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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. 


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
February 10th - Committee Letter Information Session 4:30-5:30 pm Mountainlair Rhododendron Room
February 17th - Pre-Application Deadline 12:00 PM (noon)
March 25th - Application Priority Deadline 11:59 PM 
April 15th - Application Absolute Deadline 11:59 PM
mid May- early 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 2019 Committee Letter Process are listed below the 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



Advisors Toolkit

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