Indiana University

Admission Information

Admission Information

It is the mission of the Indiana University School of Medicine to advance health in the state of Indiana and beyond by promoting innovation and excellence in education, research, and patient care.

Admission Requirements

  • Ninety (90) credit hours from an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution although most applicants will matriculate with a B.A. or B.S. degree
  • One year (8-10 credit hours) each of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, and Physics must include a lecture and lab (each lab must be a minimum of 2 credit hours)
  • Courses in Humanities and Social and Behavioral sciences
  • Competency in written and spoken English
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • Biochemistry, Psychology, and Sociology required beginning application year 2014 (June 1 - November 17, 2014) for the class matriculating in fall 2015.

(The Admissions Committee reserves the right to determine which courses will fulfill its requirements.)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Indiana residents with a minimum 3.4 science and overall GPA, and a 28 MCAT with no individual score below 7 will be eligible for interview.
  • Nonresidents with or without Indiana ties will be reviewed on an individual basis. However, nonresidents with significant ties to the state of Indiana may be given greater consideration.
  • All International applicants (including Canadian citizens) must have a permanent resident visa, prior to application, in order to be eligible for consideration. Additionally,  required science courses must have been completed at an accredited university in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Applicants enrolled into graduate programs are not guaranteed an interview. However, if the undergraduate performance meets the current admissions GPA and MCAT requirements the applicant will be considered for interview.  

Early Decision Program (EDP)

  • Minimum 3.6 cumulative and science GPA and a 30 MCAT with no individual score below 8.
  • Exclusive to applicants who wish to make a commitment to attend Indiana University School of Medicine.
  • AMCAS application due by August 1.
  • Accepted applicants may not apply to other medical schools.
  • EDP applicants not accepted during the EDP process will be placed in the regular applicant pool and may apply to other medical schools after October 1.

Class Selection

  • Scholarship, character, personality, references, MCAT and personal interview.
  • Indiana University is a state school; therefore Indiana residents may be given preference although a number of nonresidents are offered acceptances annually. Rules of residency may be viewed at
  • Technical Standards for Admission and Retention in Medical School. The medical school faculty has specified the following non-academic criteria ("technical standards") that all applicants/medical students are expected to meet in order to participate in the medical education program and practice of medicine. Read the IUSM Technical Standards online. Applicants requesting accommodations should visit and contact Dr. Abigail Klemsz,
  • Applicants not selected for admission are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions for consultation and reapply.

Transfer Admission

  • Indiana University School of Medicine has suspended transfer admissions.

General Information

  • Grades or credits from subjects offered in the medical curriculum will not be accepted toward fulfilling the science requirements. Courses in human anatomy, histology, human physiology, medical bacteriology, microbiology, medical biochemistry, medical genetics, and medical pharmacology fall within this category.
  • Every grade becomes a part of the academic record and is calculated in the cumulative grade point average (GPA). Greater weight is given to the quality of work than to the number of hours completed. An academic record which shows a large number of withdrawals or a repetition of subjects will be less impressive than a record showing work of uniformly good quality.
  • Any major from the traditional arts and sciences curriculum is acceptable.

Contact Information

IU School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
1120 South Drive, Fesler Hall 213
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5113
Telephone: 317-274-3772
E-mail inquiries:

Indiana University School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

For people who have disabilities and need special assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Please contact the Indiana University School of Medicine Office of Admissions.

While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, Indiana University reserves the right to change without notice statements concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses, or other matters.