There is no cost to apply and you can apply to all of the UC programs using the same application. Please send only one copy of your supplemental documents to the central office. All of your documents will be viewable by the UC programs you apply to.

Applications and all supporting materials are due at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on deadline dates. Applications are considered complete only when all of your supplemental documents have been received and uploaded.

An application is considered complete once it is electronically submitted and all supporting documents have been received and uploaded. Supporting documents include official transcripts of all undergraduate work and three letters of recommendation.Please note that transcripts are official only if they are sent through your institution or a transcript service. They are considered unofficial if sent directly from the applicant.

Re-applicants will also need to submit a copy of their AMCAS or AACOMAS medical school application. Re-applicants are defined as those who applied to a US medical school but were not granted admission.

No. First-time applicants are students who have not applied to medical school. If you applied to the UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium in the past but have not applied to medical school, you are considered a first-time applicant.

Re-applicants are defined as those who applied to a US medical school but were not granted admission.

Students are considered re-applicants only if they have previously applied to medical school and were not granted admission.

Applicants can send electronic transcsripts to the central office at pbcentraladmin@ucdavis.edu. Please note that we will not accept transcripts directly from applicants; they must be sent through a third party or the official institution. Applicants may also send transcripts via mail to the address listed below. This includes delivery by Interfolio, US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, and other similar delivery services. Applicants should send their supporting documents as early as possible to meet deadlines and to avoid express/overnight charges.

UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium
UC Davis School of Medicine
4610 X Street, Suite 4101
Sacramento, CA 95817

Please note that our office may take up to 10 business days to process your transcripts regardless of electronic or mail delivery.

Applicants can check the status of their supporting documents within their application, on the left navigation bar, under “UC Postbaccalaureate Application – Status – Status Checklist."

The central office requires up to 10 business days to process supplemental documents regardless of mail or electronic delivery. Applicants can check the status of their supporting documents within their application, on the left navigation bar, under “UC Postbaccalaureate Application – Status – Status Checklist."

Letters of recommendation uploaded by the Consortium Coordinator may not be viewable by the applicant. For specific questions, please contact our Consortium Coordinator, Arra Jane Concepcion, at pbcentraladmin@ucdavis.edu.

Please contact your letters of recommendation writers for updated letters. Please note that letter writers must upload their letters directly to the application website. Letters must be in PDF form, written under institutional letterhead, and include a signature.

If you submitted your transcripts from previous admissions cycles, please send an email to the Consortium Coordinator, Arra Jane Concepcion, at pbcentraladmin@ucdavis.edu. Please include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Last Name, First Name
  • Institution Name
  • Application Year

Yes, you can send supporting documents once our application has opened. Please note that our central office can take up to 10 business days to process and upload your supporting documents. For letters of recommendation, please ensure that they are in PDF form, written under institutional letterhead, and includes a signature.

Applicants must acquire three letters of recommendation; additional letters will not be added to your file. Letter writers must upload their letter electronically on the application website. Please note that we require letters of recommendation to be in PDF form, written under institutional letterhead, with a signature.

You will be notified by the individual programs only if you are granted an interview and if you are accepted. The timeline for the decisions vary by UC. Although we are a consortium, each program has its own selection process and timetable. If you have questions regarding interview or acceptance decisions, you should contact the programs directly. The central office is not involved in the selection process.

Our postbaccalaureate programs are designed to assist students in gaining admission to medical school.  Because our programs are specifically structured to support pre-medical students, those applicants will have priority.

All applicants must be California residents. Please visit the University of California Office of the President website for California resident requirements.

Undocumented students who reside in California are eligible to apply.

Dates vary by cycle. In general, our application opens in January. Our deadline tends to be mid-March for first-time applicants. Our programs accept applicants on a rolling admission process; therefore we recommend applicants submit their applications sooner rather than later. An application is considered complete only when all supporting documents are submitted.

Each UC program reviews applications separately. The timeline varies as some programs start earlier than others.

If you are currently taking courses, list your classees as "In Progress" where the grade should be. Please submit your most up-to-date transcripts as soon as possible. If your "In Progress" courses will conclude after the deadline, do not wait to submit your transcripts after the application deadline. Each UC program will contact applicants directly if they choose to look at your application and your "In Progress" courses.

No. Applicants only need to send one copy of their documents to the central office.

Applicants can send electronic transcsripts to the central office at: pbcentraladmin@ucdavis.edu. Please note that we will not accept transcripts directly from applicants; they must be sent through a third party or the official institution. Applicants may also send transcripts via mail to the address listed below. This includes delivery by Interfolio, US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, or other similar delivery services. Applicants should send their supporting documents as early as possible to meet deadlines and to avoid express/overnight charges.

UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium
UC Davis School of Medicine
4610 X Street, Suite 4101
Sacramento, CA 95817

Please note that our office may take up to 10 business days to process your transcripts regardless of electronic or mail delivery.

Yes, please apply for FAFSA under 2nd bachelors and 5th year/ another undergraduate. While students in our programs do not receive federal grants, they may qualify for federal loans.

Our UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium programs are academic record-enhancer programs, focused on improving GPA and MCAT scores in order for our students to be more competitive for medical school. You can search for career changer programs and other types of programs via the AAMC website.

No, the application will be available only when it opens.