Important Applicant Information
The application process to health professions schools is complex and lengthy. If you are a junior, senior or alumnus applying to professional school or if you are applying to an Early Assurance Program you will need to obtain certain forms and related materials from the Pre-Health Office. All categories of applicant mentioned above must obtain a copy of the Junior-Senior Handbook. To do so you should contact the Pre-Health Office and ask to be added to the 'Pre-Health Applicant Information' organization on Blackboard. If you are a re-applicant or an Early Assurance applicant, please consult the appropriate section below.
It is important for all applicants to subscribe to the Pre-Health List Serv because the Pre-Health Professions Office relies entirely on the Pre-Health List Serv for posting information. For instructions on how to subscribe to the Pre-Health List Serv, click here.
Credentialing is the process by which you assemble materials and have them submitted in support of your application to a health professions program. At Binghamton, credentialing is carried out through what is known as a composite evaluation system. Under this arrangement you submit, and have submitted, a variety of materials which are placed in a credentials file. When this file is complete, The Pre-Health Advisor edits this material, adds his own comments, and writes an evaluation. It is this evaluation, along with some attached letters chosen by the Pre-Health Advisor, which is sent to the health professions schools to which you have applied. The steps you must follow to accomplish this are described in detail in the Junior-Senior Handbook.
Early Assurance Program Applicants
If you are applying to an Early Assurance Program you will need to obtain an abridged version of the credentialing instructions by clicking the link below. Please note that this information is exclusive to Early Assurance Program applicants. Other applicants should consult the appropriate set of instructions for their situations. EAP credentialing instructions can be found here.
Information for Re-Applicants
If you are re-applying to professional school, you may obtain credentialing information by clicking on the link below. In addition, you are strongly encouraged to speak with the Pre-Health Advisor since the re-application process can be less clear and more involved that your original application. Re-applicant credentialing instructions can be found here.