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NOSM Minimum Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission consideration, an applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 year undergraduate university degree* in any discipline
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) status (as of the OMSAS application deadline)
  • An overall grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale

*unless applying as a Mature Student (applicants who are 25 years of age or older as of the OMSAS application deadline are eligible for admission consideration based on the completion of a 3-year undergraduate university degree any discipline)

Grade Point Average (GPA) Regulations

Please note that NOSM has changed the method with which it calculates the GPA. 

NEW : This is the new method of GPA calculation that NOSM has adopted.

The minimum required GPA is 3.0 on the 4.0 scale. Grades will be converted to a 4.0 scale according to the OMSAS Undergraduate Grading System Conversion Table. The GPA is calculated on all converted undergraduate course grades completed at a recognized institution as of October 1, 2016.

Grades for supplementary, spring, summer, and part‑time study and distance education courses will be included in the GPA calculation.

Courses reflected on the transcript as “Pass”, with no grade indicated, will not be considered in the GPA calculation.

If you repeated a course and both course grades appear on your transcript, both the past grade and the repeated grade will be included in the GPA calculation.


For this 2016- 2017 application cycle ONLY, NOSM admissions will calculate the GPA of applicants using both the NEW method and the Previous method and will use the higher GPA of the two for admission consideration. Please find the Previous method of GPA calculation found below:

Previous

The minimum required GPA is 3.0 on the 4.0 scale. Grades will be converted to a 4.0 scale according to the OMSAS Undergraduate Grading System Conversion Table.  Only courses that are part of the degree awarded or to be conferred, will be considered in the GPA calculation.

Additional undergraduate courses that are completed after a degree is awarded will not be used unless they are part of a subsequent undergraduate degree that will be completed prior to June 30, 2017.


Applicants with More than One Undergraduate Degree – Completed or In Progress

If you have more than one undergraduate degree, your GPA for each degree will be calculated and the highest GPA will be used for the application.

If you are in the process of completing a second undergraduate degree, you must have completed, at minimum, the equivalent of 1 full year of undergraduate course credits (not including transfer credits) when you apply.

Transfer credit course grades are not included in the calculation of the subsequent undergraduate degree. Only newly completed courses will be included in the GPA calculation of the subsequent undergraduate degree.

Note: If you are admitted to NOSM while your subsequent undergraduate degree is in progress, you will be required to submit an official transcript to OMSAS that proves you were awarded that degree prior to June 30, 2017.


Grades for supplementary, spring, summer, part‑time study and distance education courses will be included in the GPA calculation.


Courses reflected on the transcript as “Pass”, with no grade indicated, will not be considered in the GPA calculation.


If you repeated a course and both course grades appear on your transcript, both the past grade and the repeated grade will be included in the GPA calculation.


Applicants with a Graduate Degree

Please note that the Graduate Degree bonus will apply to both the New and the Previous GPA calculation methods. 

If you have a graduate degree (Masters/PhD), you will not be considered for admission as part of a separate applicant pool. You will be assessed based on the minimum requirement of a 4‑year recognized undergraduate university degree (3‑year degree for mature applicants) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the 4.0 scale.

After the initial GPA calculation, an additional 0.2 will be added to the undergraduate GPA to ensure compliance with the cut-off.

Your graduate degree must be conferred and NOSM must receive your final transcript indicating graduation by December 30, 2016 to be considered for the 0.2 addition.

You will not receive the additional 0.2 for more than one graduate degree.


Part-time Studies

NOSM accepts applications from students who have pursued their undergraduate studies on a full-time basis, part-time basis or with a combination of full-time and part-time studies.


 

 

 

 

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