Originally Posted by 1289
i met with a premed adviser at my school yesterday, after getting some bad advice from her last app cycle i take everything she says with a grain of salt. well anyway she told me that I need to contact all of my letter writers and tell them they have to write my AMCAS id somewhere in their letter? after getting home I skimmed the amcas instruction manual and saw nothing that said this? I use Interfolio, and since they allow you to include an ID number on all deliveries it seems redundant that I would have to ask the writers to actually include my ID number in the letter.. has anyone else heard this? I really would like to avoid contacting every one of my letter writers unless it's necessary.
You don't have to put the number on each letter. As long as the letters are sent into AMCAS with the cover letter that has your app number, the letters will be properly assigned to your application.