Hofstra Admission

4+4 Program: BS-BA/MD

If you've decided to become a physician, you've already made one of the most important choices of your life.  Where you attend medical school will make a difference in your future as well.  At the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, you enter an interactive and exciting educational environment designed to attract individuals interested in a creative approach to advanced learning.  Our innovative, case-based curriculum, which weaves science and clinical medicine tightly together and stresses putting knowledge into action, will prepare you well for the practice of medicine in the 21st century.

Entry to this program is highly selective, and only those who demonstrate superior high school achievement and academic aptitude, and who apply to Hofstra as first-time, full-time freshmen will be considered.

Applicants are expected to:

  • Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (if applicable).
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 1410 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math) on the SAT or a 32 on the ACT.
  • Complete the CASPer® exam by mid-January. For more information and to research your testing date, visit takecasper.com.

The CASPer™ exam is required for all applicants. CASPer™, a 90-minute online situational judgement test, serves to further enhance our holistic application review process by assessing noncognitive skills and identifying personal attributes. For more information and to research your testing date visit takecasper.com (the last testing date for Hofstra is early January).

Students interested in the program must first be admitted to Hofstra University, and must apply during one of our two Early Action deadlines: November 15 or December 15.  When filling out either the Hofstra application or Common Application, please be certain to indicate your interest in the program in the section of the application entitled "Special Dual Degree Program" on the Hofstra application or “Dual-Degree Program Options” on the Common Application (please note that this field will not appear unless you opt in to having your SAT/ACT scores considered). In January, the Hofstra 4+4 Program: BS-BA/MD Application Supplement will be available in the my.hofstra.edu portal for admitted students who have demonstrated the academic qualifications to be eligible for the program and students must submit their completed 4+4 Supplemental Application by January 15. 

4 Plus 4 program

BSMD virtual interviews for Fall 2021:
Friday, March 5, 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021

All supplemental application materials for the program must be received in the Office of Undergraduate Admission by January 15.

Admission to the program is very competitive.  Selected finalists will be invited to interview with the medical school committee.  In order to be a strong candidate, we recommend that you take four years of math (with calculus), four years of English, and three years of science (including chemistry and physics). 

As a dual degree candidate, students have multiple undergraduate majors to choose from, all of which will satisfy the School of Medicine prerequisite course requirements.  BS-BA/MD Dual Degree Program students will have highly skilled advisement specialists to help determine the best choice of major for their interests and aspirations.

Matriculation in the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell occurs upon completion of the student’s undergraduate degree provided that the student maintains a minimum 3.6 overall GPA as well as a minimum 3.6 science GPA at the end of the first academic year at Hofstra University and every academic year thereafter, and satisfies the pre-medical requirements with a high-level of professional behavior, without repeating a course, and with no grade lower than a B in any science course, and no grade less than a C in a non-science course. The pre-medical course requirements for BS-BA/MD students correspond to the recommended coursework for applicants to the MD program in the same academic year as the year accepted BS-BA/MD students matriculate as undergraduate students at Hofstra University. A minimum Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score equivalent to the 80th percentile at the first sitting must be achieved and submitted by January of the medical school application cycle. 

For more information, please contact Hofstra's Office of Undergraduate Admission at BSMD@hofstra.edu or 516-463-6700 for more information about this or any of Hofstra's other dual degree programs.