2023 Application (Students Entering Fall 2023) Picture of group of McCollough Scholars talking

Welcome to the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars’ online application.

The McCollough Pre-Medical Scholars Program is open to incoming freshman whose primary major is in the College of Arts & Sciences. To find all applicable Arts & Science majors review the UA catalog for more information.

Requirements for Incoming Freshman 

To qualify, interested students must have an ACT score of 30-36 or SAT score of 1300-1600, and a 3.50+ GPA. Academic components such as high school GPA and academic honors. Non-academic items include leadership experience, volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, employment, and non-academic honors. Eligible students should apply to the McCollough Pre-Medical Scholars Institute through a separate online application at mccolloughscholars.ua.as.edu.

To complete the McCollough Scholars application, be prepared to enter your GPA, ACT/SAT scores, upload a 1 to 2-minute video presentation (include face and voice), complete a short essay (490 to 500 word), and submit two letters of recommendation.

Applicants will need to provide two references (one academic and one non-academic, referrals from family members or anyone related to the applicant is not permissible). References must fill out the recommendation form and submit a recommendation letter.


For priority consideration for admission into the 2023-2024 program, apply by December 16, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. CST.  Students who apply by this date are eligible for February Zoom interviews; students who apply later will be considered for second-round offers.  Second-round final decisions will be made April 14, 2023.

Moved to early February – Due to the influx of interested applicants & application submissions the McCollough Zoom Interviews will begin early February.

February 24, 2023 – McCollough first-round offers made.

March 24, 2023 – McCollough second-round deadline (The McCollough Program will accept second-round applicants until application deadline March 24, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. CST: second-round offers are made on a rolling basis as slots open; final offers for second-round applicants will be made on April 14, 2023).

May 1, 2023 – McCollough Program final rejections announced.

Copy of the 2023-2024 application for review only.  Apply for admission into the 2023-2024 McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars.


Questions about the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars can be directed here or to Ashley Wilder-Morrison at Mccolloughinstitute@ua.edu.

Office phone: 205-348-2362

Mail to:  McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars

Box 870229

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0229