If you already have a Pre-Health file, but you do not request recommendation letters and/or evaluations for at least an academic year, your file will become inactive and you will have to reapply to the program to make your file active again. To avoid your Pre-Health file becoming inactive, make sure you submit recommendation letters and/or evaluations every semester.
What is the Pre-Health File?
If you are planning to apply to a health professions program we will keep a file of your course evaluations, recommendations, pre-health packet, resume, and transcripts in the Pre-Health Professions Office. The information in your file is confidential and accessible only to the Pre-Health Committee and Pre-Health Professions Office staff.
Why do I need a Pre-Health file?
When it is time to apply to health professions schools, we guide students through the application process. This includes providing qualified students with a Committee Letter, which is a very detailed and combined reference letter that incorporates letters of recommendation and evaluations.
Starting the file allows you to start collecting letters of recommendation and evaluations as soon as possible; when you apply you won't have to spend time trying to locate previous professors because you will have requested them when you took the course or worked with the individual. We keep the file for 3 years after you graduate.
Students interested in Physical Therapy or Physician Assistant Programs, DO NOT need to open a file. We only advise these students on a very limited basis, and they do not need a Pre-Health File.
How do I find out what is currently in my file?
To find out which evaluations and recommendations are currently in your pre-health file please fill out the File Check Request form.