Primary Applications



Most health professions schools require that students complete a computerized, primary application similar to the common application to college, which allows basic information to be collected centrally, and then transmitted to the schools to which you have applied. Each profession has a different primary (sometimes called "standardized") application.

The primary application asks you for a broad range of basic information, including:
  • Biographical data such as your name, address, date of birth, citizenship, etc.
  • Information about where you attended college, and grades from all of your undergraduate courses
  • Activities you've engaged in since high school
  • Entrance essay

The Brandeis Premedical Board process helps students to prepare important portions of their application, including their list of activities with narrative descriptions, and their personal essay.

Applications open at different times, so be sure to check the deadlines for each school that you apply to.  Because most schools admit students on a rolling admissions basis, you are encouraged to complete the primary application as quickly as possible.