2024 Application

(Students Entering Academic Year Fall 2024)

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. Non-academic components include leadership experience, volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, employment, and non-academic honors. Eligible students should apply to the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars Program through a separate online application at

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 2024-2025 program year, apply by December 15, 2023, 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 29, 2024.

March 15, 2024 – McCollough first-round offers made.

March 29, 2024 – McCollough second-round deadline (The McCollough Program will accept second-round applicants until application deadline March 29, 2024, 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, 2024).

May 24, 2024 – McCollough Program final rejections announced.

Copy of the 2023-2024 application for review only.  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