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Most health profession applications require a letter of evaluation from the Pre-Professional committee for admission into their respective programs.  Thus, the committee, working in conjunction with the prospective student, compiles a portfolio on the student's performance and activities while they have attended Clarion University.  This portfolio contains a variety of documents such as letters of reference, resumes, and personal statements.

The portfolio must be completed in a timely manner to allow the letters of evaluation to be prepared to meet application deadlines.  To assist the student in this work, the committee meets with all Pre-Professional students each semester to keep them on track during their tenure at Clarion University.


Staying on Track Checklist

  •   Freshman Year:

    • Meet your pre-professional advisor each semester

    • Attend Pre-Professional Committee meetings each semester

    • Begin taking required science courses and choose a major

    • Become active on campus - get involved!

    • Seek scholarships and honors

    • Get excellent grades in courses

    • Get volunteer experience and shadow professionals

    • Ask for letters of recommendation

    • Start your pre-professional portfolio

 

  •   Sophomore Year:

    • Meet your pre-professional advisor each semester

    • Attend Pre-Professional Committee meetings each semester

    • Become a leader

    • Explore alternative options

    • Get information from professional schools and visit campuses

    • Become familiar with the entrance exam

    • Be aware of all entrance requirements for professional schools

    • Get excellent grades and honors

    • Get volunteer experience and shadow professionals

    • Get a summer internship and/or research experience

    • Ask for letters of recommendation

    • Add to your pre-professional portfolio

 

  •   Junior Year:

    • Reality check - What are your chances?

    • Meet your pre-professional advisor each semester

    • Attend Pre-Professional Committee meetings each semester

    • Prepare for and take entrance exam (Spring)

    • Get excellent grades and honors

    • Become familiar with application service

    • Get research experience and/or internship

    • Get volunteer experience and shadow professionals

    • Ask for letters of recommendation

    • Prepare your personal statement

    • Complete your pre-professional portfolio - DUE March 15

 

Listed below are additional documents that pre-professional students wil need in compiling their portfolio:

Staying on Track Checklist


Portfolio checklist


Letter of Recommendation Request Form


Committee Letter Request Form


Release of Disciplinary Records