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Should I Apply Early Decision?

Is the Early Decision Program (EDP) the right way for you to D.O.? The EDP is designed for highly-qualified applicants who consider Rowan-Virtua SOM to be their first choice medical school. All EDP applicants are guaranteed early and special consideration in our application cycle. EDP is open to both in-state and out-of-state residents. You should consider the following requirements when making this decision:
  • Rowan-Virtua SOM is my first choice to study osteopathic medicine.
  • My overall cumulative GPA is 3.6+.
  • My overall MCAT score is 503+.
  • I meet all the general application requirements.
  • I am ready to commit to attending Rowan-Virtua SOM.

*To apply EDP, your total cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 3.6 and your MCAT score must be a minimum of 503. (Applicants with less than the GPA and MCAT score requirement listed above will be assessed as part of our rolling admissions process).

Deadlines to apply EDP are as follows: 

  • The AACOMAS application must be received into the admissions office by August 15.
  • All application materials, (primary AACOMAS application, letters of recommendation and MCAT score) must be received into the admission office by August 31.
  • EDP applicants receive notification of admissions decision by October 21.
  • Tuition (acceptance) deposit due to Rowan-Virtua SOM by November 4.
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The early decision process can be confusing and stressful. Read below to get answers to the questions we hear most often. As always, if you want to talk to someone in our admissions department, just give us a call at 856-566-7050!

Yes, however the Early Decision Program is for those students who only want to enroll in Rowan-Virtua SOM.

If you are not selected for an EDP interview, you will automatically be considered in the general applicant pool. Once you are notified of this decision, you are free to apply to other medical schools.

When you are not offered admission through our EDP, you will receive notification that your application has been either deferred or rejected. If your application is deferred, it will be considered in our general applicant pool. If your application is rejected, it is not eligible to be considered in our general applicant pool. In both cases, you are are free to apply to other medical schools upon receipt of this notification.

First, if you are offered EDP admission, you should celebrate! Then you should plan on sending in your deposit to officially accept your offer within two weeks of the notification date. After confirmation that we have received your deposit, you can sit back and relax - you're in!