Application ProcessPrerequisite CoursesApplication Requirements

Step 1: Prerequisites and Application Requirements

The first step in the admissions process is to ensure you are on track to complete both the course prerequisites and application requirements in time to apply for your preferred year of entry.

International Students:

We do not require a separate application or fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the prerequisite and application requirements as outlined. If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our International Student Services (ISS) staff are available to help you. Visit the ISS website to learn more.

Step 2: Make Yourself a Competitive Candidate

Admission to the program is competitive so you should strive to not only meet, but exceed the minimum requirements. To get an idea of the competitiveness of those accepted into the class, we recommend that you view our class statistics page.

Step 3: Preparing and Submitting Your Application

The apply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions as well as an application checklist. There are a number of supporting materials that make up your completed application, and it is essential that you print and carefully follow the checklist to ensure that you properly submit these pieces by the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate through the application process, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.

Prerequisite Courses

Required: 6 semester units or 9 quarter units

  • College English
  • Behavioral Sciences

Required: 8 semester units or 12 quarter units
  • Biological Sciences with lab
  • Organic Chemistry with lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry with lab
  • Physics with lab

Not required but recommended
  • Biochemistry -full year (strongly recommended)
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology

All Prerequisites:
  • Must be completed at a regionally accredited U.S institution or its equivalent abroad
  • Must be completed by June 1, of the year you plan to enter the program (if accepted)
  • College Level Equivalency Program and A/P credits are accepted for prerequisite courses as long as the course credits are specified on the transcript and are class specific
  • All coursework taken from non-U.S. institutions (excluding Canada) must be submitted to an approved service for evaluation
  • COMP does not currently accept alternative educational experience or professional training to meet admissions requirements

Application Requirements

Effective with the 2015 entering class, WesternU/COMP will require confirmation of a baccalaureate degree as a requirement for matriculation

Completion of the majority of prerequisite courses listed

Completion of a minimum of 90 semester units from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent abroad at time of application

Submitted official Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores to AACOMAS

  • Scores cannot be older than three (3) years

​Two letters of recommendation

  • One (1) from a physician (MD or DO only, DO preferred)
  • One (1) from a science professor OR from a university health professions committee