Forms & Resources

Committee packet is no longer available for the 2017-2018 Application Cycle

Please note: Forms with a fee associated will take you to a payment page before you can access them.

  • veCollect Account Registration 
    • Reminder: Optometry applicants do NOT use veCollect.
  • First-Time Applicant Committee Letter Packet ($70) - UNAVAILABLE
    • FINAL deadline has passed for the 2018 cycle.
  • Re-Applicant Committee Letter Packet ($20) - UNAVAILABLE
    • FINAL deadline has passed for the 2018 cycle.

Letter Forwarding Form

  • Submit this form once you have received secondary/supplemental applications (if applicable)
  • This form MUST be submitted before any letters will be forwarded
  • Submit in person, fax, mail, or email to

Resources for your Pre-Health Packet

Resume Template

Guidelines for the Personal Statement

Suggested Summer Reading - covering topics ranging from the admission process, alternative and complementary medicine, cultural competency, exploring health professions, medical ethics, and medical history.

GPA Calculation
  • Total GPA: list all classes attempted regardless of the grade received.
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math GPA: list all science and math courses (dental applicants should omit math courses as they are not part of the AADSAS calculation)
  • Post Baccalaureate GPA: list classes taken after you finished your 1st undergraduate degree. Do not include Masters or Ph.D. program course work.
  • Graduate GPA: list classes that have counted towards a Masters or Ph.D. program.

Professional and graduate schools, and the application services they use, expect you to include ALL attempted classes (although not "W" withdrawals). Even if UMD has let you retake the course and counts only the higher grade in your GPA, professional schools require that you use both grades in your GPA calculation. This means that your calculated
GPA may be different from the one that appears on your transcript.


For students participating in the Committee Process, you are required to submit your official transcripts (original or photocopy) from all colleges or universities attended (including UMD). You may have them sent by mail to the HPAO (if using Testudo for your UMD transcript, select "Other" from the drop-down menu for Destination. In the address fields, type in 1210 H J Patterson Hall, College Park, MD 20742) or you may drop them off in person. Please note that these transcripts are used for internal purposes only and will not be forwarded to application services or schools.