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Pre-Professional Application and Test Resources



  • Apply Early! - Financial assistances is issued on a first come first serve basis for eligible applicants that verify financial need. For each application cycle, a limited number of waivers are available.
  • Not Retroactive - Aid and services are best utilized at the beginning of the application cycle after the applicant has been awarded the benefits. Award is typically not reimbusable.
  • Require Supporting Documents Including Financial Information - Be prepared to provide personal and or parental financial income documentation. This is required to verify financial need to receive aid.
  • Expiration - Application fee waivers typically do not carry over and need to be utilized within the current application cycle. Some have a usage timeline of 14 days from the date issued.
Association Application Service Coverage
AACOM (Osteopathic Medicine) AACOMAS

AACOMAS Application Fee Waiver

AACOMAS Application Fee Waiver Instructions

Covers: initial application fee 

AACP (Pharmacy) PharmCAS

PharmCAS Fee Assistance Program

Covers: initial application fee



No fee waivers available. Ref. FAQ

AAMC (Allopathic Medicine) AMCAS AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP)
AANMC (Naturopathic Medicine) NDCAS

NDCAS Application Guide

No fee waivers available.

AAVMC (Veterinary) VMCAS AAVMC Fee Reimburstment

ADEA AADSAS Application Fee Assistance program

Covers: initial application fee & two additional schools

APTA (Physical Therapy) PTCAS

PTCAS Fee Assistance Program

Covers: initial application fee

AOTA (Occupational Therapy) OTCAS

OTCAS Application Fee Assistance Program

Covers: initial application fee

ASCO (Optometry) OptomCAS

OptomCAS Application 

No fee waivers available.

PAEA (Physician Assistant) CASPA

CASPA Fee Waivers Instructions 

PAEA CASPA Policies and Procedures 2020-2021, ref. section 11, pg. 39

Covers: initial application fee


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Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)

The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), developed and administered by the AAMC, is a standardized, multiple-choice examination created to help medical school admissions offices assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. HCOP may provide students with MCAT test preparation assistance for program students.

Click Here for MCAT Website
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Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)

The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT®) is a specialized test that helps identify qualified applicants to pharmacy colleges. It measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary for the commencement of pharmaceutical education. The PCAT is constructed specifically for colleges of pharmacy.

Click Here for PCAT Website
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Dental Admissions Test (DAT)

The Dental Admissions Test (DAT), is standardized, multiple-choice examinations designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine and dentistry. Scores are reported in Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences. Dental colleges consider DAT scores as part of their admission process. Almost all U.S. dental schools require applicants to submit DAT scores. Many schools do not accept DAT scores that are more than three years old.

Click Here for DAT Website
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Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in 8 specific fields of study and is often required for admission into a master's degree program.

Click Here for GRE Website

Additional Information:

GRE Fee Reduction Information. Educational Testing Services (ETS) administers the GRE and offers GRE Fee Reduction for test takers with financial need. Complete the forms found on the ETS GRE link above in order to request a reduction in the fee. If approved, your fee may be reduced up to 50 percent. 

ETS can take up to two weeks from when your Fee Reduction Form is received to contact you regarding your fee reduction request.


Other Useful Test Prep Resources:

For more information contact Lilia at the HCOP Fresno State office at (559) 278-4748 for further details.