Pre-Professional and Joint Degree Programs

Admissions to Health Profession Schools

What do health profession schools look for?

Health profession schools seek well-rounded students with solid preparation in the sciences, a record of high academic achievement, and some basic preliminary experience in medicine (such as volunteering in a clinical setting). Health profession schools also seek applicants who possess maturity, leadership and strong interpersonal skills. Successful applicants to medical schools have a grade point average of 3.5 or better, an MCAT score of 30 and strong letters of evaluation. Adelphi students who achieve these scores and grades (or even scores somewhat lower) have an outstanding rate of success in admissions.

Health profession schools base their admissions on a combination of the following criteria:

  1. overall grades in college
  2. grades in science and math courses
  3. scores on the appropriate admissions test (MCAT, DAT, GRE, OAT)
  4. letter of evaluation from the Premedical Council
  5. relevant experience
  6. interviews

For more information on admission requirements, application procedures, required tests, and summer programs, premedical students should:

  • visit the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships (OPPAF) in Levermore 304 often
  • check the bulletin boards on the third floor of Levermore Hall outside of OPPAF
  • subscribe to the premed email list
  • refer to books on the application process, test preparation, and medical school bulletins in OPPAF

For further information, please contact:

Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships
Nexus Building, Room 145
p – 516.877.3140
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