Application to a health professions school begins approximately 16-18 months prior to matriculation.

The HPAC assists you in the process by interviewing and writing Composite Letters of Evaluation that includes our assessment as well as verbatim copies of your individual letters of recommendation. Most health professions schools expect to receive our HPAC letter of evaluation.

In order to obtain the HPAC letter, you must go through our campus application process. Lafayette’s HPAC application process runs through the spring semester of the year you apply. By the end of our process, you will be ready to submit your official applications to health professions schools (most application services open in early June). Applying close to the opening dates is very important as most schools have rolling admissions.

The required HPAC application materials include:

  • A Personal Information Form (due March 1st)
  • The Applicant Authorization Release HPAC Letter Form (due May 1st)
  • Recommendation Request Forms
  • The Dean of the College Clearance Release Form (due February 1st) and
  • The Applicant Waiver Release Form (due March 1st, this form is included in the PI form, page 5 and 6)
  • Curriculum Vitae (due March 1st)
  • Intention to Reactivate and Update Materials for HPAC (Re-)Applicants Request (due March 1st)

For the forms, CV template & instructions, click here.

These forms may be filled out electronically.

These forms are submitted to Mrs. Chelsea Emrick ( along with:

  • A copy of your personal statement
  • A copy of your Lafayette transcript
  • At least three (3) academic LORs (two from science professors)
  • At least two (2) non-academic LORs preferably from health care professionals (these letters need not be from faculty).

Please note:

  • All LORs must be received by Mrs. Emrick by March 1st.
  • LORs must be submitted as hard copies on letterhead.
  • The completed Recommendation Request Form must accompany each LOR.

Once your application file is complete, a Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) interview will be scheduled.