Letter Collection Service

HPA is happy to work with any student or alum applying to health professions schools for advising or application support regardless of courses completed or class year. Please be in touch if you are a current applicant and would like access to our applicant materials via Canvas and our applicant listserv.

For Princeton students and alumni who are ineligible for a composite letter, HPA will collect individual letters of recommendation on their behalf, and send a packet of the individual letters out to schools with a brief cover letter. There are no deadlines or other criteria required for individual letter collection, though we ask students using this service to release their application information to Princeton prehealth advisers for data collection purposes.

Please be aware that many schools (especially allopathic medical schools) will see it as a ‘red flag’ if an applicant who is eligible for a composite letter does not receive one. 

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).

For allopathic (MD), osteopathic (DO), and dental schools, letter packets are sent through the AMCAS, AACOMAS, and AADSAS letter writer services, respectively – you need only designate that you’re receiving a letter packet and do not include each individual letter writer separately. Contact information to include in your primary application regarding the letter writer:

Author: Ms. Kate Fukawa-Connelly
Email: [email protected] - Phone: 609-258-3144
Address: Health Professions Advising, 36 University Pl, Suite 230, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544

Contact HPA for processes for other health professions schools.