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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate for med, vet, and dental school at CC?

For the 2013-14 application year: 38 CC students applied to MD and DO school, 35 had interviews, and 31 were accepted - 88%; 2 students applied to dental school and were accepted - 100%; 3 students applied to vet school and were accepted - 100%; 1 applied to PA school and was accepted - 100%.

What are the medical schools that accept our students?

Our students have been accepted to:

  • Brown
  • Case Western
  • Creighton
  • Duke
  • Einstein
  • Emory
  • Florida International University
  • Georgetown
  • Harvard
  • Loyola
  • Mount Sinai
  • Northwestern
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Penn State
  • Rochester
  • Stanford
  • St. Louis
  • Texas Tech
  • Tufts
  • Tulane
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • Yale

Can I take required courses at a community college or online?

Most medical, dental, and vet schools prefer that the required courses come from a 4-year institution. It varies from school to school regarding online and community college courses. The student will need to check with the school of interest for specifics.

I heard that schools do background checks as part of the admissions process. Do I need to disclose everything?

Yes, it is very important to disclose any information that may be pulled up in a background check. It's also important to check with Student Life about any infractions you may have received as a student. For more information on your conduct history, contact Senior Assistant Dean of Students Cesar Cervantes.

Do I have to major in biology or chemistry to apply to med, vet, or dental school?

No! In fact, many medical schools prefer non-science majors, as this exhibits a well-rounded understanding of many curricular areas.