Home / Preparing for Professional School

Where should I begin?

  • Review the list of all programs (along with the admissions process, requirements, and timeline for each) on the undergraduate Catalog.
  • Select the school(s) and program(s) you are interested in. Review any pre-requisite courses and admissions requirements on the program website.
  • Note the application date(s). Remember, some Professional Schools have multiple enrollment dates.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss your intended major and the steps you should take before you submit your application. You might also discuss pre-requisite coursework and general education requirements.
  • Applications to Professional Schools are competitive. You should choose at least one alternate major that does not require admission.

Academic Advising & Professional Schools

Once you’re admitted to a Professional School, you will be assigned a new advisor within that school. All primary advising activities will be taken care of with your new advisor in your professional school, including:

  • Graduation clearance
  • Dropping/adding courses
  • Exam excuses
  • Changing and adding majors/minors. If you wish to add a minor or second major that is not part of your Professional School (meaning it is overseen by the College of Arts and Sciences), you will start this process with your Professional School.