When preparing for your health professions applications, use this checklist to ensure you have gathered all the materials you need. More information can be found in each of the individual sections of this website.
While not a formal part of your application, Prehealth Advising's guided self-assessment process is required for anyone who wants to use veCollect to gather letters of recommendation and have us submit your letter packet to your application for you.
Applicants to PA and veterinary programs are welcome to use the self-assessment, but because those applications do not typically want letter packets submitted, you would not be using veCollect to gather recommendations. Please reach out to a Prehealth Advisor for more information.
Research which central application(s) you should be submitting and determine their opening date so that you are ready to apply early in the cycle. Know which exam you need to take and give yourself several months to prepare for it.
You should research several schools that you are considering applying to early on for a general idea of what types of letters will be asked for. However, when you finalize your list of schools, make sure you are covering the letters that each require.
Here are some common requirements:
You should be able to detail your clinical and non-clinical activities, provide a short description of your role, and be able to briefly discussion the importance of each activity. Keeping a journal throughout your experiences can help with this when it comes time to apply.
You want to be able to answer two main questions:
You will need to request official transcripts be sent to your application from ALL schools where you have earned credits, including any credits earned during high school through a college (not test credits like AP or IB). We recommend ordering yourself copies of all transcripts ahead of time to use when completing your application.