2021 Application (Students Entering Fall 2021)Picture of group of McCollough Scholars talking


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



To qualify, interested students must meet the requirements for The University of Alabama’s Presidential Scholarship.  For In-State students, this is a 30-36 ACT or 1360-1600 SAT and GPA 3.50+.  For Out-of-State students, this is a 32-36 ACT or 1420-1600 ACT and GPA 3.50+.  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, a 2-3 minute video presentation, an essay, and two letters of recommendation.

Applicants will need to provide two references (one academic and one non-academic community leader).  References must fill out the reference form here, where they will be required to submit a recommendation letter.



For priority consideration for admission into the 2021-2022 program, please apply by December 15, 2020 (students who apply by this date are eligible for January Zoom interviews; students who apply later will be considered for second round offers).  Second round decisions will be made on a rolling basis until April 15, 2021.

January 11, 2021  – McCollough Zoom Interviews begin

February 1, 2021 – McCollough 1st round offers made

March 15, 2021 –  McCollough 2nd round deadline (The McCollough Program will accept 2nd round applicants up to this date; 2nd round offers are made on a rolling basis as slots open up; these offers will be made up to April 15, 2021.

May 1, 2021 – McCollough Program final rejections announced

Apply for admission into the 2021-2022 McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars here.


Questions about the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars can be directed to Angela Johnson at amjohnson50@ua.edu.

Office phone: 205-348-2362

Mail to:  McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars

Box 870229

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0229