Program Timeline

Students who are part of NMU’s premedical program their freshmen year may be identified as possible candidates for the NMU-Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Early Assurance Program (MSU-EAP), but other students may show an interest in attending medical school later in their college career and also apply for the program. The premedical adviser will advise students in coordinating their academic program and activities. Qualified students can apply for the Early Assurance Program during their junior year at NMU after consultation with the premedical adviser

January through May 1: Students should take the MCAT by May 1 so that scores will be available to MSU College of Human Medicine by sometime in late May or early June at the latest. Students must notify MSU College of Human Medicine of their MCAT scores (created from a notification e-mail students will receive from MCAT/AAMC services).

Mid to Late February: Online application (located at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine web site) is due. Both MSU College of Human Medicine and the NMU premedical adviser will receive this application.

March 15: Notification of endorsed students (those students who qualify based on the criteria and evaluation of their application by the NMU premedical adviser or advisory board) to MSU College of Human Medicine. MSU College of Human Medicine will select students to be interviewed in April.

Early April: Selected students will be interviewed, either on campus in East Lansing (April 8) or in Marquette (student’s choice) on a similar date.

June: Selection and notification of students admitted under the Early Assurance Program.

June: Admitted students who accept the offer will notify MSU College of Human Medicine and complete and submit the AMCAS application designating the MSU-CHM-EAP (on the application) and pay the standard, refundable deposit to hold their seat within two weeks of acceptance of the offer.