Choose a major. A “pre” major (pre-med, pre-dent, etc.) is not major to graduate with but a designation which gives you access to a pre-health advisor. Most health profession programs will accept students from any major as long as required classes for admission are completed.
If your major requires calculus or another math course, plan to complete that at community college.
Complete your World Language General Education Requirement before you transfer to Iowa. Students must complete four years of language in high school or complete Intermediate II of a language at community college. Most language classes at Iowa are 5 semester hours and require at least two hours of study outside of class each day. This can be a demanding workload on top of science coursework. Finishing your World Language at community college can help.
Set yourself up for success by having multiple career goals in mind. Medical, dental, and physician assistant programs are highly competitive with more qualified applicants than available spots. Pre-health students should have at least three career paths in mind. For example, a student who is applying to medical school might also look at applying to optometry or podiatry programs or graduate programs in biology.
Shadow and interview healthcare professionals in your chosen field before coming to Iowa. It can be challenging to shadow in Iowa City.