Pre-Professional Advising

University of Nevada, Reno Students

Welcome to Pre-Professional Advising

We assist students who are exploring or pursuing career interests in the healthcare or law professions.  Our role is to assist you in understanding what the academic preparation looks like, help you navigate the application process, and give you an idea of what admissions evaluator look for in their applicants.  Students who are interested in a pre-professional career are encouraged to seek advisement early for course planning, securing relevant experience and understanding what the core attributes and competencies are to become a well-qualified applicant. 

Your Pre-Professional Advisor:  Who Your Advisor is Depends On What Your Major Is

To make an appointment: 

Pat Wilson advising student

  • College of Science Students:  Contact Pat Wilson, Professional School Advising, at (775) 784-4591. Pat's office is located in 100B/Sarah Fleishman Building (SFB). Her email is  Her office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am-4pm. 

Grace Cardenas-Leal Photograph

  • All Other Colleges (e.g. CABNR, CHS, LA, Engineering), and Undeclared Students: Contact Grace Cardenas-Leal, Coordinator for Pre-Professional Advising, at (775) 784-4684. Grace is located in the Pennington Student Achievement Center, University Advisement Center, Suite 405.  Students seeking an appointment with Grace are strongly encouraged to secure an advising meeting with her in advance, particularly during peak advising/registration periods. 
  • All new, first-time, pre-med students are required to attend a Pre-Med Information Session with Grace prior to making a one-on-one advising appointment.

Fall 2018 Calendar of Events and Workshops

Pre-Med Information Sessions

  • Thursday, September 6th, 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 25th 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Monday, October 15th, 4:00pm-5:00pm (Orvis, 204)
  • Monday, November 5th, 4:00pm-5:00pm (Orvis, 204)
  • Tuesday, November 27th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Personal Statement for Pre-Law Students

Recommended for juniors/seniors who are applying to law schools this cycle. 

Friday, September 14th, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Multiple Mini Interview Workshop

Tuesday, September 11th, 4:30pm-5:30pm

All sessions will be located in the Pennington Student Achievement Center, Conference Room 316 or indicated above.  To register for any session, please contact the University Advising Center at (775) 784-4684.

To give you a summary of the pre-professional areas, please refer to the following links below: 

Special Program:  Battle of the Brains