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CMU-ADM
05-18-2015, 10:23 AM
We are currently processing admission applications for the upcoming Fall 15 Term.


Applications may be submitted online or by mail. Applicants who qualify may receive the Admission Excellence Award if funds are still available.
All prospective students, considering applying to Caribbean Medical University as well as their family members are welcome to visit the Curacao campus, to meet faculty members, and current students. Contact us for details!

Submitting an application and the documents to process it in a timely manner is the best way to ensure you can attend the term desired!

Application Deadline is August 21st - to submit an application for the term

Application for MedLoan Deadline: August 30 - only mailed applications are accepted

Orientation for All New Students: September 14, 2015

Academic Calendar (http://www.cmumed.org/academics/calendar.htm)

Pre-Med and Basic Science Applicants - Curaçao:
We suggest applying at least 90 days before to allow enough time for admission processing, and if accepted, for you to have time to enroll, prepare immigration documents, and relocate properly if you will be in Curaçao.
Please note that applicants from countries other than the U.S./CA may need to apply for a visa to enter Curaçao as well and that process can be lengthy, and it is suggested that you apply at least 3 to 6 months before the desired term. Please read the information on the link below.

Student Temporary Residency in Curaçao (http://www.cmumed.org/lifeatcmu/acceptance/departure.htm#residence) - immigration information for those going to Curaçao


There are two formats available to use in submitting your application for admission:


PDF Application (http://www.cmumed.org/resources/pdf/app.pdf) - to print and mail it (please use print format)
Online Application (http://www.cmumed.org/admission/application.htm)


Documents Submittals Checklist (http://www.cmumed.org/admission/submittals.htm) - Documents to be sent after submitting an application online or along with a mailed application

Students from Non-U.S./CA schools: submit an evaluation of your academic transcripts - information on the documents link above on the transcripts field

Requirements (http://www.cmumed.org/admission/requirements.htm)

Should you choose the print formats, please mail your application form and documents to:

Caribbean Medical University
Attn: Office of Admissions
5600 N River Road Suite 800
Rosemont, IL 60018

Please note that although you may submit your completed application, your file will be reviewed upon receipt of all required documents described in the Submittal Checklist.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 888.877.4268 x1 or please view our Contact Page (http://www.cmumed.org/contactus/index.htm) for email information (scroll down).


We hope you apply and join our continually growing family!

CMU Office of Admissions

cheeseheadmd
05-27-2015, 08:18 PM
Please don't deceive potential students about the infamous 'MedLoan' offered by CMU...it is nearly impossible to obtain, and even less possible to maintain! If you're GPA doesn't remain at a B average, you lose your $....and with the majority of professors/administrators banding together to keep their students at the C or D level, your 'money' will drift away into cyberspace! :(

GIinthesky
05-27-2015, 09:11 PM
Please don't deceive potential students about the infamous 'MedLoan' offered by CMU...it is nearly impossible to obtain, and even less possible to maintain! If you're GPA doesn't remain at a B average, you lose your $....and with the majority of professors/administrators banding together to keep their students at the C or D level, your 'money' will drift away into cyberspace! :(

The sad part is that it costs money to apply for the MedLoan ($200 or so) which is non-refundable, whether you get financial aid or not. I.E. if a student is in need of aid and gets denied, they are in a worse spot than they were before... of course this is all up front, but who qualifies for assistance is not

CMU-ADM
05-28-2015, 08:17 AM
Every financial aid has requirements that students need to meet in order to apply and receive it, not only once, but continually.
To know if you are approved for any loan, you need to apply it first to then find out if you're approved or not because no one employed at CMU (or the bank, I assume) has precognition powers, i.e., can tell ahead of time without having the bank going through the whole application for each individual,verifying eligibility, any other prior loans, debt ratio, or any other credit issues that may be a problem.

The U.S. federal financial aid, including each federal lender, requires students to have a minimum amount of classes, and keep a minimum GPA, etc. A private loan, which is what the MedLoan is, has requirements likewise, but stricter because it's not a federal loan.

Yes, it requires students to keep their GPA up and progress in medical school. There is nothing wrong with that.

Yes, it has an application fee because we cannot pay the bank to process it for each student without charging a fee for them to go through all the paperwork, pull out credit information, evaluate the applicant, etc. - which we need to pay them for it.
Most private loans have an application fee; most places to rent an apartment charge an application fee before you can find out if you are accepted or not. I don't understand why some feel that CMU should do it for free.

Students know that CMU does not have federal aid or should know when asking questions about the school. Applying for the MedLoan is not mandatory, the fees are clearly stated everywhere, so it's a choice to do so to see if you get approved or not for that type of loan. The fee is not refundable because we cannot "refund" the time and money spent to go over applications for the loan.

Yes, many students have been approved based on their credit, GPA or step 1 score, debt ratio, ability to repay, cosigner or not, etc. The bank goes over it and decides each case as with any other private loan, and decides the requirements and terms of the loan that they offer to us, so we can offer our students.

The fact that you may have not been approved or have lost due to your GPA dropping, it's unfortunate, but please do not imply that there aren't student who are not approved and have not been able to keep their disbursement throughout the semesters due to GPA. Many have done with the same professors that have been accused of keeping students from getting A & B grades.
I have known quite a few students who have kept a 3.5 GPA or higher, and some with a straight 4.0 GPA throughout ALL semesters at CMU, yes, through the hard courses and professors who teach and don't simply give out As.
The reason for that and difference between these students and others who have lost the loan may be another though.

The term and requirements for the loan are available on the application and by requesting information from the Financial Aid Department. Again, it is not mandatory to apply.

cheeseheadmd
06-03-2015, 11:23 AM
Every financial aid has requirements that students need to meet in order to apply and receive it, not only once, but continually.
To know if you are approved for any loan, you need to apply it first to then find out if you're approved or not because no one employed at CMU (or the bank, I assume) has precognition powers, i.e., can tell ahead of time without having the bank going through the whole application for each individual,verifying eligibility, any other prior loans, debt ratio, or any other credit issues that may be a problem.

The U.S. federal financial aid, including each federal lender, requires students to have a minimum amount of classes, and keep a minimum GPA, etc. A private loan, which is what the MedLoan is, has requirements likewise, but stricter because it's not a federal loan.

Yes, it requires students to keep their GPA up and progress in medical school. There is nothing wrong with that.

Yes, it has an application fee because we cannot pay the bank to process it for each student without charging a fee for them to go through all the paperwork, pull out credit information, evaluate the applicant, etc. - which we need to pay them for it.
Most private loans have an application fee; most places to rent an apartment charge an application fee before you can find out if you are accepted or not. I don't understand why some feel that CMU should do it for free.

Students know that CMU does not have federal aid or should know when asking questions about the school. Applying for the MedLoan is not mandatory, the fees are clearly stated everywhere, so it's a choice to do so to see if you get approved or not for that type of loan. The fee is not refundable because we cannot "refund" the time and money spent to go over applications for the loan.

Yes, many students have been approved based on their credit, GPA or step 1 score, debt ratio, ability to repay, cosigner or not, etc. The bank goes over it and decides each case as with any other private loan, and decides the requirements and terms of the loan that they offer to us, so we can offer our students.

The fact that you may have not been approved or have lost due to your GPA dropping, it's unfortunate, but please do not imply that there aren't student who are not approved and have not been able to keep their disbursement throughout the semesters due to GPA. Many have done with the same professors that have been accused of keeping students from getting A & B grades.
I have known quite a few students who have kept a 3.5 GPA or higher, and some with a straight 4.0 GPA throughout ALL semesters at CMU, yes, through the hard courses and professors who teach and don't simply give out As.
The reason for that and difference between these students and others who have lost the loan may be another though.

The term and requirements for the loan are available on the application and by requesting information from the Financial Aid Department. Again, it is not mandatory to apply.

What IS wrong with expecting students to keep up their GPA's is that the school itself prevents them from being able to do so by requiring professors to 'increase difficulty', as it's labled, resulting in professors ultimately being told to make the tests so that students can barely/not pass them, then curve! This exempts CMU from having to maintain the 'MedLoan' for that student! Actually, it's a brilliant strategy, from a business point of view...it just sucks for students relying on that $! :(

CMU
06-18-2015, 03:26 AM
Sir lots of our students maintain the GPA of almost 4 so it is doable and possible. The exams are fair with a proper distribution curve but do not expect to get financial aid if you cannot maintain the GPA of 2.8, which by the way is a borderline to even get into a medical school.

dpmd
06-19-2015, 11:51 AM
i was in cmu nd had it,lost due to gpa,but dont think profs do that.



What IS wrong with expecting students to keep up their GPA's is that the school itself prevents them from being able to do so by requiring professors to 'increase difficulty', as it's labled, resulting in professors ultimately being told to make the tests so that students can barely/not pass them, then curve! This exempts CMU from having to maintain the 'MedLoan' for that student! Actually, it's a brilliant strategy, from a business point of view...it just sucks for students relying on that $! :(

CMU
06-19-2015, 02:33 PM
Thank you DPMD for your input.

SF_CA_415
07-05-2015, 06:23 AM
Please don't deceive potential students about the infamous 'MedLoan' offered by CMU...it is nearly impossible to obtain, and even less possible to maintain! If you're GPA doesn't remain at a B average, you lose your $....and with the majority of professors/administrators banding together to keep their students at the C or D level, your 'money' will drift away into cyberspace! :(


Come on Cheeseheadmd...this be ridiculous. There are a lot of good professors at CMU. I don't believe they would do such an unethical thing.

psychvmd
07-05-2015, 11:25 AM
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CMU-ADM
08-31-2015, 10:28 AM
Hello everyone!

Applications for the Fall 2015 Term closed officially on Friday, August 21.
Pending applications are being reviewed and processed as quickly as possible to ensure you have time to attend the term.
If you want to contact me directly, please go to Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine Contact Information (http://www.cmumed.org/contactus) and scroll down until you see the Admission's email address or email me here.

Regards!







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