SKMC Office of Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional questions? Contact SKMC.Admissions@jefferson.edu.

Student & Graduate Demographics

  • The members of the 2019 entering class came from 102 different undergraduate schools, 29 states and six other countries. A profile of the matriculated students includes the following:
  • Overall GPA 3.72
  • Average total MCAT score of 513
  • Mean age 23, ranging from 19 - 34
  • 50% female
  • 12% from groups underrepresented in medicine
  • 30% non-white ethnic groups

No preference is given to in-state applicants. However, Sidney Kimmel Medical College is the official medical school for the state of Delaware, and Delaware residents may be given preferential treatment.

SKMC graduates are located all over the U.S. For more information, see the Match List for the Class of 2020 (PDF).

Programs & Applying

The Sidney Kimmel Medical College participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Applications should be submitted to AMCAS between June 1 and November 15. 

The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS) is the Association of American Medical Colleges' centralized medical school application processing service. AAMC - Student Services, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC, 20001-2399

Yes. Some of our cooperative programs include the following:

  • Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research (DIMER) Program
  • Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP)
  • Medical Scholars Program (MSP)
  • Jefferson Accelerated Program with Penn State University BS/MD

Students interested in the combined MD/PhD program must apply through AMCAS, indicating the Combined Degree application type, and complete a secondary application to the College of Medicine. The deadline for application to the MD/PhD program is October 15.

Yes, the Jefferson Accelerated Program with Penn State University, for high school seniors only. Students earn both the BS and MD degrees in seven calendar years after graduation from high school. To apply, please contact Penn State at 814-865-7620.

SKMC does not offer a formal post-baccalaureate course of study, but the Jefferson College of Life Sciences does offer a Post-Bacculaureate Pre-Professional Program for individuals seeking to complete their basic science requirements in order to prepare for entrance to medical school.

Tracking Your Application

To maintain the integrity of the admissions process at SKMC, all communications concerning your application, including the interview, should be forwarded to the Dean of Admissions.

The status page is designed for all applicants, to see what stage your application is in during the processing phase. The page will indicate when your AMCAS application and SKMC supplemental application form and fee were received, when your MCAT test scores were received at SKMC from AMCAS and when your letters of recommendation were received.

Your application is complete when all items on the status page have a date received, or a 'yes' indicated. Once all required items are in, your application will move to the Admissions Committee for review.

Your application will begin processing after we receive your AMCAS application, SKMC secondary application, fee or AMCAS Fee Waiver and letters of recommendation. It can sometimes take six weeks to complete the processing of your application.

Invitations for interviews are extended between September and April. If you are granted an interview, you will receive an email notification from the Director of Admissions.

All interview decisions are mailed by March 31st.

Application Requirements

SSN/SSI numbers are required because they are essential for University Services and matriculation.

Yes. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university is required.

No, but the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required.

SAT information provides additional information about standardized testing.

Scores should be no older than three years of the time of application.

Letters of recommendation are to be sent to AMCAS only. Please review the AMCAS letter transmission policy. Do not submit letters of recommendation to Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

Generally SKMC prefers a composite letter written on behalf of the applicant by the college or university's pre-health committee, if there is one. Some schools do not provide this service but offer to collect individual letters of recommendation and mail them to the medical schools. If individual letters are sent, we prefer one biology, one chemistry, one physics and one humanities. 

You may direct exemption requests to the Committee on Admissions using the optional information section on the Secondary Application.

Secondary Application

Once we receive your verified AMCAS application, we will send you an e-mail notification with instructions for completing the Sidney Kimmel Medical College online secondary application.

Yes. You will be able to cut and paste information into the SKMC supplemental application if you would like to prepare the text ahead of time. The easiest way to accomplish this is by using Microsoft Word, then copy it into the application. Please be aware of our 4,000 character (including spaces) limit for the additional information section.

Changes to your application can only be submitted in writing. No online changes can occur.

International Students

International students who have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States or Canada, and have completed the requirements, are eligible to apply at SKMC. International students are judged by the same criteria as U.S. citizens.

International students who do not have a Baccalaureate degree from an institution in the United States or Canada are not accepted for admission.

No. Foreign students who do not have a Baccalaureate degree from an institution in the United States or Canada are not accepted for admission. Courses taken outside the U.S. or Canada cannot be used to fulfill requirements. 

We do not accept transfer applications from students enrolled in foreign medical schools. Only students currently enrolled in Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical schools may apply for transfer.

International students are not eligible to apply for financial scholarships and loans. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.