As a senior in high school:
- Apply to College. Apply to a Texas college or university to enroll for the fall semester immediately following graduation from high school or a home-school program.
- Take the SAT or ACT. You must earn a score not less than the mean for the state of Texas.
- Apply for Financial Aid. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA and be eligible to receive a Pell Grant or an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) up to 8000.
As a freshman in college:
- Meet with the JAMP Faculty Director (JFD). The JFD at your school will provide academic advising and assistance in applying to JAMP.
- Apply to JAMP by clicking on the 'Student Application' link at the top right side of any page of our website. The application is available online starting in the spring semester. You may begin the online application on May 1 and must submit the completed application no later than October 1.
- Complete at least 27 hours of undergraduate credit. During your first year of college after graduation from high school*, you must complete at least 27 hours of undergraduate credit with a 3.25 GPA or higher and 3.25 GPA in science courses. (No more than 3 hours of AP credit can be counted toward this requirement).
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) Mean Scores
- Combined: 1498
- Critical Reading: 496
- Math: 514
- Writing: 488
- Composite: 20.8
- English: 19.6
- Math: 21.4
- Reading: 20.8
- Science: 20.8
- Combined: 1437
- Critical Reading: 477
- Math: 499
- Writing: 461
- Composite: 20.9
- English: 19.8
- Math: 21.5
- Reading: 21.0
- Science: 20.9
Program Criteria and Guidelines
The following guidelines were originally approved by the JAMP Council on March 6, 2002
and last amended by the JAMP Council on July 29, 2014.
Criteria for Acceptance into JAMP
- Entrance to an institution of higher education must be not later than the first fall semester following graduation from high school or a home-schooled program. Exceptions to this criterion may be granted on a case by case base for unusual circumstances such as individuals who enter the armed services immediately upon graduation from high school.
- Twenty seven (27) semester hours of undergraduate credit must be completed in the first year of college after graduation from high school at an institution of higher education (no more than three semester hours of AP credit can be counted towards the 27 hour requirement).
- Be enrolled full-time at a participating general academic teaching institution or the private or independent institution of higher education at the time of application to the program.
- Apply for admission to the program not later than the student’s second year of college after graduation from high school while enrolled at the general academic teaching institution or the private or independent institution of higher education.
- Applicant must have the ability to participate in two summer internships provided by JAMP.
- A 3.25 grade point average overall and 3.25 grade point average in Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) courses is recommended; preference will be given to those achieving higher scores. Grades from all courses completed before final selection meeting will be considered
- Non-academic, personal factors such as motivation, maturity, integrity, interpersonal communication, service to others and a demonstrated commitment to study medicine.
- Take an SAT or ACT and achieve a score not less than the mean for the state of Texas. No section on either the SAT or ACT may be below the mean attained in the state unless other evidence of academic achievement exists.
- Be a Texas resident for purposes of tuition under Subchapter B, Chapter 54 of the Texas Education Code.
- Be an American citizen or permanent US resident alien.
- Provide documentation and history as an economically disadvantaged applicant. The definition of economically disadvantaged is financial eligibility for Pell grant or an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) up to 8000, calculated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), unless other evidence of economic disadvantaged status exists.
- Meet requirements to be employed as a medical resident including but not limited to, being authorized to work in the United States, passing criminal history checks and complying with immunization requirements.
- Must be able to perform a medical school’s essential functions (either with or without reasonable accommodations) required to complete the generalist medical school curriculum.