1. Visit this thread to beta-test StudySchedule.org. StudySchedule is a free nonprofit site that builds dynamic MCAT study schedules unique for your needs and timeline.
Check out the new Application Assistant, where you can calculate your LizzyM score, see how you rank compared to other applicants, and see a list of schools where similar students were accepted.

Another Interfolio question - snail mail

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Elleiram, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. Elleiram

    Elleiram 2+ Year Member

    110
    33
    Mar 18, 2013
    the dirty ol' south
    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!
     
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. juan_521

    juan_521

    26
    2
    Sep 5, 2014
    About a week.
     
  4. Fedxup

    Fedxup 2+ Year Member

    714
    174
    Oct 30, 2013
    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. "
     
    Elleiram likes this.
  5. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

    3,146
    2,103
    Mar 12, 2013
    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.
     
    LA1004 and Elleiram like this.
  6. Elleiram

    Elleiram 2+ Year Member

    110
    33
    Mar 18, 2013
    the dirty ol' south
    Alright thanks for the response! :)
     
  7. bcurtis

    bcurtis GWU c/o 2015 2+ Year Member

    249
    88
    Jun 15, 2013
    South Carolina
    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

    57
    41
    Sep 24, 2013
    Florida
    Not a bad idea, just keep in mind that you'll have to pay Interfolio every year to keep your account active.
     
    LA1004 and bcurtis like this.
  9. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

    3,146
    2,103
    Mar 12, 2013
    Keep in mind that some schools set an expiration date on LOR. KCUMB comes to mind.
     
  10. PlasticBag

    PlasticBag 2+ Year Member

    426
    294
    Aug 23, 2012
    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

    249
    88
    Jun 15, 2013
    South Carolina
    Oh good point, I'll keep that in mind!

     

Share This Page