Admissions Criteria

Students must meet the following 4 criteria to be eligible to apply for this program:

1. Students must apply and be admitted to the University of Arizona 22-23 Academic Year and meet the other numbered criteria listed below to see the applicaiton:

  • We recommend students apply early in the application process in order to receive a decision earlier in the admissions process. The undergraduate application opens July 1st, 2022 for students starting Fall 2023
  • View the Dates & Deadlines for the Undergraduate Admissions Office here
  • Application processing time varies depending on the time of year and volume of applications that are being processed. After September 15th, decisions are released on a rolling basis 2-4 weeks from students' application date of completion and submission. 
  • The University of Arizona does not offer Early Admissions or Early Decisions
  • Information on how to apply to the University of Arizona can be found here
  • Additional Information for Undergraduate Admissions can be found here

2. Students must be a high school senior going into their first year at the University of Arizona (or be completing their last year of high school required courses to graduate)

  • Students cannot take a gap year then apply to APME
  • Students must graduate from high school or equivalent fall or spring prior to starting at the University of Arizona. (Ex: Students must be graduating from high school Fall of 2022 or Spring of 2023 to apply for the 23-24 APME cycle)
  • We are not able to accept transfer students

3. Students must be a citizen of the United States or a U.S. permanent resident with a Form I-551, I-151, or I-551C

  • We accept both in state and out of state students. There is no preference given to out of state or in state applicants. 

4. Students must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.700 (GPA will NOT be rounded up, applicants must have at least a 3.700 unweighted high school GPA at the time of applicantion)

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson APME program requires the following in the application:

  • High School GPA
  • Letters of Recommendations (3 minimum and 5 maximum allowed)
    • Letters can be from teachers, faculty, counselors, coaches, mentors, etc. We recommend to request letters from individuals in those roles who can best speak to your academic abilites and why you are the best fit for this program. 
  • Academic course mix and rigor (Unofficial transcript)
  • Essay Questions
    • Students will have access to essay questions once they begin the application. 
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Other considerations such as (but not limited to) research, volunteering, clinical experience

NOTE: SAT/ACT scores are not required for admission to the APME Program for the 2023-2024 application cycle. If included on the application, an official College Board score will be required.