Prehealth Committee Reapplicants

This information is only for those who previously came through UB's Prehealth Committee evaluation process prior to 2024. 

We require all previous Prehealth Committee applicants who plan to request an addendum to watch a video about the process for reapplicants. Please also review all of the information below and then see a Prehealth Advisor to answer any additional questions you may have BEFORE completing the addendum application. The addendum process will open in early April. 

Important Changes to Letter Collection Process (as of February 2024)

In addition to the reapplicant video linked above, please also view this brief video regarding some unexpected and important changes to how we are accepting letters for the 2024 cycle. 

Reapplication Policies

  • If you would like your new letter packet to be submitted by June 1, ALL materials (including the addendum application, reapplicant fee, and new/updated recommendations) must be received by May 1. All others after that will be completed and submitted in the order that they come in. 
  • Remember that letters coming in later (within reason) do not negatively impact your application so it's okay if you need more time. We encourage you to submit your application while waiting for any final letters to arrive. As a comparison, recall that Committee packets were previously always submitted at the very end of July.
  • Addendum applications must be submitted no later than August 15, and release forms and reapplicant fees must be submitted by September 1. New/updated recommendation letters should also be received by September 1.
  • If it has been more than five years since you originally came through the Committee process, we are unable to provide an addendum for you. It would be a disservice to your application to use materials that are dated beyond five years. Please contact a Prehealth Advisor so we can discuss your options and see how we are able to best support you with your application. 
  • As with your original request to secure a Committee letter, the Office of Prehealth Advising and the Prehealth Committee retains the right to contact the Office of Student Conduct and Advocacy to run a disciplinary review on you, as well as to contact the Office of Academic Integrity for any issues such as plagiarism or cheating, if you request an addendum or update to your original Committee letter.

Reapplicant Requirements

  • Complete the Addendum Application, which provides our office with a summary of any new/continuing academic work, clinical work, research, community service, etc. 
  • Professional schools expect at least some updated or new letters as part of a re-applicant letter packet. At least ONE letter, if not more, should be new or refreshed/updated from a previous year(s). Secure updated letters that reflect any relevant activities since the last application and arrange to have them sent to veCollect as per the directions on our Letters of Recommendation page. This way, your packet remains timely to reflect all you have done to continue to make yourself a more competitive applicant.
  • Make sure you also indicate on your addendum application what letters from your previous packet you wish to retain. Only letters included on your application will be submitted so it needs to be accurate.
  • Complete a new release form found on our Sending Your Packet page once you have your applicant numbers/letter ID numbers.
  • Use the information provided by our office to correctly complete the evaluation section for your professional health school application.
  • Pay a $10 re-applicant fee. If you request early access to veCollect, you'll receive the e-pay link at that time. If you have not requested this, then within a few days after submission of your addendum application, you will be sent an email with the e-pay link.