The fee for the UC San Diego Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program is $34,495. The fee includes:
- All program tuition including upper-division biological sciences courses, online courses, seminars and workshops
- Program support, which includes but is not limited to advising, mentoring, coaching to help participants develop a medical school application portfolio and medical school interview preparation.
- MCAT Preparation
Books, housing, transportation, health insurance for the year (required) and other miscellaneous expenses are not included.
To assist students, the fee is divided into five (5) separate payments payable over the length of the program. The amounts and due dates are:
- May 1 - $500 (program deposit due)
- June 1 $8,123.75 (summer tuition due)
- September 1 $8,623.75 (fall tuition due)
- December 1 $8,623.75 (winter tuition due)
- March 1 $8,623.75 (spring tuition due)
Private student loans are available to assist with program costs. UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies has established a business relationship with UC approved lenders allowing students to compare loan options to find a lender that best meets their needs. For complete financial aid information and to review the Private Lender List, please visit Financial Resources.
Dr. Carolyn Kelly
All candidates that are invited for an interview will be eligible to apply to the Dr. Carolyn Kelly Scholarship.
Selection for these scholarships will be made by the program Selection Committee at the time of admission to the program. The Committee will review the applications and interviews of all admitted students.
Dr. Kelly majored in biochemistry at Brown University and earned her MD degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her training in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of Pennsylvania and served on the faculty at University of Pennsylvania prior to relocating her research laboratory to UC San Diego in 1992. At UC San Diego, Dr. Kelly's career included clinical work, research in autoimmune kidney disease, teaching, and administration. Dr. Kelly served as the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs at the UC San Diego School of Medicine from 2004-2018. She was the Senior Advisor for the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program from July 2012 until June 2022.
What Students Are Saying
I wholeheartedly believe that a big part of my success at being admitted into medical school lies in the support and opportunities from the post baccalaureate program.
As I prepare to start my journey at my dream medical school, UC San Diego School of Medicine, I look back with extreme gratitude for the UCSD Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program. Graduating from my undergraduate institution, I never would have envisioned being on the path I am now. Coming from a first generation, low-income background there were many unexpected hurdles I faced during my college career. I graduated feeling lost and that I would never achieve my dream of becoming a physician due to my struggle as a student. However, the UCSD Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program gave me a second chance.
Through the support of the staff, students, alumni, and professors, I learned they believed in my ability to succeed more than I believed in myself at that time. I am forever grateful for their encouragement as it helped me create a foundation of confidence in myself as a student. Through the post baccalaureate program, I was able to refine my studying skills and build a network of support that allowed me to succeed. I wholeheartedly believe that a big part of my success at being admitted into medical school lies in the support and opportunities from the post baccalaureate program. Now, as I prepare to start medical school, I feel confident that I will be a strong student due to the invaluable foundation knowledge I gained and the community of support I created. I will forever be thankful for being given the chance to be a part of the UCSD Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program.