Letter Collection Service
For Princeton students and alumni who choose not to participate in the composite letter process, who are not eligible for a composite letter, or who miss the stated deadlines, 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 pre-health advisors for data collection purposes. Please be aware that many schools (especially allopathic medical schools) will see it as a ‘red flag’ if the applicant does not receive a composite letter for reasons other than not completing the requisite course work (or completing the courses long ago) to be eligible for a composite letter.
For allopathic (MD) schools, letter packets are sent through the AMCAS letter writer service – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org - 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.
Please note that all Princeton alums and students are welcomed to contact us for advising and application support regardless of courses completed or class year. Please contact HPA if you'd like to be added to the applicant listserv in your application year.