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Early Assurance Program

Effective with the 2019 Application Cycle (May 2018-June 2019) applicants accepted through the EAP program will be required to take the MCAT and score a 509 or higher. 

Well-qualified Wake Forest University undergraduates, upon completion of their sophomore year, may apply for acceptance through the Early Assurance Program (EAP), entering Medical School at the completion of their senior year.  The deadline for the Early Assurance Program is November 1.

Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.5 and an overall science GPA of 3.5 (verified each semester in school) and completion of half of the following prerequisite courses to apply under the EAP program. The remaining of these courses should be completed prior to matriculation.  Other recommended coursework include those listed under the general academic requirements for Wake Forest School of Medicine.   

  • CHM 111 and lab - College Chemistry I and lab 
  • CHM 280 and lab - College Chemistry II and lab
  • CHM 122 and 122L - Organic I and lab OR CHM 123 Organic I Honors and lab 
  • CHM 223 and 223 L - Organic II and lab 
  • BIO114 and lab - Comparative Physiology 
  • BIO214 and lab - Cell Biology 
  • BIO/CHM370 Biochemistry prior to matriculation. 

Effective for the 2019 cycle, the MCAT is required.  Applicants accepted will be done so on a conditional basis and will be required to submit a MCAT test score of a 509 or higher prior to matriculation.  

Students will use the AMCAS application service to apply.  After starting the application students should contact Wake Forest School of Medicine providing their AAMC ID# so they can be granted permission to apply.  Once they have been given the permission to apply, they can then choose the Early Assurance Program application type on their AMCAS application to continue with their application.

The applicant must be a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S. and must agree to complete requisite courses, to continue the same or better academic excellence, to demonstrate high ethical conduct and not to apply to any other medical school. 

Non-acceptance by the EAP does not influence future applications the student may make to Wake Forest School of Medicine.  

EAP should not be confused with the Early Decision Program.

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