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Connections Dual Admissions (BS/MD) Program

How to Apply

The 2018 Connections application is now closed. 

Students apply to the Connections Dual Admissions Program through an online application. This application is separate from the University of Cincinnati’s application for undergraduate admission.

Therefore, students interested in the Connections Dual Admissions Program must submit an application to University of Cincinnati’s undergraduate college through The Common Application in addition to completing and submitting the Connections application. 

Application Process

The following steps must be completed by November 6, 2017 at 5PM EST in order to be considered for the Connections Dual Admissions Program:

STEP 1: Submit the Online Connections Application including $30 application fee.

  • To create an account in the MedOneStop Application Portal: Click here (link will be active when application is open each year)
  • To create a new Connections application or access your in-progress application: Click here (link will be active when application is open each year)

STEP 2: Two Letters of Recommendation must be uploaded by letter writers to the application system.

  •  Please see the application for further instructions. 

STEP 3: High school transcripts must be uploaded to the application system by a school official

  • Please see the application for further instructions. 

STEP 4: Complete the Common Application and all University of Cincinnati undergraduate admissions requirements by December 1, 2017. However, we strongly recommend that you submit your undergraduate admissions requirements by the Connections deadline to ensure you are eligible for the Connections Program.  

  • Each undergraduate academic program has a unique application timeline, thus we strongly recommend students become familiar with the application and scholarship deadlines of the undergraduate academic programs to which they are applying.

  • You must designate Medical Sciences as your first program of choice on the Common Application in order to enroll in the Undergraduate Program in Medical Sciences.
  • Please be aware that the Connections Dual Admissions application is separate from the University of Cincinnati undergraduate application; application materials are not shared between these two offices.

 NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered by the Admissions Committee and will ultimately disqualify you from consideration for admission into the Connections Dual Admissions Program. Therefore, all applicant materials must be received by our application deadline. Materials received thereafter will not be considered.
All application status updates, interview invitations, and admissions decisions are available through the Application Portal.

Having trouble with the Connections online application? 

If you are having problems with the application itself, please contact



2017-18 Program Timeline

August 29, 2017 – Connections application available online via MedOneStop at 8:00 AM EST

November 6, 2017 – Deadline to submit Connections application 

December 22, 2017 – Invitations to interview will be sent out via email by 5PM EST

January 23, 2018 & February 9, 2018 -- Interviews
*Students traveling >250 miles are given priority for date selection. 

March 2018 – Admission decisions will be sent out via email by 5PM EST

May 1, 2018 – Offer response deadline

Note: Students who are invited to interview will be assigned to an interview date. Interviews are required and are in-person at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.