The PSA staff offers a variety of workshops throughout the year. These workshops focus on professional school applications, interviews, test preparation, or career exploration.
If you are applying to medical or dental school, you must attend a Medical/Dental Portal Workshop in the fall or early spring semester the year before you plan to apply.
Therefore, if you plan to attend medical or dental school in fall 2020, you will need to attend a Portal Workshop in fall 2018 or early spring 2019, and then apply in early summer 2019!
To sign up for a workshop, just simply click on the date that you want to attend.
All Health Professions
(No sign up necessary and please bring a hard copy of your essay(s) and your prompt)
April 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209
April 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209
May 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209
May 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209
May 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm, JJKB 209
May 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209
June 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm, JJKB 209
June 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209
July 31, 9:00am - 11:00am Koldus 209
August 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm Koldus 209
August 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm Koldus 209
August 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm Koldus 209
This workshop will prepare students for the Interview process for entrance into medical or dental school.
This workshop will go over the JAMP application and explain required documentation for the OPSA office.
March 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
April 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Law School Workshops
This workshop will cover the basic elements of a complete law school application and help individuals develop their own timeline for completion.
Applying to law school can be stressful without thorough planning. This workshop will cover the five basic elements of the application: academic record, LSAT score, letters of recommendation, resume, and personal statement. The Law School Admission Council website, www.lsac.org, is the primary portal for providing this information and its use will be discussed. Applicants will learn to develop their own timeline and goals for the application process.
These workshops are typically offered in March through October.
The Personal Statement is often the most difficult piece of the application to create. The Internet and "How to Apply to Law School" books are loaded with advice: some good, some bad, some downright harmful!
We will demystify the personal statement process by first describing how a law school might evaluate you application, followed by an in-depth discussion of approaching the topic of your essay, followed by advice on brainstorming, writing and editing.
These workshops are typically offered July through November.
July 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
October 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
November 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Medical and Dental Workshops
This workshop will prepare students for the step by step process of applying. It usually last about an hour and a half and begin in April and May.
April 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
April 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
April 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
May 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
For all of the pre-medical and pre-dental students who are wanting to apply in May or June 2020 for 2021 admission to medical or dental school, you need to attend an OPSA Portal Workshop this fall/early spring. The Portal Workshop covers what you need to be doing now to apply summer 2020.
We will give you access to the evaluation forms so you can start acquiring your letters of evaluation, discuss essays, work on identifying areas of weakness, and students will get a look at what the application entails. These workshops usually last about an hour.
This workshop will prepare assist Aggies to re-apply to medical or dental school in summer 2020, for Fall 2021 matriculation. We will cover everything students can be doing now before the application opens in May 2020.
Specifically we will be discussing the letters of evaluation, the OPSA Portal, creating a personal timeline, and important dates. Additionally, presenting yourself as a better applicant will be emphasized.
The application workshop will cover the process and best tips for applying to the College of Nursing at Texas A&M University. Details to include using NursingCAS, taking the HESI examination, writing a strong personal statement, and much more.
Occupational Therapy Workshops
This workshop will cover the OT school application process. Topics covered: Application timeline, GRE, transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statements, and resumes. OTCAS opens annually in July.
April 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
April 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
May 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
This workshop covers the entire application process, from preparing for and taking the PCAT, to selecting professors and pharmacists to prepare your Letters of Recommendation (LOR). You will learn how to organize your last year's courses at Texas A&M and navigate PharmCAS, the national application service. This workshop is typically presented in March- June.
March 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
April 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
April 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This group advising session gives students the opportunity to ask questions about the new Rangel COP early assurance program. Dr. Juan Bustamante from TAMHSC Rangel COP, and Brie Garcia TAMU Pre-Pharmacy Advisor will be available to answer questions.
*Your registration lets us know you will be stopping by sometime within the time frame. Come for 5 minutes and stay for as little or as long as your schedule will allow.*
December 04, 2:30pm - 4:00pm (TAMU Early Assurance Program)
December 05, 9:00am - 11:00am (TAMU Early Assurance Program)
Physical Therapy Workshops
This workshop will prepare Aggies to apply in 2019 for Fall 2020 admission to Physical Therapy Schools. Topics covered include the application software, letters, transcripts and essays.
April 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
April 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Physician Assistant Workshops
This workshop will prepare Aggies to apply in 2019 for Fall 2020 admission to Physician Assistant Schools. Topics covered include the application software, letters, transcripts and essays.
March 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
April 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Veterinary Medicine Workshops
This workshop will prepare Aggies to apply to veterinary schools in summer 2019, for Fall 2020 matriculation. We will be covering creating a personal timeline, and important dates.
April 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
April 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
May 08, 10:00am - 11:00am