Releasing Letters of Recommendation to AMCAS, AACOMAS or AADSAS

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.  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 "Letter Packet" OR "Committee Letter."  You should choose "Letter Packet."  The packet will only contain letters of recommendation on file in your HPOdrome account. 

The letters will be coming from the HPO and should be entered as follows in 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.

Contact the Rutgers Registrar's Office directly to request the release of your official transcript.   (http://nbregistrar.rutgers.edu/reg-tele.htm)  The HPO does not handle the release of official Rutgers transcripts.  

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 answer the question "Are you requesting a committee evaluation?"  Only choose "No". 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:

1.  Confirm that ALL your expected letters of recommendation have been received in your HPOdrome online file. (click here for HPOdrome)
2.  Complete/sign the appropriate HPO Release Form(s) (click here for release forms).  All release forms can be found under HPO forms.
3.  Email your fully completed/signed release form(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  (Missing information will only delay the process.)
4.  Submit your release form(s) processing fees via SchoolPay.  The fee for MD, DO and Dental Release Forms is $60.00 each.  All payments should be made through the SchoolPay links found next to each release form on the HPO Forms webpage.