Policies

Application Policies

  1. The committee is happy to assist students in the production of applications to their chosen health profession schools. Please note, however, that it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to ensure that he or she has fulfilled all requirements for acceptance to a graduate program.

  2. If the pre-health advisors determine that a student has not fulfilled all requirements for acceptance to a program (e.g., the student has not met the minimum undergraduate course or grade requirements), then we will not support his or her application until those requirements have been met. For example, medical school applicants must typically achieve a minimum grade of C in prerequisite science courses.

  3. For students applying to Medical, Dental, Podiatry or Optometry schools, applications will include a committee letter from the pre health professions program. This letter includes individual letters of recommendation from your references, as well as a cover letter from one of the directors of health professions advising (Dr. Roy or Dr. Terleph). The student must solicit individual letters of reference from their chosen recommenders and have them each sent to one of the directors of health professions advising. All letters in the packet should have the writer’s business or academic letterhead on them, and it is preferred that they be sent to the director of health professions advising via email. Only after all letters have been received, AND the student’s MCAT, DAT, or OAT score has been reported to a director of health professions advising, will the committee letter be assembled. It is the student’s responsibility to submit all materials in a timely manner.

  4. For the Pre Vet, Pre PA and Pre Pharm students that we advise, individual letters of reference are required for applications. It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange for each of their recommenders to submit an individual letter of reference to appropriate school(s) and/or application services.