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Pre-Professional Scholars Program

Pre-Professional Scholars Program

The Pre-Professional Scholars Program grants conditional admission to Case Western Reserve's School of Medicine or School of Dental Medicine along with undergraduate admission for a select group of first-year applicants.

Pre-Professional Scholars enjoy a sense of security knowing they already have been admitted to a top professional school. They also have more flexibility in pursuing a course of study that truly reflects their personal interests as well as more time to devote to opportunities outside the classroom.

Admission to the Pre-Professional Scholars Program is highly competitive. Outstanding students who are not selected for the program may still be considered for undergraduate admission to Case Western Reserve, and many choose to enroll in the first-year class.

8-year medicine program

The average Pre-Professional Scholars Program in Medicine candidate:

  • Ranked at least in the top 10 percent of his or her senior class
  • Has an average SAT composite (math, critical reading and writing) score between 2200 and 2300
  • Has an average ACT composite score between 31 and 34

While the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is not required, Pre-Professional Scholars who choose to take it must present a total score of 34 or above.

Pre-Professional Scholars must complete their bachelor's degree before beginning professional studies. Those who complete their undergraduate degree requirements in fewer than four years are required to pursue other significant experiences intended to enhance their professional and/or personal development.

This can include:

  • Research
  • Study abroad
  • Additional undergraduate coursework
  • Graduate coursework

7-year dental program

Students will be required to take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) and achieve an average score of 18 or higher on both the academic and perceptual ability sections of the exam. They must also complete the prerequisite courses for dental medicine school.

Applying to the Pre-Professional Scholars Program

To apply to the Pre-Professional Scholars Program, select Regular Decision or Early Decision I as your preferred admission plan. Later in the application you will be able to indicate your interest in applying for PPSP. 

Those who apply Regular Decision and are not selected as a PPSP finalist will have an opportunity to be considered under the Regular Decision admission plan.

Pre-Professional Scholars candidates who apply under the Early Decision I admission plan commit to attending Case Western Reserve if admitted to the undergraduate program, regardless of whether they are selected as finalists for the Pre-Professional Scholars Program. This commitment needs to be made before candidates would know about their status with the Pre-Professional Scholars Program.