General Eligibility Criteria
- Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university engaged in undergraduate studies. (College graduates, however, will be considered by health professions admission personnel on an individual basis).
- Must clearly demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional degree in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine.
- Must have an earned GPA of 2.7 IN REQUIRED SCIENCE COURSES with a 3.0 OVERALL GPA.
- Must demonstrate evidence of involvement and leadership in school and/or community activities.
By the time of application submission:
- Freshman must have completed one semester of general biology or one semester of general chemistry. One semester of college math is also highly desirable. The GPA must be 2.7 in the sciences and 2.75 overall.
- Sophomores must show evidence of having completed 2 semesters of general biology and general chemistry, with a science and overall GPA of 3.0. Additionally, applicants must have completed one semester of organic chemistry or physics.
Juniors must have successfully completed all science courses required for the MCAT, PCAT, DAT, and GRE professional school entrance examinations, e.g. general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. If there are some required courses still in progress, following the application's submission, students completing the last of a course requirement must show evidence of it's completion before participation.
- Hold a letter of contingent acceptance to one of the State's schools of medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy. Such an offer of admission is contingent on successful completion of the Track III summer program, with no grades less than "C".
- Have a science and overall GPA of 3.0.
In addition to meeting these minimum criteria, consideration is given to other factors in the applicant's background which provide evidence of the applicant's potential to benefit from TIP, to be admitted to and complete professional school, and to become a successful practitioner. Factors considered by these committees include:
- Undergraduate school performance at the time of application.
- Performance in core courses;
- Public or community service;
- Personal background;
- Other factors that bear on an applicant’s potential success.