Requesting Letters

Letters are key pieces to your professional school application. Each application has its own way of collecting letters and the type of letters varies from school to school. Check with the application service you are using for additional details and guidelines. Check out this video for tips for getting to know your faculty.

You may see the word "Committee Letter" on an application site. The Health Professions Office does not offer the committee letter option and does not write letters of evaluation. Each UT Austin student who is applying to a professional school will select their own individual letter writers and will follow the directions of the professional school admissions application service which they are applying through. 

 

Using Interfolio?

Pre-Med Letters of Evaluation

Letters of evaluation are key pieces to your medical school application. Each application has its own way of collecting letters and the type of letters varies from school to school. Check with the application service you are using for additional details. We recommend you look into using Interfolio to collect your letters of recommendation.

Pre-Dental Letters of Evaluation

Letters of evaluation are key pieces to your dental school application. Each application has its own way of collecting letters and the type of letters varies from school to school. Check with the application service you are using for additional details. If you are applying to multiple dental school application services we recommend you look into using Interfolio to collect your letters of recommendation

Check out Interfolio's help page on sending letters for AADSAS

Pre-PA Letters of Evaluation

Letters of reference are key pieces to your Physician Assistant program application. Each application has its own way of collecting letters and the type of letters varies from school to school. Check with the application service you are using for additional details. If you are applying to multiple Physician Assistant programs check with each program to see what letters they want or need.

CASPA's Letter of Evaluation Directions

Pre-Pharmacy Letters of Evaluation

You can have a maximum of four (4) references on your PharmCAS application. Do NOT send more than four references to PharmCAS. Send any additional references directly to your designated pharmacy schools. Pharmacy schools may not consider extra references. Check your school’s entry on the PharmCAS Directory to see what types of evaluations are required, recommended, and not accepted by each institution. A few schools prefer that applicants send references directly to the institution. This information will be included on their directory page. Also, check out the Preparing to Apply section of this site. 

Pre-OT Letters of Evaluation

References should come directly from the evaluator to OTCAS unless otherwise instructed by your designated OT program. Letters can only be submitted to OTCAS electronically  OTCAS FAQ'S.

Pre-PT Letters of Evaluation

Electronic Letter

You should enter only their e-mail addresses and leave the mailing address fields blank. Inform the evaluators to expect an e-mail from PTCAS Messenger (noreply@ptcas.org) with instructions and login information for an online reference form. PTCAS will send this e-mail to your evaluators as soon as you save their information on your PTCAS application, regardless of whether you have e-submitted your final application

Hard Copy Letter

PTCAS no longer accepts hard-copy (paper) letters of reference.  http://www.ptcas.org/References/

Pre-Optometry Letters of Evaluation

Letters of Recommendation are critical to the review of your application. Applicants should not send letters directly to OptomCAS; all letters should come directly from the Recommender to OptomCAS via the OptomCAS online portal.  OptomCAS will not accept paper copies of references.

Enter up to four (4) evaluator names on your OptomCAS application. OptomCAS will not determine if you have met the letter requirements for a particular optometry program. Therefore, please review programs’ individual websites to determine the number and type(s) of letters required by each institution for which you wish to be considered for admission.

You will provide the name, email address, and phone number for a maximum of four (4) people providing letters. OptomCAS will send an email evaluation request to the Recommender with information on how to electronically submit their letter.

OptomCAS FAQ's

Pre-Vet Letters of Evaluation

Check to be sure an individual is willing to provide a reference for you before entering them on the application. As soon as you save their information, an e-mail request is automatically sent to them

All references must be submitted through the online reference portal. They should not be e-mailed to VMCAS. If your references have questions, encourage them to contact VMCAS directly. Letter writers can also submit them electronically to TMDSAS.