Being a Competitive Student for Professional School Candidacy

A competitive Student is a well-rounded individual, who seeks opportunities and actively pursues growth both socially and professionally.  It is not enough to excel academically.  To be considered for any Professional School, you will want to focus holistically: academically; scholastically with honor societies, clubs, and organizations; socially within your community through service, missions, leadership AND volunteer work; and professionally through shadowing, work, internship(s), and related field experience. 

Above Average Admission Exams (i.e., MCAT, PCAT, DAT, etc) Since admission/acceptance to Professional schools are highly competitive, students should strive to excel on their Professional school admission test.  This starts with strong preparation for the exam.   There are multiple courses of preparation to aid in this process:  Kaplan , Princeton Review, ExamKrackers, DocFlowers, etc.  We recommend in-class preparation due to the large volume of material that must be reviewed, as well as the availability of personal assistance in academic areas that need additional focus.   NOTE: Students should avoid taking any entrance exam before prerequisite courses are completed.

High GPA Because
of the highly competitive nature of admission to Professional Schools, strong, consistent academic performance is a necessity.  All Students should be aware of admission requirements, including the minimum GPA for the Professional Schools to which they intend to apply.  It is particularly important that the competitive Student have strong working knowledge in science and mathematics.   In other words, it is not enough to regurgitate the information you must also be familiar with the process and how it is applied.