Pre-Professional Studies (A)

Many Biology majors apply to professional schools in various healthcare fields including medical, dental, physical therapy, physician assistant, pharmacy, occupational therapy, etc. Admission into these programs is competitive and is dependent upon entrance exam scores, GPA, shadowing hours, a personal, interview, and letters of recommendations. Pre-healthcare students should communicate with their academic advisor early in their college career so that all prerequisites can be met for professional school admission requirements.
Concordia University students receive admission advantages as defined below to the following Concordia University professional schools:

PHARMACY

In order to guarantee consideration for an interview, an applicant must meet all the following criteria: • a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA • a composite PCAT score of 35 or greater • a grade of C or better in all pharmacy prerequisite coursework

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Concordia University Wisconsin guarantees that we will hold all admission slots for the DPT program for CU students who meet certain requirements. Priority admission will be granted to CU students who, at the time of submitting the application: are not missing more than one prerequisite science course, have a grade point average of at least 3.45 in prerequisite science courses, submit all applications materials by the priority deadline for “Early Decision,” and successfully complete a personal interview. All prerequisite science courses must be completed at CU or through AP exam, and cannot have been previously completed at another institution. If a prerequisite science course is repeated, the first, original grade will be considered when determining whether or not the student is eligible for priority admission. CU students who meet these requirements are not required to take the GRE. To qualify for the priority admission, students must apply to CUW using the “Early Decision” option in PTCAS. Students from CU who do not apply for “Early Decision” will not be granted priority admission, will have to take the GRE, and will have their applications considered with all applicants to the program in that year.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

A current, full time student from CU who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from CU will be guaranteed an interview for the PA program if he or she meets certain requirements. Guaranteed interviews will be extended to students who have completed their PA application by the deadline, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40, and a cumulative prerequisite science grade point average of at least 3.40. CU alumni will be guaranteed an interview if they achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40, and a cumulative prerequisite science grade point average of at least 3.40 while attending CU.