Like being a good healthcare provider, getting into professional school requires multiple talents. PreHealth students often focus on the purely academic aspects of the process, getting good grades and performing well on the admissions exam. But being admitted to professional school requires more than academic achievements. Each year there are students with outstanding academic achievements who fail to get into professional schools because they never took the time to be informed about the process involved in applying to professional school. The quality and quantity of applicants in the professional healthcare field has increased over the years. There is a lot of competition for a limited number of seats. Knowing the requirements for professional and graduate schools and working to meet and exceed these requirements is key.
PreHealth track students will need to adequately prepare for professional and graduate school applications process during their junior and/or senior year. Informing yourself of the application process will be essential in planning, gathering, and completing all aspects of the application in a timely manner.
Note: for sophomore/second year students, there are Early Assurance Programs that offer early acceptance to professional programs. Early Assurance Programs are designed to free students from the pressures and expense associated with applying to numerous schools. Accepted students matriculate once they complete their Bachelor's Degree.