We are here to support you throughout the process of planning and preparing for professional
and graduate school.
Pre-Professional & Graduate School Advisement
Let us help as you prepare for your eventual application to graduate, law, medical
or another health professional school. Whether it is making sure you are taking the
appropriate courses, want to figure out how to fit study abroad into your college
career, or are looking for undergraduate research opportunities, we can discuss your
options and direct you to the appropriate resources. You have unlimited opportunities
at UofSC and we can help guide you through the sea of information.
Schedule an one-on-one appointment with one of the advisors.
When it comes time for you to start applying to professional school, our office will
guide you through the process. With some of the instruction manuals for applications
being over 100 pages, it will be nice for you to get answers to typical questions
with a simple email or phone call to the OPPA.
Many applicants do not know what to include in a personal statement or do not know how to get started. If you need help determining a good statement
topic, complete the Personal Statement Reflection Questions, gather your resume, and
schedule an appointment with an advisor. Through questions and reflection, you will
likely leave with several ideas.
If your professional school requires a personal interview, it is wise to prepare
well in advance. A mock interview provided by one of our advisors will help identify
your strengths and weaknesses in interviewing. We also have many resources to help
you through this sometimes anxiety-provoking time. To schedule a mock interview email
Interested in exploring graduate schools beyond one of our pre-professional tracks?
We can help you decide if an advanced degree is the right choice for you. We also
offer tools for research and self-analysis as well as all the services listed above.
Take these steps to get started:
Make an appointment with Mark Brown, graduate school advisor, to talk about your choices.