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Common Questions

Do I need to send my transcripts to Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine?
Transcripts should be sent to AACPMAS as part of the application process. Students who are admitted to SCPM may be required to send final transcripts directly to us prior to matriculation.

Can I send in my letters of evaluation before I apply?
Yes. We require the following:
One composite letter from the Pre-Professional Committee OR one letter from a faculty member, preferably a science faculty member. For applicants currently pursuing or that have completed an advanced degree (MS, PhD, etc.), the Admissions Committee prefers the letter of recommendation comes from the advisor or the program director
AND one letter from a DPM confirming shadowing experience.

Is the MCAT required?
Yes - all candidates must submit official MCAT scores. We do not allow substitutions. The Admissions Committee accepts the highest score of those reported.
Please note: Scholl College will not offer admittance to candidates who have pending MCAT scores, have a test date scheduled or have not released their scores. Interviewed applicants will have their file placed on hold until official MCAT scores are received by the AACPMAS.

Can I apply or be considered for an interview without an MCAT score?
We will invite candidates for an on-campus interview without an MCAT score. Decisions will not be made until the official MCAT score is sent to AACPMAS.

How many applications does Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine receive each year?
Typically, we receive between 500 and 600 applications for our 98 seats. Approximately 150-175 candidates are interviewed each year. Learn more about our Class Profile.

After an interview, how quickly are decisions sent out?
Generally you will hear back from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine within 10 business days of your interview.

How do I know if I am eligible for a scholarship?
The scholarship committee makes its determination for first year scholarships at the time of admittance. Most candidates will be notified of their scholarship at the time they are notified of their admissions decision.

May I apply if I am an International Student?
Yes, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine welcomes applicants from all over the world. As an international student, you will not qualify for federal financial aid assistance. We encourage you to look at the EduPass site ( as a website you may want to use as a resource. It provides information to international students studying in the US – financial aid information, and other important topics such as visas.

How can I get in touch with the Admissions Office?
Email us:
Call us: 847-578-3204
Our address: Rosalind Franklin University
SCPM Admissions
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064