HSAC LETTER COLLECTION SERVICE

HSAC is happy to work with any student or alum applying to health professions schools for advising or application support regardless of courses completed or class year.

For K students and alumni who are ineligible for a committee letter, HSAC will collect individual letters of recommendation on your behalf, and send a packet of the individual letters out to schools with a brief cover letter that will put your application into context with other past and present dental or medical school applicants from Kalamazoo College, but will not provide an evaluative narrative.

Applicants desiring to utilize this service, will need to submit the Letter Collection Service form and complete the Letter of Recommendation Request Form. These forms, should be completed no later than June 1st and all letters of recommendation will need to be received by August 1st for matriculation the following year. Beyond the file completion form, there are no other criteria required for the letter collection service, though we ask students using this service to release their application information to the Careers in Health and Medicine Office for data collection purposes.

The applicant needs to inform HSAC that they are ready for their letter packet to be submitted, the applicant needs to complete a file completion form which requires the upload of a copy of a submitted primary application(s) as well as uploading CAS letter request form(s). 

Please be aware that some schools (especially allopathic medical schools) will see it as a ‘red flag’ if an applicant who is eligible for a committee letter does not receive one. 

For allopathic (MD), osteopathic (DO), and dental schools, letter packets are sent through the AMCAS, AACOMAS, and AADSAS letter writer services, respectively – you need only designate that you’re receiving a letter packet and do not include each individual letter writer separately. Contact information to include in your primary application regarding the letter writer:

Author: Dr. Wraegen Williams
Email: wraegen.williams@kzoo.edu – Phone: 269.337.7103
Address: Careers in Health and Medicine, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI 49006