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? First step: Request to join the HPA Hub (Canvas).
Always Be aware that the time period from mid-October to January, when many tasks must be completed, includes about three weeks of break and university closing dates. University personnel (and other professionals from whom you might seek professional favors) will likely take some leave time from work. Always give ample notice when you ask for favors.
Mon. Oct. 18, 2021, 10am
  • Assessor portal opens; read instructions.
  • Register for HPEC Portal.
  • Begin to identify individuals to ask to be your assessors; this is a professional favor; you need at least two who will submit completed assessments by Mon. Jan. 31, 2021, 5pm, and you should give them several weeks of notice.
Oct. – mid-Dec. 2021

Prepare your documents and meet with an HPA advisor for review and feedback.

  1. Write/revise your HPEC resume.
  2. Write/revise your personal statement.
  3. Complete the Advising Questionnaire and Competencies Form. This clarifies your readiness for the HPEC interview; we strongly recommend that you have this reviewed by an HPA advisor.
  4. Reviews are available by appointment or drop in:
    How to schedule a 30-minute advising appointment.
    10-minute HPA drop-in advising.
Mon. Dec. 13, 2021

HPEC Interview Application opens

Mon. Dec. 13, 2021, to Fr. Jan. 28, 2022

Work on your application, seek HPA advising for reviews, and finalize your application:

  • Reviews are by appointments or drop-in, on a first-come, first-served basis.
    How to schedule a 30-minute advising appointment.
    10-minute HPA drop-in advising.
  • Reviews are in high demand, so plan:
    • Note the university's winter closing dates.
    • If you wait until a late date to try to schedule an appointment, you risk that all appointment times will have passed or be booked.
    • If more students seek drop-in than we have time to accomodate, there is no guarantee of receiving drop-in advising.

Fr. Jan. 21, 2022, 3-4pm

Attend the application workshop. Strongly encouraged; not mandatory.

  • Workshop: Advanced Tools to Make Your Application Shine
  • Fr. Jan. 21, 2022, 3-4pm.
  • Mode: Zoom.
  • TBA: link to register in advance on Handshake.
  • Link to join workshop will be provided after you register.
  • HPA advisors will review the components of a complete HPEC Interview application, discuss common mistakes, and highlight ways to make your content shine.
  • Participants are asked to have a rough draft of your application to use during the workshop.
Fr. Jan. 28, 2022

Last day to have the content of your HPEC application materials reviewed. 

Mon. Jan. 31, 2022, 5pm

Deadline to submit completed HPEC application, unofficial transcript(s), resume, and any other supporting materials.

  • Drop-in advising will be available from 8am-5pm this date only to assist with any technical concerns, and to verify materials are completed and successfully submitted to the HPEC Portal.
  • There will be no content reviews on this date.
  • There are no deadline extensions.
Feb. 2022 (exact dates tba)

Sign-up period for HPEC interview.

  • For complete details, cautions, and deadline information, see HPA Hub [Canvas]
Mon. Mar. 14, 2022 Selected students receive Secondary Applications.
Wed. Mar. 16 - Wed. May 4, 2022

HPEC interviews take place during business hours on business days.

  • The HPEC interview is a real interview and not a practice interview, so you should prepare accordingly.
Apr. - Aug. 2022

Opening of Centralized Application Services.

  • For complete details, cautions, and deadline information, see HPA Hub [Canvas].
May 2022 Committee letters are written.
June 2022 Request committee letter.

Contact for any questions or concerns: