Alumni, Non-Degree, & Graduate Students
Services by status
Thank you for your interest in Pre-Health Advising at UIC. Please read carefully below as our services vary depending on your status.
Services for Alumni
Pre-Health Advising is pleased to be able to offer appointments for alumni who received their undergraduate degree (BA or BS) from UIC. We are most able to help alumni who graduated within the past 5-7 years, however, we are happy to work with alumni from all class years.
If you wish to make an appointment with a pre-health advisor, please email LASprehealth@uic.edu. Include your full name (during your time as a student, if different), your UIN, and days/times that work best for an appointment. Please note that earliest available appointments may be two weeks out.
The mission of Pre-Health Advising at UIC is to serve undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program. We are not able to offer pre-health advising appointments for non-degree students. If you completed a bachelor’s degree at another institution you are encouraged to reach out to the pre-health advisor(s) there as many schools work with their own alumni. If one is not available to you, you may find a volunteer Pre-Health Advisor through the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP).
As stated on the UIC Undergraduate Non-Degree Admission site: UIC does not offer an organized post-baccalaureate program for pre-health studies (or other preprofessional/preparatory coursework). Students seeking to complete prerequisite coursework for undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs at UIC or elsewhere will generally be advised to pursue those courses at a community college. You may find a helpful Post-Baccalaureate search through the Association of American Medical Colleges.
As noted on the UIC Graduate Non-Degree Admission site: Graduate non-degree students are not assigned an academic advisor. While you may register for courses at all levels, some courses are restricted to students within a specific program or department. You will need to contact the instructor or department for approval and approval decisions lie at the discretion of the instructor or department. Course availability cannot be guaranteed, and Non-Degree students are only eligible to register for courses after priority registration for degree-seeking students has finished.
Graduate Students at UIC
If you are enrolled in a graduate program at UIC, you have been assigned an advisor within your academic program. If you received your bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) at UIC, you are welcome to contact LASprehealth@uic.edu to schedule an appointment. Please note that earliest available appointments may be two weeks out.
If you plan to complete pre-requisite courses for a health profession program while completing your graduate degree in another field at UIC, you fall into the Non-Degree category of students. You are strongly encouraged to work with your advisor within your graduate program to determine your likelihood of success in your current program. You are also encouraged to reach out to your Pre-Health Advisor(s) from your undergraduate institution. If one is not available to you, you may find a volunteer Pre-Health Advisor through the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions(NAAHP).