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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 2018 Committee Letter Process

March 1st: Information session
March 1s t: Application opens
March 21st:  Information session -  CANCELED  
March 22nd:   Information session
March 29th: Required pre-application self-assessment deadline
April 9th: Priority application submission deadline - submit by this date if you would like feedback on your application
May 1st: Application submission deadline
May 31st: Suggested deadline for individual letter writers to submit through MountaineerTRAK

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 2018 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
GPA Calculator link
Self-Assessment Questionnaire download
Pre-Application Self-Assessment submission link
Committee Letter Application Form download
FERPA Form download
Committee Letter Application submission link
MountaineerTRAK instructions (request letters of recommendation and send packet of letters to Pre-Health Office)

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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