Will MCATs scores be required to apply?
Applicants that have their MCAT scores for the Spring 2022 Academic Period should submit their scores with their application. Please speak to your Admissions Director or email [email protected] if you do not have an MCAT score due to the COVID-19 pandemic or the unavailability of testing centers. Exceptions will be made based on guidance from the US Department of Education. Applicants will be assessed on their undergraduate and prerequisite GPAs, letters of recommendation, and other admissions requirements as listed on our website.
Will the Spring 2022 academic period be on campus?
After carefully weighing a number of factors, AUA College of Medicine is offering a Hybrid Model for incoming Med 1 students for Spring 2022. Students can choose between either starting medical school in person at our Antigua campus or studying remotely from home for their first academic term.
If you choose to study remotely from home, you can feel confident that AUA is well-equipped to deliver a top-notch medical education virtually via videoconferencing and remote-learning technologies. Keep in mind, though, that those who elect to come to campus for their first term can participate in in-person learning and will have access to all campus facilities. The curriculum remains the same whether taken from home or from Antigua. The same learning objectives, teaching content, exams and promotion criteria apply.
While we hope to see you on campus, if your situation requires you to learn remotely in the coming academic period, our online curriculum will provide you with the same quality education that students will receive on campus. Please give this some careful consideration and let us know your decision. All accepted students have been sent an email in which you can submit your decision.
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?
AUA’s gymnasium, library, food court, study areas, and small group rooms are all available to students on campus, all with social distancing norms in place.
What travel restrictions are in place for Antigua?
The modalities for entering Antigua are guided by the Government of Antigua & Barbuda. Currently, the requirements are that all arriving passengers by air are to fill out a registration form. When you fill the registration form, you will need to identify yourself as an AUA Student. There will be screening at the airport and quarantine as necessary. AUA has been granted permission by the Government of Antigua & Barbuda to use its own student housing for quarantine. However, currently, it is the discretion of the Port Health Authority of the Government of Antigua & Barbuda as to where the arriving passenger will be sent. The form to be filled out will be given on the airplane.
In addition to the registration forms, an immunization form and a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate will be required as well. All incoming students outside of the O.E.C.S and Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Jamaica are required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test that is no more than 3 days old prior to travel, and to have a certificate showing that they have tested negative.
I’ve completed some of my undergraduate coursework virtually during the pandemic. Will this impact my chances of admission to AUA?
Many students had to finish their undergraduate course work virtually this past fall. 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.
Will there be scholarship opportunities for me?
All students are encouraged to review our Scholarships page on the website. Also, please work with your Admissions ADA on finding a scholarship that you may qualify for.