Q. Can I enroll if I’m an international student attending a college or university not located in the United States?

A. No. Only international students who are enrolled in a college or university full time in the United States may apply. There are no exceptions.

Q.  Should I apply if my GPA is under 3.5?

A.  Your application will be less competitive, however if you have strong research experience, you should still apply.

Q. Is the 3.5 GPA requirements for all science courses or for cumulative GPA?

A. the 3.5 GPA requirement is for all your STEM courses (Science and math)

Q. Do you need my transcripts for the fall semester?

A. Yes, we will need all transcripts including the ones for the current semester (they can be unofficial) before you complete your application. We’ll also need a list if classes you are enrolled in for the spring.

Q. My school is on a quarter system and classes won’t be completed until the MSRP Bio program has already started. Is there any flexibility in the start date?

A. Unfortunately due to the nature of the 10-week program, all students must be available to begin on the first date of the program.

Q. Are there any citizenship requirements?

A. The program is designed for students enrolled full-time in a university or college in the United States. If you are an international student and meet the conditions detailed in the program description (including that you are attending a minority serving institution) you may apply. If you are not sure if your school is a minority serving institution, please click on the following link: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/edlite-minorityinst.html