Students may request letters at any point in their Princeton career. HPA will store letters on file on the student's behalf for future applications for six years after graduation.
We encourage prospective applicants to open a free Interfolio Dossier account that is associated with the "Princeton - HPA" administrator account. This will give HPA access to any letters submitted on the applicant's behalf. There is no charge to use Interfolio in this way. Letters will be delivered to schools by HPA and should not be transmitted via Interfolio (which will incur a fee).
Who to Ask
Identify 3-6 writers who can speak to your ability in the sciences, personal character, and suitability for health professions.
When to Ask
Make requests throughout college and beyond. Give writers at least a month to prepare a letter.
How to Ask
Tips for getting the letters you want.
AAMC Letter Writer Guidelines
What medical schools look for in recommendation letters.
HPA Rec Letter Form
HPA Request for a letter of recommendation (pdf version) (doc version) – this HPA form should be given to each recommender to facilitate their submission of letters.