Preprofessional Timeline

Use this general guide to help prepare for applying to professional school.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

  • Meet with your preprofessional advisor each semester.
  • Maintain a competitive GPA.
  • Continue co-curricular activities in a health or medical, community service, research, and leadership.
  • Attend the College of Natural Science’s Interview Seminar in the fall semester.
  • Complete any secondary applications in a timely manner (in the summer prior to senior year and into the fall).
  • Interview at professional schools as invited, giving your professors as much advanced notice for your absence as possible.
  • Complete FAFSA in the spring semester.
  • Consider your parallel plan.
  • Accept any offers and place deposits.
  • Write thank you notes to your references and the professional schools.
  • Actively pursue your parallel plan if you are not admitted to professional school.