To be considered for admission, you must have completed a minimum of 75 percent of the required credits for a bachelors degree in a college accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. You must have completed your undergrad degree prior to starting medical school.
The admissions process is competitive, and a higher grade point average (above 3.2) results in improved chances for acceptance. The most competitive applicants would have a science and cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. ICOM also places emphasis on the applicant’s interview.
The courses below are required for admission: you may apply while coursework is in progress. Coursework completion is required prior to matriculation and pending courses during the application cycle is acceptable.
Biological Sciences: One year with laboratory (8 semester hours/12 quarter hours)
Physics: One year (6 to 8 semester hours/9 to 12 quarter hours)
Inorganic Chemistry: One year with laboratory (8 semester hours/12 quarter hours)
Organic Chemistry: One year with laboratory (8 semester hours/12 quarter hours)
English: One year (6 semester hours/8 quarter hours)
Six (6) additional science hours are highly recommended. ICOM recommends courses in the 300/400 level or beyond in subjects that will enhance performance in medical school such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology.
NOTE: Courses with equivalent content will be reviewed.
NOTE: Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each of the required courses above to fulfill the pre-requisite course requirement.
You must submit scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). For the current admissions cycle, ICOM will accept the MCAT administration from up to three years prior to the date of matriculation; however, the Dean may grant exceptions to this timeline. ICOM is looking for a score within the 50% percentile, with no score in each sub-section lower than the 35th percentile.
Applicants will be required to meet the Technical Standards for admission and continued enrollment and affirm that he or she meets the standards. Any falsification or misinformation regarding the ability to meet technical standards is a reason for rescinding the offer of admission or after matriculation, dismissal from the program.
ICOM is operating in compliance with the timeline established by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), both as amended, to assure that its facilities, programs and student policies are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Students and applicants with specific needs should contact the ICOM Office of Student Services. Details of ICOM’s Accommodations policy can viewed in the Academic Handbook (add link to page 39 of handbook)
Applicants who are legal permanent residents of the U.S. will be required to provide a copy of their permanent resident card (“green card”) prior to admission.
Note: Permanent residency status “pending,” is not eligible for admission.
ICOM does not accept applications from students requiring F-1 student visa status at this time.
ICOM will require applicants who have completed coursework at foreign institutions be evaluated for U.S. equivalence by one of the evaluation services listed on the AACOM web site at:
The evaluation service must verify course work completed at an institution outside of the US is comparable to a regionally accredited US college.
ICOM will require verification of applicant’ credentials from a college or outside of the United States which have met the equivalency for the minimum requirements for admission.
ICOM does not accept transfer students at this time.
Previous matriculants and graduates from M.D., D.O., or equivalent (U.S. or foreign) are not eligible for consideration for admissions to the D.O. program at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.