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Whether you have the intellectual capacity to do the work of your profession will become clear to the admissions committee when they receive your undergraduate transcript and the scores from your national standardized test. However, there are other qualities upon which you will be judged, such as motivation, maturity, perseverance, judgment, compassion, integrity, interpersonal and communication skills, and the potential for continuing intellectual and professional growth.
You can expect that, after initial screening, admission committees will require letters of evaluation. The more personalized and specific the evaluation is, the more valuable it can be for you. Regardless of the system your school uses for collecting these letters, you should understand that it is your benefit to get to know well a few faculty members, in order to fulfill this requirement when the time comes to apply to professional schools.
Hofstra uses a composite evaluation prepared by our health professions advisory committee. This method uses letters of evaluation from faculty members chosen by the applicant, with summary comments and ratings prepared by the Pre-Health advisor.
In gathering your faculty evaluations, the most important factor is that your evaluator knows you well and is not going to submit a standard letter for all his/her high-achieving students. Here are some guidelines:
The Least helpful evaluations are those which are:
As you are considering which faculty to ask for letters of recommendation, keep in mind the following: