Application Process


All deadlines are for enrollment in the class beginning June 20, 2014. If your file is not complete for one deadline it will automatically be held over for the next deadline. It is to the applicant's advantage to be included in the September group, as he/she will be informed of his/her acceptance decision before the end of the calendar year.

MEDPREP does not engage in the practice of "rolling admissions." We accept a proportional number of students from each application cycle. The Admissions Committee does not meet to consider application files until after each cycle deadline.

In order to be considered for entry into the program, an applicant must be invited to, and attend, Admissions Day at MEDPREP. Admissions Day consists of approximately six hours of testing, two interviews, and several information sessions. If an applicant is not invited to or does not attend Admissions Day, the committee will not consider his/her application for entry.

Admissions Cycle Application Deadline Admissions Days
1 September 13, 2013, 4:30 PM Central Time November 15 or 18, 2013
2 December 6, 2013, 4:30 PM Central Time February 14, 17, 28
or March 3, 2014

Please read all of the following information before submitting an application.

Application Process

Please follow the link below to the MEDPREP application website:

MEDPREP Application


As part of the MEDPREP application process, you MUST submit a separate OFFICIAL transcript for EVERY school you have attended--even that community college at which you took one course, even if you transferred those credits. EVERY school. Have them mailed to the address below. ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

SIU School of Medicine
Wheeler Hall Room 210
Mail Code 4323
Carbondale IL 62901

Letters of Recommendation

We require two letters or recommendation, accompanied by a recommendation form--and suggest that you request three. In that case, should one not make it here by the deadline, your application could still be considered as we would already have two on file. The recommendation form (of which you need to fill out the top section and give to your recommenders) is available below. You may fill it out by hand or electronically--whichever you prefer. To fill out the form electronically, you must download it and open it in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.

Application Status

To inquire about the status of an application you have submitted, or about transcripts and recommendation letters sent on your behalf, please call or e-mail the MEDPREP Admissions Office:

CLICK HERE to email the MEDPREP Admissions Office

MEDPREP | Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine | MC 4323 | Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone: 618.536.6671 | Fax: 618.453.1919