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HPAC Instructions & Forms

The HPAC evaluation period has ended for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

STEP I. All HPAC Applicants must first meet with a Health Professions Advisor or complete the 2021 HPAC Applicant Orientation (recorded or live) and submit the following request form in order to open a file with HPAC:

STEP II. After opening your HPAC File, you will be responsible for submitting the following documents by the March 22, 2021**(updated from March 15) deadline:

These three documents should be completed, signed, and submitted in the same email to prehealth@uh.edu. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

STEP III. In addition to the above materials, you must also have:

  • Three Letters of Evaluation (maximum of five allowed)
    • Letters of Evaluation should be submitted electronically by the Letter Writer-not by you!
    • There is no specific deadline for receipt of your letters, but earlier is encouraged than later to ensure your HPAC evaluation can be completed in a timely manner.
    • Each letter should be submitted to prehealth@uh.edu along with the Letter-Writer Guidelines Form.
      • Two letters should ideally come from BCPM ("science") faculty.
      • The remaining letters should be from an evaluator who can speak highly of your qualifications for professional schools. Letters from additional faculty, healthcare professionals, job supervisors, volunteer coordinators are appropriate.
    • Students in a graduate program are required to include a letter from their graduate advisor.
    • Pre-Med Applicants: It is strongly recommended that you obtain a letter from a physician. Most osteopathic medical schools either recommend or require a letter from an osteopathic physician. 
    • Pre-Dent Applicants: It is required that you obtain a letter from a general dentist.
Note: You should always waive the right to view your Letters of Evaluations. This is standard practice and is done to protect the privacy and viability of your file.

STEP IV. After all of your HPAC Application materials have been received, you will be assigned an HPAC evaluation date. HPAC evaluations are held weekly from March-June.

Following your evaluation, you will be provided feedback of your application materials as well as your individual HPAC consensus recommendation.

STEP V. Once you are ready to submit your medical or dental school primary application. You will need to:

Have questions? Please contact the Pre-Health Advising Center.