Academics & MCAT

There is no minimum cumulative GPA or MCAT scores, however, applicants must demonstrate the ability to be competitive academically. Students must be able to demonstrate they can handle the heavy academic workload of medical school regardless of their GPA and/or MCAT scores. The Doctor of Medicine Degree is a unique undergraduate program that has a preset schedule; learners do not attend part-time or at a reduced workload, therefore, it is essential that applicants demonstrate their capacity to be academically successful in their application. 

General trends for competitiveness are an overall average of 80 (GPA 3.6), a minimum MCAT score of 500, and a Casper score in the second quartile or higher, in addition to several other non-academic attributes. 

The Admissions Office and Committees employ a holistic review process, allowing components like personal circumstances, work experience, and extracurricular activities, and Casper score merit further consideration. Applicants are assessed on an individual basis via a holistic approach whereby an applicant’s academic history, personal characteristics, and geographic background are considered in concert with personal circumstances and potential disadvantaging factors. 

An applicant’s overall academic average/GPA is determined by calculation of all courses taken each year at the University/College level. For grade conversion to Memorial University Grading System, please click Grade Conversion Chart.

In indicating your grades/GPA on the application, use the conversion table that is on your transcript if there is one. Complete details on how to report your grades, regardless of the grading system your institution uses, is found in the Application Handbook 2024-2025.

In order for the Admissions Office to evaluate your application you must be able to enter the annual and overall academic performance as a numerical average, NOT a GPA.

All grades entered by the applicant are verified internally via the official transcript from their corresponding university. Although an applicant indicates their grades on their application, the Admissions Committee's final decision is made using the transcript and conversion table provided by the accompanying educational institution.