Are you preparing to take the MCAT exam? Register for the Health Professions and Prelaw Center’s MCAT Prep Workshop to help you prepare to take the MCAT in spring or summer 2018.

HPPLC’s MCAT Prep Workshop has been re-designed to help prepare students to succeed on the new MCAT Exam.  The instructors for the course have thoroughly analyzed the guidelines provided by the AAMC on the foundational concepts tested on the new version of the exam in order to determine what skills students will need.  Each instructor will design his/her section of the course to help students develop the tools needed for success on the exam.  Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking and independent reasoning skills, as well as test-taking strategies.

The course will begin the week of September 18, 2017.  Registration has started and spaces are available.  If you would like to enroll in the course, please see the instructions below on how to register.


Costa Rica BIOL-L 433 Information Session TOMORROW – Thursday, September 7, 2017

Costa Rica BIOL-L 433 Information Session

TOMORROW – Thursday, September 7, 2017

5:00 p.m.

Jordan Hall 248


Biology professor Bill Ruf will hold a short information meeting for students interested in participating in this year’s intersession Costa Rica program, a two-week overseas study program in tropical biology that takes place over winter break. If you are unable to attend the information meeting, you may e‐mail Prof. Ruf directly with questions (


Here’s how this 3-credit course counts for you:


  • Standard Biology B.S. majors, Biology B.A. majors, and Animal Behavior majors earn upper‐level lab credit
  • Biology B.S. majors with an Area of Concentration earn upper-level elective credit
  • Microbiology B.A. and B.S. majors earn upper-level elective credit


Students rave about this program as one of their favorite experiences at IU. Apply now! The deadline for submitting your application to the IU Office of Overseas Study is next Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. For application instructions, see the Overseas Study web site: