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Had I not attended TCU, I am not sure that I ever would have been accepted in to dental school.  My personal relationship with the professors helped so greatly with my letter of recommendation and I was told that it was one of the best, letters they had ever reviewed.

-Kris Blodgett, D.M.D – TCU Class of 1996, Dentist in Portland, Oregon

TCU doesn't just give you the degree you need to move on, TCU gives its students an education and the promise that they will succeed.

- Hayden Fuller - TCU Class of 2012, Student at University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

The Pre-Health Professions Team was so supportive and helpful when I was applying to medical school.  That support meant so much and helped me get accepted.

- Diane Hesselbrock, M.D. - TCU Class of 1996, Neurologist in Richmond, VA

The program has done so much to help young people achieve their goals.

- Dan Doss, D.D.S. - TCU Class of 1974, Pediatric Dentist in Fort Worth

Few Pre-Health programs can boast medical school acceptance rates in the range of 80 to 95% that have remained steady for the past ten years.

- Jim Wagner, M.D. -Associate Dean for Student Affairs, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

The leadership, mentorship, and extracurricular experience that I gained through the Pre-Health Professions Program was a distinct advantage in helping me gain admission into my first choice medical school.

- Wendy Wright Seigler, TCU Class of 1994, Medical Director of the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit at Emory University Hospital Midtown

Pre-Health Advising

All Pre-Health students, regardless of major, are advised by a member of the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC). HPAC advisors are available to help students select courses and a major, evaluate their academic progress, and provide counseling regarding study skills and the health professions. Students can be advised by any member of HPAC and our advisors are happy to meet with students anytime during the year. Click here to meet the committee.

The official TCU academic advising period lasts two weeks and occurs twice a year in October and March, prior to the course enrollment period. All Pre-Health students are expected to meet with an HPAC advisor before enrolling in classes (note: first and second year students will not be allowed to enroll in classes until they have met with an advisor). Students majoring or minoring in areas outside of the sciences are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor familiar with their major, in addition to an HPAC advisor, before selecting courses.

Before advising begins Pre-Health students will receive an email from the Pre-Health Professions office with information about how to sign up for an advising appointment. Students should bring a tentative schedule/list of classes and their Degree Progress Report (or official Degree Plan if they have one) to their advising meeting. See links below for more information about finding classes and creating a degree progress report.