Guidelines for the Application Process
A student should register with the Health Professions Office
immediately upon knowing his/her interest in a health profession career,
even as early as the first semester of freshman year. Once registered,
the student should meet with an advisor of Health Professions each
semester thereafter. Such frequent communication between advisor and
student allows for a more in-depth evaluation of the student’s academic
The Evaluation Letter
Letter of Evaluation is written by your College Health Professions
Advisor. The intent of the letter is to send a highly individualized
letter of evaluation to the professional schools you wish to attend. The
information in this letter is based on the following:
- Your academic record
- Evaluation letters from Queens College faculty and staff
- Evaluation letters from health professionals with whom you have worked or volunteered
- Information on the type of volunteer/community service in which you have participated
- Information supplied by you in the mandatory personal statement and
- A mandatory pre-letter writing meeting with an advisor of Health
For medical and
dental school applicants, the mandatory meeting must occur between January
8 and April 30 of the year in which you will apply.
applying to other professional schools, the mandatory meeting may be
scheduled between January 8 and July 28, of the year in which you will apply.
medicine applicants, schools may require one or more years of experience
with different size animals.
of your final meeting helps to ensure that your Committee Letter of Evaluation
will be submitted within the institutions deadline date.
Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation Forms
Evaluation/Recommendation forms for your professors, research
mentors and/or health professionals are available in the HPAS Office.
Request letters from your professors as soon as possible after
completing a course with them. The evaluator should return the form in a
sealed envelope to Ms. Valli Cook, Director, HPAS Office, SB B338,
Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.
You must print a completed copy of your application and bring it to the HPAS Office.