Current enrollment in the M2 class and the capacity for the clinical clerkships are reviewed by the Medical Education deans in the fall of each year. This determines if the MU School of Medicine is able to accommodate transfer students or students with advanced standing to join the M3 class in June of the same calendar year.

Requirements To Transfer (If Capacity Allows)

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Satisfactorily completion of the first two years of medical school at a:
  • Need to be actively enrolled and in good standing at current medical institution.
  • All applicants must pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 exam by the last test date in March of the matriculating year.

Potential Transfers Must Submit

  • A transfer application (provided by MU School of Medicine Admissions)
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Official undergraduate college/university transcript
  • Official transcript and an official letter of evaluation from the Dean/Associate Dean for Student Affairs or other appropriate official of the applicant's current medical school.
    • The transcript should document the applicant’s entire academic history at the medical school, including notation of any leaves-of-absence, schedule modifications, and an explanation of the grading system (if not are not included on the school's transcript).
    • The letter of evaluation should state the eligibility (or expected eligibility) of the individual for promotion to the next academic year at the student's current school. The letter should address the academic and non-academic qualifications of the individual for the eventual practice of medicine. Specific comment should be included on any infractions of the school's code of ethical and behavioral conduct.
  • Official MCAT score report
  • Official USMLE transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation from medical school faculty at the applicant's current institution who have issued the applicant a grade or with whom the applicant has had direct contact.

Transfer Timeline

  • Late October: Capacity to transfer into the M3 class that following June released
  • January: Application and all supporting materials due (if capacity allows)
  • February: Admissions interview
  • March: Admissions decisions released


For more information regarding the transfer policy or capacity, please email the MU School of Medicine Admissions Office: