Premedical Office

Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) is the international Health Preprofessional Honor Society with more than 150 chapters across the United States and Canada. The Louisiana Eta Chapter at Xavier University was established in 1976. It was the only chapter of AED on the campus of an HBCU until the spring of 1997, when a chapter was established at the Atlanta University Center to serve Morehouse, Spelman, Morris Brown, and Clark Atlanta. 

The Louisiana Eta Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta accepts eligible students for membership during the spring semester of each year. In order to join the Louisiana Eta Chapter of AED, a student must . . . 

  • Be enrolled at Xavier (any major) and pursuing admission into medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, podiatry, or another type of health professions school.

  • Have completed all of General Chemistry lecture and lab, at least one semester of General Biology lecture and lab, and at least one semester of Organic Chemistry lecture and lab. 

  • Have an overall GPA of greater than or equal to 3.2. 

  • Have a Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math (BCPM) GPA of 3.2 or above.

  • Have no more than ONE repeated course in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Math (BCPM). 

  • Have completed at least 45 semester hours at Xavier.*

*SPECIAL NOTE FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS: Transfer students who meet the GPA requirements are eligible for membership consideration AFTER the completion of one semester at Xavier. The grade point averages used to determine scholastic eligibility at Xavier will be determined by including grades earned at Xavier and previously attended colleges or universities.

If you are eligible and are interested in joining during the next induction period (in the spring of 2018), you should do the following when instructed in January 2018* . . . 

  • Print an unofficial Xavier transcript from Bannerweb, print your name and the date on top, and staple the pages together.

  • Calculate your BCPM GPA for each semester at Xavier by completing your GPA Worksheet. Instructions for completing the GPA Worksheet are available in the Assessment Overview. Put your name on EACH GPA worksheet that you complete.

  • Attach your Bannerweb transcript to your completed GPA worksheets.

  • Put these items in the "IN" basket in the Premed Office and wait for an email regarding your membership. 

  • NOTE: If you enrolled at Xavier as a "New First-Time Freshman" and took classes at another college or university OR you enrolled at Xavier as a "Transfer Student" and would like your grades earned at another college or university factored into your GPA calculations, please submit an unofficial copy of your transcript from the college or university where credit was earned (in addition to your unofficial Xavier transcript).

  • SPECIAL FOR SOPHOMORE PREMEDS: DO NOT PUT YOUR ITEMS IN THE "IN" BASKET AS INDICATED ABOVE. You will be considered for AED Membership during the One-on-One Sophomore Assessment Meetings which begin in January; please bring your completed GPA Worksheets to your scheduled meeting for AED consideration!!!!

Upcoming Events for Spring 2018 Membership Intake (DATES ARE TENTATIVE. CHECK PREMED EMAILS FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES):

  • Attend the Interest Meeting, Tuesday, 1/23/18, NCF 102, 5:00pm.

  • Attend the Induction Ceremony Practice on Tuesday, 3/6/18, NCF 105, 5:00pm. 

  • Pay lifetime dues ($100) to PM Office by Friday, 3/9/18. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "Xavier University Federal Credit Union"---put "Alpha Epsilon Delta Dues" in memo section of check or money order.

  • Attend the Induction Ceremony on Monday, 3/12/18, NCF 105, 6:00pm SHARP (business/professional attire). Family and friends are invited; light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.

If you are inducted into AED, please check your email and signs near the PM Office frequently for information about Alpha Epsilon Delta. You should also check the Alpha Epsilon Delta display case outside of NCF 108 and join AED in OrgSync.