Loyola University Chicago

Pre-Health Professions

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Early Assurance Program (EAP)

What is EAP?

Loyola University Chicago and Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) sponsor the Early Assurance Program (EAP), which allows Loyola’s undergraduate students to be considered early for admission to SSOM. Successful EAP students will explore and learn more about the medical profession through a variety of educational opportunities. Students typically apply to medical school at the end of their junior or senior year. However, students apply to EAP during the fall term of their junior year and may receive conditional acceptance at the Stritch School of Medicine during their junior year. Each year, up to ten students are conditionally accepted into the designated first-year class at SSOM. Certain eligibility criteria must be met both before and after application and acceptance. The application for the EAP is submitted via the Pre-Health application database (PHad) and is only available when the applications are open for submission.

You can find more information about Stritch School of Medicine here.

To log in and begin the application process click here.

2025 Matriculation Cycle: 


Letters of Evaluation submission deadline: 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 15, 2023 (letters can only be formally requested on the PHAD once the application has been completed and submitted. Consequently, applicants will want to notify their recommenders in advance of submitting their application) 

Please review the following document before starting your application or if you are considering applying: