2025 Application

(Students Entering Academic Year Fall 2025)

The 2025 application will go live in October.

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

The McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars Program is open to The University of Alabama incoming first-year students 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 students

To qualify, interested students must have quantifiable academic components such as an ACT score of 32-36 or SAT score of 1420-1600, and a 3.50+ GPA. These scores are required to apply for the program. Non-academic components include leadership experience, volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, employment, and non-academic honors.

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 on required topic (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. Our office does not reach out to the references to complete their forms. This must be done by the applicants.

Reminder: Chosen applicants must be in the College of Arts and Science. They must be able to live on campus with other selected McCollough students during the first year.


For priority consideration for admission into the 2025-2026 program year, apply by December 15, 2024, 11:59 p.m. CST.  Second-round final decisions will be made April 29, 2025.

March 15, 2025 – McCollough first-round offers made.

March 29, 2025 – McCollough second-round deadline (The McCollough Program will accept second-round applicants until application deadline March 29, 2025, 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 29, 2025).

May 24, 2025 – McCollough Program final rejections announced.

Apply for admission into the 2024-2025 McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars.


Questions about the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars can be directed to

Office phone: 205-348-2362

Mail to:  McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars

Box 870229

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0229