Will MCATs scores be required to apply?
Due to the impact of COVID-19, the unavailability of testing centers, and other factors, AUA is waiving the MCAT requirement for US students applying to the upcoming August 2022 (Fall) term. This decision was made based on previous guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education. No decision has yet been made regarding MCAT requirements for future terms at AUA beyond Fall 2022.
If you have taken the MCAT, please submit your MCAT results with your application. Though the score will not have any bearing on your chances of being admitted, a high score on the MCAT exam may qualify you for academic scholarships at AUA.
Will the Spring 2023 academic period be on campus?
Yes. Students are expected to join AUA faculty and staff, as well as fellow students, in person on our Preclinical Sciences campus in Antigua for the Spring 2023 academic period.
When should I submit my tuition deposit?
In order to reserve their seats, students should submit their deposits as soon as possible after acceptance. This allows us to start assisting you with financial aid, housing, vaccinations, and other travel arrangements.
Will my admissions interviews be impacted by COVID-19?
Admissions interviews will not be impacted. AUA continues to work around the clock with all candidates virtually.
What facilities will I have access to?
All campus facilities are currently open, including AUA’s gymnasium, library, food court, study areas, and small group rooms. Social distancing will be utilized as appropriate.
What travel restrictions are in place for Antigua?
Please view the latest travel advisory from Antigua and Barbuda for the most up-to-date travel guidelines.
I’ve completed some of my undergraduate coursework virtually during the pandemic. Will this impact my chances of admission to AUA?
Many students have had to finish their undergraduate course work virtually due to COVID-19. As long as credits are from an AUA-recognized and accredited institution, they will be accepted.
My external exams were cancelled or postponed. Will AUA deadlines become more flexible as a result of COVID-19 disruptions? Will this impact my application review and decision on acceptance?
AUA Admissions understands the disruptions that the pandemic has caused with external exams. We’re working very closely with the AUA Admissions Committee and will review each testing situation on a case-by-case basis. Currently, application reviews and decision acceptances are on track.