Student Services

Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Optometry


What is the Pre-Med/Pre-Dent/ Pre-vet Program at UT?

This program is for students who want to go to medical, dental, veterinary, osteopathic, optometry, podiatry, or chiropractic schools.

It is a career track not an official academic major.

UT offers specialized advising and specific courses to meet professional school requirements

UT's placement rate into professional programs is outstanding (75 percent for students who have placed a 3.5 grade point average or higher).

Admissions - Direct from High School
For direct acceptance from high school into the program, applicants need:

  • A minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and a composite ACT or SAT score at or above the 88th percentile.

  • Completion of a minimum of three years of high school math, one year of chemistry, and one year of biology.

  • Additional high school science course work is strongly recommended.

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted into the College and major of their choice as specified on their UT admission application. Students with weak high school backgrounds, especially in math and sciences areas, are encouraged to enter the Quest program for the first year and take courses to strength these skills areas. Continuing UT students seeking admission into the Pmed/Pden/Pvet program must have a 3.0 cumulative UT GPA and have completed CHEM 1090 or 1230 and MATH 1320 or higher with a grades of B or better in both the chemistry and math courses. After meeting these criteria, students are encouraged to meet with the Pmed/Pdent/Pvet Advisor to discuss admission into the program.

Admissions - Transfer Students
For transfer students must have a minimum of a 3.0 higher education grade point average to be accepted directly into the program. Transfer students not meeting these requirements will be admitted into the College and major of their choice as specified on the UT admissions application. After achieving a 3.0 or higher UT grade point average, students may apply to the Pmed/Pdent Advisor for admission into the program. Transfer students are encouraged to refer to the college for general information regarding Transfer Students.

Pre-professional School Admission Requirements
Minimum course requirements for admission into health professions programs includes one academic year (2 semesters) in each of the following subjects:

Biology with lab (Biol 2150 & 2160, Biol 217& 2180)

General Chemistry with lab (Chem 1230 & 1280, Chem 1240 & 1290)

Organic Chemistry with lab (Chem 2410 & 2460, Chem 2420 & 2470)

Physics with lab (Physics 2070, Physics 2080)

Math (Pre-calculus or higher)


Scheduling a Meeting with the Pmed/Pden/Pvet Advisor
Prospective students can schedule a campus visit day to include a meeting with the Pmed/Pden/Pvet Advisor by calling 1-800-585-5336 or by visiting the Admissions Office website at

Special Features:
Baccalaureate2MD Pathway (Bacc2MD)

UT College of Medicine’s MEDStart

UT/Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine 7 Year Program

Health Professions Living Learning Community

Pmed/Pden/Pvet Scholarships

Volunteer/Research Opportunities

Student Organizations


Last Updated: 6/24/19