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Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

Biomedical Science Program: Admissions Policies, Requirements and Application


The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is designed to attract students who have attained outstanding academic performance in high school with a strong record in the sciences, mathematics and community service. Academically qualified students who demonstrate maturity, integrity, compassion and motivation needed to become dedicated and highly skilled professionals are those most likely to succeed in the program.

One of the most important factors considered in the admissions process is the applicant's potential and interest in pursuing a career as a primary care doctor in a physician shortage area. The overall assessment of the applicants by the Admissions Committee includes:

  • Academic ability as demonstrated by high school grades in all subjects, especially regents examination scores in 11th-year Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • ACT and SAT scores (to be submitted with the application)
  • Personal attributes such as initiative and responsibility
  • Interest in working with people as evidenced by health care-related experiences and participation in community and extracurricular activities

Following a careful initial screening, the most highly qualified applicants are invited for personal interviews. The Admissions Committee makes the final selection of the students admitted for the Fall semester each year from among those interviewed.


To be considered for fall admission to the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, an applicant must:

  • Be a legal resident of New York State and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Be a high school graduate as of June 30th
  • Have a minimum grade average of 85 percent through the first three years of high school
  • Submit ACT and SAT scores
Transfer students who have completed no more than one semester of college credits are eligible to apply. (NOTE: College credits earned prior to high school graduation are not counted for this purpose.)
If you have completed college courses for which you wish to be considered for credit, you must submit a copy of the official college transcript with your application.

Application Requirements

Green Snake2Each applicant must submit two separate applications:

The deadline for the application to the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is January 8th, 2016.

On the general CUNY application, students must list the School of Biomedical Education at City College (Code Number 0179) as a choice. The general application to The City University of New York should be submitted by February 1st.

All applications, inquiries and requests for information about the Sophie Davis admission process should be addressed to:

   Office of Admissions
   The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
   The City College of New York, Harris Hall 101
   160 Convent Avenue
   New York, NY 10031  

   Tel:   (212) 650-7718     
   Fax: (212) 650-7708

Application Information:

Biomedical Science Program Admissions:

All prospective applicants are required to complete a Sophie Davis VIP Interest Page (SD VIP) and become a VIP member.  To become a SD VIP click here to register.  You will then be able to access customized information regarding your interest in the Program and have access to the Application.

Biomedical Science Program Application Process:

  • Complete a SD VIP Interest Page for access to the most current information about the Sophie Davis Admissions Process
  • Complete the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education Application by January 8th, 2016.
  • Complete a CUNY Application no later than February 1st. On the CUNY Freshman Application the Sophie Davis School of "Biomedical Education" code is (Day) 0179—list The City College as one of your choices. The fee for the CUNY Application is currently $65.00. The Macaulay Honors Application fulfills the requirement for a CUNY application
  • Submit all Supporting Documents for the Sophie Davis Application and the CUNY Application respectively
  • Application (Access to the application for the Sophie Davis School is also through the VIP page)
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 Alternatively, for additional information or to request an application, contact:
 Christopher Wanyonyi, Director of Admissions