Post Baccalaureate (Post-Bacc) admission is for students wanting to complete a second bachelor's degree or take additional classes after graduation. Post-Bacc admission at the University of Oregon is not specific to pre-health students.
While UO does not offer a structured post-bacc pre-health program, students may choose to pursue pre-health post-bacc to:
- Repeat courses to improve their cumulative and/or science GPA.
- Complete any final prerequisite courses.
- Earn a second bachelor’s degree while completing health graduate school prerequisites.
The benefit of choosing the UO’s post-bacc program as a pre-health student is having more autonomy of your academic plan. Post-bacc students receive priority registration and can take prerequisite courses for many health careers, including: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Optometry, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, and Veterinary Medicine.
Pre-Health Advising is available to help prospective and current post-bacc students navigate their options at UO and create an individualized plan for achieving their academic and career goals. Other beneficial resources available to pre-health students include mock interview and grad essay review appointments with pre-health advisors or the UO Career Center, GRE and MCAT test prep courses through the Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center, and research/experiential opportunities available through campus departments and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement.
Please read through the FAQ for answers to common questions:
What are the application requirements?
There are two main requirements for UO post-bacc admission. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree by the time they start the program and must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
How do I apply?
Application requirements and instructions are available on the Office of Admissions website. Applications must be submitted at least 30 days before the start of the term, but we recommend applying earlier so that you have time to meet with an advisor and get support with registration. For questions regarding the application process, please contact UO admissions directly.
Does your program give students a certificate upon completion?
No. This is an unstructured program with no set curriculum. Students can take post-bacc classes for one term, one year, or more.
How long does it take to finish post-bacc study?
It depends. Whether you’re interested in one course or many, we recommend first talking to a pre-health advisor to develop a plan that meets your goals.
How much does post-bacc study cost?
Post-bacc students pay undergraduate tuition and fees, which can be found on the Registrar’s website.
Is financial aid available?
To find out more information about financial aid eligibility, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Can I repeat courses to boost my competitiveness for graduate school admission?
It depends. We strongly encourage students to schedule an advising appointment with a pre-health advisor to discuss your goals and make sure UO is the right fit for your timeline and goals.
How can I schedule an appointment with a pre-health advisor?
Prospective students can request an appointment here.