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I've heard this discussed thousands of times on here, but when will this form go up? It would make sense for it to be up now, so why don't they change this? It wouldn't be so hard to just put the 2006 one up with the 2005 current cycle. Oh well. Also, anyone know why they haven't made a reality show about a dentist and their practice yet? It be great!
 

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dexadental said:
I've heard this discussed thousands of times on here, but when will this form go up? It would make sense for it to be up now, so why don't they change this? It wouldn't be so hard to just put the 2006 one up with the 2005 current cycle. Oh well. Also, anyone know why they haven't made a reality show about a dentist and their practice yet? It be great!

UH because it would suck ?

Its a great profession but not interesting to anyone other than the dentist.

duh!
 

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Originally posted by dexadental
It would make sense for it to be up now, so why don't they change this? It wouldn't be so hard to just put the 2006 one up with the 2005 current cycle.
I know what you mean, I actually asked them on the phone and they even said they thought it was kind of silly how I would have to get my professors to wait until mid-may to mail the LORs out, and some go on vacation after the winter semester ends which is way before mid-may...
 

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Ask your proff(s) to give you the letter in a sealed envelope with a signed across the seal. You can colllect all of your letters this way and send them all to AADSAS with registered mail. That way AADSAS can't claim that your letters where lost in the mail, and save you from having to wait till the summer too.
 

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DB#1 said:
Ask your proff(s) to give you the letter in a sealed envelope with a signed across the seal. You can colllect all of your letters this way and send them all to AADSAS with registered mail. That way AADSAS can't claim that your letters where lost in the mail, and save you from having to wait till the summer too.

Collect all your letters from your referees, make sure letters are sealed and signed. Ask more than one copy of letters if you wish. You can open up one and read what they wrote about you =)

use Purolator or other express mail that can be traced.
write your name & AADSAS ID everywhere, so they CAN'T possibly lose or misplace your documents..
 

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mwsung said:
Collect all your letters from your referees, make sure letters are sealed and signed. Ask more than one copy of letters if you wish. You can open up one and read what they wrote about you =)

use Purolator or other express mail that can be traced.
write your name & AADSAS ID everywhere, so they CAN'T possibly lose or misplace your documents..

If you do this, do you still have to include a matching form? If so, do you just fill one out for each evaluator/LOR, or just one for the entire lot?
 
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Most schools have a pre-professional office that can handle all your LOR's and organize them for you. Mine collected all the LOR's and then sent them with a nice cover letter from the pre-prof advisor explaining about the school's program and a few thoughtful things about you.
 

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If you do this, do you still have to include a matching form? If so, do you just fill one out for each evaluator/LOR, or just one for the entire lot?
I still filled a matching form out for every LOR and transcript I sent in. I had all of my LOR's and transcripts with the appropriate seal/signature ahead of time so that once the 2005 matching forms became available and the cycle started I printed them off, folded and taped one around each LOR and transcript and then put them in one big envelope and sent them certified mail with a return reciept.

When I called AADSAS they recommended placing a matching form around each envelope so that once they opened the big envelope (contained 4 LOR's and 4 transcripts) that there was no chance that if they got seperated that they wouldn't know who's file it went with. This system worked well for me as I had nothing lost through AADSAS.
 
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hey thanks guys,
one more quickie...
so you can attach the matching forms for each letter wrapped around the letter in a seperate envelope? In other words, it does not have to be within the sealed envelope of the LOR? This would be nice.

Thanks!
 

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dexadental said:
hey thanks guys,
one more quickie...
so you can attach the matching forms for each letter wrapped around the letter in a seperate envelope? In other words, it does not have to be within the sealed envelope of the LOR? This would be nice.

Thanks!
No. My impression of what they were saying is that the letter does have to be in a sealed envelope, signed, etc. Take a separate matching form, fill them out, and wrap them around each of the respective sealed envelopes. Consolidate them, and then send them all in together
 

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No. My impression of what they were saying is that the letter does have to be in a sealed envelope, signed, etc. Take a separate matching form, fill them out, and wrap them around each of the respective sealed envelopes. Consolidate them, and then send them all in together
Correct, the matching form does not have to be in the envelope with the LOR/transcript. Just fold and tape the matching form around the outside of the sealed envelopes, put them all in one big envelope, and then send them off certified mail with a return reciept.