Early Assurance Program-Wake Forest University School of Medicine


Well-qualified Wake Forest University undergraduates, upon completion of their sophomore year, may apply for early acceptance to the Wake Forest University School of Medicine through the Early Assurance Program (EAP). Although the student still does not enter Wake Forest University School of Medicine until after the senior year, this gives them the opportunity to know that they have been accepted a year earlier.  Applicants accepted through the Early Assurance Program (EAP) program will be required to take the MCAT and score the minimum or higher MCAT score approved for the admissions cycle they are applying prior to matriculation. Acceptances through the EAP will be on a conditional basis only until that time.

Applicants are required to go through the WFU Pre Health Committee to get their recommendation.  Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.5 and an overall science GPA of 3.5 (verified each semester in school) and have completed half of the following prerequisite courses to apply to the EAP program. The remaining courses should be completed prior to matriculation.  Other recommended coursework includes those listed under the general academic requirements for Wake Forest University School of Medicine.   

  • CHM 111 and lab – College Chemistry I and lab 
  • CHM 280 and lab – College Chemistry II and lab
  • CHM 122 and 122L – Organic I and lab OR CHM 123 Organic I Honors and lab 
  • CHM 223 and 223 L – Organic II and lab 
  • BIO 150/L and 160/L (General Biology) 
  • BIO/CHM370 Biochemistry 

A 3.5 GPA does not guarantee admission. It is just the minimum required for application.

Students will use the AMCAS application service to apply.  After starting the application, students should contact Wake Forest University School of Medicine providing their AAMC ID so that they can be granted permission to apply.  Once they have been given permission, they can then choose the Early Assurance Program application type on their AMCAS application to continue with their application. AMCAS application deadline is October 15 and WFUSM Secondary Application deadline is November 30.

The applicant must be a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S. and must agree to complete requisite courses, to continue the same or better academic excellence, to demonstrate high ethical conduct and not to apply to any other medical school. 

Non-acceptance by the EAP does not influence future applications the student may make to Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  

The Early Assurance Program should not be confused with Early Decision.