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Pre-Professional Advising

201 Hannah Hall
244 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4451
(248) 370-4936
preprofadvising@oakland.edu

Pre-Professional Advising

201 Hannah Hall
244 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4451
(248) 370-4936
preprofadvising@oakland.edu

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Test Preparation

Timeline

  • 4 year - Sample Timeline
  • Test Timeline (Year Before Application)
    • Summer Before - Prepare to Study for Admission Test
    • Fall/Winter - Study for Admission Test
    • May of Junior Year - Take Admission Test

Admission Tests

Competitive scores are essential for admissions to Health Programs.

  • GRE
    • Chiropractic
    • Genetic Counselor
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Physicians Assistant (or MCAT depending on the school)
    • Veterinary (or MCAT depending on the school)
    • Naturopathic (or MCAT or N/A depending on the school)
  • MCAT
    • Physician
      • Allopathic (MD)
      • Osteopathic (DO)
      • Podiatry (DPM)
  • DAT
    • Dentistry
  • PCAT
    • Pharmacy
  • OAT
    • Optometry

Tips:

  • Take when ready.
  • Aim to take once.
  • Do several practice tests (assume you will test a little lower when taking the real test).
  • Know the competitive score.
  • Create a study plan.
  • Plan to study for a year.

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