How to get involved!
At Avalon we understand that parents are huge parts of helping their student succeed. Getting involved in your student’s education is important. There are many ways you can help get your student on the road of success at Avalon.
- Getting your student admitted!
- Attend a Seminar: We offer a list of our upcoming seminars to keep you informed about where and when we will be near you! Check all upcoming seminars!
- Do some research: Check out our updated website that offers all the information you need to get started! Avalon University School of Medicine works with their students to help make their dreams come true. Check out the list of residencies our Avalon graduates have obtained. Each year our students continue to make us proud.
- Contacting an Admissions team member: Our admissions staff is prompt and helpful to students! Give our administrative office a call to talk to an admissions team member or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Getting your student ready!
- Immigration: Students will have to send in multiple documents to obtain a permit to study on the beautiful island of Curacao. Under Dutch territories, Curacao follows their rules and requirements when it comes to obtaining this permit. This process can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks. Parents can help students get an early start on collecting and submitting documents to our admission advisors!
- Financial Aid: We offer so many opportunities for students to help pay for their tuition. Check the amazing offers of scholarships, grants, G-I Bill, U.S. loan and Canadian loan programs! Talk to a financial aid advisor today to get started and set your student up with a payment plan!
- Travel & Housing: Booking travel to Curacao should be very easy with daily flights from and to Florida, U.S. Avalon will arrange for students to have airport pick-up when arriving to the island! We also offer housing opportunities within a 5-minute walk from campus. To obtain the best housing options students will have to book as soon as possible!
FAQs for parents
How does the admissions process work?We have worked to make our admissions process very simple for applicants. It starts with submitting an application online, by visiting our website. Avalon University offers a rolling admission, with three separate start dates during the year! Your child may start classes in January, May or September so they do not miss a beat!
To complete an application, Avalon will ask the applicant to send official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, personal essay and two recent passport photos.
Once these documents are received, the Admissions Committee will review the student’s file. Applicants that have met the admissions criteria will be invited to have a personal interview via telephone. The student will find out if they have or have not been accepted to Avalon at the end of the interview. Our admissions department works to making your child’s dream come true!
Will my child be able to practice medicine anywhere in the United States?Medical students who plan on practicing medicine in the United States must pass the USMLE. This exam is comprised of 3 parts USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 and the USMLE C. The USMLE Step 1 is one of the most important exams medical students will take during their career. This exam reflects what residency programs are searching for. To prepare students for the USMLE we have dedicated the entire MD5 semester. Students will focus on studying and passing the USMLE by taking classes taught my professors who have taken the USMLE exams. Preparing medical students to excel on the USMLE will not only allow them to practice in the United States but gives them a larger opportunity when it comes to obtaining residency!
Does Avalon have any financial aid?Avalon University offers their students multiple financial aid opportunities. We truly try to help our students make their dreams reality. Students that are eligible for scholarship opportunities can earn anywhere from $2000 to $3500. We also offer Grants, U.S. Loan Programs, Canadian Loan Programs, Student Payment Plans and the G-I Bill!
How much time is spent on the island of Curacao?The time spent on the island depends on the program your student is entering. For the 5 year Pre-Medical Program; your child will spend the total of 34 months. For the 4 year MD Program your child will spend the total of 18 months on the island. The breakdown goes as follows;
Curacao is a beautiful island that has so much to offer, your student will fit right in!