Applicants who have completed a portion of their curriculum at a Ross University approved school of medicine may apply for admission with advanced standing. Such transfer applicants must present evidence of completion of courses (or their equivalent) at an accredited school of medicine comparable to those offered in the Pre-clinical Curriculum at Ross University. Applicants must also arrange with the medical school they are currently attending for an official transcript of their academic record to be sent to our Admissions Office. The pre-medical studies of transfer applicants must include all scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and the prerequisite courses listed in the "Admissions Requirements" section.
Note: Course credits are not guaranteed to transfer to other schools. Acceptance of credits is subject to the receiving institution’s requirements.
Placement in Foundations of Medicine
The level of placement in the Foundations of Medicine curriculum (semesters 1–4) will be determined by the Faculty Committee on Promotions. Applicants who have successfully completed all of the Foundations of Medicine coursework and the USMLE Step 1 may be eligible for admission directly into the 5th clinical semester - Internal Medicine Foundations (IMF). The level of placement in the curriculum will be determined by the dean of clinical sciences.
Applicants who have taken the USMLE Step 1 or Step 2 must also provide copies of their test results. The minimum score required in order to be eligible for admission is 210 for the USMLE Step 1. Additionally, transfer applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to Ross University; namely they should have earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a US, Canadian, or other internationally recognized college or university. Occasionally, applicants qualify for admission upon completion of 90 credits (ie, three fulltime years) of post-secondary studies. Transfer credit cannot be given for incomplete or failed courses (including courses with a “D” grade), or for courses taken more than four years prior to the time the applicant is accepted for enrollment to Ross University School of Medicine.