Start Your MD This September
At RUSM, we combine medical science, clinical training, and soft skills support in an educational environment that keeps learning relevant, contemporary, and competitive. Plus, with our deep network of healthcare institutions, RUSM grads may secure residency matches at affiliated hospitals across the United States and Canada.
Review the admissions requirements for details on how to apply to medical school and what you will need to complete your application. This checklist includes many of the things you will need:
- A completed Ross University School of Medicine application
- Official transcript(s) from each college and/or professional school attended
- At least two letters of recommendation
- MCAT score
- Personal Statement
- CV/ Resume
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, if applicable
- A passport sized photo (optional)
When do you submit your Ross University School of Medicine application? RUSM admits students three times a year: in January, May, and September. This means you aren't locked into a September start as you would be at many other medical schools. Instead, you have the freedom to start medical school when the time is right for you.
Applicants must take the MCAT to be considered for admission to RUSM. Research shows that the MCAT can be a reliable predictor of your potential success, both as a medical school student and as a physician. The exam tests your ability to translate fundamental medical school concepts into courses of action in real-world patient cases, and RUSM looks at your MCAT performance very closely when making a decision on your candidacy.
Keep in mind that RUSM considers the MCAT exam in concert with many other factors. You can get a better idea of your potential candidacy to RUSM by sending an email to an admissions colleague to discuss your personal situation.
After a student is accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required to reserve a seat in the class. This seat deposit is applied to tuition costs.
- Initial Seat Deposit ($500): An initial deposit of $500 must be made within two weeks of acceptance to reserve a seat in class.
- Final Seat Deposit ($500): A second seat deposit of $500 is required four months prior to enrollment.
- Deposit deadlines change if acceptance is granted within four months of the term.
All fees are listed in U.S. currency and must be paid in U.S. dollars. All checks must be drawn from U.S. banks. Click here to pay your seat deposit online.
Please note: If either seat deposit is not received by the deadline, the seat for the term will be forfeited.
Applying to Medical School - FAQs
You can apply to RUSM by filling out our online medical school application or by submitting your AMCAS, AACOMAS, or TMDSAS application.
Ross University School of Medicine operates on rolling admissions, and application submissions close only as classes are filled. Medical school applicants are welcome to apply up to a year in advance of their intended semester. However, all prerequisite courses should be completed and MCAT scores made available.
There is no fee for submitting the Ross University School of Medicine application.
As medical school admissions criteria may vary slightly, it is important for applicants to become knowledgeable about each institution’s requirements prior to submitting an application and apply to the programs that best match their credentials.
Applying to multiple schools of medicine may increase your chances of admission, but applying to several schools at once may lead to emotional stress because of the many details and requirements, and financial stress, as other schools charge application fees. Applicants should apply to the number of schools they can comfortably undertake without diminishing the quality of each application.
You may submit the Ross University School of Medicine application while preparing to take the MCAT exam. Our Admissions Coordinators will work with applicants to complete the rest of your application. However, MCAT scores must be available prior to the Admissions Committee’s review of the applicant’s file for admission.
- A completed application
- Official transcripts from each college and/or professional school attended
- At least two letters of recommendation (at least one must be academic)
- MCAT score
- Personal Statement
Good grades (particularly in prerequisite courses) are essential for gaining admission to medical school, but there is no exact grade point average (GPA) required. That said, the higher your GPA, the better your chances.
Yes, you can apply to the same medical school—including RUSM—more than once. But to be considered for acceptance after a previous rejection, your application should demonstrate improvement in test scores, experience, or other areas.
Yes, RUSM offers a number of scholarships that are awarded by selection or application.