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Post Bacc Committee Letter

 

Post Baccalaureate Committee Letter Document Requirement

 

The 2019 - 2020 Post Bacc Committee Letter Application Cycle will open on August 28, 2019, and will close January 15th. the Hunter College Committee Letter Application along with all supporting letters of recommendations and evaluations must be submitted no later than January 15, 2020.

Please plan to attend a Post-Bacc Committee Letter Workshop. There will be one in-person evening workshop scheduled in September 2019, and a recorded version available on Blackboard during winter break. If you do NOT attend a Committee Letter Workshop you will be ineligible to receive a Post-Bacc Committee Letter. ONLY students applying in the current application cycle should attend this workshop.

Requirements for a Post Bacc Committee Letter:

To qualify for a Post Bacc Committee Letter you are required to:

  1. Attend a mandatory Post Bacc Committee Letter Application Workshop.
  2. Maintain an active Pre-Health file for at least 1 academic year before applying for a Post Bacc Committee Letter.
  3. Be an active Pre-Health student (meet with a Pre-Health advisor at least once per semester), and attend 2 Pre-Health events per semester while enrolled at Hunter (you must check in at the beginning of the event to have your attendance certified).
  4. Have 56 verified hours of Hunter College community service.
  5. Maintain at least a 3.3 term and cumulative science and mathematics GPA: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics (BCPM).
  6. Complete at least 38 credits of Math and Science at Hunter.
  7. Release MCAT, DAT or GRE test scores to Hunter College by May 30th.
  8. Take your Admission Exam no later than April 2020 .
  9. Score: MCAT: 512 (ALLOPATHIC); MCAT: 507 (DO); DAT: 21; GRE: 315. Scores below the stated minimum qualify candidates for a Letter Packet.
  10. 8-10 course evaluations*- You must have at least 3 course evaluations from science courses (1 from Biology, 1 from Chemistry, and 1 from Physics preferred).
  11. 6 letters of recommendation*- You must have 1 letter from a Hunter science (biology, chemistry or physics) faculty member, 1 letter from a clinical supervisor/doctor and, 1 from a research supervisor.

*The 8-10 course evaluations and 6 letters of recommendation must all be submitted by January 15.

Committee Letter Application Timeline

 

August 28
2019-2020 Committee Letter Application Cycle begins.
January 15
The minimum 14-16 documents- 6 letter of recommendation 8-10 course evaluations needed to qualify for the Committee Letter 5 letters of recommendation to qualify for a Letter Packet MUST be in your file by January 15.
January 15
The deadline to apply for a Committee Letter or a Letter Packet is January 15, 2020.
April Latest date to take MCAT, DAT, OAT and GRE to receive a Committee Letter.

 

For Committee Letter & Letter Packet applicants: besides the Committee Letter workshop, you are required to attend the following workshops, so that you are well prepared when applying to health professions graduate schools:

  • Committee Letter Workshop
  • Application Planning for your desired profession
  • Letters of Recommendation: Everything You Need To Know
  • The Personal Statement Workshop
  • Organizing and Writing About Your Experiences
  • Preparing Your Secondary Essays for Health Profession Applications
  • AMCAS 101 – Everything You Need to Know About AMCAS (pre-meds only)
  • Interviewing 101 for Pre-Health Students: Applicant Interviews
  • The Medical School Interview
  • Multiple Mini and CASPer Interviews: How to Prepare for the MMI& CASPer
  • Medical School Update Letters and Letters of Intent
  • Financing Your Medical School Education
  • Committee Letter Application Workshop

The following workshops are also required depending on your Pre-Health Track:

  • Preparing and Applying to Dental School
  • Preparing and Applying to Occupation Therapy School
  • Preparing and Applying to Optometry School
  • Preparing and Applying to Pharmacy School
  • Preparing and Applying to Physical Therapy School
  • Preparing and Applying to Physician Assistant School
  • Preparing and Applying to Veterinary School

N.B.: If you are accepted by any medical or professional school, and you refuse to attend, the Pre-Health Advising Office will not support your application in any subsequent cycle.

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