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Another Interfolio question - snail mail

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Osteopathic [ DO ]' started by Elleiram, 09.26.14.

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  1. Elleiram

    Elleiram 2+ Year Member

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    Anyone have experience with a LOR writer sending their letter to Interfolio via snail mail? How long does it take for Interfolio to receive it and mark it as received? I'm wondering when a good time would be to contact them to inquire about the letter. Thanks!
     
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  3. juan_521

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    About a week.
     
  4. Fedxup

    Fedxup 2+ Year Member

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    Give them a reasonable amount time. For example snail mail from NY to DC, they had my letter up in 7 days(Includes the time it took the mail to get there). *I THINK interfolio has different status based on if the letter has arrived at their office or not. "
     
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  5. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

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    Yes, one of the doctors I shadowed sent my letter to them via snail mail. It was pretty quick. Probably like a week from sent date to uploaded.
     
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  6. Elleiram

    Elleiram 2+ Year Member

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    Alright thanks for the response! :)
     
  7. bcurtis

    bcurtis GWU c/o 2015 2+ Year Member

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    I'm not trying to hijack this thread, but would you guys recommend creating an interfolio account to start stockpiling LORs in advance (like two years early). I'm thinking that since I'm not applying directly after I graduate, it may be a smart moved to ask the professors now, rather than later.
     
  8. madadder

    madadder Combiner of Mint and Berries 2+ Year Member

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    Not a bad idea, just keep in mind that you'll have to pay Interfolio every year to keep your account active.
     
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  9. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

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    Keep in mind that some schools set an expiration date on LOR. KCUMB comes to mind.
     
  10. PlasticBag

    PlasticBag 2+ Year Member

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    It took only four days or so since the letter was mailed, I believe. Really quick.
     
  11. bcurtis

    bcurtis GWU c/o 2015 2+ Year Member

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    Oh good point, I'll keep that in mind!

     

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