2022 Application (Students Entering Fall 2022)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 and rising sophomores.

Requirements for Incoming Freshman 2022

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 2–3-minute video presentation, complete a short essay, and submit two letters of recommendation.

Applicants will need to provide two references (one academic and one non-academic).  References must fill out the recommendation form, and submit a recommendation letter.

Requirements for Rising Sophomores 2022

In addition to the above requirements, rising sophomores should meet the following conditions: (1) the student’s primary major be within the College of Arts and Sciences and (2) completed BSC 114 and 115 or equivalent and have a first semester GPA over 3.5.


For priority consideration for admission into the 2022-2023 program, please apply by December 15, 2021 (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 final decisions will be made April 15, 2022.

January 11, 2022 – McCollough Zoom Interviews begin.

February 1, 2022 – McCollough first-round offers made.

March 15, 2022 – McCollough second-round deadline (The McCollough Program will accept second-round applicants until application deadline March 15, 2022; second-round offers are made on a rolling basis as slots open; final offers for second round applicants will be made on April 15, 2022).

May 1, 2022 – McCollough Program final rejections announced.

Apply for admission into the 2022-2023 McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars.


Questions about the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars can be directed to Ashley Wilder-Morrison at wilde010@ua.edu.

Office phone: 205-348-2362

Mail to:  McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars

Box 870229

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0229