Rocky Vista University/Western Colorado University

RVUCOM will reserve up to 5 seats per year for students granted conditional acceptance to RVUCOM via the Early Acceptance Program (EAP).

  • Candidates will be eligible to apply after the completion of 60-90 semester hours of course work. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Western Colorado University before applying.
  • Candidates must have completed a minimum of 8 semester hours of Biology (General Biology 1 & 2 with Lab), Cell Biology, General Chemistry 1 & 2, Organic Chemistry 1 & 2, one English Composition course, and one communication course prior to application.

  • Candidates must have achieved a minimum science and cumulative GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Science GPA will follow the AACOMAS guidelines and will not include grades for math courses.

  • Candidates must shadow a physician and provide a letter of recommendation 

  • Candidates will complete an application by November 1st. Designees from Western Colorado University will conduct preliminary interviews in mid to late November. Initial recommendations will be made and forwarded to RVU. Representatives from RVUCOM will interview candidates on Western Colorado University’s campus in December. Candidates will be notified of their provisional acceptance in the program in January and will be expected to attend a meet and greet at the RVU campus in Parker, CO at a date to be determined.

  • Candidates must meet with Western Colorado University’s health professions advisor at the conclusion of each semester. The advisor will provide an update to RVUCOM regarding the progress of each student. A minimum science and cumulative GPA of 3.4 must be maintained with a minimum grade of “B” in each required course.

  • Candidates must submit an AACOMAS application prior to January 1 designating RVUCOM (candidates may not apply to other schools/programs) while in the program.

  • Candidates in good standing are NOT required to take the MCAT. 

  • Candidates must earn a bachelor’s degree and complete all requirements prior to matriculation.