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Committee Letters

What is a Committee Letter?

The WVU Pre-Health Office and WVU Pre-Health Committee prepares Committee Letters of Evaluation for students who are applying to health professional schools, including medical (allopathic or osteopathic), dental, optometry, and podiatry schools. Research your professional programs to determine if a Committee Letter of Evaluation is preferred or required. Although most professional programs do not require a Committee Letter, it is highly recommended for some. Therefore, obtaining a Committee Letter remains optional for the student. 

The Committee Letter process at WVU consists of completing an application, obtaining individual letter of recommendation, and participating in a Pre-Health Committee interview. The WVU Pre-Health Office submits the committee letter with the supporting individual letters of reference appended. 

If you received a WVU Pre-Health Committee Letter in the past, you are still required to complete the entire process anew including requesting new individual letters of recommendation from the same or new letter writers. Please see our updated re-applicant committee letter instructions below.


Key Dates for the 2020 Committee Letter Process


January 30th - Committee Letter Information Session 6:30-7:30 pm Health Sciences North 2940 A&B (Register here)
February 10th - Committee Letter Information Session 4:30-5:30 pm Mountainlair Rhododendron Room (Register here)
February 17th - Pre-Application Deadline 12:00 PM (noon) - Pre-Application Deadline Extended to March 2nd 12:00 PM
March 25th - Application Priority Deadline 11:59 PM 
April 15th - Application Absolute Deadline 11:59 PM
mid-May - mid-July - Interviews
May 31st - Suggested deadline for individual letter writers

Committee Letter Instructions


Please read the instructions document for receiving a WVU Pre-Health Committee Letter in its entirety. The other important documents and links for the 2020 Committee Letter Process are listed below the instructions. Scroll down for re-applicant instructions.

Committee Letter Instructions downloadable document
The first page serves as a checklist and table of contents. Please save your instructions to track your progress
FERPA Form download

Re-applicant Committee Letter Instructions

The documents and instructions below are for re-applicants.

Are you a re-applicant? downloadable document
Re-Applicant Committee Letter Instructions document
Re-Applicant Committee Letter Portal link - permission required; email prehealth@mail.wvu.edu
GPA Calculator link 
Self-Assessment Questionnaire download
Committee Letter Application download
FERPA Form download

Advisors Toolkit

If you are an academic advisor to a student interested in pursuing a healthcare profession, this toolkit is here to assist you in answering questions and getting them on the right track.

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