Releasing Letters of Recommendation

When filling out the Letters of Evaluation portion of your primary application, DO NOT list the names of the individuals who have written the letters in your HPO file.  If your letters are being sent by the HPO to AMCAS, AACOMAS or AADSAS, you must list the Health Professions Office as your "Primary Author/Contact" with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as the email (even if you are not having an interview).  Please see additional instructions below specific to the different application services below.

AMCAS and AACOMAS - The Health Professions Office will be using the AMCAS and the AACOMAS portal to process your letters.  These services require that you choose either a "Letter Packet" OR "Committee Letter".  Choose "Letter Packet" if you are NOT having a committee interview.  The letter packet will only contain selected letters of recommendation on file in the HPO.  Choose "Committee Letter" only if you are having a HPO committee interview.  The "Committee Letter" will contain a committee statement and selected letters of recommendation on file in the HPO.  Regardless of which you select, the letters will be coming from the HPO and should be entered as follows on the evaluation section of the online application.  

Firstname:  Health Professions

Lastname:  Office

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When assigning a deadline on AACOMAS, please select a date at least four weeks between handing in your DO release form and the actual release of your letters.  Please be aware that during our busiest times (July through September) the may be a longer wait.

 

AADSAS – All dental applicants must list “Health Professions Office” as your primary contact with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the email address (similar to above).  If you list anyone else, your name will not appear on our AADSAS list of applicants, and we will not be able to upload your letters.  Do not list the letters individually.   This service requires that you to answer the question "Are you requesting a committee evaluation?"  Only choose "Yes" if you have been approved for an HPO Committee Interview.  The "Committee Letter" will contain a committee statement and selected letters of recommendation on file in the HPO.  Choose "No" if you are NOT having a committee interview.  The letter packet will only contain selected letters of recommendation on file in the HPO.  When assigning a deadline on AADSAS, please select a date at least four weeks between handing in your DMD release form and the actual release of your letters.  Please be aware that during our busiest times (July through September) the may be a longer wait.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Both DO applicants (using the AACOMAS portal) and Dental applicants (using the AADSAS portal) will NOT be able to add letters once they are sent.  It is very important to make sure all letters have arrived in the HPO before signing our release form.  All letters must go together at the same time.

 

 In addition to completing your online applications, please remember to also complete the appropriate HPO Release Form.  The fee for MD, DO and Dental Release Forms is $60.00 each.  The HPO will accept cash or checks made payable to Rutgers University.  All release forms can be found under HPO Forms.

If you wish to release your letters of recommendation to a foreign medical school, graduate program or scholarship, you will need to complete the General Release Form.  The cost is $5 per program (payable via cash or check).  This and all other release forms can be found under HPO Forms.