Pre-professional advising is for students who are interested in pursuing a degree at a professional school after the completion of a bachelor’s degree.
Pre-professional is not a degree program at TMCC, but pre-professional advising provides students with an educational path to explore including preparing for the application process and understanding requirements necessary to enter a professional degree program at a university.
What's Included in Pre-Professional?
Pre-professional is divided into two categories: pre-law and pre-health.
- Pre-law students are those who intend to complete law school and most often become lawyers.
- Pre-health students are those seeking professional degrees and careers in health-related professions, including medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, physician assistant and dentistry
Why is Pre-Professional Advising Important?
Most professional schools (e.g., medical or law school) have specific minimum requirements and prerequisites needed for admissions. Though these requirements vary depending on the school, they often include:
- Specialized testing such as the MCAT or LSAT
- A high college grade point average
- Prerequisite coursework
- Community service hours
- Shadowing or internship hours
- Letters of recommendation
Students may meet with an academic advisor to help determine the best route to follow at TMCC and for tips on exploring professional schools and admissions requirements.
Pre-Professional Resources and Opportunities
Please complete this form if you are interested in more information on pre-professional programs and advising. We will send you information about upcoming events related to pre-professional programs including conferences, workshops, and special scholarship opportunities.