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Requirements to Apply to Connections Program

Connections Program students excel in their extracurricular and academic pursuits and have demonstrated commitment to a career in medicine through various medically-related activities. 

  1. Students must score a minimum 27 composite on the ACT or 1270 composite on the SAT (not including the writing portion) to be eligible to apply. When considering applicants, the Connections Program considers a student’s highest ACT or SAT composite score and does not super-score multiple test administrations.
  2. There is no minimum high school GPA requirement.
  3. Students must submit 2 applications (1) Common App and the (2) Connections Application. Documents from the Common App are not shared with the College of Medicine Admissions Office. Applicants must send separate letters of recommendation for purposes of the Connection application (via the Connections Application). 

Students must be admitted to the University of Cincinnati to be eligible for the Connections Program. Students who do not complete the University of Cincinnati undergraduate application (via the Common Application) will not be considered for an interview for the program.

The Connections Program is open only to students who are US citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. Students attending a foreign school are eligible if they hold US citizen or permanent resident status.

Program Requirements

Students admitted to the Connections Program receive an early assurance (i.e., reserved) seat in the UC College of Medicine four years after admission provided that they meet specific academic requirements as undergraduates:

  1. Earn a minimum AMCAS-calculated 3.50 cumulative GPA and a 3.50 BCPM GPA (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math).
  2. Graduate from the University Honors Program.
  3. Complete either the Minor in Medical Sciences or the Major in Medical Sciences.
  4. Earn a minimum score requirement of 507 on a single MCAT administration; with a limit of two MCAT administrations that will be averaged to determine if the minimum required score has been met.
  5. Complete the medical school interview.
  6. Satisfactorily fulfill baccalaureate graduation requirements and complete their undergraduate degree in four years. Students in majors with a co-op requirement may take five years to complete their degree.
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