Post-baccalaureate students with a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. university may pursue the requirements for application to a professional program at FIU via our Post-Baccalaureate Undergraduate Premedical Certificate.
Most students choose to apply as second-degree-seeking students, giving them a higher registration priority to enroll in lower-division prerequisite courses. Completing a second degree is also a more substantial record of academic performance, making a stronger case for improvement over grades from an earlier degree.
Post-baccalaureate students are often making major personal and economic sacrifices to pursue a change of career. You should be aware that professional schools will review their entire academic record and that poor academic performance in the past may influence an admission decision, even if your more recent work is competitive. Your academic performance will need to be highly consistent and exceptional in quality. We recommend taking at least one semester of coursework with a 15- to 18-credit load to demonstrate that you can manage a heavy professional school workload.
This certificate is not intended for students who took a pre-med or pre-professional curriculum during their first degree.
Contact us and request an appointment with one of our advisors to apply to the certificate program. Apply as a second-degree seeking student through FIU Admissions. If you have earned a bachelor's degree and were in good standing at the time you graduated, you should qualify for regular admission.