Pre-Medical Program

West Chester University

Dr. Stephen J. Zimniski
West Chester, PA 19383

Post Baccalaureate Information

To apply for WCU's post baccalaureate Pre-Medical program, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 3.20 GPA in your college course work
  • Your undergraduate degree is in a non-science major.
  • You have not taken the required science courses.
  • You have not taken the MCAT, GRE or similar professional school exam

WCU's Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program is not a remedial program to improve your GPA or MCAT score.

WCU's Post Baccalaureate Pre-Med Program is not a degree or certificate program.

While there is no deadline to apply to the program; due to scheduling classes you should plan to apply by the following dates:

  • To begin classes in the spring semester you should submit all materials prior to September 15th.
  • To begin classes in the summer or fall semesters, you submit all materials prior to by January 15th.

Applying after these dates will not affect acceptance, but may affect your ability to gain entrance into the required classes.

To apply to West Chester University's Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program, you must complete and submit a WCU Post Bac Pre-Med Application for the Pre-Medical Program.

Required materials to be submitted with this application:

  • Official transcripts from any college you have attended.
  • A minimum of 2 letters of recommendation.
  • A current resume.
  • A 2-3 page autobiography, being sure to explain your decision to pursue a career in health care, and highlighting your activities and accomplishments to date
  • A current photo

Please submit the completed application and all required materials to:

Stephen J. Zimniski, Ph.D.
Director, Pre-Medical Programs
750 South Church Street, SSS 117A
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Financial Aid is not available for non-degree students (the Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program is a non-degree, non-certificate program). If you are in need of Financial Aid, you must apply as a 2nd degree seeking student through Undergraduate Admissions in addition to completing the Post Bac Pre-Med Application. This can be done online at the Undergraduate Admissions Web Site.


Post-baccalaureate pre-medical curricula