University of Nebraska Medical Center

MD Program Admissions

2024-2025 Application Information

Applications to UNMC’s College of Medicine must be submitted online through the American Medical College Application Service. The centralized site will allow you to submit your application and select which medical schools will receive it for review.

Upon receipt of your verified application from AMCAS, you will receive an electronic supplemental application from UNMC. Once both components are received, your application is eligible for review by the College of Medicine for an interview. If you do not complete your supplemental, your application is not considered for an interview.

If selected to interview, you will be provided with an electronic secondary application to select an interview date and upload your photo. During this process, you will also be notified of any course deficiencies.

Early Decision Program

UNMC participates in the Early Decision Program. In this program, applications are accepted between June 1 and Aug. 1. The last MCAT considered for this program is the Aug. 2, 2024, test date with a score release date of Sept. 4, 2024. EDP applicants will be notified regarding their admissions decision on Oct. 1, 2024.

Regular Cycle

All other AMCAS applications are due by Nov. 1, 2024. All MCAT tests completed in the 2024 calendar year are accepted for the 2024-2025 application cycle.

Application Deadlines

Application AMCAS Submission Deadline MCAT Score Release
Early Decision Program Aug. 1, 2024 Sept. 4, 2024
Regular MD, MD/PhD, MD/GRAD Nov. 1, 2024 Any MCAT completed in the calendar year will be considered
Supplemental Applications are due by Nov. 15, 2024. 

Letters of Recommendation Guidelines

Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate faculty members are required; one in the pre-medical science area. An official report of a pre-medical advisory committee will fulfill the two-letter requirement. Questions regarding the letters of recommendation requirement should be directed to the College of Medicine admissions team.

  • LOR Early Decision Program Deadline: Sept. 6, 2024
  • LOR Regular Deadline: Dec. 1, 2024

Additional letters from employers, directors of graduate programs, or individuals with whom the candidate has had a significant life experience may be essential in some instances and are welcomed for all. Letters from clergymen, family, friends or persons in influential positions are discouraged.

Please limit recommendation letters that you designate through AMCAS for release to UNMC to a total of four.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all letters of recommendation are available on AMCAS. No deadline extensions are granted.

Other Application Requirements

Clinical Exposure and Volunteer work

UNMC will look at the total body of clinical exposure and volunteer work with the understanding that opportunities likely were limited in spring, summer and fall of 2020. Non-medical volunteer work done during this time should be included in your application.


Interview day and interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2024-2025 cycle. UNMC will use the Zoom platform for the Interview Day presentation and interview process. Interview Day typically is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST on a date selected by the applicant. The primary objective of the interview is to focus on the applicant's personality, general functioning, and capabilities, not upon intellectual achievements. Therefore, the applicant's academic credentials are not shared with the interviewer until the interview has been completed.

Applicants can expect to be asked to respond to questions about the development of their thinking about a career in medicine, the positions of responsibility they have held, their leisure time pursuits or people who have been influential in their lives. Interviewers are especially interested in assessing candidates' abilities to develop rapport and to communicate ideas effectively. During the interview, applicants are given the opportunity to discuss or display those factors about which they feel particularly positive and explain aspects of their application which may raise questions.

Online Coursework and Laboratory Courses

Online coursework, including laboratory courses, will continue to be accepted in fulfillment of some pre-requisites. UNMC has historically accepted the completion of coursework online in limited situations, but highly encourages classroom application for lectures/labs for science entrance requirements.

Pass/Fail Coursework

UNMC will accept Pass/No Credit grades for courses taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently we consider courses likely to be impacted as those offered in Spring 2020 (Quarter/Semester) and Summer 2020. In implementing this policy, we understand some undergraduate schools are providing an option for students to take courses either for letter grades or on a Pass/No Credit basis during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

UNMC will accept Pass/No Credit without conditions. Students and their families are facing many challenges at this time – maybe even life-and-death challenges. UNMC believes that the pressure for grades need not be one of them.

CLEP and Advanced Placement

In cases where CLEP Examination or Advanced Placement credits have exempted an applicant from an undergraduate prerequisite course, it is suggested that a more advanced course in that discipline be taken to fulfill the requirement. Dual-enrollment courses are accepted to fulfill required coursework.

Questions regarding credit should be directed to comadmissions@unmc.edu.

Canadian/International Applicant Policy

UNMC will consider applications from international or Canadian students who have earned an undergraduate degree from a University of Nebraska system college (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Omaha or University of Nebraska at Kearney) or at a Nebraska State College (Wayne, Chadron or Peru). Otherwise, consideration of foreign student applications is limited to those with a permanent resident visa. 


All re-applicants must reapply through AMCAS as outlined in the application procedure section. Re-applicants are strongly encouraged to identify, if possible, any factors which influenced the unfavorable decision and alter them before reapplying.