2016 Application Cycle - New Applicant

New Applicant:
You are considered a New Applicant if you
a) have never opened a file with the UNH Pre-Professional Health Programs Advising Office, or
b) opened a file in a previous cycle but did not interview with the UNH Committee

Reapplicant:
You are considered a Reapplicant if you
a) interviewed with the UNH Committee and submitted applications but were not admitted to medical or dental school, or
b) delayed your application after you had already interviewed with the UNH Committee.
Reapplicants, see here for forms and deadlines

New Applicant Forms and Deadlines

You can drop materials off at the front desk of Hood House, or send via email to caitlin.bannon@unh.edu. Our physical address is:

Pre-Professional Health Programs Advising- Hood House
89 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Application ItemsDue DateNotes
 New Applicant Form--Deadline passedNovember 14, 2014 
2016 New Applicant Self-AssessmentNovember 14, 2014 
Standard ResumeNovember 14, 2014Resume Resources
Official Transcripts
(from College/University other than UNH)
November 14, 2014

Send to: Caitlin Bannon
UACC - Hood House
89 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Letters of Recommendation
     -Instructions for Applicants
     -Letter Request Form
February 6, 2015Request letters by December
Personal Statement
     -Personal Statement Tips
February 6, 2015UNH Writing Center
Health Professions Resume
     -Instructions
February 6, 2015 
UNH Transcripts
     -Request transcripts
February 6, 2015Send directly to HP office


New Applicant Timeline

September

  • Attend Applicant Meeting: Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5 - 6:30 PM in MUB 330/332
  • Review the documents and information found on this page and accompanying links
  • Familiarize yourself  with the MCAT or DAT exam and set plans for studying and preparation

 

October

Begin:

  • "2016 New Applicant Form" with photo
  • "2016 Applicant Self-Assessment" Exercises
  • Standard resume - include everything you have done; can be longer than standard one or two pages. 

Order transcripts:

  • Order official transcripts from colleges attended other than UNH


Letters of Evaluation:

  • Review the Letter of Evaluation Tips for Applicants
  • Identify and meet with writers of letters of evaluation
  • Print and send out the Letter Requests and Guidelines for Writers
  • Note: Keep in touch with letter writers to ensure the timely transmission of letters. Letters must be sent by recommender, accompanied by the Letter Request, and are due to the HP office by February 6, 2015.

Exams:

  • Begin to prepare for the entrance exam (MCAT or DAT) if you have not already
  • Research and apply for the MCAT Fee Assistance Program or DAT Fee Waiver (see page 10)
  • May 2015 is the latest you may take the MCAT or DAT and be eligible for the Committee Letter; an earlier date in the January - April timeframe is strongly advised
Investigate financing:

 

November

Deadline:

  • To open your file with the HP Office and request Committee Letter of Evaluation:
         -November 14, 2014

Due to HP advisor (Hood House 102) by deadline:

  • "2016 New Applicant Form" with photo
  • "2016 Applicant Self-Assessment" Exercises
  • Standard resume 
  • Official transcripts from any school attended other than UNH

 

December

  • Deadline to request letters of recommendation and provide writers with the "Letter Request Form" and Guideline

  • Work on Personal Statement and Health Professions Resume (which different from the standard resume submitted in November)

 

January

  • Order a copy of your UNH transcript (unofficial is okay), up to and including J-Term 2014 grades, issued by the Registrar’s Office
         -Due to the HP Office by February 6, 2015; order early to avoid a missed deadline

 

February

Deadline:

  • File completion deadline:
         -February 6, 2015

Due to HP advisor (Hood House 102) by deadline:

  • All letters of recommendation to be included in your composite letter of evaluation
  • Personal Statement
  • Health Professions Resume
  • UNH transcript (unofficial ok) issued by UNH Registrar’s Office

 

March – May

Interviews:

  • Interviews will take place starting in March and ending late April

  • To complete the Committee process, applicants interview with:
         -An individual faculty or provider Committee member, and
         -The Committee Chair and the HP advisor

Exams:

  • An MCAT or DAT exam date in March or April is recommended.
  • This gives you enough time to:
         -Decide whether to delay
         -Study for a summer retake if necessary
         -Decide which schools to apply to
  • Please note that a May exam date is the latest date accepted if you plan to receive the UNH Committee Letter.

June

  • Submit your primary applications as close to the cycle opening as possible (early June for AMCAS, AADSAS, and AACOMAS), provided you have your MCAT or DAT score.

 

Delaying your application: It is common for applicants, at different points in the process, to decide to delay an application. The best time to apply is when you are ready and can present the strongest profile. Time off from school, opportunity to work/gain more experience, travel, save money, the need to improve grades/exam scores, are just a few reasons to delay. If you decide to delay please let the office know ASAP.

 Note: Applicant files are considered active for the initial two-year cycle. If applicants do not apply to medical/dental school during this cycle, the file will become inactive and be saved for five years. If applicants apply after the initial cycle or are reapplying to schools and want to reactivate their file, they must contact the Pre-Professional Health Programs Office and update, within the deadlines, the contents of the file.