You have three options for submitting your letters of evaluation to dental schools through the Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring:
Committee Letter Packet – Committee letters are written by the Director of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring after interviewing qualified applicants. The committee letter packet consists of a two-page letter discussing the applicant’s academic performance, research, shadowing, leadership, and community service experience, as well as a qualitative rating. Six individual letters from other evaluators are also included in the committee letter packet.
Cover Letter Packet - The cover letter packet consists of a one page summary sheet about the applicant and a total of six individual letters of evaluation. No interview is necessary for the cover letter packet.
Re-applicants – If you have a cover letter packet on file that you want the Pre-Health Office to re-submit, you must complete the re-applicant request form. If you have a committee letter packet on file, we highly suggest that you schedule a 15 minute update interview with Prof. Gaines during the committee letter interview period February-May (professional business attire is not required for an update interview). If you are requesting a cover letter packet for the first time, follow the cover letter packet procedures. If you are requesting a committee letter packet for the first time, follow the committee letter packet procedures.
Individual Letters – The applicant can elect to have each evaluator submit his/her letter directly to AAADSAS. If the applicant chooses this option, then he/she does not use the Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring. The letters must be sent directly from the evaluator to AADSAS.