Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Admission Requirements

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Students seeking admission to CCOM must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. Completion of the admissions course requirements
    • Grades of C or better (grades of C- are not acceptable)
    • To be competitive, students should have minimum cumulative GPAs and science GPAs over 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
    • To receive a supplemental application, students must have minimum science and cumulative GPAs of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
  2. Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation
  3. Competitive test scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
    • Average MCAT score for students entering CCOM in 2016 was 29 (506 on MCAT 2015)
    • Only MCAT exam scores earned from tests taken no more than 3 years prior to the planned enrollment year are acceptable
    • Register for MCAT tests through the MCAT Program Office at 202/828-0690 or visit for information
  4. Two letters of recommendation
    • One letter from either a premedical advisory committee, prehealth advisor or basic science professor who has taught the applicant
    • Second letter from either a U.S. licensed D.O. or M.D. Letters from osteopathic physicians are strongly recommended. Letters written by immediate family members are not acceptable

Students seeking admission to CCOM must provide:

  1. Demonstration of sincere understanding and interest in osteopathic medicine
  2. Demonstration of a service orientation through community service or extracurricular activities
  3. Motivation for and commitment to health care as demonstrated by previous work, volunteer work, or other life experiences
  4. Verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and colleagues
  5. Pass the Midwestern University fingerprint-based background check
  6. Commitment to abide by Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy
  7. Meet the Technical Standards of the College