Frequently Asked Questions

Osteopathic Medicine

Applicants interested in applying to Campbell Medicine must complete an online application through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOMAS) once the application cycle opens in May. Applicants may continue to submit primary applications throughout the year as we are on a rolling admissions cycle. We will review and consider primary applications submitted by March 1st to AACOMAS. Please contact AACOMAS for more information on how to submit a primary application online at or additional information may be obtained by contacting:

P.O. Box 9137
Watertown, MA 02474

In light of recent issues created by COVID-19, some of our admissions requirements and procedures are adjusted in order to accommodate applicants in the upcoming cycle.  Please review CUSOM’s Adapted Admissions Process in Response to COVID-19 and check back regularly or contact our office, as these policies will be adjusted as needed. 

What is the minimum GPA to apply?

Applicants should have at least a minimum 3.2 science and cumulative grade point average. The admissions process is competitive, and a higher grade point average (above 3.5) results in improved chances for acceptance. All GPA calculations are completed by AACOMAS and placed on your primary application. We follow  AACOMAS grade replacement policy, which was effective May 1, 2017, AACOMAS includes all course attempts in the GPA calculation. In the event of multiple attempts of the same course, AACOMAS no longer drops initial course attempts from the GPA calculation. 

What is the minimum MCAT score to apply?

Most competitive applicants to Campbell have MCAT scores at the 50th percentile or higher. Valid MCAT scores would be no older than three years old of the year of matriculation.


Applicants must have completed (or will complete prior to matriculation) the following courses with a grade of C or higher from an accredited college or university in order to be considered. A grade of C- in any completed coursework will not be accepted, and no exceptions will be made. (This does include any coursework completed online from an accredited college or university)

  • Biological Sciences (8 hours)
  • Physics (6 to 8 hours)
  • General Chemistry/Inorganic (8 hours)
  • Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry (8 hours)
  • English (8 hours)
  • Six hours in upper-level biomedical courses 300 level or above (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, or genetics) Labs to be included.

Yes; However, applicants must earn a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation. A minimum of 90 hours or 75 percent of the required credits for a degree accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

The evaluation service must verify course work completed at an institution outside the United States is comparable to an accredited U.S. college.

CUSOM will require verification of applicants’ credentials from a college or university outside the U.S., who have met the equivalency for the minimum requirements for admission.


Yes, please make sure to list all of the coursework you are planning to take on your AACOMAS application. Also, you must complete all degree and prerequisite requirements at the time of matriculation or your offer of admission could be rescinded.

No. Students with non-science majors who have completed the required pre-requisites are eligible for application and admission.

Yes, we accept AP credits for required pre-requisite coursework.  We will review your transcript to determine what AP credits meet our admissions requirements.  We may require a letter from the Registrar’s Office, if we can not determine what AP credit coursework has been taken.

The last date to submit a secondary application is March 15, unless otherwise noted by the Office of Admissions. We encourage applicants to complete the secondary application as soon as possible as interview slots may fill up quickly.

Note: Secondary applications are given by invitation only.

You must pay a non-refundable $50.00 application fee online when you submit your secondary application. We do accept AACOMAS fee waivers. If you have been granted an AACOMAS fee waiver, you will need to email the waiver to the Office of Admissions.

You are not able to change information on your secondary application once it has been submitted. If you have not submitted and are having trouble logging in, you must use the username and password provided to you and then it will prompt you to enter your email and password. If you continue to have problems, please contact the Office of Admissions.

In light of recent issues created by COVID-19, some of our admissions requirements and procedures are adjusting in order to accommodate applicants in the upcoming cycle.  Once we have received your secondary application, an application fee or waiver, required letters of recommendation (may be pending prior to interview), official MCAT scores (maybe pending prior to interview), and all other supporting documents, the complete applicant files are sent for review. Applicants will receive either an invitation for an interview or a notice of regret. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified via phone or email and will have the opportunity to select an interview date. Interviews are typically conducted from September through April (subject to change). We highly recommend submitting all application materials at least 4 weeks prior to the deadline.

All application materials will be needed before an Offer of Acceptance will be extended.

You are responsible for coordinating with this service to ensure that we receive at least one letter of recommendation from a premed advisor/pre-health committee or biomedical science Ph.D. faculty member (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Additionally, we require a letter of recommendation from a physician (MD or DO).

Yes, we prefer letters to be submitted through AACOMAS. However, we will also accept letters of recommendation submitted through Interfolio, email or mail.

A pre-med committee letter is not required. Applicants who do not have a pre-med advisor will need to submit a letter of recommendation from a biomedical science Ph.D.  faculty member (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics) or pre-health advisor.

Have your college/university forward an official transcript to AACOMAS as soon as possible, so AACOMAS can forward the updated applicant profile to each of your designated colleges or universities. Please refer to the AACOMAS website to obtain dates and instructions for Academic Updates.

Please contact AACOMAS and notify them of the change. AACOMAS will notify all designated colleges or universities, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

If you decide to withdraw your application from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine during the application process, please contact the Office of Admissions in writing and submit to This will prevent applicants from receiving unwanted mail reminders.

Effective in the 2022-2023 application cycle, applicants who are legal permanent residents of the United States will be required to provide a copy of their permanent resident status (green card holder) prior to admission.  Permanent residency in pending status is not eligible for admission.

CUSOM does not accept applications from students requiring an F-1 student visa status.


The applicant will be contacted via phone or email providing available interview dates.

Yes, an interview confirmation email will be sent to the applicant once the interview day has been scheduled. The confirmation email will include details and an agenda.  

Due to COVID-19, all admission interviews will continue to be held virtually during the 2022-2023 application cycle.  Virtual interviews will be starting in September 2022, multiple days and times (TBD).


There will be two one-on-one interviews conducted. Each interview will be approximately 30 minutes. The interviewer will review your open file before your interview. The interviewer will submit a written evaluation based on the interview portion of the day.

We operate on rolling admissions. Generally, applicants will be notified within two to three weeks of when the interview was conducted.

Yes, feel free to contact the Admissions Office to receive feedback on your Interview Day.


Biomedical Sciences

Yes, you would need separate letters of recommendation. The two letters of recommendation that you submit with your Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) application would need to recommend you for our program.

Those letters can be submitted via Interfolio or other similar services; they can also be mailed to either our physical address or PO Box, or scanned and emailed directly to the MSBS Program Office ( If emailed, letters will need to come from a professional email address (not a, etc.)

MSBS students receive guidance from the program administration, academic advising from faculty advisors, and formal career advising through the Personalized Evaluation of Professional Programs Candidacy (PEPPC) Committee.

PEPPC Committee meetings are held individually with each student every semester to discuss student progress and goals and offer advice with regard to applying to various health professional programs. We do not guarantee admission to medical schools/health profession schools. The robust nature of the curriculum provides students opportunities to become well-rounded, competitive applicants.

The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program is taught by the medical school faculty at the graduate level. MSBS coursework is designed to prepare students for the next level of learning in the health professions.

Yes; Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctorate degrees.

In April of 2017, the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) granted Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine full accreditation status.  Accreditation status is the highest level of accreditation awarded and confers all rights and privileges of accreditation.

The MSBS program is rigorous, and although some students work while in the MSBS program, it is highly recommended you allow yourself time to acclimate to the program and the coursework before committing to a work schedule.

Acceptance decisions are typically made within two weeks. Please be aware that there are several steps in the application process, including receipt of transcripts and letters of recommendation. 

Master of Health Professions Education

Visit the MHPE page for more information