How to use the Pre-Health Professions Office

Step 1 (Sophomore year)

Step 2 (Junior Year Fall-Spring)

  • After you complete the appropriate coursework, review for the admissions exam (MCAT, DAT, GRE).
  • Sign up for the exam online 4-6 months in advance.
  • Take the exam (April/May).

Step 3 (Junior Year Spring)

  • In the spring term before the summer you will be submitting the applications:

Request 3 letters of Evaluation through Pre-Health Professions Office
All letters should be submitted to by the letter offer

  • Science Faculty (2 letters)
  1. Research PI (or another science faculty member)
  2. Health Care Professional (MD, DO, DMD, DVM)

Step 4 (Junior Year: June)

  • Submit the centralized application (AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS, VMCAS)
  • Send them your official transcripts as early as possible (May/June).

Step 5

  • After you receive your exam score (MCAT, DAT, GRE), submit the request for a Pre-Health Professions Committee interview and Committee letter of evaluation through the Pre-Health Professions office
  • If the request is approved, you will be contacted by this office to schedule the date and time.

Step 6

  • Interview with the Pre-Health Professions Committee and then, once your evaluation is completed…
  • The Pre-Health office will send out a letter packet to the schools including your committee letter.
  • Please note, the Pre-Health office will no longer upload letters of recommendation. Make sure that you provide the individuals writing your Letters of Recommendation with proper uploading procedures for your program.

Step 7

  • Let us know where you get invited to interview and where you get accepted
  • Your picture will go up on the WALL OF FAME!
  • Attend the Future Doctors Reception (FDR) at the end of the spring semester.
Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science offers unparalleled experiential learning opportunities to prepare the next generation of scientists and problem solvers.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd, SE-43
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Fax: (561) 297-3292