A Message for NU Alums

The NU PreHealth Advising Program provides its advising services and its resources to NU Alums, regardless of year of graduation. You may have registered as “pre-med” when you were an undergraduate and put off your application for a few years to gain experience in the field.  You may have unsuccessfully applied as an undergraduate and are now ready to reapply.  You may be an alum who was not interested in a career as a health professional and now wishes to pursue that option – Congratulations!

Most of you are probably close to the beginning of the cycle during which you plan to apply. You may be anxious to apply as soon as possible because you feel that time is moving very quickly and that that you have been on the pre-med track long enough!  You are excited and motivated to submit your application and begin the next phase of your life – matriculating to the health professional school of your choice.

We do ask you to STOP and take a breath.  Regardless of the field of medicine you intend to pursue and regardless of your age, it is important to your success NOT TO RUSH through the application process.  What does matter is your readiness to apply, as measured by relevant experiences, community service, a competitive science and non-science GPA, strong letters of evaluation, and a competitive ADMISSIONS exam score.

If you graduated from NU with a degree in the sciences and you graduated more than three years earlier than the year in which you plan to apply (a gap of four years between earning your NU degree and matriculation to a health professional school) AND you did not request individual letters of evaluation from NU faculty before you graduated,  we may consider you a non-traditional applicant, consistent with the way that most health professional schools will consider you. 

if you graduated from NU with a non-science degree and completed post-graduate work (e.g., post-bacc courses) at another institution, you may wish to contact that institution to determine if it offers PreHealth Advising and Committee Letters.

We encourage you to contact a Northeastern University PreHealth Advisor to discuss these topics further.


If you plan to obtain advising through the NU PreHealth Advising Program and you did not obtain a MedAppTrak account while you were a student at NU, click the MedAppTrak link on this page to begin. If you did obtain a MedAppTrak account previously, please contact the PreHealth Advising Program for help if you do not remember your log-in information.

Be sure to bookmark the PreHealth Website in your primary browser and log into MedAppTrak AND the Student/Applicant Pages whenever you have questions about your planning or preparation. If you cannot find what you are seeking, please request an appointment with a PreHealth Advisor or come to see one of us during posted Walk-In Periods. Click on the CURRENT STUDENTS link in the main menu to see more detailed information about MedAppTrak.

  • MedAppTrak

    Self-Enroll as Pre-Med with a MedAppTrak account! Learn how to get an account. Having a MedAppTrak account provides you with access to added resources available only to NU students and Alums.