Application Preparation/BC Committee Process
During the fall semester, an Application Meeting is held for all students planning to apply to health professions graduate schools the following summer. For example, if you plan to enter graduate school the fall after you graduate, you would attend this meeting during the fall of your junior year.
At this meeting, we distribute our Application Packet (an inclusive handout that details the application process), a Checklist Calendar (which outlines important dates/deadlines), and forms that elicit information about undergraduate activities. Students are asked to turn the online forms in by specific dates, and soon thereafter students are assigned to work one on one with individual members of the Pre-Health Committee. During the spring, students work closely with their assigned premedical/predental advisors, thus enabling them to be well prepared to file their applications in June.
To further prepare our students for the application process, we offer a multitude of resources
a) How to approach the essay writing component of medical/dental/veterinary
b) Choosing which schools to apply to
c) How to fill out health professions graduate school applications
d) Preparinng for the Interview
At the end of the Spring semester, the Committee prepares a comprehensive letter for each Boston College applicant. This (5–7 page) letter reviews the students’ academic, extracurricular, and personal characteristics. When a health professions school requests a letter, the BC student simply requests that his/her Committee letter be sent to a particular school.