Appointments & Pre-Health Listserv

Pre-Health Appointments for Freshmen and Sophomores:

Freshman and Sophomores can schedule an appointment with an advisor on the Pre-Health Advising Team through Starfish. Follow the step-by-step instructions to make an appointment with a specific advisor (If you choose "first available appointment", you are not guaranteed to meet with an advisor on the Pre-Health Advising Team). 

Appointments with Dr. Langhorne for Juniors & Seniors:

1. Online scheduling is only available to those students who have declared a pre-professional area of interest of pre-health (see below).

2. You must have Junior two (J2) standing (72 or more credits) or higher to make an appointment with Dr. Langhorne through Starfish. To access Starfish, go to and click the Starfish link on the left. Once in Starfish, go to "My Success Network" to schedule a Pre-Health advising appointment.

3. If you are a Junior, defined as someone in their third year at BU who plans to apply to professional school the summer immediately following their third year, and are classified as a Junior 1 (J1), please contact the Pre-Health Secretary at 7-2117. (Item 1 above, still applies however.)

4. It is the practice of the Pre-Health Office to only make appointments during a three week window from any given date. Prior to Starfish, this was handled by the Pre- Health Secretary. When all appointments were filled within that 3 week window, she would state this fact to students who called and suggest that they wait and call back 2- 3 days later. So, in the context of Starfish, if the 3 week window is filled, Starfish will, unfortunately, inform you that there are no appointments for the rest of the semester. This is because times outside of the 3 week window have been blocked. If you wait 2-3 days, we will have unblocked more dates (the 3 week window slides forward as time passes) and you should be able to make an appointment.

If you have difficulty with the system, you can still contact the Pre-Health Office (7-2117) and Ms. Igo will make an appointment for you in the traditional manner.

Appointments with Dr. Langhorne for Alumni:

Alumni will not be able to schedule an appointment online because the Starfish system will not work for them. Alumni must contact the Pre-Health Secretary (607-777-2117) to make an appointment. 

To Submit a Pre-Professional Area of Interest:

Submit the brief form online. Once submitted, it will take 3-5 business days for you to be added to Starfish for online scheduling access. Anyone who declares their Pre-Professional Area of Interest should automatically be subscribed to the Pre-Health listserv within 3-5 business days. If you are not subscribed automatically, or are unable to declare your area of interest, please follow the directions below to subscribe to the listserv: 

To Subscribe to the Pre-Health List Serv: "PREHLTH-L"

To subscribe to PREHLTH-L, send an e-mail to from the address you want added to the mailing list. The body of the e-mail contains the command you are issuing to the server. The command to join a list is "subscribe". To join PREHLTH-L list, the body of the e-mail is:

Subscribe PREHLTH-L yourfirstname yourlastname
(e.g. Subscribe PREHLTH-L John Smith)

Be sure not to include any other text and to turn off adding a signature block.