To help Indiana University students, from freshman to alumni, become thoughtful, well-prepared applicants to professional schools across the country.
What We Do
The Health Professions and Prelaw Center provides preprofessional advising and services for students interested in pursuing careers in law, medicine, and other health fields. Students considering careers in these professions must excel academically and plan carefully. The Health Professions and Prelaw Center (HPPLC) assists them throughout their undergraduate years to become well-informed and well prepared. Acceptance to these professional schools requires not only academic talent but also a complete understanding of the application and selection process.
We direct our advising toward preparation for careers in the professions, not just toward what will look good on a med school or law school application. Our office has a broad reach across our campus and beyond it. We regularly meet with students at the high school level; current Indiana University students; and alumni.
For Prospective Students
If you are not currently a student at Indiana University Bloomington, but are considering becoming one, we encourage you to contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a campus tour. You can call them at 812.855.0661 or fill out their online webform to schedule an appointment. Every year over 5,000 prospective IU students nationwide indicate an interest in one of our areas, so unfortunately HPPLC cannot take direct phone calls or emails concerning visits or advising prior to your matriculation in the fall. As part of your visit, however, you may ask them to schedule you for an appointment with an advisor in the Health Professions and Prelaw Center. At these events, which take place only on Fridays, we would enjoy the opportunity to discuss your interests, tell you more about HPPLC, and answer your questions. If you are admitted and decide to attend IU, you will meet one-on-one with an academic advisor for up to one hour during summer Orientation, where all of your health or law preprofessional questions will be answered and your plans will be discussed in detail.
For Current IUB Students or Alumni
To make an appointment: If you are a current IUB student we encourage you to make an appointment to meet with a preprofessional advisor in your prospective field(s). Just drop by or call 812.855.1873 from 9:00 AM to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, and our receptionist will find a mutually convenient time. Please note that advisors cannot schedule appointments over email.
Advising appointments at the Health Professions and Prelaw Center are focused on helping students prepare for admission to professional school. You should periodically meet with your assigned advisor (either a University Division advisor or an advisor in the academic department that offers your major) to plan your schedule and discuss how to best work admission prerequisites into your undergraduate degree plan. Your assigned advisor has expertise on the curricular requirements for your degree and is the best person for you to consult on most questions regarding your class schedule to make sure you are making good academic progress.
Have Questions or Need More Information?
You are most welcome to contact us if you have questions, or would like more information. Please call 812.855.1873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we cannot schedule appointments by email. Click here for HPPLC location information.