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
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:
% of Total Applicants
% in Medical School
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.