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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 a mock 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.

If your professional program or school does not require a Committee Letter, but you are interested in additional support throughout the application process - check out our Application Prep Program!


Key Dates for the 2021 Committee Letter Process


Information Sessions:
  • Tuesday, January 5th at 11:00 AM (EST) via Zoom (Register Here)
  • Monday, February 1st at 6:30 PM (EST) via Zoom (Register Here)
Application Deadlines:
  • Self-Assessment Deadline - Monday, February 15th at 12:00 PM (noon) (EST)
  • Mock Application Priority Deadline - Wednesday, March 24th at 11:59 PM (EST)
  • Mock Application Absolute Deadline - Wednesday, April 15th at 11:59 PM (EST)
Individual Letters of Recommendation:
  • The Pre-Health Office recommends giving your individual letter writers a deadline of May 31st
Interviews:
  • May - July

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 2021 Committee Letter Process are listed below the instructions. Scroll down for re-applicant instructions.

Committee Letter Instructions (downloadable document) *New link coming soon!*
The first page serves as a checklist and table of contents. Please save your instructions to track your progress

Pre-Health Committee Letter Portal (link) *New link coming soon!*

GPA Calculator (link)     



FERPA Form (download)

Re-applicant Committee Letter Instructions

The documents and instructions below are for re-applicants.

Are you a re-applicant? (downloadable document) *New link coming soon!*

Re-Applicant Committee Letter Instructions (document) *New link coming soon!*

Re-Applicant Committee Letter Portal (link) *New link coming soon!*
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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