Postbaccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program

American University
Washington, DC.
Type Test Preparation, Post-baccalaureate Program, Academic Year Program


The Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree and either lack prerequisites required by health professional schools or wish to strengthen their credentials. It serves recent graduates as well as those returning to school after an extended interval.


An overall minimum grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum science and mathematics GPA of 3.2 are required for admission to the certificate program. You may apply before receiving your bachelor's degree. Foreign nationals should contact Dr. Lynne Arneson,, 202-885-2186, to ascertain their eligibility to apply to the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program. American University does not issue I-20 immigration documents for students applying to the postbaccalaureate program because it is a non-degree program. If you are an international student, please note that the Post-Baccalaureat Program DOES NOT qualify for an F-1 or J-1 immigration documents. ONLY students in other immigration statuses may apply. American University does not issue I-20s or DS2019 for this program.

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Premedical Programs Coordinator
Dr. Lynne Arneson
Department of Chemistry, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8014
Phone: 202-885-2186
Fax: 202-885-1752