Getting Started

The first step to take on your pre-health track is to complete an Orientation to your specific track (Pre-Med Orientation, Pre-Optometry Orientation, etc).  Orientations cover everything you need to know to get started:  required and recommended courses, GPAs, timeline options and planning, extracurricular activities, and more.  Orientations are provided in large group sessions and in an online format.  

  • Freshmen:  You should plan to complete an orientation to your pre-health track early in freshman year.  Orientations are not provided in summer.  It is highly preferred that you meet with your academic advisor prior to completing a pre-health track orientation.  To request your orientation during fall or spring semesters, send an email toPreHealth@uncc.edu with the following information:  name, UNCC student id#, and type of orientation you need (pre-med, pre-optometry, etc).
  • Transfers:  You should plan to complete an orientation in your first semester at UNC Charlotte.  Orientations are not provided in summer and are not provided before your first semester of enrollment.  It is highly preferred that you meet with your academic advisor prior to completing a pre-health track orientation.  To request your orientation during fall or spring semesters, send an email to PreHealth@uncc.edu with the following information:  name, UNCC student id#, and type of orientation you need (pre-med, pre-optometry, etc).
  • Sophomores:  If you are starting a pre-health track as a sophomore, send an email to PreHealth@uncc.edu with the following information:  name, UNCC student id#, and type of orientation you need (pre-PA, pre-dental, etc).
     
  • Juniors, Seniors:  To get started on your pre-health track, send an email to PreHealth@uncc.edu with the following information:  name, UNCC student id#, and type of orientation you need (pre-PA, pre-dental, etc).
  • Postbaccalaureate/Second-degree Students:  To get started on your postbacc pre-health track, send an email to PreHealth@uncc.edu with the following information:  name, UNCC student id# (required), and type of pre-health track you plan to follow (pre-PT, pre-OT, etc).