Do we need to submit secondaries before we can send in our LORs???

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Zuerst said:
Or can LORs be send in before we submit our secondaries?
well, my premed committee sent all my letters out at once and that was before i received drexel, duke, and west virginia (still waiting on those...). the general consensus seems to be that it's not a problem.
 
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gapotts2003 said:
Go ahead and send them in early. (Unless the school asks for them only if they want to interview you or the school screens and you haven't received the secondary yet)
Yeh. couldn't hurt. Just don't send in secondaries early (before being invited) unless it is expressly permitted for that school. Otherwise it is bad form.
 

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Many schools state that the secondary must be in before LOR's. You run the risk of your LORs getting tossed because they don't have your secondary. My premed committee let you staggered the schools you send your packet to.
 

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JonnyG said:
Many schools state that the secondary must be in before LOR's. You run the risk of your LORs getting tossed because they don't have your secondary. My premed committee let you staggered the schools you send your packet to.
Many schools !?! Where would I be able to find out whether schools take letters early or not? I didn't notice it on any of the websites thus far.
 

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I've had some of my letters arrive before the secondary and it hasn't been a big deal at any of the schools i've applied to. I'd wait until you receive the secondary, then go ahead and send the letters in, especially if its an online secondary b/c its going to take a week or so for your letters to get there, while the secondary can be submitted and received right away. Just don't send any materials in until you receive a secondary from them. Worst case scaenario is they throw them out and you have to resend them, which puts you in the same situation as if you had waited.
 

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JonnyG said:
Many schools state that the secondary must be in before LOR's.
I read this on a couple of school sites as well.

I wouldn't sweat it too much. Unless a school's site explicitly says not to, I wouldn't worry about it. If they don't say not to, I think the secondary arriving before the LORs is about as "required" as the cover sheet for your LORs.
 
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