Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Postbaccalaureate programs are those designed for students that have completed an undergraduate degree, and can support your transition to your chosen professional program and help you to submit a more competitive application.

Program Benefits

Depending upon your specific circumstance, and your evaluation of your application, a postbaccalaureate program can be a benefit to boost your chances of admission. Though, as the AAMC explains, the potential benefit of a postbaccalaureate program often depends upon your success in the program and how well you are able to articulate what you learned while in the program and how your individual preparation has been improved by the experience.  

Find a Good Fit

The AAMC offers a free search tool that can help you locate Postbaccalaureate Premedical programs if you are looking for a program to help with your preparation for medical school application. 

If you are planning to apply to another professional program other than medicine, there are various ways to find a program that can be a good fit for you. Feel free to reach out to your pre-professional advisor to discuss finding the right postbaccalaureate program for you.  

Important Factors

There are various factors to keep in mind as you are considering whether a postbaccalaureate program can be a good choice for your pre-professional preparation.  

First, many programs involve specific application or eligibility requirements, so you will want to be sure to confirm you are eligible to apply for the program, and confirm the application deadlines.  
Also, as many programs can be costly, it is important to weight the cost of the program against the possible benefit of the program toward your future application. It can be beneficial to look for programs that offer a master’s degree upon completion of the program, as this can be beneficial if you ultimately decide not to pursue your chosen professional program.