Committee Statement Update


To students seeking updates to committee letters from previous cycles:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HPO committee is not writing any individualized letters this cycle.  This applies both to new committee statements and updates.  We will be providing re-applicants who previously received a committee letter with a standard letter explaining our procedure and expressing continued support of the applicant.  We will also include the original committee statement and relevant letters from the applicant’s HPO file.

For those of you who had a committee interview and statement in a previous cycle, we recommend that you use the Reapplicant Checklist to do a self-inventory.  This will help you assess ways you have, or have not, addressed any weaknesses in your previous application.

As always, we are available to you for advising as you navigate these complicated times.  If you have a few specific questions, send me an email via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or utilize the Ask the Advisor Live Chat on our web site.  Hours vary each week.  You can also schedule an advising appointment via the regular Live Chat feature. 

Stay well!

Dr. Vogel and the HPO committee