A competitive student is a well-rounded individual who seeks opportunities to grow both socially and professionally through coursework, honor societies, organizations, community service, job shadowing, and internships.

Applicants demonstrate their academic proficiency in two ways:

Admissions Exam Scores

Since admission to professional schools is highly competitive, students should strive to excel on their professional school admission test. Multiple preparation courses are available to aid in this process including Kaplan, Princeton Review, ExamKrackers, etc. Note, students should avoid taking any entrance exam before prerequisite courses are completed. Visit our admissions test page for more information about the exam you will be taking for your professional school.


All students should be aware of admission requirements, including the minimum GPA for professional schools. It is particularly important that students have strong working knowledge in applied science and mathematics. Professional schools typically consider your overall GPA and BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics) GPA when reviewing applications. You can use this online tool to calculate both your GPA.