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Selection & Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria and Eligibility for MARC program at ASU

MARC U-STAR - Rising Juniors

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.25 (out of 4.0) overall and 3.0 in science and math courses (transcripts included in application materials)
  • Demonstrated interest in and potential to enter and complete graduate program leading to a STEM doctorate degree
  • OASIS-3®Survey
  • Three strong letters of recommendation from collegiate-level science professors
  • Participation in the new MARC U-STAR fellows Summer Research Training Program at ASU (1st year MARC U-STAR fellows prior to initiation of Research Triangle continuous research project activities)
  • Successful Pre-MARC-STAR scholars are given priority consideration for continuing through the MARC U-STAR training pipeline as MARC fellows

Pre-MARC-STAR – Freshmen/Sophomores 

  • ASU freshmen - Minimum high school GPA of 3.25 (out of 4.0) overall and in science and math courses and/or minimum ACT score of 24 (transcript and ACT reports confirmed through Office of Admissions and Recruitment). ASU sophomores – minimum college GPA of 3.25 out of 4.0 in science courses (transcripts included in application materials)
  • Interest in biomedical sciences demonstrated by excellence in science classes, participation in high school summer research programs, science fairs awards, etc.
  • Strong letters of recommendation from high school science teachers (freshmen) and college science professors (sophomores)
  • OASIS-3®Survey


Alice Z. McClain



Congratulations to Jessicca Abron, Senior, Chemistry and Kelvin Jones, Senior, Biology for securing first place for their research presentation at BKX meeting in Houston, TX (March 12-16, 2014).

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