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The 2018-2019 Committee Letter application cycle opens October 11th.

Please be aware that Committee Letter Application submission closes on February 1st, no exceptions. Be sure to be on top of what is required.

Please be aware that the Pre-Health Office does NOT provide Committee Letters to non-degree students.

Rather than sending all of the separate recommendation letters in a student's file, applicants who qualify will receive one Committee Letter. The Committee Letter is a composite letter that incorporates all of the information in a student's file, and its narrative includes quotations from evaluations and letters of recommendation as well as impressions derived from the personal statement and an interview. At the discretion of the Pre-Health Committee, particularly strong and descriptive letters of recommendation may also be appended to the Committee letter in entirety.


Basic Requirements for a Committee Letter:


To Qualify for a Committee Letter you are required to:

         • Have an active Pre-Health file for at least 1 academic year (your file MUST be open by no later than the first semester of your second year). Students in their 3rd and 4th year are not eligible for a Pre-Health file.

         • Be an active Pre-Health student (meet with a Pre-Health advisor at least once per semester).

         • You must attend 3 Pre-Health events per semester while enrolled at Hunter.

         • You must have at least a 3.3 BCPM (Bio, Chem, Phys, Math) GPA and cumulative GPA.

         • Must have completed (or in the process of completing) at least 38 credits of Math and Science (30 credits for transfer students)

         You are also required to have a minimum of 10 evaluative documents (5 letters of recommendation and 5  course evaluations) submitted to your Pre-Health file. Three (3) letters of recommendation (one from a Hunter science(bio, chem or physics) faculty, one from a clinical supervisor/doctor and one from a research supervisor); and Five (5) course evaluations must be submitted by February 1stAny additional letters and evaluations must be in your file by March 15th (no exceptions will be made).

         • You must submit a letter of good academic standing from all institutions that you have attended (this includes if you’ve taken classes on e-Permit, or if you went to another college for one semester). Please be advised that if you have been dismissed from any program/institution you are not eligible for a Committee Letter.

         For MD, DO, Veterinary applicants, you must have at least 6-12 months of research experience and you must provide a letter of recommendation from your PI (also strongly recommended for Dental students looking to gain an edge).

         We strongly suggest you take your entrance exam (MCAT, DAT, OAT, etc.) no later than June 30th of your application cycle.

         Competitive test scores are: MCAT:512 (ALLOPATHIC); MCAT:507 (DO); DAT: 21; GRE: 315.

         If you score below the above-mentioned scores, we strongly recommend that you postpone your application until the following cycle.


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