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
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, 2017.
For those applicants whose 4 year degree is completed through a transfer of credits from a college, they are required to have completed a minimum of ten full course credits, twenty half course credits or, a combination of at the university degree level at the time you apply.
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
Applicants with a Graduate Degree
Please note that the
Graduate Degree bonus will apply to both the New and the Previous GPA
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
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
You will not receive the additional 0.2 for more than one graduate
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.