Letters Packet

The Letters Packet Application is now open for the 2018-2019 application year (i.e., applicants applying in Summer 2018) and will remain open until August 1, 2018. You must log-in at the bottom of this page to complete the components of the Letters Packet Application. Components include:

  • Letters Packet Instructions and Application Guidelines
  • Background Information
  • Headshot Photo
  • Waiver/Non-Waiver Indication
  • Statement of Agreement
  • Letters of Evaluation (LOE) Request List
  • Schools and Application Service ID Number(s)
  • Autobiography (Optional)

What is the Letters Packet?

The Letters Packet is a service provided by our office to UCF Pre-Medical (M.D. and D.O.), Pre-Dental, and Pre-Podiatry students (and alumni) (who meet eligibility requirements) in the Spring and Summer of their application year. After you submit the Letters Packet Application, our office will: 1) request your letters from your letter writers, 2) receive and store your letters from your letters writers,  and 3) when all of your letters are received by us, we will electronically upload your Letters Packet to your health professional school centralized application service (i.e., AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS, AACPMAS). Also included in the Letters Packet (in addition to your actual letters) is a Composite Assessment form that consists of ratings about you completed by your letter writers, and an optional Autobiography if you choose to include it. For more information on how the Letters Packet works, read our handout called How the Letters Packet Works – Key Steps.

Letters Packet Instructions and Application Guidelines

The following documents will help you learn more about the Letters Packet and provide instructions on how to indicate that you are using the Letters Packet in each of the application systems – AMCAS, AACOMAS, and AADSAS.

Deadlines

Our Letters Packet Application submission zones:

  • Gold Zone: May 15, 2018
  • Silver Zone: June 15, 2018
  • Bronze Zone: August 1, 2018 (FINAL Letters Packet Application Submission Deadline)

Why use the Letters Packet?

Our Letters Packet is a valuable service to our UCF students and alumni because:

  • we store your letters for multiple application cycles (unlike the centralized application services) so if you apply and don’t get accepted, we will still have your letters on file for you to use in a subsequent cycle,
  • we work with your letter writers and ensure your letters include important components such as letterhead and signatures,
  • you are able to include a valuable Autobiography which would not otherwise be included anywhere in your application,
  • you can view our Letters Packet webcourse or check-in with us to see which of your letters have been received and which letters are still missing,
  • our office acts as a “bridge” between your letter writers and you because the health professional schools do not want you to have contact with your official letters, and
  • you can receive guidance from our Letters Packet Coordinator, Susie Yantz, about any questions related to your letters and most other components of your application as well (Note: Susie has over 20 years of experience guiding Pre-Health students through their application process!)

You will be able to save components of your Letters Packet Application and return to complete them later. You will receive a copy of your Letters Packet Application after your submission.

YOU MUST IDENTIFY ALL OF YOUR INTENDED LETTER WRITERS PRIOR TO YOUR LETTERS PACKET APPLICATION SUBMISSION – YOU CANNOT ENTER ONLY 1 OR 2 LETTER WRITERS NOW AND THEN RESUBMIT AFTER RECEIVING PERMISSION FROM YOUR OTHER LETTER WRITERS. SAID DIFFERENTLY, DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR LETTERS PACKET APPLICATION UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM ALL OF THE LETTER WRITERS YOU INTEND TO INCLUDE.

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