Preparing to Apply

Steps for individuals preparing to apply to enter health profession school in the fall of 2021:

  1. Watch the 2021 Application Meeting webinar recording. You will need to use your BU login name and Kerberos password to access this recording.
  2. Review the materials under “Applicants to Health Profession Schools” on our website.
  3. If you have any questions/concerns after you have reviewed these resources, we encourage you to call the office at 617-353-4866 to schedule an appointment with a prehealth advisor.

Note for alumni who are not yet in our 2021 database:  It is imperative that you request that we change your year of application and update your email address.  Please email this information to the Preprofessional Advising Office at By doing so, you will ensure that you receive important email notifications from us.

Financing Health Profession School:

Fee Assistance/Waiver Programs:

Some applications/central application services offer fee assistance or waivers to financially qualified applicants.  The process of applying for fee assistance/waiver programs, as well as the benefits they provide, vary by application/central application service.  We encourage you to explore the relevant links below and be aware of the timelines/deadlines to apply.

Optometry and Podiatry schools do not offer fee waivers at this time.