HPAC Recommendation System

What is the process for committee letters?
A student informs the committee of their intent with HPAC Form 1, and the committee initiates contact with faculty and staff to get information about the student. Then the student informs the committee of their application with HPAC Form 2, and the committee uses the faculty/staff feedback to compose the letter.

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Questions about using this site should be directed to Erika Jack, jackerika@grinnell.edu, 641-269-3172.

Form 1
Fill out Form 1 in the spring before you start applying to medical or other health professional schools, or your senior year, whichever comes first.
Submitting before our Form 1 deadline is critical! The deadline is posted on the HPAC public website. Form 1 allows us to collect student data and faculty reviews.

Reapplying students should also fill out Form 1 (yes, again) to update the committee on your activities.

Form 2
Fill out Form 2 at the same time that you submit your medical or other health professional school application. This signals the committee to start writing your letter, which typically takes 4-6 weeks to complete. Letter writing commences in mid-June. When your committee letter is finished, we will upload it to the application service(s) indicated on your form.

Reapplying students should also fill out Form 2 (yes, again), and the committee will update your letter.