The Angelo State University Honors Program — Texas Tech School of Medicine Early Decision Program allows students meeting certain criteria to apply to the Texas Tech School of Medicine a year early, in the summer after their sophomore year. Interviews are usually conducted in November or December of their junior year, and acceptance decisions are announced in early February. Students accepted through this program can waive the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).
Angelo State University students are competing with students from Texas Tech, Austin College, West Texas A&M, and Lubbock Christian University for a limited number of seats; therefore, building a competitive resume is critical for acceptance.
To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following criteria prior to admission to Angelo State:
Students considering applying to the Early Decision program should notify the Honors Program Director during their initial semester as specialized advising is needed throughout the process. Students will be advised by both the Honors Program Director and the senior pre-med advisor (currently Dr. Russell Wilke) each semester prior to and after acceptance into the Early Decision program.
Students must complete the following criteria while at Angelo State University:
Accepted students must complete four full years at Angelo State, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.7 overall and a 3.6 in sciences through graduation, and must graduate in good standing from the Honors Program. Students must also continue to complete the 100 hours per year in healthcare and service activities in both the junior and senior years.