General Requirements

Prerequisites for Applicants

  • Generally, an undergraduate GPA of a minimum 3.50 or better for Program A and a 3.25 or better for Program B
  • Documented history of community service
  • Documented experience in relevant health care fields

The UConn Post-Baccalaureate Program is very selective. The Post-Baccalaureate Program assesses applicants using a holistic review methodology, so that all aspects of a candidate’s history are considered. Successful applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to the community (evidenced by a history of community service activities) and must have a strong understanding of their respective health professional goal, evinced through activities such as volunteer experience, shadowing experience, or work activities in private practice, clinic, or hospital settings.

Completion of all requirements for a baccalaureate degree must be from an accredited college or university. Applicants may also apply while in their final year of a bachelor’s program. Historically, the most successful post-baccalaureate applicants have initiated their post-baccalaureate studies at least a year after completing their initial baccalaureate degree.

Requirements for Enrolled Students

  • See the Graduate Catalog for specific requirements, including:
    • Maintain a minimum of 15 credits each semester (12 credits of science) unless otherwise advised
    • Maintain the minimum a 3.25 cumulative GPA required for successful completion of the Post-Baccalaureate certificate
    • Maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester, as required by the Graduate School
  • Complete experiential and programming activities as specified by the Enrichment Programs Office in consultation with the respective professional school. These may include:
    • Required community service activities over course of program
    • Required participation in conferences, seminars, and guest lecture presentations at the Storrs campus (limited and tailored so as not to interfere with course demands)
    • Required participation at targeted academic seminars, visits to professional schools, research seminars, inter-professional education activities, and other relevant activities off campus (limited and tailored so as not to interfere with course demands)
    • Optional research components at the main campus, Health Center complex, or participating hospitals (limited and tailored so as not to interfere with course demands) during summer semester break
    • Additional clinical work, shadowing experience and community service is highly recommended
    • MCAT/DAT Review Course offered by the University is very highly recommended (complimentary for Post-Bacc students)

The Enrichment Programs Office will monitor all enrolled Post-Baccalaureate student activities and is responsible for confirming Certificate Program completion.