Take the Next Step

Do you have a calling to become a medical doctor or join another health profession? It’s not too late!

This twelve-month program is intended for individuals interested in changing their career to healthcare and require the prerequisite courses for medical school or other health profession programs.

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Start your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the application deadline for each term. To complete the program in twelve months, you must begin with the summer term.

A holistic admission decision will be based on multiple factors, including ACT/SAT scores, your motivation for becoming a physician or other healthcare professional, work history, volunteer activities, and other extracurricular involvement.

Program Eligibility

  • Must have earned a bachelor’s degree by time of enrollment, with no (or few) natural science lab classes taken.
  • If you have taken some prerequisite courses, please contact the program director to discuss eligibility.
  • Strong academic ability, evidenced by a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • US citizen or permanent resident.

Application Checklist

Complete the PostBacCAS application and provide these supplemental documents directly to PostBacCAS.

Official Transcripts

Enter the information for each institution attended in the Academic History section of your PostBacCAS online application, then click Order next to each school to have an official transcript sent from that school directly to PostBacCAS.

Your ACT or SAT scores

Upload to the Program Materials section of your PostBacCAS online application. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Current Resume

Upload to the Program Materials section of your PostBacCAS online application.

Two Letters of Recommendation

Create two recommendation requests in the Supporting Information section of your PostBacCAS online application, which will then be emailed to your references.

Your references will upload their recommendation directly to an Evaluator Portal which will then automatically get sent to PostBacCAS.

Application Deadlines

Sumer Enrollment

Materials due May 1

Fall Enrollment

Materials due August 1

Spring Enrollment

Materials due January 1

Post-deadline applications considered on an individual basis.

Get in Touch

Megan Henderson
Graduate Admission

Book a Chat

Schedule a personalized visit or video chat to learn about the curriculum, enrollment process, and more.

Tuition & Fees

Understand the costs before applying. Review tuition, fees, and living expenses to create a realistic budget. Financial planning is key for advanced degree success.

Financial Aid

Advanced degrees are worth the investment. We have options to help you realize your educational goal, and financial aid helps open doors for your future.

Postbaccalaureate students enrolled at least half-time (6 credits per term) are eligible for federal direct loans for one consecutive twelve-month period, provided you have not already borrowed the maximum amount allowed*.

Most postbaccalaureate students can borrow $12,500 each academic year if you have never borrowed before—and may be less if you have a prior borrowing history.

Depending upon course selection, the program’s estimated cost can range from $22,000 to $26,000. Private loans are available to help with costs not covered by federal loans.

*Maximum Borrowed Amount Allowed
Dependent Undergraduate Student $31,000 / no more than $23,000 of this may be subsidized loans
Independent Undergraduate Student 24+ $57,500 / no more than $23,000 of this may be subsidized loans

Loras College does not offer institutional scholarships or federal grants for Postbaccalaureate students at this time.

Loan Eligibility & Steps

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current aid year.
  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Be fully admitted and meet the Loras College admission requirements.
  • Be classified as degree-seeking and in an eligible program.
  • Enroll in at least three credit hours at the time of disbursement.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Complete all required application requirements and verification (if selected).
  • Complete the online master promissory note if this is your first time borrowing a Federal Direct loan.
  • Complete the online entrance counseling if this is your first time borrowing a Direct Loan at any school.

The loan will disburse directly to Loras to cover the cost of the term(s).

For financial aid purposes, our academic year runs from summer through spring. Please be sure to complete the correct FAFSA for the term(s) you wish to receive loans. For example, students beginning the postbaccalaureate program in summer 2023 would complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA.

Questions? We’re here to help

Ulrike Schultz, PhD

Ulrike Schultz  MD MPH

Director of Postbaccalaureate Pre-Medical Program
Director of Pre-Health Advising