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Post-Baccalaureate Frequently Asked Questions

What are the program deadlines?

Priority deadline for summer admission is April 8; final deadline for summer admission is May 1. Priority deadline for fall admission is April 8; final deadline for fall admission is August 1. Priority deadline for spring admission is October 1; final deadline for spring admission is December 1.


How much will the program cost per credit hour?

The program is $450 per credit hour.


Are there any prerequisites needed to be accepted into this program?

If you have not made a B or higher in a college-level pre-calculus or calculus course you will need to show math competency by taking a math placement test.


Upon completion of the program, are students guaranteed a letter of recommendation for medical schools?

Students who receive a 3.3 or higher GPA in the program will receive a composite letter of recommendation.


Is it possible to have a job while enrolled in the program?

Yes. There is a part-time option that would allow students to work while completing the program.


Is financial aid available?

Click here for financial aid information. 


What resources and support are available to students?

All faculty have office hours and there are usually tutors available through the Student Success Center. Each member of the PB-Health program will have an academic advisor and will have access to specialized pre-health advising.


Is on-campus housing available?

On-campus housing is very limited and priority is given to first-year freshman who are required to live on campus. There are several off-campus apartments or houses for lease near the campus. We advise checking Loyola's official off-campus housing provider to see what might be available.


Is the program authorized for issuance of I-20 forms for international student applicants?



Will students be provided with volunteer opportunities or clinical experience?

Career Services at Loyola can help students find relevant opportunities for which to apply.


Is the MCAT required for admissions to the program?



Is an MCAT preparatory component offered?

Test prep resources and guidance are available to students. There is not a formal MCAT prep course offered at this time.


Does the program have any linkage agreements with MD programs?

Not at this time.


On average, what is the student to faculty ratio?

Most of our science classes have less than 50 students per instructor. Most labs are capped between 16 and 20 students. In the sciences, no classes or labs are taught by graduate students.


Are classes the same ones taken by traditional undergraduates?

Yes, these are the same classes taken by traditional undergraduates.


Are classes offered in the evening?

While some eligible classes may be offered in the evening hours or online, PB-Health students should expect to complete most of their coursework with daytime classes.


Where do I apply to this program?

Applicants use the Adult Undergraduate Programs Application.


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