Skip to main content
Prehealth Advising

Alumni Advising

Are you applying to the health professions as an alumnus or alumna?

Past Penn State applicants have found that it can be extremely beneficial to take a gap year or more in order to finish prerequisite courses, gain essential experiences and exposures to health care, conduct research, participate in volunteer programs, or work full time in another industry altogether.

Alumni of Penn State are welcome to utilize the services of the Prehealth Advising Center. We are happy to meet with alums through in-person appointments, over the phone, or via Zoom to provide advice and support to individuals considering a health career. Alumni may also use our e-portfolio and letter collection services and apply for our letter packet at any time after graduating from Penn State.


SharePoint Access:

Alumni of Penn State are welcome to request access to our Prehealth SharePoint page even after graduating. You can complete a request form here and will be added to the SharePoint within a few business days.


To Access SharePoint:


We want to assist alumni with the following:

  • information about health-professions prerequisites and expectations
  • demands of a health-professions degree
  • keys to being a successful health-professional school applicant
  • relevant courses and experiences that strengthen applications
  • application assistance and candidacy evaluation
  • comprehensive interview and letter packet for health-professions applicants

If you are a graduate of Penn State and interested in applying to a health-professions program, please call 814-865-7620 to schedule an appointment. You may also attend our virtual group-advising sessions!

For more information on utilizing the letter packet, health professions portfolio, and comprehensive review process, please visit our "Applying to Programs" webpage.