2+ Year Member
- Mar 14, 2017
Lol mainly just curious. And some of my letters are kind of old, so I'm having the writers update the dates. The activities mentioned in the letter might be from 3-4 years ago, so I'm worried if it would be seen as outdated1. Depends on the individual adcom member
2. Depends on II type (open file, closed file, etc). If open file, anything in your completed file can be discussed though I strongly suspect that nothing for certain would ever be mentioned re: your LORs.
Bigger question: why do you care?
At my school, we read every one of them. This is why I ask SDNers to have mercy on us, when they want to send ten testimonial letters.Do they just skim through it once to get the gist of the letter (strong, good, weak)? Or do they read with great scrutiny and connect the details in different letters together to "paint a picture" of the applicant?
Also, can something mentioned in the letters come up during an II? For example, if one of our letter writers wrote about an activity we did that was not mentioned in AMCAS or secondaries, will adcoms ask about it?