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Procedures and Policies



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At St. Matthew's University, our team of admissions advisors are pleased to assist you and respond to any question or concerns promptly and professionally. Please fee free to contact our friendly and knowledgeable admissions advisors at:

Phone: 800.498.9700 or 407.488.1700
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Fax: 800.565.7177 or 407.488.1702

Due to our rolling admissions, there is no deadline to apply. Semesters begin in September, January, and May.

How to Apply

Applying to medical school can be a stressful time. We understand this and want to make your application process as easy as possible.

You can apply online by clicking on "Apply Now" above, or download an application form by clicking on the "Printable Forms" link to the left. If you complete a paper version of the application form, you may mail, fax, or email it to us. If you prefer, you may send us a copy of your completed AMCAS application in lieu of submitting the SMU application form.

If you choose to complete the downloaded version of the application, you may mail it to:

Office of Admissions
St. Matthew's University
12124 High Tech Avenue, Suite 290
Orlando, Fl 32817

St.Matthew's University will contact you within two business days once your application has been received to see if you have any questions and to help you through the process. You will have a decision on your completed application within 10 business days.

 Personal Statement

Applicants must submit a personal statement with the application form. This offers an opportunity for the applicant to describe personal attributes, characteristics and interests that support a decision to study medicine. The admissions committee is interested in participation in research projects, hobbies and health-related employment or experiences. Use specific examples to demonstrate motivation, commitment to pursue a medical career and the ability to work with people. Compassion, empathy and the ability to deal with everyday problems are considered important qualities. We focus as much on the determination and life experience of our candidates as on their academic background.

 Letters of Recommendation

Confidential appraisals by college advisors, instructors, or others are a very important part of the application. These recommendations may also include a letter from a peer. Ask for recommendations from individuals who can give a concise and thorough assessment of your personality, industry, reliability and motivation. Applicants are given the option of signing a waiver regarding the confidentiality of these letters. At least two letters of recommendation are requested from each applicant.

 Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)

The MCAT is required only of citizens and permanent residents of the United States. Admitted studentsfrom the United States are to submit their test results prior to enrolling into St. Matthew's University. St. Matthew's University Admissions committee will use MCAT scores to assist in the admissions decision, but does not base decisions solely on MCAT scores. There is no minimum score below which an application is automatically rejected.

The MCAT is offered online multiple times per year. Information on the MCAT testing dates is available at www.aamc.org.

The American College Testing Program
Medical College Admissions Test
P.O. Box 414
Iowa City, IA 52204; USA
319.337.1276

Application for the test must be made approximately one month prior to the designated testing date. St. Matthew's MCAT code is 919. If using the MCAT (THx) system, please use the school name. MCAT scores must be submitted to the Admissions Office in Orlando, Florida.

 Non-U.S. and non-Canadian Transcripts

Students with academic transcripts from outside the United States and Canada must have them evaluated on a course-by-course basis by an evaluation service such as World Evaluation Services (www.wes.org), Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. (www.jsilny.com) or a service that is a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member (www.naces.org).

 Interview

When a candidate is favorably considered, the admissions committee schedules an interview. For all new students, the interview may be in person or by conference call.

 Notification of Acceptance

Letters of acceptance or non-acceptance are mailed within one week after the admissions committee has reached a decision. Students who are accepted are asked to return a letter of intent within a week. The letter of intent must be accompanied with a fee of U.S. $500 to reserve a place in the upcoming class. This seat deposit fee is credited against the first semester tuition.

 Reapplication

Unsuccessful applicants may reapply by repeating the admissions process. A new application form, a new personal statement and new letters of recommendation must be submitted with a check or money order for U.S. $75 payable to St. Matthew's University School of Medicine.

 Advanced Standing and Transfer Students

St. Matthew's University School of Medicine welcomes applications from qualified transfer students from medical schools recognized by the World Health Organization. Transfer students undergo the same admissions process as first-time applicants, in that they must submit a complete application packet to ensure a timely review. Acceptance of transfer credits is at the discretion of the University.

We encourage applications from people with work experience in healthcare. However, chiropractors, podiatrists, dentists and physician's assistants will not be granted advanced standing based on work experience.

The University will submit transcripts to any university or college for a student requesting a transfer. However, acceptance of credits is at the sole discretion of the other institution.