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Pre-Health Evaluation Committee

Current students and alumni who plan to apply to medical or dental schools in 2024 for matriculation in 2025 must attend a Pre-Health Evaluation Committee orientation session. Students can attend one of two sessions offered on November 3rd at 5 pm (in person) or November 8th at 7 pm (via ZOOM). Current students should plan to attend the in-person session, if possible, and should register via Handshake. Alumni who wish to attend should email to RSVP, after which they will receive the Zoom link. Students will be required to submit the "Intent to Apply" form after the orientation session.

Fall Semester 2023

October 4, 2023 – “Am I Ready to Apply” – optional event designed to help you assess your readiness.

7-8 pm – Zoom RSVP


Attend Mandatory Pre-Health Evaluation Committee Orientation (RSVP on Handshake or – email for alumni only)

Wednesday, November 1, 5-6 pm, Life Science Building 105 RSVP

Tuesday, November 7, 7-8 pm, Zoom RSVP

Tuesday, November 28th - 7-8pm Zoom RSVP CV Workshop for Pre-Health Students – optional event designed to help you prepare your CV


December 12, 2023: Deadline to complete the “Intent, Consent, and Waiver” form and “Self- Assessment”.

Once the form is received, all students will receive an email with further instructions.

Spring Semester 2024


January 25, 2024 Materials Deadline

Complete and submit CV

Complete and submit BCPM worksheet link to worksheet. Include Fall 2023 grades and planned Spring 2024 coursework.

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.

Complete and submit Applicant Information and Preparation (AIP) file

MD/DO applicants ONLY- Complete and submit score from full-length practice MCAT. There is a free full-length practice MCAT available in the AAMC MCAT Test Prep Hub.

Students may be contacted by a pre-health advisor to discuss any of these submitted materials. If requested, this meeting is MANDATORY.

February 15, 2024: Last day to submit a petition to participate with the committee process.

This is a firm deadline. No exceptions. This applies to reapplicants and alumni as well.


February 23, 2024: Deadline to submit 2-4 “Requests for Evaluation”

Pre-Health Advising will contact recommenders within five (5) business days of receiving requests.

Students who have a minimum of two (2) Syracuse University affiliated requests and a maximum of four (4) requests submitted by this date will be interviewed by the Office of Pre-Health Advising beginning in February 2024.


February – May 2024: Interview with the Office of Pre-Health Advising

Students will be contacted by a pre-health advisor to schedule an interview time on a rolling basis – some students may schedule their interview before others have been contacted by an advisor.

An earlier interview does not correlate with time of release of committee letter.

May 9, 2024: 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.

Letters received after this due date will delay the preparation and transmission of a student’s committee letter.


Cycle Opens May 2024

Submit your finalized application to the centralized application service by July 31, 2024

Provide a copy of your officially submitted application and letter request form/email to

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

Alumni Policy

The Office of Pre-Health Advising will meet with Syracuse University alumni to provide a one-hour advising meeting regarding topics of health professions applications and admissions. For other alumni related career topics please email the Alumni Career Services team at

Committee Evaluation Alumni Policy

Alumni who graduated four or more years prior to the current application cycle are not eligible for a Committee Letter; they should have substantial professional, personal, and/or academic experiences beyond their time at Syracuse University.

Reapplicant Policy

Students who participated in a past Committee Evaluation Cycle and plan to reapply to a future cycle must restart the process meet all deadlines and requirements of participation for the cycle they are applying. The Office of Pre-Health Advising does not reuse applicant materials, letters of recommendation, or previous committee letters.