Pre-Professional and Pre-Graduate Advising Program
For the majority of students, applications are completed in the summer between the junior and senior years or, depending on timing, during the fall semester of the senior year. Timing is everything, and the earlier you submit the required application and supporting materials, the farther along in the process and the more successful you will be. Most professional schools have rolling admissions. This means that given the competition, the earlier applications have the best chance of success, all other aspects being competitive.
When to See Your C-SC Advisor:
You should plan on seeing both your academic and pre-professional advisor at least once every semester. Your academic advisor is charged with monitoring your progress toward meeting the requirements of your major and monitoring your progress towards graduation. The pre-professional coordinator is charged with monitoring your progress towards admission to professional school. It is your responsibility to set up appointments with your advisors and to keep these appointments.
How to Prepare for a Good Interview:
The pre-professional program and the C-SC Career Services Center will help prepare you individually through a series of practice interviews for your interview at a professional school. You will be guided on ethics, body language and dress. In addition, you should prepare for these practice and real interviews by reading extensively in your field of interest.
How to Get Strong Letters of Recommendation:
Each type of professional school has a unique emphasis on letters of recommendation. Some programs will be very specific on the source of the letters. However, all letters of recommendations should come from people who know you well and who can express, using examples, your intelligence, academic ability, character and potential. In order to get such a recommendation, you must establish a strong working relationship with your advisor and professors at Culver-Stockton.