Updated Admissions Policies due to COVID-19
Delayed MCAT Tests – UC Davis School of Medicine will accept applications from individuals who were unable to take the MCAT due to COVID-related test cancellations. For these candidates, we will base secondary application decisions on the information that is available to us at the time of the application. Once MCAT testing resumes, we will require applicants to have taken the MCAT before we make admissions decisions for the 2021 incoming class. Applicants whose MCAT score is not yet available should not delay submitting their application.
Pass/Fail Grades – UC Davis School of Medicine will accept pass/fail grades, without prejudice, for courses taken during the COVID pandemic. While it has always been our practice to consider grades in the context of numerous other aspects of the application, the COVID-19 international health crisis provides a unique and compelling circumstance.
Online Courses – Many undergraduate schools have switched to an online curriculum during the pandemic. We will accept online courses if they are offered by the school at which the candidate was enrolled prior to the pandemic. For applicants who have completed their undergraduate studies, we will accept online courses undertaken to meet prerequisites regardless of the institution during the pandemic. If you are uncertain about the qualification of a course taken to meet a prerequisite, please call the Admissions Office prior to enrolling in the course.
Transfer Students – At this time, UC Davis School of Medicine is not accepting transfer medical students. Students whose medical education has been impacted by COVID-19 and as a result are unable to continue at their medical school elsewhere are required to apply as part of the general applicant pool for admission consideration.