In alignment with county, city and campus recommendations, Health Professions Advising will be offering only phone appointments through April 7. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, visit Please note that we will offer regular programming online throughout the spring quarter. Please visit our website and Facebook page to learn more. If you have any questions, please email

Application Process

The UC Davis Health Professions Post-bac Program will offer just one cohort per year, always starting in January. Applications for the January 2021 cohort will open July 1, 2020 and close September 30, 2020. Applicants who do not wish to complete the full five-quarter program, but prefer to complete post-bac work on a quarter-by-quarter basis will be able to select that option upon application submission. The application process is rolling, so applying early is highly recommended.

There will be more information to come about application submission.


Applicants will need to submit the following:

- Official transcripts for every undergraduate institution attended
- ACT, SAT, or other test scores
- Personal statements
- Two letters of recommendation (one science professor, one other)

Letter of Recommendation Criteria:

1. A science professor from any institution. Specifically, you should ask this person to comment on your readiness to pursue challenging science courses and commit the time and energy required to succeed. Core Competencies they should address include: Capacity for Improvement, Critical Thinking, Adaptability, Written and Oral Communication, and Science Competency

2. A professional who has witnessed your work with others. This can include a mentor, PI, supervisor, health professional or community leader. Specifically, you should ask this person to comment on your ability to persist when challenged, solve problems creatively, resolve conflicts tactfully, and/or work with integrity. Core Competencies they should address include: Service Orientation, Social Skills, Cultural Competence, Teamwork, Ethical Responsibility to Others, and Dependability



Success in our program is our top priority, so candidates being considered for admittance will be interviewed to assess maturity, readiness, and fit. Interview invites will be sent as applications are screened from July 1 through October. Acceptances will be emailed no later than October 31. Applicants who are local will be invited to meet with our advisors in person. Out of state applicants will be interviewed (and recorded) via Zoom.



Accepted applicants will be required to submit a $500 non-refundable deposit that will be applied toward tuition. Directions on where to pay the deposit will be sent upon acceptance.