Majors and Course Requirements:

  • How do I apply for the PreMed program at IC?
  • Is there a PreMed major at Ithaca College?
  • Do certain majors have a better chance of getting into medical school than others?
  • What should I major in?

Letters of recommendation:

  • How do I get letters of recommendation from faculty?
  • What is a committee letter, and how do I get one?
  • Can I include non-Ithaca College letters in my committee letter?

Student organizations

  • Are there clubs or organizations that I can get involved in?
  • Are there clubs specifically for pre-vet students?
  • Are there organizations specifically geared towards students of color?

Grades and Admissions Tests:

  • What types of grades do I need to be competitive?
  • What standardized tests do I need to take?
  • How do I prepare for standardized tests?
  • What scores should I aim for on standardized tests?

Extracurricular Preparation:

  • What extra experiences are medical/dental/vet/PA schools looking for?
  • What personal characteristics are medical/dental/vet/PA schools looking for?
  • How do I find clinical experiences or shadowing opportunities?
  • Do I need to do research?
  • What standardized tests do I need to take?

Application process

  • When do I need to apply?
  • What materials will I need when I apply?

Outcomes for IC students

  • How many Ithaca College students are actually accepted to medical/dental/vet/PA/etc school?
  • What schools have IC students been accepted at?
  • What are IC students doing now in health care careers?

Financial Concerns:

  • What is the estimated cost of applying to medical school?
  • I want to take a formal test prep course, but I can’t afford it. What can I do?

Not quite ready to apply

  • What if I’m not ready to go straight to school after graduation from IC?
  • What if I don’t apply to schools until after I leave IC? Will the premed committee still write a letter of recommendation?

More Questions:

  • If I have more questions, who should I talk to?