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Pre-Professional File

Arts and Sciences Advising Services offers a system for submitting faculty letters of evaluation for students applying to medical school, podiatry school, or post-baccalaureate programs. This service provides a means for three faculty members to supply a letter of evaluation which can be forwarded to AMCAS, AACOMAS, TMDSAS, international medical schools, or schools of podiatry. In addition, Arts and Sciences Advising Services can ensure that the letters that are forwarded are confidential. Letters from the packet will be retained in Arts and Sciences Advising for five years.

If you are a junior or senior, you can schedule a pre-professional file group meeting to learn about setting up a pre-professional file. Group meetings are virtual. In the meeting, you can gain information on pre-professional evaluations and other aspects of the medical school application process. When you are ready to set up your pre-professional file, you will need to reach out to our coordinator via email at to get started.

The most important documents in your file will be the letters of evaluation that you will request from faculty members who have taught and given you a letter grade. Two of the letters should come from faculty members teaching in science-based disciplines. Be sure that you have become well acquainted with your professors prior to requesting the evaluations.

Once you have started your file, keep in touch periodically with the Health Professions Administrative Coordinator to check the status of your file. Once your file is complete, the staff in Arts and Sciences Advising Services require at least ten to fourteen business days to release your file to the centralized application service of your choice.

Additionally, if you have any questions, please reach out to