RUSM Medical School Application

Start Your MD in 2024

At Ross Med, 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, Ross Med grads may secure residency matches at affiliated hospitals across the United States and Canada.  

Complete Your Ross Medical School Application in 3 Easy Steps


Step 1


Review the admissions requirements for details on how to begin and complete your medical school application. You should take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) before applying to medical school, but it is possible to add MCAT scores after submission.

Step 2


Apply online through the Ross University School of Medicine application  or apply using the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®), the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine® Application Service (AACOMAS), or the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) and upload your common application.    

Step 3


Send any supplemental documents to our admissions staff. Note: you can submit unofficial documents to get the medical school application process started, but your  official documents must arrive prior to the start of classes.


How To Apply To Ross Med

Apply to RUSM Medical School

Complete your Ross Med Application OR choose to upload your AMCAS/AACOMAS/TMDSAS. You may come back at any time to edit and review your application, however changing application types will require starting a new application. You can track your application and status within the My Ross Med Community Portal.

Three Steps to Apply to Ross Med

Take the MCAT and Review Requirements

First things first: Review our admission requirements to make sure you have everything you need. You should also take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) before applying—though it is possible to add your MCAT scores after submitting an application to Ross Med.

Complete the RUSM Application

If you’ve already started an application through the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®), the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine® Application Service (AACOMAS), or the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS), we make it easy to upload your common application to the Ross Med portal.

Send Supplemental Documents

It’s likely that you’ll have some supplemental documents to submit after your online application is finished, such as official transcripts. Send those to Ross Med when they’re available, and your application will be complete.

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

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)
Three Start Dates

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.

Deposit Fee

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

How to apply to medical school?

You can apply to RUSM by filling out our online medical school application or by submitting your AMCAS, AACOMAS, or TMDSAS application.

When to apply to medical school?

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.

How much does it cost to apply to medical school?

There is no fee for submitting the Ross University School of Medicine application.

What medical schools should I apply to?

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.

How many medical schools should I apply to?

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.

Can I apply to medical school before taking the MCAT?

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.

What do you need to apply to medical school?
  • 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
  • CV/Resume
Do I Need a Certain GPA to Apply to Medical School?

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.

Can I Apply to the Same Medical School More Than Once?

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.

Does RUSM Offer Scholarships?

Yes, RUSM offers a number of scholarships that are awarded by selection or application.