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Pre-Health Evaluation Committee

The Office of Pre-Health Advising supports undergraduates as they pursue their chosen career paths and professional goals. When students apply to professional school, Admissions Deans often expect applicants to secure a committe letter from their undergraduate institution. The Pre-Health Evaluation committee at Syracuse University provides an evaluative committee letter for students who complete all requirements, including submitting timely applications to professional schools.

Current students who plan to apply to medical or dental schools in 2019 for matriculation in 2020 must attend a Pre-Health Evaluaton Committee orientation session. Students can attend one of two sessions offered on November 14th or November 28th. Both sessions take place at 5 p.m. in 106 Life Sciences Complex. Students will be required to submit an Intent to Apply form at the orientation session. Alumni planning to apply in 2019 for 2020 matricution must email hpapplicants@syr.edu to obtain the Commitee Alumni Packet. The first step in the process is to complete and return the Intent to Apply form, which will be provided upon request.

2019 Application Process for 2020 Matriculation

Fall Semester 2018

  • November 14 or 28: Attend Mandatory Pre-Health Evaluation Committee Orientation
    at 5 p.m. in 106 Life Science Complex (RSVP prehealthadvising@syr.edu)
    • Submit an Intent to Apply at meeting

Spring Semester 2019

  • Register for MCAT or DAT exam and provide proof to the Office of Pre-Health Advising
    • An exam date no later than May is recommended; later exam dates will affect committee letter release date
  • January 24, 2019: Complete Health Professions profile, including: Application Readiness Exercise, Personal Statement Draft, Resume, Health Professions Journal
  • February 14, 2019: Submit 2-4 Requests for Evaluation; Pre-Health Advising will contact recommenders within five (5) business days of receiving requests
  • March 7, 2019: Students who have a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of four (4) Evaluations submitted by this date will be interviewed by the Office of  Pre-Health Advising
  • March 11-May 10: Schedule your Interview with the Office of Pre-Health Advising (an earlier interview does not correlate with time of release of committee letter)
    • Submit a List of Schools to which you plan to apply prior to your scheduled interview date
  • May 9, 2019: Letters of Recommendation are due to the Office of Pre-Health Advising
    • During April, check with Pre-Health Advising on the status of your letters and gently remind recommenders of the due date

Cycle Opens 2019

  • Submit your finalized application to the centralized application service by July 31, 2109
  • Provide a copy of your officially submitted application to hpapplicants@syr.edu
  • Committee Letters will be sent on a rolling basis to professional schools as officially submitted applications are received by the Office of Pre-Health Advising