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Frequently Asked Questions

Applications are accepted starting January 1, and end April 1.

Interviews for this program begin in March, therefore it is in the applicant’s best interest to apply before the April 1st deadline.

No. You must take either the MCAT or DAT. No other test scores are acceptable. These scores may not be more than three years old. If you originally applied to NSU through American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) or Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) we will be able to view your test scores on your service application. If you have not applied to either of these services, applicants can send their unofficial scores to NSU with their verification code or DENTPIN.

You can still apply and you will be considered with courses in progress, even if your degree has yet to be conferred. We strongly recommend that you should have most of the pre-requisite courses successfully completed by the April 1st deadline.

Your acceptance is provisional and is contingent upon your successful passing with a grade of “C” of higher in each pre-requisite course and laboratory.

We would prefer accepting students that have exposure to some of the more advanced sciences such as physiology and microbiology. Students that have not taken any of these classes have difficulty achieving successful grades in this program.

The numerical value must be equivalent to a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for the grade of the course along with the laboratory component.

One letter of recommendation from a pre professional advisory committee, or two letters may be substituted from instructors who can testify to your characteristics, integrity, application, and aptitude in science. If you have been in the work world for a considerable period of time, two letters of recommendation may be substituted from employers who can testify to your characteristics, integrity, application, and aptitude in science. If you already submitted your letters of recommendation to NSU as part of your AACOMAS or AADSAS application, you do not need to resubmit your letters.

The usual time for the beginning of reviews is in March. It is in the applicant’s best interest to apply early.

For Students Who Have Applied to the College of Osteopathic Medicine or the College of Dental Medicine:

Yes. The MBS program is in the College of Medical Sciences. Although we can access information you have submitted to the medical or dental colleges, the MBS program is in a different college and a different application is required.

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