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  • "JAMP was my first true glimpse into medicine. It gave me as an undergraduate student, without personal or family ties to medicine, a look into not only a practicing physician's daily life but knowledge into the logistics and training that took place before he/she got there."

    Dr. Martin Ortega

    Family Medicine
    Asst. Professor
    TTUHSC - Permian Basin
    JAMP Alumnus

    Read more about Dr. Ortega and other JAMP students.

    How to Become a JAMPer

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    Download the JAMP Handbook to learn about the JAMP application process, requirements, and tips for submitting a complete application.

    JAMP Criteria

    • 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 have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) up to 8000.
    • 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.
    • Earn a 3.25 GPA or higher and 3.25 BCPM GPA in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math courses. (No more than 3 hours of AP credit can be counted toward the 27-hour requirement).
    • Meet with the JAMP Faculty Director (JFD). The JFD at your school will provide academic advising and assistance in applying to JAMP. Contact your JFD prior to beginning your application to JAMP.
    • Apply to JAMP. Click on the 'Student Application' link at the top right side of any page of our website. You may begin the online application on May 2 and must submit the completed application no later than September 30.
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and be a Texas Resident. Please refer to our Texas residency page for more information.

      Click here for full program admission criteria and guidelines for admitted students and alternates.

    When to Apply to JAMP

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    SAT and/or ACT Average Scores

    Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) Mean Scores for Texas students entering college in Fall 2015 and Fall 2016.

    Fall 2015   Fall 2016
    SAT   ACT SAT   ACT
    Combined 1490   Composite 20.9 Combined 1484   Composite 20.6
    Critical Reading 495   English 19.8 Critical Reading 494   English 19.4
    Math 511   Math 21.1 Math 508   Math 20.7
    Writing 484   Reading 21.1 Writing 482   Reading 21.0
          Science 21.0       Science 20.7