Premedical Office
Xavier University
1 Drexel Drive
Box 120C
New Orleans, LA 70125

Full-Time Staff
Quo Vadis Maria Webster, MA, LPC
Premedical Adviser
(504) - 520-7437
Part-Time Staff
JW Carmichael, Jr.
Director of Premed Program
Professor of Chemistry



Description of the Xavier-Tulane University Medical School Early Acceptance Program (Updated 12/1/15)

What are the qualifications to apply to the program? By the time they are nominated in May, following the completion of the Spring semester of Sophomore year at Xavier, students must have...

  • Entered Xavier as a first-time freshman majoring in Biology (any major), Chemistry-Premed, or Psychology-Premed (NOTE: Students must major in one of the fields above for the duration of their undergraduate years at XU in order to be eligible; transfers from departments other than those listed above are not eligible.)
  • Completed at least 60 semester hours of courses at Xavier.
  • Completed the following courses: General Biology (1230/1230LB and 1240/1240LB), General Chemistry (1010/1010DR/1011LB and 1020/1020DR/1021LB), Organic Chemistry (2210/2210DR/2230LB and 2220/2220DR/2240LB), Mathematics (1020-1030/1070, as required by your major) and English (1000/1010-1020 and 2010, as required by your major). NOTE: Mathematics and English requirements should be completed NO LATER than the designated semesters for your specific major in the appropriate University Catalog; if the schedule of courses for your major indicates that a math or English course should be taken in the junior year (as opposed to the sophomore year), then appropriate consideration will be made for early acceptance review.
  • Earned a cumulative overall GPA at Xavier of 3.5 or higher.
  • Demonstrated a genuine interest in medicine as indicated by participation in the group and individual meetings conducted by the Premedical Office for freshman and sophomore students, including submission of personal statement and post-secondary experiences form to the Premed Office for review throughout enrollment.
  • Demonstrated a genuine interest in attending Tulane University School of Medicine as indicated by meeting the above mentioned requirements and attending any on-campus information or recruitment sessions offered by Tulane University School of Medicine.
  • NOTE: If you have questions or concerns about any of the above mentioned requirements that must be met by the end of the Spring semester of Sophomore year, please contact the Premedical Office no later than the Fall semester of Sophomore year.

How does an XU student apply for the program? Students interested in the program and who meet the qualifications listed above must do the following during their SOPHOMORE year:

  • Submit Personal Statement and Post-Secondary Experiences Form to the Premed Office for review and revise and submit as needed throughout the fall and spring semesters (remember, these items will be submitted to MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS COMMITTEES so they need to be in the best shape possible);
  • Collect letters of evaluation specific to medical school from three (3) faculty members (2 BCPM, 1 non-science BCPM) and request to have them submitted to the Premedical Office by April 15th; be sure to follow-up with faculty who agreed to write medical school evaluations on your behalf;
  • Stop by the Premed Office when instructed to do so in January to sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Sophomore Assessment Meeting, during which time you'll be given more specific early acceptance application instructions and a sample application;
  • After your PS and PSE Form have been critiqued and revised several times, complete a draft Early Acceptance Application and submit via email to be checked by the Premed Office NO LATER THAN March 15th (NOTE: the review/revision process should continue throughout the Spring semester);
  • As soon as you complete your final exams for the Spring semester, go to XU's Registrar's Office and request that an official transcript be sent to the Premedical Office; be sure to check "Hold for Final Grades" on the request form IF your final grades have not been posted at the time that you submit your request;
  • If you enrolled at any other college or university, you should have an official transcript from each sent to the Premedical Office by March 15th; and
  • Submit your FINAL signed application to the PM Office in-person, by mail, or by email NO LATER THAN May 15th; also, make sure ALL evaluations and transcripts are filed in the PM Office by May 15th.

What happens to applications after they are submitted to the PM Office? In May, the Premed Office will review all applications and supporting materials and then choose students to nominate for the program. Students will be notified of the status of their applications by XU's Premedical Adviser no later than the end of May. Applications and supporting materials of nominated students will be forwarded to Tulane by the Premed Office.

What do students do after they are nominated for the program? Nominees will be reviewed by Tulane University School of Medicine in the fall of Junior year and will receive official notice from Tulane once a decision is made.

What do students do after acceptance into the program? Students who are offered a conditional acceptance into Tulane Medical School must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) during the Spring of their Junior Year AND must meet the MCAT score requirement as indicated in the official conditional acceptance letter from Tulane.. In addition, students must complete their Junior and Senior years at Xavier, complete/submit the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application in July before their Senior year, and complete Tulane's secondary application, per the instructions given in the conditional acceptance letter. Students are granted OFFICIAL acceptance into Tulane University School of Medicine ONLY IF they meet ALL of the requirements outlined in the conditional acceptance letter. NOTE: Students who are conditionally accepted via the Tulane Early Acceptance Program may also apply to other medical schools and are not required to attend Tulane Medical School should they be offered an official acceptance after meeting requirements outlined in the official conditional acceptance letter.

*Acceptance into Tulane University School of Medicine is contingent upon the nominated student meeting the minimum MCAT score and other requirements outlined in the conditional acceptance letter.



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