Frequently Asked Questions

What should I be doing now to prepare for my future career? 

  • Obtain a thorough science background 
  • Gain experience by volunteering, shadowing, and researching 
  • Consider learning a foreign language

What about advanced credit courses?

  • Plan to take science courses in college
  • Get credit hours for courses such as English, government, history, etc.

What do professional programs consider in acceptance?

  • Science and overall GPA
  • Involvement in extracurricular groups and activities
  • Work experience gained through volunteering and shadowing
  • Scores on standardized exams: GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT
  • Major

What should I major in?

Students should choose a major that interests them and a field they will enjoy working in should acceptance into a health professions program be denied. All majors are accepted into programs, and major is only a small aspect under consideration by the graduate school admissions committees.

The acceptance rates for different majors are listed below:

Undergraduate Major

% of Total Applicants

% in Medical School

Biological Science

46.2

43.9

Chemistry/Biochemistry

12.0

13.1

Psychology

5.1

4.9

Mathematics/Physics

1.3

1.4

English

1.4

1.6

History

1.2

1.5

 


Why is ACU an exceptional place to prepare me for a career in health professions?

  • Small, intimate class size which allows for more direct contact with professors.

  • Opportunities to gain experience in a Christian environment through mission trips to places such as Honduras, Haiti, Guatemala, Africa, and others.

  • An admissions committee will help in your admissions process by organizing your application and holding a mock interview so that you may be better prepared for your interview with a prospective graduate school.

  • ACU's acceptance rates are significantly higher than the national average.

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