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GPA & MCAT Minimums

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is developed and administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC); offering multiple sittings per year at hundreds of test sites in Canada and the United States. Applicants should note that the number of seats for any particular date and location is limited and planning ahead is highly recommended.

In order to support an increasingly diverse physician workforce, the AAMC is committed to providing support to Canadian students who would be unable to take the MCAT without financial assistance. To do this, the AAMC and the AFMC are piloting a fee assistance program for Canadian examinees who register for the MCAT during the 2018 testing year. Canadian examinees will be able to register for an MCAT exam date through this pilot fee assistance program beginning on February 1, 2018. Canadian fee assistance applicants who qualify will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellation rates for the 2018 and 2019 testing years. Visit the AAMC website for full details. 

Schulich Medicine requires that the MCAT be written prior to the application deadline in October of each year. MCAT results will be accepted provided the test was written after the new version was introduced in April 2015. If the MCAT is written more than once, scores from the most recent writing of the MCAT are used.

GPA and MCAT minimums are based on the quality of the applicant pool and may vary from year to year.

Minimums for the 2016-17 Cycle for Admission in Fall 2017

For applicants who are not from one of our Southwestern Ontario counties (as listed below), the GPA and MCAT minimums for the 2016-17 cycle are as follows:

GPA: 3.70

New MCAT                         Old MCAT
BBFLS    128                      BS      11
CPFBS   126                       PS       8
CARS     129                       VR      11
Total      383                      Total   30

Southwestern Ontario Applicants

Applicants from Southwestern Ontario are granted some flexibility with the minimum scores in the individual sections of the MCAT (as long as the combined total is met). The Schulich Medicine Admissions Committee's definition of Southwestern Ontario consists of Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Oxford, Middlesex, Lambton, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, and Essex counties. If you attended all four years of high school in one of these counties, you would be considered a Southwestern Ontario applicant.

In the 2016-17 application cycle, for those applicants who attended all four years at and graduated from high school in one of these designated Southwestern Ontario counties, the minimum scores required in order to be considered for interview this year are:

GPA: 3.70

New MCAT                          Old MCAT
BBFLS       125                     BS      8
CPFBS       126                     PS      8
CARS         125                     VR      8
Combined Total 383          Combined Total 30

Note: All applicants must have written the new version of the MCAT introduced in April 2015. Test scores from the previous version of the MCAT will no longer be valid. All sections of the MCAT may be considered.