Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET), in conjunction with BU’s College of Arts & Sciences, offers the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies. This certificate program permits those with bachelor’s degrees from regionally accredited US colleges and universities to pursue the course requirements for application to medical school and other health career programs. Students are required to have a minimum 3.3 undergraduate grade point average for admission to this program.

Program at a Glance

  • On Campus
  • Advising assistance
  • 32–40 Credits
  • 24+ Months

A Foundation for Success in Medicine

Students who complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies will be able to demonstrate:

  • Preparedness for admission to medical school and other health career programs, having completed the course requirements typically needed for entrance to these programs.
  • Satisfactory undergraduate preparation in calculus, physics, general and organic chemistry, and biology.

Certificate students are eligible for advising assistance from the Pre-Professional Advising Office in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

  • May 1 for September admission (review will begin in May)
  • October 1 for January admission (review will begin in September)

Applications must be complete by the deadline to be considered for the upcoming semester. A complete application should contain the following:

  1. One-page application form.
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities applicant has attended.
  3. Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a faculty member.
  4. Personal statement from applicant regarding applicant’s desire to pursue a career in medicine.

Registration and Tuition Policies

FALL 2021–SPRING 2022

You are registering as a Metropolitan College, special non-degree student who may take either College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) and/or Metropolitan College (MET) courses.

Tuition and Student Status Schedule by Credit

1–11.5 semester credits Part-time tuition rates/part-time student status
12 semester credits Part-time tuition rates/part-time student status
12.5–16 semester credits Full-time tuition rates/full-time student status

Registration Options

Currently registered students are eligible to use WebReg for all MET courses. Refer to the options listed below as to signature requirements if combining or taking non-MET courses. Many new students are eligible to use WebReg. Those who are not must use a Registration Form for their initial registration for the semester. Please refer to the options listed below as to signature requirements. Once registered for the semester, use a Course Adjustment Form (Add/Drop Form) for any changes.

ONE Course College offering the course/signature requirement 4 Credits Tuition Rates
Option 1 One MET course/no signature required 4 Total: $2,020 + fees
Option 2 One CAS course/signature required 4 Total: $7,320 + fees
TWO Course College offering the courses/signature requirement 8 Credits Tuition
Option 1 Two MET courses/no signature required 8 Total: $4,040 + fees
Option 2 One MET course 4 $2,020
& one CAS course/signature required 4 $7,320
Total: $9,340 + fees
Option 3 Two CAS courses/signature required 8 Total: $14,640 + fees
THREE Course College offering the courses/signature requirement 12 Credits Tuition
Option 1 Three MET courses/no signature required 12 Total: $6,060 + fees
Option 2 Two MET courses 8 $4,040
& one CAS course/no signature required 4 $7,320
Total: $11,360 + fees
Option 3 One MET course 4 $2,020
& two CAS courses/signature required 8 $14,640
Total: $16,660 + fees
Option 4 Three CAS courses/signature required 12 Total: $21,960 + fees
FOUR Course Any combination of MET and/or CAS courses/signature requirement 12.5 to 16 Credits $29,280 + fees

MET Academic Counselor’s Signature

  • Required Registration Form signatures are indicated in the options listed above.
  • An academic counselor’s signature is always required on the Course Adjustment Form (Add/Drop Form) if you are adding a fourth course after registering for three.

Instructor’s Signatures on the Course Adjustment Form (Add/Drop Form)

  • Only required for all (MET and CAS) closed courses (before and after classes begin).

Related Policy

Graduate Course Registration: If Metropolitan College undergraduate degree or non-degree students want to register for MET GRADUATE courses, they must fulfill the course prerequisites with a “B” average, and must seek approval and a signature from the specific MET department coordinator. For graduate courses at schools other than MET, one must visit that school’s department to seek approval and a signature. Tuition rates vary for graduate courses.

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