Admission Requirements (MD only)


  • 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

  • Early Decision Applicants (EDP) must have a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.6, MCAT score of 509 and individual scores (Confidence Band) between 125-127, and apply by August 1.

Prerequisite Coursework

Biological and Physical Science

  • One year of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Each discipline must include a 2 credit hour lab, minimum

  • One semester of Biochemistry

Social and Behavioral Science

  • Complete one course in  Social Science (i.e, Anthropology, Introduction to Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnography, African American Studies, etc) and one Behavioral Science (i.e., General Psychology, Lifespan Development, Human Growth and Development, etc).

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to determine which courses will fulfill its requirements. If prerequisite coursework is in progress, you will receive a notice that your requirements are incomplete until the course has been completed and a grade assigned.

Class Selection

  • Applicants are selected utilizing a holistic process taking into account a broad educational background to include scholarship, character, personality, references, MCAT, altruism, and personal interview.

  • Indiana University is a state school, but a number of nonresidents are offered acceptances annually. Rules of residency may be viewed at

  • Applicants who interview at IUSM and do not receive an acceptance, are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions for consultation and reapply.


Transfer Admission

  • Indiana University School of Medicine does not accept applications for transfer or advanced standing.

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.

  • Indiana University School of Medicine requires learners to have access to reliable transportation across training sites.  Medical students are responsible for understanding all site transporation requirements and making appropriate plans before the beginning of an educational experience. Learners are responsible for all travel related expenses unless otherwise noted by the clerkship site.

Contact Information

IU School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
1130 West Michigan Street, 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.

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.


1130 West Michigan St. | Fesler Hall 213 | Indianapolis, IN | 46202-3772 | (317) 274-3772