Application Information for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for Pre-Health Professionals
This post-baccalaureate certificate program provides an opportunity for pre-health career students to strengthen their academic background prior to application for admission to a health professional school. The program is designed to make post-baccalaureate students more competitive for admission through a combination of coursework, standardized test preparation, and health science activities. A student must remain in post-baccalaureate status while completing the certificate program. See the description of the Pre-Health Certifcate Program for more information. A grant from the US Department of Educationís Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) program allows us to offer additional exciting training opportunities to eligible students.
The application procedure for the Postbaccalaureate Pre-Health Certifcate Program involves several components. In addition to admission to the University as a post-baccalaureate student, you must submit the following:
- personal statement
- official transcripts from all colleges attended
- official MCAT and/or GRE scores (if already taken)
- two letters of recommendation (directly from the originator or letter service)
- letter of rejection, if applicable
- letter verifying waiting list status, if applicable
- certificate program application form
The Postbaccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate Program application form for 2011 is coming soon, please check back in early January. The completed application and all additional materials outlined above are submitted directly to the Department of Biological Sciences, Cal State LA, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8201.