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MEDPREP | Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program

Application Instructions

The current application cycle is for 2022 MEDPREP entry.

This application is for students aiming to begin MEDPREP in June, 2022. The application priority deadline is December 5, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. and the Final deadline is February 1, 2022. However, review and consideration for and Admissions Day invitation begins as soon as a complete application is received. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to complete their application in advance of this deadline.


The 2022 MEDPREP Application opens October 1, 2021.

The MEDPREP application process includes several steps. If you would like to apply to MEDPREP, please contact the admissions office to schedule a Webex (zoom) meeting with our Admissions Coordinator.

The MEDPREP application is available online and is free of charge. Supplementary materials in the form of a Consolidated Packet must be sent to the MEDPREP Admissions Office to complete your application. The consolidated packet contains:

  • Completed Supplemental Application form (including information on college education and any current or planned college classes).
  • Three letters of recommendation on letterhead in signed and sealed envelopes.
  • All sealed, official transcripts (unless they can only be sent electronically; please check with the admissions office if you have trouble procuring hard-copy transcripts to include in your packet).
Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their application by the priority deadline. Entry into the program is competitive and applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis for invitation to Admissions Days.

General Considerations

Please note that your application and all supporting documents must be received by MEDPREP by the deadline date and time for admissions consideration. This includes:

Consolidated Packet method: Please note that you MUST submit a Consolidated Packet of recommendation letters and transcripts. All applicants must follow these steps:

Electronic transcripts. If your school is unable to provide you a sealed (hard) copy of your transcript, check with the school to see if they have an online official transcript ordering service. If you use an electronic transcript ordering service, the transcript should be emailed to Mr. Trent Stevens. Third-party electronic transcript services are not allowed. If you have questions about procuring transcripts for the Consolidated Packet, please contact the MEDPREP Admissions Office.

Step 1. View a Sample Application (Optional)

To view a Sample MEDPREP Application, no log-in is required. Please use this feature to review the application before creating a log-in and beginning the formal application process.

Step 2. Create an Application Login

Please create a login only if you seriously intend to complete your MEDPREP application and formally apply.

Create MEDPREP Application Account

Step 3. Enter the MEDPREP Online Application

2022 MEDPREP Application

Technical Difficulties

Most issues with the online application can be solved by clearing your browser cache and/or refreshing the page. If you still have difficulties, you can send a message to MEDPREP Application Technical Support here: Technical Support
MEDPREP Admissions

If you have questions about how to fill out the MEDPREP application or how to enter your transcript data, please contact the Admissions Office.

The MEDPREP mission is to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students from southern and central
Illinois who will enter and graduate from health professions schools and who will serve in U.S. health professions shortage areas.