Milik University SOM (St. Kitts)
    • Spartan Health Sciences University (St. Lucia)
    • St. Christopher Ibu Mar Diop (UK)
    • St. James University (Anguilla)
    • St. James University (Bonaire)
    • St. Martinus University (Curaçao)
    • St. Theresa’s University (St. Kitts)
    • Trinity School of Medicine (St. Vincent)
    • Universidad Iboamericana (Dominican Republic)
    • University of Health Sciences (Antigua)
    • University of Medical and Health Sciences (St. Kitts)
    • University of St. Eustatius (St. Eustatius)
    • Windsor University (St. Kitts)
    • Xavier University (Aruba)

    Transfer students from any Caribbean medical school or international medical school will be considered if their extraordinary academic performance and/or USMLE scores warrant such consideration. These requests will only be forwarded to the Admissions Committee with the approval of the Executive Director for Enrollment Management.

     

    Domestic (U.S.) Applicant

    • Pre-requisite courses
    • Completed application
    • Passport size photo
    • Application Fee
    • Personal Statement
    • Resume/CV
    • Transcripts
    • Two Letters of Recommendation

    International Applicant

    • Pre-requisite courses
    • Completed application
    • Passport size photo
    • Application Fee
    • Personal Statement
    • Resume/CV
    • Evaluated Transcripts
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • TOEFL or IELTS test score (if not from an English language college/university)

    Transfer Applicant

    • Pre-requisite courses
    • Completed application
    • Passport size photo
    • Application Fee
    • Personal Statement
    • Resume/CV
    • Transcripts
    • Dean’s Letter

    Admissions Requirements