Premedical, Predental, and Preveterinary Program
Sharon L. Schnarre, Adviser
Tobe considered for admission to the Premedical, Predentall and Preveterinary program, students need at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and a minimum ACT composite score of 25 (or SAT combined score of 1140). Students also should have successfully completed a minimum of three years of high school mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry) and high school chemistry. Students not meeting the minimum requirements will be admitted to the University of Toledo in a major of their choice or as undeclared; these students may apply to the Premedical Adviser for admission to the program after the first year of study.
Although typically a student completes the undergraduate degree in four years, individuals with weak high school math and science backgrounds are advised to enter the College of Arts and Sciences as undeclared students for the first year and take courses to improve these skill areas. This alternative route will require the student to take up to five years to complete the program.
Because admission to a professional school is very competitive, students need to maintain high GPAs, both cumulative and in the sciences. The Premedical Adviser will continually monitor a student's academic performance and make recommendations as to whether this program should be continued. If at any time a student's GPA drops below a 3.0, the student will be dropped from the program unless extenuating circumstances exist, in which case the student will be placed on a probationary status until the grades improve.
The Premedical Adviser will assist the student in determining the entrance requirements of the professional school being considered, since these requirements vary among schools. In general, these professional schools specify for entrance a core set of science courses that include one year (two semesters) each of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and mathematics. Most schools recommend that candidates plan a broad course of study leading to either a B.A. or a B.S. degree in any discipline. The Premedical Adviser can assist the student in selecting a departmental or interdepartmental program that accommodates the prerequisite entrance requirements within the student's regular baccalaureate program.
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Medical College of Ohio jointly offer a seven-year Special Admissions Program leading to both baccalaureate and M.D. degrees. The student enters M.C.O. after completing three years at the University of Toledo provided certain conditions and requirements are met. A similar seven-year program leading to both baccalaureate and D.D.S. degrees is offered with Case Western Reserve University's College of Dentistry. For more information about both of these programs, contact the Premedical Adviser.