Early Assurance Program


The Early Assurance Program grants early admission into Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine for selected undergraduate students of Central State University, the University of Dayton, Wilberforce University and Wright State University. Through this program, premedical students apply in their sophomore year and are conditionally approved to enroll as medical students at the completion of their undergraduate work. The Early Assurance Program removes the uncertainty of acceptance into medical school, allowing participants to focus on their undergraduate education and community service experiences.

Applicants are considered for acceptance into the Boonshoft School of Medicine provided they:

  • Meet the criteria for application and matriculation.
  • Participate in the medical admissions interview process and receive an acceptance.The Admissions Committee conducts interviews during May. Decisions to accept or reject applicants will be made by June 1 after the applicant's sophomore year.
  • Submit a separate application to Wright State's Early Assurance Program through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) by August 1 of their junior year.

At the time of application (spring of sophomore year), applicants:

  • Must be students at Central State University, the University of Dayton, Wilberforce University or Wright State University.
  • Should complete general chemistry, organic chemistry and biology during the freshman and/or sophomore year(s); the required courses in mathematics, physics and English may be taken in any year.
  • Must have a GPA equal to or greater than 3.4.
  • Must have an ACT score of 28 or SAT score of 1,300 (or 1,945 with Writing Test addition).
  • Must demonstrate evidence of dedication to human concerns, knowledge of medicine, leadership ability, empathy, compassion, altruism and maturity.

At the time of matriculation, applicants:

  • Must have completed or received credit for at least 180 quarter or 120 semester hours (four years), including one year each of general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology and English. (It is recommended that applicants also take biochemistry, physiology and calculus.)
  • Must have maintained an averaged annual undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 or higher after acceptance into the program.
  • Must take the MCAT exam and post a score of 28 or above.

The application to the Early Assurance Program requires:

  • Your official college transcript(s).
  • Your official ACT or SAT score report.
  • A list of activities, experiences, and jobs.
  • A one-page personal statement.
  • A letter of recommendation from your premedical advisory committee (or letters from two science and one nonscience professors).

Submit applications by May 1 to:

Teresa Rickey
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
P.O. Box 1751
Dayton, OH 45401-1751

Applications are due May 1 of the sophomore year for medical school entry after completion of the senior year. For more information, view the Early Assurance Program Brochure (PDF). To apply, download and submit the Early Assurance Program Application (DOC).


Last edited on 01/30/2015.