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 for most pre-health tracks are available in 2 formats, live and online. 

  • Freshmen, Sophomores, and New Transfer Students in the College of Health and Human Services, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and University College:  Contact your academic advisor for orientation information. Orientations are not provided in summer and are not provided before you matriculate. 
  • Freshmen, Sophomores, and New Transfer Students in Colleges not listed above:  Orientations are not provided in summer and are not provided before you matriculate.  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 orientation, pre-optometry orientation, 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 orientation, pre-dental orientation, 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-dental, etc).