Special Admissions Programs

Special Admissions Programs

Early Decision Program (EDP)

Applicants whose first choice of medical school is Temple/St. Luke's should strongly consider applying under the Early Decision Program (EDP). Both Pennsylvania and non-Pennsylvania residents are eligible for EDP consideration. As with the regular application cycle, this involves first applying to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) through AMCAS, then designating Temple/St. Luke's as first choice when completing the online supplemental application. Applicants accepted under EDP may not apply to any other medical school.

Early Decision Application Timetable

June 15 - August 1: Submit AMCAS application

August 15: All supplementary materials due

Early September: Interviews scheduled

October 1: Applicants notified of decision

Early Assurance Program (EAP)

LKSOM has agreements with Lehigh University, Moravian College, and Muhlenberg College, as well as with Temple University's undergraduate division to allow outstanding undergraduates whose first choice is Temple/St. Luke's to be considered at the end of their junior year. Applicants accepted under the EAP must complete their senior year of college and take the MCAT exam by the end of May of the junior year.

Prospective EAP candidates must, by the end of the junior year, have completed the minimum science pre-requisites and have at least a 3.5 GPA (overall and science). Candidates must also have demonstrated a strong commitment to service, with extensive community and health care experiences, and show leadership potential. Although you may apply before taking the MCAT exam, an EAP acceptance is conditional on achieving a total score of 30 or higher on the MCAT with no individual score less than 9.

If you are an undergraduate at one of the participating institutions and interested in applying through the EAP, please contact either your health professions advisor or our office. Your health professions advisor has application forms.

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