Forms & Resources
The 2020 applicant cycle for the Prehealth Packets is now open! Please access the packets here!
Please note: Forms with a fee associated will take you to a payment page before you can access them.
Reminder: Optometry applicants do NOT use veCollect.
First-Time Applicant Committee Letter Packet ($90)
Priority deadline for first-time applicants is March 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Final deadline for all applicants May 9, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Re-Applicant Committee Letter Packet ($20)
Final deadline for all applicants is May 9, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for your Pre-Health Packet
Suggested Summer Reading - covering topics ranging from the admission process, alternative and complementary medicine, cultural competency, exploring health professions, medical ethics, and medical history.
Notes about the CASPer Exam: The CASPer is an online screening tool that medical, dental and PA programs are increasingly using to help screen applicants for interview. More information on the CASPER can be found here. Schools that are using the CASPer this year and deadlines are here. The CASPer can not be studied for, but it is possible to prepare, by becoming familiar with the format. Looking this over before taking the exam is advisable. There is also a full-length information webinar link from the CASPer homepage that provides detailed information about the value of the test, what it measures, predictive validity, explanation for why no scores are reported to students and tips for success.
Total GPA: list all classes attempted regardless of the grade received.
Biology, Chemistry, Physics (and Math) GPA: refer to the common application GPA calculators and classification guides for courses that should be included in science GPA
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. 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. Please use the website below to help with your calculation: