New student orientation planning tools

Welcome! This section provides information for incoming, new students who are getting ready to attend New Student Orientation in the summer of 2019, and who are considering preparing for a career in health or law.

Read through the material in this section for tips on what you'll need to know to be well prepared for New Student Orientation advising and registration for fall classes. Consult information at the links below for your specific career area(s) of interest. Write down any questions you may have to discuss with your academic advisor during Orientation advising.

Once you arrive on campus in the fall, be sure to use the services of the Health Professions and Prelaw Center. HPPLC’s mission is to help IU Bloomington students become thoughtful, well-prepared, successful applicants to professional schools across the country. Admission to these programs can be very competitive, but the HPPLC staff is here to help you at each step!

Students should be aware that some health professions programs restrict the use of Advanced Placement or credit-by-examination towards meeting admission requirements. Students also should be aware that receiving an exemption from a requirement is not generally considered equivalent to Advanced Placement credit, credit-by-examination, or credit from coursework. College-level coursework is often preferable for preparation for the exams such as the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).

View NSO planning information for the pre-health or prelaw area(s) you're interested in:

Predental

Prelaw

Premedical

Pre-occupational therapy

Pre-optometry

Pre-pharmacy

Pre-physical therapy

Pre-physician assistant

Pre-veterinary medicine