PreProfessional Resources

What does it mean to be PreProfessional at GVSU?

The Preprofessional Advising Team in the CLAS Academic Advising Center works with all GVSU students and alumni who are pursuing the professional graduate programs in health care that are indicated in the space to the right. We work closely with students as early as their first semester at GVSU to learn about health care programs, gain well-rounded experiences, and connect with academic and other resources to support them in their goals. We also provide a high-level of support for students going through the professional school application process. Please click through the links below to familiarize yourself with the resources and programs we provide. Here are some ways to connect with a Preprofessional Advisor:

  • Schedule an advising appointment via Navigate, or by calling 616-331-8585.
  • Drop by C-1-120 MAK during our Drop-In Advising hours: Thursdays, 10am-1pm and Fridays 1pm-4pm during the Fall 2023 semester (subject to change)
  • Email [email protected]

We are thrilled you have decided to pursue a Preprofessional career path at GVSU and look forward to supporting you on this journey!

Areas of future study

Medicine - Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

Dental - Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD)

Optometry - Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Veterinarian - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) 

Pharmacy - Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Podiatry - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) 

Chiropractic - Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)

Other Health Professions Advising

Kirkhof College of Nursing can assist you with the following programs 

  • B.S.N.
  • RN to B.S.N.
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Second Degree Nursing Program

College of Health Professions can assist you with the following graduate programs. 

See their main site linked at the top of this menu for undergraduate majors and career options.

Resources by Type

Profession Specific Resources

Track your progress
Download your copy here

Create a copy of our preprofessional tracking document to log information you will need for your application process. This document has tabs for many items including your Academic Plan, Experiences and Hours, GPA Calculators, Potential letter writers, Important Contact Info ...and more!

Meet our Staff

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences welcomes preprofessional students to meet with one of our advisors regardless of degree program or major. Schedule with one of them via Navigate or by calling our office at (616) 331 - 8585. 

Preprofessional Advising Team

(left to right):  Holly LorenzElizabeth Gibbs, Brandon Moskun, Brian Eikenhout, Alexis Schewe, Elizabeth Clark



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