American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine has signed two articulation agreements with SUNY Plattsburgh State University (PSU). The 3+4 Accelerated Program allows qualified students to apply to AUA after their sophomore year and matriculate into AUA College of Medicine after three years at PSU. The Standard Articulation Program guarantees admission to AUA College of Medicine to qualified students.
3+4 Accelerated Program
The 3+4 Accelerated Program offers qualified PSU students the opportunity to save one year’s tuition to PSU and receive guaranteed admission, provided they have maintained a 3.25 GPA, sent good recommendations, and had a successful interview. All students that have successfully completed the pre-professional phase of the program at PSU will be considered by AUA for conditional acceptance, as long as they have met the following conditions:
1. The satisfactory completion of the entire pre-professional curriculum with a minimum GPA of 3.25 (on a 4.0 system) and a minimum science GPA of 3.25 (also on a 4.0 system). All science courses in the pre-professional curriculum must have been completed within the past 5 years of application to the program.
2. The MCAT will be mandatory for admission. In accordance with the holistic, overall approach to evaluating applicants, AUA will not use MCAT scores as a condition for acceptance, but scores are required to matriculate. 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. Canadian students and international students do not have to fulfill this requirement.
3. An interview with the AUA Admissions Committee, a positive recommendation to accept the candidate, and approval of that recommendation by the Dean.
If a candidate enrolled in the pre-professional program at PSU is not accepted to complete his/her final undergraduate requirements at AUA, PSU will provide an alternative to allow that student to satisfy all remaining requirements for the undergraduate degree.The same provision will be made for students who are conditionally accepted to continue their studies at AUA but fail to satisfactorily complete their first year of study at AUA.
Under this agreement, the Bachelor of Arts/Science degree in Biology will be conferred by PSU to students after successful completion of the first year study at AUA.Upon completion and the conference of the Bachelor of Arts/Science degree, students who continue to be enrolled under this agreement will be unconditionally accepted to AUA. The MD degree will be conferred by AUA to such students provided they meet all of the requirements and standards for graduation as outlined in the AUA catalogue and Student handbook.
Standard Articulation Program
The Standard Articulation Program offers qualified PSU students guaranteed admission to AUA College of Medicine, provided they have maintained a 3.25 GPA, sent good recommendations, and had a successful interview. In addition to completing one of the approved programs (B.S. Biology, B.S. Biochemistry, or B.S. Chemistry), qualified students must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be admitted to AUA:
1. An overall GPA of 3.25 or higher.
2. A GPA of 3.25 or higher in pre-requisite courses required by AUA.
3. No more than one “E” or “D” grade in any pre-requisite course required by AUA. If a candidate receives an “E” or “D” in a given pre-requisite class, he/she will have one opportunity to repeat the course and must earn a minimum passing grade of “C.”
4. The MCAT will be mandatory for admission. In accordance with the holistic, overall approach to evaluating applicants, AUA will not use MCAT scores as a condition for acceptance, but scores are required to matriculate. 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. Canadian students and international students do not have to fulfill this requirement.
5. A recommendation for admission by the AUA Admissions counselor who interviewed the applicant.