Application Process | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Application Process

for medical school, dental school, and other health related professional schools

Applying to health professional schools is a significant undertaking with many moving parts.

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Most health professional schools require applicants to submit applications more than a year before they plan to matriculate and require, in addition to the completion of the prehealth course sequence, letters of recommendation, evidence of extracurricular involvement, standardized test scores, essays and interviews.

Applicants are expected to participate in the process and stay informed of application procedures in the following ways:

  • Subscribe to the Tandon Prehealth listserve! This is the listing that we will be utilizing to send out information and reminders about informative events, updates, and reminders.
  • Stay up-to-date with announcements and events by reading the weekly Prehealth E-newsletterThe Medical Record, and by monitoring the Prehealth Calendar of Events!
  • Complete Tandon's Prehealth Professions course - PHP-UY 4000. This is required for all students applying to medical school prior to their receipt of a committee letter. We recommend you complete it in your year of application or the final year of your undergraduate studies if you're choosing to complete a gap year or more.
  • Review the Medical School Application Timeline.
  • Submit your Intent to Apply to medical school by November 1st 2 years prior to the fall term in which you want to begin your studies.
  • Submit your Tandon Prehealth Committee Letter Application by February 1st 1 year prior to the fall term in which you intend to begin your studies.


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Visit the Prehealth Website

The CAS Prehealth website has information about preparation, letters of evaluation, standardized tests, interviews, application timeline and more.

How to Prepare

I am a Tandon student and I think I'm prehealth! What do I do?

  • Are you really decided? Speak to a Prehealth adviser: Sara-Lee Ramsawak.
  • Enlist the services of ListServ
  • You can also get an introduction from the NYU CAS Pre-Health advisers. While they can help to advise you, your committee letter process will be processed through the Tandon Prehealth Committee. 
  • Find out any specific requirements for entry from the school(s) of your choice