Programs at American University of Antigua

Entrance to American University of AntiguaSUNY Plattsburgh has signed 2 articulation agreements with the American University of Antigua: a 3+4 Accelerated Program and a Standard Articulation Program.

3+4 Accelerated Program

This program is designed to allow qualified students to apply the AUA after their sophomore year and enter medical school at the AUA School of Medicine after 3 years at SUNY Plattsburgh.

 

Advantages

  1. Save one year’s tuition to SUNY Plattsburgh.
  2. Guaranteed admissions provided a 3.25 GPA is maintained, good recommendations are provided, and a successful interview.

AUA Admissions Requirements

AUA will consider for conditional acceptance into the first year of instruction all students who have successfully completed the pre-professional phase of the program at SUNY Plattsburgh provided the following conditions have been met:

  1. The satisfactory completion of the entire pre-professional curriculum with a minimum GPA of 3.25 (on a 4.0 system) with a minimum science GPA of 3.25 (also on a 4.0 system). All science courses in the pre-professional curriculum must have been completed within the past 5 years of application to the program.
  2. The MCAT must be taken for admission, however, in accordance with the holistic, overall approach to evaluating students, AUA will not use MCAT scores as a condition for acceptance into the University. Scores are required to matriculate.  Only accepted students who are U.S. citizens, nationals or eligible permanent residents will be required to submit copies of their scores — listing all attempts. Canadian students and international students do not have to fulfill this requirement.
  3. A personal interview by the AUA Admissions Committee, a positive recommendation to accept the candidate, and ultimate approval of that recommendation by the Dean of AUA.

Degree Plan for Non-Matriculates and Non-Successful Matriculates

Should a candidate enrolled in the pre-professional program at SUNY Plattsburgh not be accepted to complete his or her final undergraduate requirements at AUA, SUNY Plattsburgh will provide a seamless alternative for that student to satisfy all of the remaining requirements for the undergraduate degree.

The same provision will be made for students who are conditionally accepted to continue their studies at AUA but fail to satisfactorily complete their first year of study at AUA. 

Degree Granting

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology will be conferred by SUNY Plattsburgh to students enrolled under this agreement after successful completion of the first year study at AUA.

Upon successful completion of the first year of study at AUA and the conference of the bachelor of arts degree, students who continue to be enrolled under this agreement will be unconditionally accepted to AUA.

The M.D. degree will be conferred by AUA to students enrolled under this agreement provided they meets all of the requirements and standards for graduation as outlined in the AUA catalogue and student handbook.

Course Requirements

Standard Articulation Program

Advantage

Guaranteed admissions provided a 3.25 GPA is maintained, good recommendations are provided, and a successful interview.

AUA Admissions Requirements

In addition to completing one of the approved programs (B.S. Biology, B.S. Biochemistry, or B.S. Chemistry), a student also must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be admitted to AUA pursuant to this agreement:

  1. An overall Grade Point Average of 3.25 or higher;
  2. A Grade Point Average of 3.25 or higher in pre-requisite courses required by AUA;
  3. No more than one “E” or “D” grade in any pre-requisite course required by AUA.  If candidate receives an “E” or “D” in a given pre-requisite class, he/she will have one opportunity to repeat the course and must earn a minimum passing grade of “C.”
  4. The MCAT will be mandatory for admission.  In accordance with our holistic, overall approach to evaluating students, AUA will not use MCAT scores as a condition for acceptance into the University, but scores are required to matriculate. Only accepted students who are U.S. citizens, nationals or eligible permanent residents will be required to submit copies of their scores — listing all attempts. Canadian students and International students do not have to fulfill this requirement.
  5. A recommendation for admission by an AUA Admission Officer who has interviewed the applicant.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

For more information about pre-health professions advisement at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Donald Slish
Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee Chairperson
Office: Hudson Hall 325
Phone: (518) 564-5160
Email: slishdf@plattsburgh.edu